Daily Archives: March 8, 2011
Greetings! I’m Kim Detterbeck, the new Art Librarian at Purchase College Library.
I am thrilled to be here at Purchase where the arts are an integral part of the academic experience and creativity abounds. I originally hail from New Jersey but am coming to Purchase from Frostburg State University, in Western Maryland, where I was the Visual Arts Reference and Instruction Librarian. I have also held positions at the National Gallery of Art Library and University of Maryland’s Art and Architecture Library, where I earned my master’s degree in library and information science in 2009. I also hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art history from Rutgers University (2005) and Syracuse University (2007) respectively. I am an active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America where I recently presented on my work with the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Project.
I am delighted to start working with faculty and students in art, art history and arts management and to become a part of the arts community here on campus.
What can I do for you?
–Faculty: help you find books, articles, and other resources; purchase books for the collection and electronic resources to support teaching and research; contribute meaningful resources to your Moodle course pages; provide formal in-class instruction and/or informal information sessions to teach your students how to use all of the resources available to them.
–Graduate students: help you find books, articles, and other resources for your coursework, thesis, or project; discuss your research topics to help you find appropriate resources and focus your search for materials; purchase books for the collection to support research and projects; provide guidance on your intellectual property rights as an artist.
–Undergraduate students: provide an overview of what’s available to you here at Purchase (books, journals, electronic resources, etc.); teach you how to use these resources effectively to improve your papers and projects (including your Senior Project); teach you how to properly cite materials; provide guidance on your intellectual property rights as an artist; help you determine which resources will be most useful for your needs; show you tips and tricks to save you time and energy.
In a nutshell, if there’s something you need, I can help you find it.
If we don’t already own it, I can figure out how to get it for you. If there’s something you don’t know how to do, I can teach you. If you’ve got an idea for a paper or project, but don’t know where to start, I’m happy to help.
Please feel free to email me (email@example.com), call me (914-251-6406) or stop by to see me in the library anytime. Once I get settled in, I hope to start holding regular office hours.
March is Women’s History Month. And March 8, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
The “Join Us on the Bridge” project urges women all over the world to meet on bridges in major world cities including the Brooklyn Bridge:
In celebration, Purchase College Library wants to let you know about our many resources on women’s history, feminism, LGBT issues, and gender & women’s studies.
Check out our new Gender and Women’s Studies Research Guide. Whether you’re majoring in Gender Studies, interested in British women writers, or writing a paper on women’s clinics in Africa, this guide can point you towards useful databases, articles, scholarly journals, books and reference materials. It’s a great one-stop launchpad for your research!
You can even use the Find Images page to locate photos (many of them copyright free) to use in research papers, class presentations, costume and set design, advertisement analysis, advocacy projects and more. Images come from the Library of Congress, AP Images, Naxos Video Library, and many other trusted sources.
Purchase Library has Research Guides for many other topics and Boards of Study, too. And we’re adding more all the time! You can access our Research Guides by scrolling through topics listed in the gray “Research by Subject” box in the middle of the Library homepage.
If you’d like to recommend a resource t0 be included in the Gender & Women’s Studies guide or any of our other Research Guides, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Women’s History Month!