Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Recent & Upcoming

A reproduction of a work I made about Donald Trump and the Women's March with the pseudonymous artist, Cassandra, is included in “The New Craft History Paradigm” by Joan Benedetti in the spring 2022 issue of Art Documentation, a peer-reviewed journal -- reproduced here via fair dealing. Additionally, in January 2022, Erin Finley (OCADU) and I had a video in the group exhibition, Body Politics, at ARC Gallery in Chicago, juried by Ginny Sykes.

Although I am now working outside of art librarianship, I continue to engage with this niche profession. I presented on contingency planning for the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Mountain West chapter in January 2022 and I moderated a panel on accessibility at the ARLIS/NA conference in April 2022 as well as participating in a panel about moderating in advance. My forthcoming publications are the chapter, “Artist in Protest: An Apologia of Ten Years of Academic Blogging,” in Art at the Intersection of Librarianship and Social Justice (Litwin Books) and a peer-reviewed review of Provenance Research Today: Principles, Practice, Problems, edited by Arthur Tompkins, in the journal, Curator.

In my first year at Acadia University as Dean of Libraries and Archives, I co-presented at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) conference and presented at the University of Chicago in Paris. At the OLA conference in February 2022, with Jason Levy, Manager, Library Services, I presented, “Optimal Onboarding with 5 Ws and an H.” At the University of Chicago in Paris' Fandom After #MeToo/#BalanceTonPorc symposium in July 2022, in “Get Ready to Get Cancelled, Mistah: Valuing and Supplementing Criticism Lite,” I provided an overview of Acadia's sexual assault awareness programming that I spearheaded, including my campus presentation on artist Emma Sulkowicz.

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Artist Statement and Curriculum Vitae

Image: Felonious Feminism (detail), with Erin Finley, 2020, video of mixed media portrait on paper and embroidery on fabric. Featured in Utrecht University’s “Poetic Justice: Narrating Personhood, Solidarity, and Citizenship” virtual video symposium. Click image to enlarge. Click here to view time-lapse video.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Since the late 1990s, my textiles-based work has positioned gender as a social construct, with an emphasis on fashion as a form of Othering. Using media images and girls’ store-bought clothing as inspiration, I explore Simone de Beauvoir’s perspective that “…everything that accentuates difference in the Other makes her more desirable” (The Second Sex, trans., Paris: Gallimard, 1972, p. 192). By highlighting the early age at which girls are exposed to this tendency, I support gender independence.

My mixed media collaborations with Erin Finley highlight admirable, if divisive, figures in second and third wave feminism.

CURRICULUM VITAE

DEGREES CONFERRED

*2008
History of Art Masters, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; worked simultaneously as Image Researcher and Cataloguer for Fine Art Department
*2007
Library and Information Studies Masters, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; archives placement at Lillian H. Smith branch of Toronto Public Library
*1999
Art and Art History Bachelor of Arts (Honours with High Distinction), University of Toronto and Sheridan College, Mississauga and Oakville, ON

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

*2021 (July) to 2027 (July)
Dean of Libraries and Archives, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
*2021 (Jan. to July)
Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Winnipeg (remote contract covering research leave)
*2017 (May) to 2020 (Oct.)
Director of Ingalls Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
*2012-17
Manager, Reference and Information Services, to 2016 (July); Manager, Digital Resources and Information Services, 2016 (Aug.) to 2017 (May), Nipissing University, Harris Learning Library
*2008 (Sept.) to 2010 (Sept.)
Art Librarian, Purchase College, State University of New York (Faculty, tenure track)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

*2019
The New York Art Resources Consortium (the Brooklyn Museum, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art) and the Internet Archive, stipend recipient (panelist travel to Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives forum at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
*2010
Purchase College, State University of New York, Faculty Support Award (exhibition assistance)
*2009, 2010
New York State/ United University Professions, Professional Development Award (conference presentation travel)
*2008
National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives, Ottawa, ON, TD Bank Financial Group Internship
*2007
Visual Resources Association, Davis Art Images International Travel Award (conference attendance)
*2006
Art Libraries Society of North America Ontario Chapter Travel Grant (conference presentation)
*1997
Sheridan College, Art and Art History program, Clear Thinking Studio Award

