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Megan Lotts

Megan Lotts
Art Librarian, Research and Instructional Services
Library Faculty, Research and Instructional Services
Art Library
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248
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Megan Lotts is the Art Librarian and her office is located in the Art Library on the Voorhees Mall (College Avenue campus).  She serves as a liaison to the departments of Art History, Mason Gross Visual Arts, and Landscape Architecture.


Spring 2015 Lotts Megan. "Lego® Play: Implementating a Culture of Creativity & Making in the Academic Library" ACRL 2015 Conference Proceedings. Portland Oregon, March 2015.

Spring 2015 Lotts Megan. “Implementing a Culture of Creativity: Pop-up making spaces and Participating Events in Academic Libraries.” College and Research Libraries News 76.2(February 2015): 72-75. {Editor Reviewed}

Fall 2013  Kranich, Nancy, Megan Lotts, and Gene Springs.  “The Promise of Academic Libraries Turning Outward to Transform Campus Communities.” College and Research Libraries News 75.4(April 2014):182-186 {Editor Reviewed}

Spring 2013 Hubbard, Melissa A. and Lotts, Megan. "Special Collections, Primary Resources, and Information Literacy Pedagogy" Communications in Information Literacy 7.1(Summer 2013):24-38. {Peer Reviewed}

Spring 2013 Lotts, Megan, "Woodblock Woodstock: The Drive By Press at Morris Library" College & Research Library News 74.2(February 2013):86-89 {Editor Reviewed}

Spring 2012 Arendt, Julie, Megan Lotts."What Liaisons Say about Themselves and What Faculty Say about Their Liaisons, a U.S. Survey." Portal-Libraries And The Academy 12, no. 2 (n.d.): 155-177. {Peer Reviewed}

Summer 2011 Lotts, Megan. "Copyright, Fair Use, and the Creative Commons in the 21st century." Media-N 7, no. 2 (Winter 2011): 33-35. {Peer Reviewed}

December 2010 Lotts, Megan, and Stephanie Graves. "Using the iPad for reference services." College & Research Libraries News 72, no. 4 (April 2011): 217-220. {Editor Reviewed}

October 2010 Burtis, Amber T., Melissa A. Hubbard, and Megan C. Lotts. 2010. "Foreign LIS degrees in contemporary US academic libraries." New Library World 111, no. 9/10: 399-412. {Peer Reviewed}


June 2012- present Arts Librarian, Research and Instructional Services Library Faculty.  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey- New Brunswick. 

August 2008- May 2012 Assistant Professor- Fine Arts Librarian.  Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

September 2006- May 2008 Outreach Specialist University of Wisconsin-Madison:  Forest Art Wisconsin, Assistant Curator and Project Manager. 

Summer 2002- Spring 2003 CIMC Library Supervisor- University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Summer 1995- Summer 2000 Parkland College Library- Public Service Assistant/Circulation Desk Supervisor.

Research Interests

  • Creativity & the Arts
  • Cross-discplinary collaboration
  • Engagement, Marketing, & Outreach
  • Undergraduate Education

Academic Degree

Masters of Library and Information Sciences (M.L.I.S.), 2007

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Masters of Fine and Applied Arts (M.F.A.), 2004

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelors of Fine Arts- Art History (B.F.A.), 2000

  • University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign

Bachelors of Fine Arts- Painting (B.F.A.), 2000

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign