Rensselaer Architecture Library
I have been at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the past thirty three years. I have previously held the positions of Archival Assistant, Visual Resources Curator, Visual Resources Librarian and Media and Digital Assets Librarian. My current responsibilities as the Architecture Library Librarian include overseeing the Libraries' collections and services for the School of Architecture. The Architecture Library is the only branch library on campus which primarily serves the School of Architecture and is located on the third floor of the Greene Building.
The Architecture library's staff consists of two full time professionals and approximately 20 student assistants. LaVerne Sankey, Library Specialist trains and supervises our student assistants and manages the circulation, reserve and stack operations. The library houses over 30,000 volumes, and has a collection of nearly 160,000 slides, digital images and other visual materials.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art & Architectural History/Museum Studies from Russell Sage College and a Master of Science degree in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I also received a Master of Library Science degree in Library, Information and Science Policy from the University at Albany (SUNYA).
I am an active member of several professional organizations including the Visual Resources Association (VRA) and its regional chapter. I served as Vice President of the VRA from 2002-2006 and I am currently Chair of the Association's Nominating Committee. I have also served as a Director of the Visual Resources Association Foundation from 2007-2009 and Co-Chair of the VRA Foundation's Summer Educational Institute (SEI) at Indiana University, James Madison University and Simmons College from 2007-2009. I am currently serving a two year term as Chairperson of the Upstate New York chapter of VRA.