Exhibition awards:

*2007
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON - Honourable Mention, Sculpture, award juried by Tom Dean
*2006
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON, Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Catherine Elliot-Shaw and Martin Pearce; curated by Kathryn Hogg - Honourable Mention
*2005
Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Timmins, ON, Inaugural Boreal North Sculpture Association Exhibition, juried by Peter Sloan and Amy Switzer - Award of Merit
*1999
Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON, 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by John Armstrong and Brian Meehan - Jurors’ Award

CATALOGUES

*2020
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON, Gay Gardens (exhibition and catalogue both online), curated by Patrick DeCoste and adjudicated by DeCoste and Jowenne Herrera
*2018
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (mixed media 2-d work with Cassandra), Currents (exhibition and print catalogue), juried by Barabara Zucker
*2015
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (mixed media 2-d work with Erin Finley), Who’s Afraid of Feminism? (online exhibition and print catalogue), curated by Catherine Morris

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Academic presentations of work:

*2021
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Blue Broad: The Feminist Reframing of Monica Lewinsky in the #metoo Era (mixed media video performance with Erin Finley), Virtual Art Exhibition, curated by Olivia Dahlquist, Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts, 19 April (delayed from April 2020 to April 2021)
*2020
Utrecht University, Utrecht, NL, “Felonious Feminism” (mixed media video performance with Erin Finley), Poetic Justice: Narrating Personhood, Solidarity, and Citizenship (virtual video symposium)
*2016
White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON, The Future of Human(ity) (with Alex Landon Richardson), organized by Nipissing University
*2014
Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL, Gendering Desire
*2012
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Annual Women’s History Conference (Women, the Arts and Activism) Opera Yoko, live drawing performance with Erin Finley, 3 Mar.
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, juried by Louise Lippincott, Betsy Stirratt, and Catherine Johnson-Roehr
*2009
Grosvenor Gallery, State University of New York, Cobleskill, NY, National Small Works Exhibition, juried by Gary Bower
*2008
Future Tenant Gallery (affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University), Pittsburgh, PA, I-am-a-Heather, curated by Heather Mallak
*2007
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, AAHLUMINEX (selected Art and Art History alumni), juried by Robert Freeman

Juried presentations of work (in addition to those listed above in Catalogues):

*2022
ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Body Politics (mixed media video with Erin Finley), juried by Ginny Sykes
*2017
White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON, En Masse: 40 Years of Flux
*2015
Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI, Contested Territory
Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Small Works
WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON, 40 Below, juried by Tanya Lukin-Linklater
*2014
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON (mixed media 2-d work with Erin Finley), Emancipating Gender
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, The North Now, juried by David Garneau, Carol Podedworny, and Andrea Terry
*2013
33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL, Copy.right? The Art of Appropriation, curated by Sergio Gomez and Jennifer Moore
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON, 13, curated by Robin Hesse and Katie Micak
*2012
Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS, Reshelving Initiative
*2011
Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY, Voyeur: See and Be Seen
*2010
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Twitter/Art + Social Media, juried by Lili Vierira de Carvalho, Kris Krug, Maria Lantin, and Hank Bull, curated by de Carvalho
Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON, Insomnia
*2009
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Furthermore: 8th Biennial of Women Artists, juried by Lilly Wei
*2008
First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON, Best of 2007 (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition award recipients)
*2000
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Fibreworks, juried by Jennifer Angus, Ingrid Bachman, and Betty Ann Jordan

Solo:

*2010
Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, Titillate
*2008
Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, When I Was Just a Little Girl: Que Sera, Sera?
*2006
WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON, Please Touch

PUBLICATIONS

Chapters in edited anthologies:
*2022
“Artist in Protest: An Apologia of Ten Years of Blogging,” Art at the Intersection of Librarianship and Social Justice, Litwin Books. (forthcoming)
*2021
“Getting a Seat at the Table: Art Museum Libraries as Open Access Stakeholders,” The New Art Museum Library, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Peer-reviewed writing:
*2023
Book review: Tompkins, A., (Ed.). Provenance research today: Principles, practice, problems, ed. Arthur Tompkins (accepted, forthcoming)
*2014
Saunders, Heather and Ryan W. Taylor. “The Art and Environment of Embedded Librarianship,” College & Undergraduate Libraries, 21.2: 145-154.
*2012
Book review: Whatever is Contained Must be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, my Life as a Feminist Artist by Helène Aylon. MP: An Online Feminist Journal 3.6.

Conference proceedings:
*2013
Chatalbash, Rachel, Celia Hartmann, Denis Lessard, and Mario Raminez, eds. Artists’ Records in the Archives: 11-12 Oct., 2011, New York Public Library and the Fashion Institute of Technology: 80-82. New York: Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

Other publications:
*2021
Book review: Artist as Author: Action and Intent in Late American Modernist Painting by Christa Noel Robbins, ARLIS/NA Reviews, November.
Book/product review: Mapping Scholarly Communication Infrastructure: A Bibliographic Scan of Digital Scholarly Communication Infrastructure by D. W. Lewis, The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 15 July.
*2020
Book review: A Year in the Art World: An Insider’s View, by Matthew Israel, ARLIS/NA Reviews, September.
System overview: “New Search Experience, Same Great Resources,” Members Magazine, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Summer, 17.
Book review: Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft: Shadows of Affect, by John Corso Esquivel, ARLIS/NA Reviews, May.
*2019
Digital archive review: Marcel Breuer Archive, ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews, April.
Book review: Mexican Costumbrismo: Race, Society, and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Art by Mey-Yen Moriuchi, ARLIS/NA Reviews, March.
Reference question: “You Ask, We Answer” (What defines feminist art?), Members Magazine, The Cleveland Museum of Art, March/April, 42.
*2018
Book review: Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada by Heather Davis, ARLIS/NA Reviews, November.
Programming overview: “Bringing Films to Life,” Members Magazine, The Cleveland Museum of Art, November/December, 30.
Book review: Landscape into Eco Art by Mark Cheetham, ARLIS/NA Reviews, July.
Preview: “Exhibition - Alex Jovanovich,” Members Magazine, The Cleveland Museum of Art, May/June, 10.
Book review: Foucault on Painting by Catherine M. Soussloff, ARLIS/NA Reviews, May.
Book review: A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning by Cathy Curtis, ARLIS/NA Reviews, March.
Book review: Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900 by Laurence Madeline, ARLIS/NA Reviews, January.
*2017
Essay: “The Ecstasy (and Agony) of Painting in a Male-Dominated Art World: Eleanor Mackey,” Edges of Abstraction, North Bay Regional Curatorial Collective.
Catalogue essay: “Fight or Flight: The Return of the Sublime in the Drawings of Amanda Burk,” Stories of Contentment and Other Fables, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
Book review: Feminist Avant-Garde: Art from the 1970s/ The SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection by Gabriele Schor, ARLIS/NA Reviews, April.
Book review: The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France by W. McAllister Johnson, ARLIS/NA Reviews, January.
*2016
Book series review: Art Canada Institute Online Art Books, ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews, August.
Book review: Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann, Magenta Magazine Spring, 7.1.
*2015
Exhibition review: The Summit Meetings by Raphaëlle de Groot, Art Gallery of Windsor, Magenta Magazine Winter, 6.3.
Exhibition review: Behind Closed Doors: Body of Evidence by Natascha Niederstrass, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON, Magenta Magazine Summer/Fall, 6.2.
*2014
Exhibition text: “Harvesting Environmental Justice: Environmental Bookworks by Lise Melhorn-Boe” for It’s Fine, It’s Fine, Everything’s Fine, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, ON.
Book review: International Contemporary Art, Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art by Jens Hoffman, C Magazine 123: 67-68.
*2013
Book review: Provenance: An Alternate History of Art edited by Gail Feigenbaum and Inge Reist, ARLIS/NA Reviews, May/ June.
*2011
Book review: Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women by Maud Lavin, ARLIS/NA Reviews, May/ June.
*2010
Book review: Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: The Artist, the PhD, and the Academy by Brad Buckley and John Conomos, ARLIS/NA Reviews, June/ July.
*2006
“Coping With and Preventing Environmental Loss through Art: A Tale of Two Cities,” Women & Environments International, University of Toronto 72/73: 40-41.

