Ask a Librarian

 

RISD Librarians provide research assistance and are available to help you develop a method for approaching your topic. Librarians recommend search strategies and resources. For questions ranging from quick to in-depth, whether it's doing research for a studio project, a written assignment, finding imagery or sustained research for your degree project or thesis, ask a librarian for assistance.

 

Each RISD Librarian and the Archivist liaison to three departments/divisions. Liaisons facilitate requests for materials, respond to your questions, and direct your suggestions and concerns regarding the Library for review and consideration. Librarians work with faculty and students, either individually or in the classroom to find effective ways to locate, gather, organize and evaluate information.
If you're not sure who to ask, begin by contacting your Library Liaison.


 

RISD Librarian Liaison to these Academic Departments

Marc Calhoun
Catalog/Reference Librarian

mcalhoun@risd.edu
401 709-5941

Foundation Studies

HPSS

Sculpture

Claudia

Claudia Covert
Special Collections Librarian

ccovert@risd.edu

401 709-5927

Furniture Design

Illustration

Teaching +Learning in Art & Design

Bob

Robert Garzillo
Technical Services Librarian

rgarzillo@risd.edu
401 709-5944

Glass

Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Printmaking

Andy

Andrew Martinez
Archivist

amartine@risd.edu
401 709-5920

Graphic Design

Photography

RISD Museum

Ellen

Ellen Petraits
Research/Instruction Librarian

epetrait@risd.edu

401 709-5905

Graduate Studies

Industrial Design

Interior Architecture

Painting

Mark

Mark Pompelia
Visual Resources Librarian

mpompeli@risd.edu
401 709-5935

Digital + Media

Film, Animation,Video

History of Art & Visual Culture

 

Carol Terry
Director of Library Services

cterry@risd.edu
401 709-5909

Apparel Design

Architecture

Continuing Education

Landscape Architecture

Alice Whiteside

Reference/Instruction Librarian

awhitesi@risd.edu

401 709-5908

Ceramics
Literary Arts & Studies
Textiles

 

Working with an Art Librarian - a snapshot
listen - as you discuss your class assignment, studio projects, and research needs
translate - your art & design ideas or questions into effective ways to think about, search for, and locate information
bridge - any gaps between your subject domain and using library resources - the librarian's domain
filter - offer ways to think critically about the information you encounter