Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS), 2000
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), 1994
Purchase College (SUNY), Purchase, NY

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Head of the Sloane Art Library
Librarian rank
University Libraries
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
5/08 – present

Library Assessment Coordinator
University Libraries
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
10/11- present

Adjunct Professor of Practice
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
spring 2014, 2012, 2010

Head of the Art & Architecture Library
Assistant Professor with Continued Appointment
Virginia Tech
July 2001 – May 2008

Related Experience

Evening Supervisor – Life Science Library The University of Texas at Austin (1/01 – 6/01)
Library Assistant – Monographic Acquisitions Department The University of Texas at Austin (7/99 – 1/00)
Reference Assistant American Craft Council Research Library (6/98 – 6/99)
Library Assistant, Serials Department – The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Thomas J. Watson Research Library (6/97 – 6/98)

AWARDS, GRANTS and DISTINCTIONS

  • IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant (2014), Principal Investigator
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Planning Grant (2013), Co-Principal Investigator
  • Artist Support Partners Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation (2012), Principal Investigator
  • H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award (ARLIS/NA), 2012
  • ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow (RLLF), 2011-2012
  • UNC Chapel Hill – University Research Council, Small Grant, 2009
  • Virginia Tech – Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) Mini Grant (2005)
  • ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance Award, 2004
  • ARLIS/NA Internship Award, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), 2001

SCHOLARSHIP – PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

Journal & Grant Reviews

  • Peer review editor, Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, 2009-2013.
  • Reviewer, Institute for Museum and Library Services, 2014.
  • Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2014.

Publications (selected)

“Where Visual and Information Literacies Meet: Redesigning Research Skills Teaching and Assessment for Large Art History Survey Courses,” Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, with Eva Sclippa, Fall 2014 (forthcoming).

“Put the Pieces Together and You Get the Perfect Academic Librarian…or Do You?  What Competency Standards Tell Us about Academic Librarianship in the 21st Century,” in The Expert Library: Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing the Academic Library in the 21st Century, edited by Scott Walter and Karen Williams. Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010.

“Don’t Fence me in! Reconsidering the Role of the Librarian in a Global Age of Art and Design Research”, Art Libraries Journal, v.34:2, 2009: 26-30.

Core Competencies and Core Curricula for the Art Library and Visual Resources Professions, Editor and author.  ARLIS/NA Occasional Paper, 2006.

“What’s in Your Toolbox?  Rethinking User-Centered Research,” Eastman IDSA National Education Symposium Proceedings, with Professor Mitzi Vernon, 2006:  9-16.

“Study Collections of Architectural Drawings,” Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, with Brian Shelburne, Fall 2004, Vol. 23:2, 21-26.

Presentations (selected)

Gendron, Heather and Alisa Rod. “A Mixed-Methods Approach to Questionnaire Development: Understanding Students’ Interpretations of Library Survey Questions.”  Library Assessment Conference 2014. August 2014. [refereed paper]

Ackermann, Eric, Elizabeth Edwards, Heather Gendron, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. “Don’t Just Collect the Data! Closing the Loop with User Surveys.” Library Assessment Conference, August 2014, Seattle, WA. [invited panelist]

Asher, Andrew, Heather Gendron, and Roger Schonfeld. “The Ithaka S+R Local Surveys of Students and Faculty across Different Institutional Contexts.” Library Assessment Conference, August 2014, Seattle, WA. [invited panelist]

Gendron, Heather and Carol Hunter. “Strategic Directions Along an Assessment Continuum. “ TRLN Annual Meeting, July 23, 2014, Chapel Hill, NC.

Gendron, Heather, Anne Gilliland, and Jill Sexton. “Art Unbound: A Cross-Departmental Collaboration to Develop Policies and Procedures for the Self-Submission of Born-Digital MFA Art Theses in the Carolina Digital Repository.” Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Annual Conference Poster Session, May 3, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Gendron, Heather, Sandra Brooke, Matthew Long, and Roger Schonfeld. “Supporting the Changing Practices of Art Historians.” Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Annual Conference, May 2, 2014, Washington, D.C.[invited panelist]

Diaz, José, Susan Fliss, Heather Gendron, Geneva Henry, and Joy Kirchner. “An Exploration of the ‘Center of Excellence’ Model for Information Services.” Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring Membership Meeting, April 1, 2014, St. Louis, MO.

Beaudoin, Joan and Heather Gendron. “Artists’ Studio Archives: an exploration of personal archiving, preservation, and legacy.” Emerging Issues in E-Science Webinar, 2014 E-Science Institute, March 20, 2014. [invited speaker]

Eckardt, Caroline and Heather Gendron. “Being in Two Places at Once: Meeting Increased Faculty Research Instruction Requests by Leveraging Sakai Tools for both Online and On-Campus Courses.” LAUNC-CH Annual Conference, March 10, 2014, Chapel Hill, NC.