Social media:
*2020
Guest blogger for Art Libraries Society of North America:
“Recovering Optimism,” The Art of Diversity, 9 Nov. 2020.
*2017-2020
Selected posts for the Cleveland Museum of Art:
Contributor, “‘Open’ to Interpretation: CMA Community Responses,” CMA Thinker, 12 June 2020.
Film Review: “A Librarian’s Review of The Booksellers,” Ingalls Library Blog, 26 May 2020.
“Making Reading Cool Again,” CMA Thinker, 1 May 2020. Featured by Medium editors in Books category.
“The Internet Archive's National Emergency Library,” Ingalls Library Blog, 23 Apr. 2020.
“Possibility Thinking: How the Ingalls Library Supports the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Open Access Initiative,” Ingalls Library Blog, 23 Jan. 2020
“Paradigm Shift: Open Access at the Cleveland Museum of Art,” CMA Thinker, 25 Jan. 2019.
Programming overview: “Georgia O’Keeffe: Highlights from the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives,” Ingalls Library Blog, 19 Nov. 2018
Programming overview: “Yayoi Kusama: You Ask, We Answer,” CMA Thinker, 12 Oct. 2018
Keynote summary: “Michelle Obama in Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden at the American Librarian Association Conference,” Ingalls Library Blog, 3 July, 2018
Programming overview: “CMA’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives Joins International Effort to Write Women into Art History,” CMA Thinker, 16 Mar. 2018
Employee profile: “Introducing Beth Owens, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian,” Ingalls Library Blog, 23 Feb. 2018
Film review: “A Librarian’s Response to Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris,” Ingalls Library Blog, 19 Oct. 2017
Book review: “Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng,” Ingalls Library Blog, 29 Sept. 2017
Employee profile: “Celebrating the Career of Chris Edmonson,” Ingalls Library Blog, 31 July 2017
Book signing overview: “Queering Identity: Crafting Identity and Community @ MOCA Cleveland,” Ingalls Library Blog, 19 June 2017
*2013-15
Guest blogger for Paradigm Shift (paradigmshiftnyc.com):
Panels overview: “Getting out of the Groove: The Feminist Art Project at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY,” 28 Feb. 2015
Exhibition review: Feed by Martynka Wawrzyniak, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY, “The Consumptive Gaze,” 31 Oct. 2014
Book review: Box Girl by Lillibet Snellings, 15 Sept. 2014
Exhibition review: Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963-74, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, “Judy Chicago at the Brooklyn Museum and Environs,” 23 Apr. 2014
Performance review: Between the Door and the Street by Suzanne Lacy et al., Brooklyn, NY, “Feminists en masse in Prospect Heights,” 21 Nov. 2013
Book review: Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom published by The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 13 Oct. 2013
Book review: Gendered: Art and Feminist Theory by Tal Dekel, 15 July 2013
Exhibition review: Ana Mendieta - Late Works 1981-85, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, 23 May 2013
*2009-2019
Artist in Transit

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

Programming organized/ moderated:

*2022
Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming, Resilience is Futile: A Talk with Julie S. Lalonde, 7 Apr. (co-organizer of guest speaker) and Stories of Resilience and Resistance Thorugh the Ages, 12 Apr. (panel co-organizer and presenter of paper, “Something Odd: The Non-Neutrality of Informaiton in Emma Sulkowicz' Mattress Performance),” both at Acadia U.
Art Libraries Society of North America conference, Centering Digital Accessibility: Projects at Academic and Art & Design School Libraries, 7 Apr. (moderator)
*2021
Early Career Researcher Day, inter-university event hosted by the University of Winnipeg, “Funder Mandates and Priorities,” and “Planning Essentials” (moderator and member of event planning committee), 26 Feb.
*2020
Art Libraries Society of North America virtual conference, “If You Build It, Will They Come?: Reimagining Strategies for Embeddedness as an Art Librarian” (moderator), 31 July
*2019
Open Access Content in Teaching & Research: Sparking Creativity/Fostering Equity, tour of ArtLens Gallery, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and panel, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (co-organizer) 12 Nov.
*2016
Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Hartford, CT, “Discussing Sexuality in the Liberal Arts: To Clothe or Not to Clothe?” (replacement session chair and presenter of paper, “Regressive Conservative: Margaret Sutherland’s Nude Portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper”), 19 Mar.
Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference, Toronto, ON, “Rainbow Bridges: Ryerson’s Community Building with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives” (convenor, by invitation from Paula Cardozo, University of Lethbridge), 28 Jan.

