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Libraries welcome new art librarian

The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to welcome Megan Lotts, the new art librarian on the New Brunswick campuses.

As the art librarian Megan Lotts will serve as a liaison and provide reference and instruction services to the departments of art history, visual arts, and landscape architecture. Megan will also develop collections in print and digital formats, and create and maintain web-based research guides, learning tools, and other digital resources.

For the past four years Megan worked as an Assistant Professor and Fine Arts Librarian at Morris Library on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus. Her responsibilities included liaison work with the departments of architecture, art & design, cinema & photography, music, speech communications, and theater. Megan's responsibilities also included teaching eight-week long information literacy courses as well as working closely with SIUC's freshman transitional courses, including teaching a semester long library intensive course for undecided freshman.

Megan was known for her curatorial work in the Morris Library's Rotunda Art Space as well as other larger scale cross disciplinary projects such as Woodblock Woodstock and the Antarctica: Imagined Geographies project. She was also known on the SIUC campus for her own arts projects. To view some of Megan's arts projects, see: www.meganlotts.com

Megan earned her MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madision in 2008, where she focused on arts librarianship. She also holds an MFA from UW-Madison in 2004 with a focus in painting and installation art. Currently Megan researches both as a librarian and as an artist

Megan can be reached at (732)932-7189 or megan.lotts@rutgers.edu. Her office is located in the Art Library, in the Voorhees Mall area of the College Avenue campus.

For a fun profile of Megan, see:
http://news.siu.edu/news/November10/111010cjm10Q_Lotts.html

Posted June 19, 2012;