Library Names Ann Whiteside As Fine Arts Librarian
25, 2001-- Karin
Wittenborg, University librarian, has announced the appointment
of Ann Whiteside as the new fine arts librarian.
Whiteside comes to U.Va. from
the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where for the past six years
she served as the Visual Resources Librarian.
"Ann brings many important
skills and a varied arts background to the library," said Jane
Penner, music librarian and head of the search committee for the
position. "Her 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."
As recommended by the Virginia
2020 Fine and Performing Arts Planning Commission, the University
has announced plans for a new Arts Grounds, which includes an Arts
Library at the center of the visual and performing arts departments.
The new library will combine the collections of the current Music
Library and the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library.
"I look forward to working
with library staff and the University in planning for this new library,"
said Whiteside. "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."
Whiteside received her B.A. in
art history from Boston College in 1983 and Masters of Library Science
with a concentration in Art Librarianship from Simmons College in
Boston in 1993.
She moved to Charlottesville from
Boston earlier in the month along with her husband and children.
Contact: Melissa Cox Norris, (434)