Panelist:

*2022
Fandom After #MeToo/#BalanceTonPorc Symposium, University of Chicago at Paris, “Get Ready to Get Cancelled, Mistah: Valuing and Supplementing Criticism Lite,” 1 July
Art Libraries Society of North America Mountain West Virtual Symposium, “Career Contingency Planning in Art Librarianship,” 28 Jan.
*2021
Scholarly Communications SkillShare, Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, “Launching an Online Fair Dealing Boot Camp,” lightning talk, 29 Apr.
Ask an Art Librarian, University of Toronto iSchool, 19 Feb.
*2020
ARLIS/NA conference , “Reaching Beyond our Walls: The Value of Showcasing Library Collections Programmatically when Advocating for Off-site Storage,” St. Louis, MO, 23 Apr. (St. Louis conference cancelled)
*2019
Universities Art Association of Canada conference/ L'Association d'art de des universités du Canada Quebec City, QC, “Intertwined Life and Work: Colour Field Painter, Eleanor Mackey’s Contradictory Self-Presentation,” 27 Oct.
SECAC Conference (formerly Southeastern College Art Conference), Chattanooga, TN, “Artist in Transit: 10 Years of Academic Blogging,” 17 Oct.
The New York Art Resources Consortium (the Brooklyn Museum, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art) and the Internet Archive, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives, “Digital Collecting in Art and Museum Libraries,” 11 Feb.
*2018
The Cleveland Museum of Art, “Art Librarianship,” Career Panel for Cuyahoga Community College, 1 Nov.
*2016
ARLIS/NA New England Chapter, Scholarly Communication in Arts Librarianship (webinar), 14 Nov.
*2013
OCAD University, Social Media and Creative Research (by invitation from organizer, Art Libraries Society of North America Ontario chapter), 17 Oct.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference , Atlanta, GA, “The Blog as an Extended Artist Statement,” 8 Nov.
*2011
University of Toronto at Mississauga, Out of Joint: Voices on Mentoring, in conjunction with Viva Voce exhibition at Blackwood Gallery (by invitation from Jill Caskey), 21 Oct.
Biennial Conference on Image and Imagery, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON “Hush Baby Girl: The Silencing of Females in Visual and Popular Culture Manifested in Art,” 28 Oct.
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Symposium, New York Public Library and the Fashion Institute of Technology, “Archiving Social Media Content by Artists,” 12 Oct.
*2010
Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association Conference, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, “Feminist Self-Publishing from an Artist’s Perspective,” 11 June.
ARLIS/NA Conference, Boston, MA, “Blogging as an Artist/Librarian Hybrid,” 25 Apr.
*2009
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. “Redefining Medieval Patronage: Female Circulation of Books of Hours,” 10 May.
*2006
ARLIS/NA Conference, Banff, AB, “Internet Art and the Archivist’s Conflicting Responsibilities,” 7 May.

Joint presentations:
*2022
Moderator Skills webinar, hosted by the Art Libraries Society of North America Education Subcommittee, with Carla-Mae Crookendale, Stephanie Grimm, and Alex Watkins, 25 Mar. (forthcoming, by invitation)
Ontario Library Association conference, “Optimal Onboarding with 5 Ws and an H,” with Jason Levy (Acadia U.), 2 Feb.
*2021
Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) Online Conference (Libraries and Open Knowlege: From Vision to Implementation), “Early Career Researcher Day: A Case Study in Collaboration Across the University and Beyond,” hosted by University of Belgrade, lightning talk with Jaime Orr, Lara Arnason, and Brianne Selman (all U. of Winnipeg), 24 June
*2020
International Visual Literacy Association virtual conference hosted by the Toledo Museum of Art, “Embracing Visual Literacy and Electronic Reference at the Cleveland Museum of Art through ArtLens Gallery” with Elizabeth Bolander (CMA), 25 Sept.
*2012
Columbia University Libraries Symposium, New York, NY, “The Art and Environment of Embedded Librarianship” with Ryan W. Taylor, SUNY Purchase, 16 Mar.
*2010
Arts for Social and Environmental Justice Symposium, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON, “Art and the Environment @ Purchase: Lessons Learned from Interdisciplinary Collaboration,” with Ryan W. Taylor, SUNY Purchase, 15 May.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

*2020
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, “Eighteen Months and Counting: How the Ingalls Library has Supported the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Open Access Initiative” (Ireland conference cancelled), 17-18 Aug.
*2019
Art Libraries Society of North America Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, “Roving Reference for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, 27-29, Mar.

WORKSHOPS
*2021
ABC Copyright Conference, “Picture it: Copyright and Images in Canada, 2021,” 6 May
*2018
The Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University, Keithley Symposium (theme: 1970 bombing of Rodin’s The Thinker), “The Vietnam War Era: Clipping Files as Experiential Visual Literacy” (co-presenter of breakout session with Louis Adrean and Beth Owens, CMA), 28 Sept.
*2015
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB, “Archiving for Artists,” 6 May
*2012
Art Gallery of Mississauga, “Social Media: The Basics,” Mississauga, ON, 25 June

ARTIST, GALLERY, AND MUSEUM TALKS

*2019
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Tour guide for the Hours of Queen Isabella the Catholic at Solstice fundraiser, 22 June
*2018
The Cleveland Museum of Art (Textile Art Alliance), Artist Talk, 2 May
The Cleveland Museum of Art, “Female Firsts: Celebrating American Trailblazers in the Art World” (guest speaker for the Womens [sic] Council), 9 Jan.; repeated at the Intown Club, Cleveland, 7 Jan., 2019
*2015
White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON, Salon des féministes, Art + Politics, “Regressive Conservative: Margaret Sutherland’s Nude Portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper,” with Integrity in Politics choir, 3 Oct.
*2010
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Artist Talk, Guest Artist Series (Art and Art History program) 23 Feb.
*2009
Purchase College, State University of New York, Artist Talk, Queer Media Convergence class (instructor Shaka McGlotten), 3 Dec.
*2007
W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON, Unveiling of A Retrospective of Artists in North Bay and Surrounding Areas,11 Jan.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Nipissing University:

Art Against the Academy, FAVA2236, Fall 2016
Arts and Culture in Modern and Contemporary Canada, FAVA2277, Winter 2016
Modern Art and Social Movements, cross-listed with Gender Equality and Social Justice, FAVA2237, Fall 2015
Modern Art and Design History II (20th C.), cross-listed with Gender Equality and Social Justice, FAVA2237, Winter 2014 & 2015
Modern Art and Design History I (19th C.), cross-listed with Gender Equality and Social Justice, FAVA2236, Fall 2014
Library instruction sessions for students at graduate and undergraduate level, 2012-2017

Purchase College, State University of New York:

Art and the Environment, co-taught with Ryan W. Taylor, ENV 2260, Winter 2010
Library instruction sessions for curators and docents, as well as students in arts management (undergraduate level), studio art (undergraduate and graduate level), and art history (undergraduate and graduate level), and College Writing freshman course; 2018-10

International Language School of Canada:

Tutor, 2001
Instructor (grammar; reading/writing; listening/speaking; communication) for teens and adults, 2002

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
*2017-present
Manuscript referee, Art Documentation, Art Libraries Society of North America, Oak Creek, WI
*2013
Editor, A Vital Force: The Canadian Group of Painters. Kingston and Oshawa: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
*2012
Editor (as interim administrative coordinator), Currents newsletter, Summer issue. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University.
*2011
Associate editor (Contract), annual volumes of Libraries Canada and Governments Canada, Grey House Publishing Canada, Toronto, ON
*2010
Indexer and Bibliographer, Posner, Helaine, and Nancy Princenthal, eds. The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power. Purchase, NY and Munich: DelMonico Books·Prestel.
*2009
Manuscript referee, Art Documentation, Art Libraries Society of North America, Oak Creek, WI
*2008
Research assistant, MacDonald, C. S. A Dictionary of Canadian Artists. Vol. 9. Newlands, Anne and Judith Parker, eds. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada.
*2007-08
Co-editor with Matthew Ryan Smith. Annual Art Journal, Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto (inaugural issue)
*2006-07
Editorial board member, Library Student Journal, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Publisher, FUSE magazine, Arton’s Publishing, Toronto, ON
*2003-04
Assistant editor, Contact (peer-reviewed journal of Teaching English as a Second Language Ontario)
*2000-02
Assistant editor, various trade publications, Annex Publishing, Delhi, ON
*1998-99
Copy editor, The Medium (University of Toronto newspaper), Mississauga, ON
*1997-98
Arts and Entertainment editor, The Medium (University of Toronto newspaper), Mississauga, ON

