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Rhode Island School of Design

Ellen Petraits

 
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Ellen Petraits
Contact:
Research & Instruction Librarian
Coordinator of Graduate Library Instruction
epetrait@risd.edu | 401 709-5905
* On Sabbatical 2019-2020

Research & Instruction Dept Hours

Library Liaison for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture/Adaptive Reuse, Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies, Painting
I am a practicing artist with an MFA in Painting & Drawing and an MLS in Academic Librarianship. I bring 18 years experience as an academic art librarian to my current research and teaching at RISD Library. As coordinator of the graduate library instruction program, I truly enjoy helping artists connect ideas that originate in their studio to research which can deepen and focus their practice.

Academic research/ areas of interest
My research involves studying the intersections of creative practice, art & design research, pedagogy and art librarianship. Recent work explores ways to identify transliterate and multi-modal expressions of art & design research in the studio critique. The focus of my research-led studio practice is to visually communicate the effects of sea-level rise to raise awareness about climate change.

I am researching the prevalence of bullying and mobbing in academic libraries with the intention to raise awareness about workplace bullying and to promote campus wide anti-bullying policies in academia.

My Guides

Apr 15, 2019 144
Apr 15, 2019 40
May 14, 2019 147
Mar 10, 2019 86
Mar 20, 2019 70
Jan 3, 2019 52
Apr 15, 2019 239
Jun 11, 2019 131
Aug 13, 2018 31
Mar 5, 2019 299
Jun 19, 2019 4825
Jun 7, 2019 72
Mar 12, 2019 34
Feb 27, 2019 148
Sep 17, 2019 570
Aug 20, 2019 67
Jan 30, 2019 11
Mar 5, 2019 159
Aug 5, 2019 325
Aug 28, 2019 84
Oct 19, 2019 55
Nov 5, 2018 23
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