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  • Undergraduates Who Became Art History Librarians

    UNDERGRADUATES WHO BECAME ART HISTORY LIBRARIANS by Kathryn Wayne Photo caption: Alex Watkins, Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder As the Head of the Art History/Classics Library, one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is to interact with a strong and diverse group of students and faculty. Over the years, I have had several opportunities to mentor students who were interested in pursuing the field of art librarianship. In this column, I am pleased to highlight two History of Art undergraduates, Barbara Rominski (1999) and Alex Watkins (2007). Please read on for their inspiring stories. BARBARA ROMINSKI (History of Art BA1999) UC Berkeley was an obvious choice when I decided to pursue my undergraduate degree, studying both art and archaeology, from Greek and Roman studies to the Northern Renaissance and Asian arts. In 1998, I had the privilege of serving as an undergraduate representative on a committee for a proposed new Visual Arts Library, chaired by Fine Arts Librarian Kathryn Wayne. She was the person who also helped guide me to my next degree—a Master’s in Library Science—when she counseled, “you love art, you love books and libraries, why not become an art librarian... [show more]

    TAGS: Kathryn Wayne, Librarians, Undergraduate

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