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
*2022 Member of inaugural committe, Diversity Internship Award, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
*2021-present
Member, Gerd Muesham Award Selection Committee, ARLIS/NA
*2020 (to Oct.)
Vice-Moderator, Museum division, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
*2017-2018
Member, Travel Award Selection Committee, ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter
*2016-17
Board member, White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
*2011-12
Treasurer and Membership Coordinator, ARLIS/NA Ontario chapter
*2010-11
Member, Gerd Muesham Award Selection Committee, ARLIS/NA
*2007-08
Chair, Archives Committee, ARLIS/NA Ontario chapter

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

*2021 to present
Acadia University:
Serve on Council of Atlantic University Libraries copyright committee (2 yr. term) and board of directors
Serve on Novanet board of directors (ongoing) and as Novanet treasurer (3 yr. term)
Serve on Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies board of directors and historical committee
Serve on internal committees/councils

*2021
University of Winnipeg:
Served on Librarians' Committee and Research Data Management Strategy Working Group

Nipissing University:
*2016-17
Librarian representative, Special Joint Committee, Nipissing University Faculty Association
*2016
Chaired hiring committee for contract Librarian
Served on hiring committee for Manager, Archives and Access Services
Co-organized The Future of Human(ity) faculty-student exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
*2015-2017
Member of Fine and Performing Arts marketing committee and strategic planning committee
Alternate Team Leader, Archives Disaster Recovery Plan, Harris Learning Library
Ambassador, Ontario College and University Library Association
*2015
Served on hiring committee, Assistant Professor, Art History and Visual Studies (Long-term appointment)
Co-curated Sneak Peek BFA exhibition, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, ON, with Alex Landon Richardson
*2014-2017
Participated in mid-year and end-of-year Bachelor of Fine Arts critiques
Contract Academic Staff Bargaining Unit representative (elected annually)
*2013
Served on hiring committee for Manager of Archives and Special Collections
Participated in Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP review) for Gender Equality and Social Justice
*2012-2017
Served on hiring committee for numerous support staff positions and on one external Appointment and Promotion Committee
*2012
Participated in Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP review) for Anthropology

Purchase College, State University of New York:
*2010
Served on hiring committee for Reference and Instruction Librarian
*2009-10
Co-organized library workshops for faculty union
Library liaison for Campus Life committee and Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation (on-campus photography archive)
*2009
Chaired hiring committee for Visual Resources Associate
Served on hiring committee for Visiting Assistant Professor of Arts Management
*2008-10
Served on two faculty review committees
Served on Arts Management Board of Study
*2008-09
Interim coordinator of Visual Resources Collection, including supervision of three graduate students

COMMUNITY SERVICE
*2020
Juror, Art of STEM photography exhibition, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
*2017
Co-organizer (with Rebecca Kasperavicius), Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon, White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
*2014-2016
Member, gallery advisory committee, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON
*2012
Organizer of community reading room, Art Gallery of Mississauga
Juror, Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Kingston, ON
*2010
Tutor, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Elderly Technology Assistance Program
*2005
Tutor, North Bay Literacy Council, North Bay, ON
Juror, Camera Frontera Contemporary Photo Festival, North Bay, ON
*2004
ESL tutor, St. Christopher House, Toronto, ON
*2003
ESL tutor, Frontier College
*1997-98
Writing tutor, Community Living Mississauga, Mississauga, ON

