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Librarian focuses on fine arts

Ann Whiteside In the digital world, you can examine the art of medieval Europe or see the latest in contemporary architecture. Those two areas, though they lie on opposite ends of the timeline, are favorite periods of Ann Whiteside, recently named the new fine arts librarian in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library.

As is happening in other academic disciplines, digital technology is opening up a whole new way of looking at art. “There’s a big push to digitize art and architecture and to purchase electronic journals,” she said. Whiteside hopes to contribute to helping faculty and students learn how to use digital collections in teaching and studying, building on the work of the library’s Digital Media Lab and ITC’s Instructional Toolkit, she said.

“In support of the initiative to enrich and expand the arts at U.Va, I plan to increase the digital art collections, while at the same time, maintain the print collections and our strong emphasis on customer service,” said Whiteside, who served as the Visual Resources Librarian at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the past six years.

Whiteside’s “experiences in planning for new libraries and in prioritizing the needs for library collections and staff are particularly useful as we plan for a new arts library,” said Jane Penner, music librarian and head of the search committee.

Whiteside, who grew up in Colorado Springs, received her B.A. in art history from Boston College in 1983 and a master’s degree in library science, concentrating in art librarianship, from Simmons College in Boston in 1993.


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