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Rhode Island School of Design

Ellen Petraits

 
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Ellen Petraits
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Research & Instruction Librarian
Coordinator of Graduate Library Instruction
epetrait@risd.edu | 401 709-5905

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Subject Specialist for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture/Adaptive Reuse, Industrial Design, 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

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Adaptive Reuse
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Apparel Design
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Citation Tools
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Create a Research Plan
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Critique
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eBooks
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Embodied Knowledge
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Ethics in Art & Design
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Global Textiles
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How to Cite Images
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Illustration
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Interior Architecture
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Landscape Architecture
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Literature Review
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Maps & Mapping
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Object Research
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Painting
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Photography
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Place & Placemaking
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Rhode Island Maps
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RISD Master's Thesis
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