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Re. information management and instruction:
*2020
Interview, Who Needs Access? You Need Access!, 28 Dec.
“Question with a Director - Heather Saunders,” CMA Member and Donor News, 25 Sept.
*2019
Alexander, Jane. “The First Anniversary of CMA Open Access: Benefiting People Now and Forever.” CMA Thinker, 23 Jan.
*2018
McDevitt-Stredney, Marsha, ed. “Interview with a Librarian: Heather Saunders.” Ohio Libraries Quarterly (Special Libraries issue), 7.3, 2-6 and 21-26.
*2017
The Cleveland Museum of Art, “Introducing” (Q&A), Donor Circles Insider News, Oct.
*2015
Kline, Sims. “The Embedded Library: Beyond the Course Connection,” The Southeastern Librarian: Vol. 63: Iss. 2, Article 3.
*2012
Inwood, Hillary, and Ryan W. Taylor. “Creative Approaches to Environmental Learning: Two Perspectives on Teaching Environmental Art Education.” International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 2.1 (2012): 65-75.
Re. art criticism by Heather Saunders:
*2016
PQ Weekly Roundup (The Porcupine’s Quill blog), 2 Sept.
*2010
Feminist Task Force, American Library Association. “Feminist Librarians on the Web.” Defunct. Previously posted at href="http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com/Feminist%20Librarians%20on%20the%20Web%2C%20Updated
Re. art by Heather Saunders:
*2022
Benedetti, Joan. “The New Craft History Paradigm,” Art Documentation (peer-reviewed), spring 2022 (reproduction of work made with Cassandra).
*2018
Gathercole, Gayle, ed. “Trailblazing Women Artists: A Talk by a Trailblazing Woman Artist.” Jottings, The Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Jan.
*2016
Robinson, Christopher. Interview re. The Future of Human(ity) at White Water Gallery, Cogeco TV, July
*2013
Smith, Matthew Ryan. “The Birds and the Bees: Heather Saunders’s Freaky Friday series.” Text accompanying work in progress at College Art Association ARTexchange, organized by Sharon Butler and Timothy Nolan, College Art Association conference, New York
*2012
Boyum, Sarah. “Juried Art Show Displays Work with Sex Themes.” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, 20 May
*2010
Régimbal, Christopher. “Bleaching Out All the Kevins,” essay for Titillate, Gallery 1313
*2009
Visual Arts Ontario. Profile, Agenda, Winter
*2008
Landry, Mike. Interview, Things of Desire, 1.12
*2006
Burns, Garry. “Juried Exhibition for All Tastes,” Brantford Expositor 18 Nov.
Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ARLISNAP). “Featured Blog,” 19 Oct.
*2005
University of Toronto and Sheridan College Art and Art History website. 10 Graduates (defunct)
*2000
Cove-Shannon, Miranda. “Expect the Unexpected,” Echo Weekly 20-26 Jan.
Kallis, Laurie. “UTM Alumni Explore Women and Wonderland,” The Medium (University of Toronto newspaper), 24 Jan.
*1999
Fraser, Oona. Radio interview, CKMS 100.3, University of Waterloo

Announcements of appointment:
*2021
Profile, Brown, Rebecca. “Acadia Librarian Trialed Wolfville on YouTube.” allNovaScotia.com, 20 May
*2017
DeMarco, Laura. “Cleveland Museum of Art Appoints New Director of the Ingalls Library,” The Plain Dealer, 14 Feb.
“Heather Saunders Appointed Director of Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art,” Art Daily, 15 Feb.
“Morning Links: Girl Scout Cookie Edition – Museums,” ARTnews, 15 Feb.
“Transitions,” Hyperallergic, 17 Feb.

COURSEWORK
*2021
Introduction to Project Management, Library Juice Academy (certificate earned)
Introduction to Oral History, The Oral History Centre, University of Winnipeg, MB
Intoduction to Financial Management in the Archives, Society of American Archives
The Art of Fundraising: The Fundamentals, Rice University
*2020
Foundation certificate in Art Law, Institute of Art and Law, Builth Wells, UK (in progress)
Module A: Introducing Indexing: indexers, users, and documents, American Society for Indexing
*2010
Introductory semester, textiles stream, Craft and Design, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
*2009-10
Continuing education classes in embroidery, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
*2005
Teaching English as a Second Language Post-Graduate Certificate, U. of Toronto
*2001
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate (100 hrs.), Winfield College, Vancouver, BC

LANGUAGES
French (reading ability)
German (reading ability)