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Laurel Bliss

Position: Fine Arts Librarian
Department Affiliations: Research Services, Web Development
Foreign Languages: Spanish [read] : French [read, understand]
Address: San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Mail Code: MC-8050
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Subject Specialties

Art, European Studies, French Language & Literature, History: Ancient & Medieval, History: Europe, History, Women's Studies, LGBT Studies

Professional History

Fine Arts Librarian
Library and Information Access, San Diego State University, 2007-Present
Assistant Art Librarian
Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 2003-2007
Art and Architecture Librarian
Arts Library, Yale University, 2001-2003
Reference Librarian
Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, 1999-2001

Education

Master of Science (Library Science)
Southern Connecticut State University, 1998
Master of Arts (History)
University of Virginia, 1994
Bachelor of Arts (History)
Haverford College, 1991

Selected Publications & Presentations

Bliss, Laurel. & Culbertson, Anna. (2017). Evolution of the Curriculum: Using Archives to Inform Collection Development for Women's Studies. In C. Smallwood & L. Sanborn (Eds.), Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies, Programming, Outreach (p. ). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Culbertson, Anna. & Bliss, Laurel. (2017). Spreading Girl Germs: Sources on Third-Wave Feminism in Collaborative Librarianship. In C. Smallwood & L. Sanborn (Eds.), Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies, Programming, Outreach (p. ). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Bliss, Laurel., Herbias, Alexis., Jeffery, Keven., Nielsen, Jordan., Rhodes, Gloria L.. & Santos, Jessica. (2016, June). The Communication Super Friends: Powering Communication, Strengthening Engagement, and Defeating Unawareness in an Academic Library. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Library Association, Orlando, FL.

Bliss, Laurel. (2015, March). Moving the Needle: Advancing the Profession Through Publishing. Presentation at the meeting of the ARLIS/NA, Fort Worth, TX.

Salem, Linda., Cronin, Brittany. & Bliss, Laurel. (2012, November/Dec). Smarter Together: Collaborative Tablet Communities on Campus and Reference Services Innovation. Library Technology Reports, 48(8), 17-21. Find Full–Text

Bliss, Laurel. & Lamont, Lisa. (2010, Spring). Hunting for Art - Elusive WPA Murals. Visual Resources Association Bulletin, 37(1), 17-21. Find Full–Text

Carpenter, Cathy., Essinger, Catherine., Bliss, Laurel. & Resnick, Alyssa. (2010). Surveying trends in art librarianship: evolving roles. In Paul Glassman and Amanda K. Gluibizzi (Ed.), The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship (pp. 19-28). London: Facet Publishing.

Bliss, Laurel. & Lamont, Lisa. (2010). Documenting WPA Murals in California. Art Documentation, 29(1), 4-10. Find Full–Text

Bliss, Laurel. (2010). Global Visions: Building Image Collections in a Participatory Culture. Presentation at the meeting of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), Boston, MA.

Bliss, Laurel. (2009). Evolving Art Librarian. Presentation at the meeting of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), Indianapolis, IN.

Lamont, Lisa. & Bliss, Laurel. (2009). Moving outside the Canon: a Projects Update. Presentation at the meeting of the Visual Resources Association, Toronto, Canada.

Bliss, Laurel. (2008, May). WPA Murals in California: a small digitization project. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), Denver, CO.

Bliss, Laurel. (2004, February). Interviewing at Academic Libraries. LIScareer.com: http://liscareer.com/bliss_interview.htm

Bliss, Laurel., Kaplan, Diane. & Horning, Emily J.. (2003, October). How Am I Doing? Librarians Learning to Teach. Presentation at the meeting of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth, NH.

Bliss, Laurel. & Rockenbach, Barbara. (2003, January). Library Research Methods at the School of Architecture, Yale University. Presentation at the meeting of the New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), Middletown, CT.

Bliss, Laurel. & Rockenbach, Barbara. (2002). Persuading Architecture Faculty that Library Instruction is Essential: A Yale Case Study. Art Documentation, 21(2), 21-25. Find Full–Text

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