79 New Montgomery St, Room 120
San Francisco, CA 94105
Director of Housing
Originally from Windham, Connecticut, Victor is responsible for the housing department at the Academy of Art University. He earned a BA in History from Sacred Heart University, and went on to earn his Master of Public Administration at Northeastern University. Prior to coming to the Academy, he was Director of Residence Life at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Residence Director at Northeastern University.
Associate Director of Housing
With a BS in Human Ecology from Ohio State University, Sara assists Victor and the rest of the housing department ensuring students have a safe and inviting environment to call home. Originally from Chillicothe, Ohio, she was previously Residence Director at the University of Cincinnati and Resident Manager at Ohio State University.
Area Coordinator, Continuing Students & Graduate Communities
Prior to coming to the Academy, Lauren was Hall Director and Graduate Assistant at the University of North Texas, where she received both her BA in Radio, Television, and Film and her Master of Higher Education. She’s originally from San Antonio, Texas.
First Year Experience Communities Area Coordinator
Responsible for first year students, Cullen was previously a Residence Hall Director at the University of North Dakota. Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Cullen earned a BS in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a MA in Counseling from the University of North Dakota.
180 New Montgomery St. 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Library Director / Information Literacy Program Coordinator
Audrey started at the Academy of Art University Library in the Fall of 2010. She received her BA in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from Marylhurst University, and her Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Audrey can be found leading tours and workshops, helping students with research at the Reference Desk, and holding down the circulation desk. Prior to working at the Academy of Art University Library, Audrey worked in public, academic, corporate and law libraries. Information behavior and literacy, digital archiving, and rural libraries are where Audrey's nerdy passions lie.
Outside of the library world, Audrey spends her time exploring the Bay area, taking clandestine photos of herself with vintage cars and trucks, baking pies and cakes, gardening, urban gleaning, and taking long walks in Mountain View cemetery.
Visual Resources Librarian & Special Collections Manager
Abby is responsible for all aspects of the library’s digital image database available through LUNA, and the maintenance of our special collections. Please contact Abby at 415-618-3761 or email@example.com if you require assistance with locating an image or conducting research with special collections.
Abby has been with the library since 2007. Her prior experience includes indexing images from the Bettmann Archive at Corbis and cataloging artists’ ephemera for the SFMOMA Research Library. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and received her MLIS from San Jose State University. Her professional interests include information organization and access, visual literacy, digital asset management and preservation. In her free time, she enjoys beading, knitting and looking for the hidden stairways of San Francisco.
Information Literacy Librarian
Lindsey joined the Acadmey library as the instruction librarian in December of 2013. She earned her MLS at University of North Texas and has a BA in English. She worked as a government documents librarian and as a reference librarian before becoming an instruction librarian. Lindsey’s library science interests include online instruction, intellectual freedom, and micro libraries.
Outside of the library, you may find Lindsey reading zines, working on various projects she hopes to one day complete, and hanging out with her dog.
Administrative Manager of Library Operations
Anders started working at the library in June 2010. He moved to the Bay Area from Bloomington, Indiana where he attended and worked for Indiana University. Throughout his undergraduate years at IU, he was employed as a student worker in the stacks of the Herman B. Wells Library. In 2007 he received a B.A. in Art History, focusing on Northern Renaissance painting. Upon graduating, he was hired on as a library staff member in the stacks department where he worked until moving west. Outside of Academy of Art University, Anders volunteers at the San Francisco Center for the Book and practices amateur bookbinding and design. In his free time he enjoys biking around the city, looking for junk, and making mixtapes. Recently, his interest in the styles of the Northern Renaissance were reinvigorated, so he's been revisiting the old research haunts.
Associate Director of Technical Services / Systems Librarian
Heather Stenson joined the staff at the Academy of Art University Library in 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Colorado State University and her master’s degree in library science from San Jose State University. Her professional interests include user experience, metadata, and indexing, and her personal interests include running, baking, knitting, and, of course, reading. Feel free to contact Heather if you have any questions about the library’s website or catalog.
Acquisitions / Course Reserve Coordinator
Rosita Burke has been with Academy of Art University Library since 2005. She runs the Course Reserve section (Teachers: tell Rose what you require your students to read or view). She also purchases books and films for the Library, and welcomes acquisition suggestions from students and instructors.
Rose has a degree in History, with a solid background in the humanities and art history. An eternal student, she probably has enough post-graduate credits for several more degrees (she has been known to exaggerate, but charmingly), and she finally settled on librarianship as her road to fulfillment. Hobbies? Reading, of course.
Joel started as the cataloging librarian at the Academy library in September 2012. After multiple schools and majors, he eventually earned his B.A. in modern world history from CSU Sacramento, and his Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State.
He spends most of his free time thinking about, and occasionally participating in, the acts of traveling, camping, running, reading, taking pictures, eating burritos, making lists, and visiting as many libraries and national parks as possible.
Serials Coordinator / Cataloging Assistant
After many years in the animal care field, Renee decided to pursue her other career interest in library studies. She completed the two-year Library Information Technology program at CCSF in 1997. She started at the Academy that same year working in Circulation then moved to the Serials department. She is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the approximately 300-title collection, which includes acquisitions, bindery, claims, repairs and displaying current magazines.
Ally started working at the library in September 2011. She holds a Masters in English/Writing from UC Davis, and is now working towards her MLIS at San Jose State University. She also works as a library assistant for the Oakland Public Library.
Ally enjoys reading literary fiction and graphic novels. In her life beyond books, she likes beach walks, coffee shops, and trips to the farmers market.
Kalvin Van Gaasbeck
Kalvin started working at the library in September 2012. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley graduating in 2010 with a B.A. in Japanese Language and Culture and a minor in Asian Studies. During his studies, Kalvin worked at the main campus library in the ever busy reshelving unit. After graduation, he took a position in the business library as a library assistant assigned with the grim task of withdrawing and sending volumes to be destroyed.
In his free time, Kalvin loves playing video games, watching musicals, and singing loudly while driving.
Ellen started working as a Circulation Assistant in March 2013. Before working at the Academy of Art Library, she worked at the Daly City Public Library for many years as a Library Aide. She is currently pursuing a degree in Accounting.
Her outside interests include 80’s & 90’s R&B, puppies, Star Trek, hitting the gym, and eating brunch.
Lorelei Small joined the Academy of Art University Library in 2013. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from CSU East Bay and is currently working towards her MLIS at Clarion University. Before the Academy, she worked at the CSU East Bay Library and the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University.
Outside of the library, her interests include karaoke, video games, Yelping, drumming and creation of pretzels.
Before starting as a Library Assistant at the Academy of Art Library in September 2013, Kelly received her B.A. in U.S. History from the University of San Francisco. While studying there, she worked at the school’s Gleeson Library for two years where she found her passion for working in libraries. After graduating in May 2013 she moved to Brooklyn, New York for the summer. While in New York she worked as a researcher for a former professor, investigating historical documents at Columbia University and the New York Public Library to be used in two upcoming books. She plans on applying to get her MLIS and continuing to explore the library world.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing with her dog Al, drinking coffee, and watching the San Francisco Giants.
Stephanie joined the Academy Library in 2013, coming from the Oakland Public Library. She has a fondness for books, art and music, and people. If she can be of any assistance to the students, faculty, and staff, she'd be glad to help you!
Alison is a part-time Circulation Assistant, part-time artist living and working in the city. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied Illustration and Printmaking and worked as a Reference Librarian Assistant for four years. She enjoys bike and pony rides, Abe Lincoln, comics and Turner Classic Movies.