Library Directory

Laurel Bliss

Laurel Bliss

Fine Arts Librarian

ORCID iD
Academic Rank: Associate Librarian; Tenured
(619) 594-4446
lbliss@sdsu.edu

Office: Library Addition 1101E
University Library,
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive,
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Professional History
  • Fine Arts Librarian, 2007—Present
    Library, San Diego State University
  • Assistant Art Librarian, 2003—2007
    Library, Princeton University
  • Librarian for Art and Architecture, 2001—2003
    Library, Yale University
  • Reference Librarian, 1999—2001
    Library, Yale University
Education
  • MLS, Southern Connecticut State University, 1998
  • MA, University of Virginia, 1994
  • BA, Haverford College, 1991
Select Professional Activities
  • Smith, K.A., Roll, A. & Bliss, L. (2021). Csu dreamin’: A case study of collaboration across the California State University system with arts, architecture, and performing arts librarians, Art Documentation. 10.1086/713823 [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Bliss, L. (2021). Speaking Across Silos: Understanding the Commonalities between Subject and Functional Roles., Approaches to Liaison Librarianship: Innovations in Organization and Engagement [BOOK CHAPTER]
  • Bliss, L. (2019). Grassroots Consortial Collaboration Building, ARLIS/NA Annual Conference [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Bliss, L. (2017). Engaging Library Users in Collection Development, ARLIS/NA Annual Conference [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Bliss, L. (2017). Evolution of the Curriculum: Using Archives to Inform Collection Development for Women's Studies, Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies, Programming, Outreach [BOOK CHAPTER]
  • Bliss, L. (2017). Spreading Girl Germs: Sources on Third-Wave Feminism in Collaborative Librarianship, Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies, Programming, Outreach [BOOK CHAPTER]
  • Bliss, L. (2016). The Communication Super Friends: Powering Communication, Strengthening Engagement, and Defeating Unawareness in an Academic Library, ALA Annual Conference [CONFERENCE POSTER]
  • Bliss, L. (2015). Moving the Needle: Advancing the Profession Through Publishing, ARLIS/NA Annual Conference [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Bliss, L. (2012). Smarter Together: Collaborative Tablet Communities on Campus and Reference Services Innovation, Library Technology Reports [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Bliss, L. (2010). Documenting WPA Murals in California, Art Documentation [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Bliss, L. (2010). Global Visions: Building Image Collections in a Participatory Culture, ARLIS/NA Annual Conference [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Bliss, L. (2010). Hunting for Art - Elusive WPA Murals, Visual Resources Association Bulletin [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
  • Bliss, L. (2010). Surveying trends in art librarianship: evolving roles, The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship [BOOK CHAPTER]
  • Bliss, L. (2009). Evolving Art Librarian, ARLIS/NA Annual Conference [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Bliss, L. (2009). Moving outside the Canon: a Projects Update, Visual Resources Association Annual Conference [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Bliss, L. (2008). WPA Murals in California: a small digitization project., ARLIS/NA Annual Conference [CONFERENCE POSTER]
  • Bliss, L. (2002). Persuading Architecture Faculty that Library Instruction is Essential: A Yale Case Study, Art Documentation [JOURNAL ARTICLE]