Brinkman, Stacy, Heather Gendron, and Emilee Matthews. “Taking it to the Next Level: Professional Development for Mid-career Art Librarians.” ARLIS/NA Webinar, January 17, 2014. [invited speaker]

Bauer, J.J. and Heather Gendron. “ASERL Member’s Experiences with Shared Shelf.” Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Webinar, March 7, 2013. [invited speaker] http://vimeo.com/61353499

Gendron, Heather. “Passionate About History and the Making of History: In Situ Dialogues with Artists and their Assistants about Studio Archive.” Personal Digital Archiving Conference, February 21-22, 2013, College Park, MD.

Gendron, Heather and Eumie Imm-Stroukoff. “Studio Archives:  Voices of Living Artists, Their Assistants, and Archivists.” Artists’ Records in the Archives Symposium, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, October 11-12, 2011, New York, NY. [refereed paper] http://www.nycarchivists.org/proceedings

Gendron, Heather and Madeline Veitch. “Cycles of Learning: Innovation through Assessment.”  LAUNC-CH Research Forum Poster Session, May 10th, 2011, Chapel Hill, NC.

Gendron, Heather. “Fireworks, Fire Flowers, Gunpowder Drawings and Explosion Events: A View Into the Archive of Living Artist Cai Guo-Qiang.” Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Annual Conference, April 24, 2010, Boston, MA.

Gendron, Heather. “Don’t Fence Me In!  Reconsidering the Role of the Librarian in a Global Age of Art and Design Research.” Art Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), World Library and Information Congress, August 10, 2008, Québec City, Canada.

Gendron (Ball), Heather. “Collaborating to Connect: Students and Faculty Connecting to Library Resources from Abroad.” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 94th Annual Meeting and Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) 28th Annual Meeting. March 31, 2006, Salt Lake City, UT.

Gendron (Ball), Heather. “Establishing Core Competencies in Art Library and Visual Resources Professions.” Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), April 18, 2004, New York, NY.

SERVICE (selected)

University

  • Creation (Maker) Spaces Group (university-wide), Member (6/13 – present)
  • Intellectual Life Committee, Invited Member (9/10 – present)

University Libraries

  • Arts & Humanities Collections Team, Chair (4/14 – present)
  • Assessment Team, Chair (11/12 – present)
  • Dream, Design, Build Working Group, Member (6/13 – present)
  • Innovation Grant Fund Task Force, Member (3/10 – present)
  • Data Management Committee, Member (7/13 – present)

 International/North American/National Organizations

  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Vice President/President Elect (current candidate as approved by ARLIS/NA Executive Board: http://arlisna.org/organization/slate-of-candidates-2015)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)Nominating Committee, Member (3/13 – 5/14)
  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Statistics & Assessment Committee – Task Force on Facilities, Member (5/12-4/13)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Professional Development Committee, Member (5/08 – 4/11)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Education Subcommittee, Chair (5/08 – 4/11)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Nominating Committee, Member (5/08 – 5/09)
  • American Library Association (ALA)ALA Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR) Advisory Committee, Committee Intern (2006-2007)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Executive Board Member (elected) (4/05 – 4/07)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Architecture Section, Secretary (4/04 – 4/06)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) ARLIS/NA Update – Architecture Section Column Editor (4/05 – 4/07)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Professional Development Committee, Chair (3/03 – 4/05)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Core Competencies Subcommittee, Chair (7/03 – 4/05)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Professional Development Committee, Member (3/01 – 4/05)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Diversity Committee, Member (5/01 – 5/02)
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) Executive Board, Secretary (9/04 -10/06), Honorary Advisor (10/02 – 9/04), Ex Officio (8/01 -10/02)

Local Organizations

  • LAUNC-CH Board (Librarians Association of UNC Chapel Hill) Professional Welfare Committee, Chair (9/10 – 7/11)
  • LAUNC-CH Board (Librarians Association of UNC Chapel Hill)Publications Committee, Chair (8/09- 9/10)

 

2 Comments

  1. Vanessa
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Hello Heather,

    I had the chance to view highlights from your lecture at Personal Digital Archiving 2013. I find it especially fascinating how you capture and operationalize the methods in an artist’s studio. I’ve been an artist assistant, arts administrator, and librarian in the thick of these unique collaborative environments. The tools you are building will clearly benefit the Artist. I look forward to seeing the final product. Thank you.

  2. hgendron
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Vanessa, I’m so glad you enjoyed the presentation and thanks for your support and words of encouragement! I was pleasantly surprised to meet many people at PDA with an interest in artists’ archives.

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