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Every student has their very own librarian at MICA. Find your perfect study partner here.

Decker Library librarians practice the liaison model, which means all faculty and students have their very own librarian! Liaison librarians are available for the following for their particular undergraduate and graduate programs:

Decker Library librarians are here to help you with your research, no matter where you are in the process.

Whether you're just getting started on a topic for a paper or studio work, or you're ready for a deep dive, we're here for you.

Decker Library Librarians

Short bios and listing of program areas for each of our librarians.

Kathy Cowan, Special Collections Librarian

"Baltimore-born. Enjoys meditation, parenting, painting, and patterns." Education: BFA MICA ('81); MFA Clemson ('95); MLS Maryland ('99); Post-bacc Johns Hopkins University (1982-83); graduate UT Austin (1984-85). Kathy is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs: Drawing; Fiber; Illustration; LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting; Painting; Printmaking; Studio Art (MFAST). Get in touch: kcowan@mica.edu.

Chris Drolsum, Research Services Librarian

"I like brownies." Chris is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs: Ceramics; General Fine Arts; Mount Royal School of Art; Rinehart School of Sculpture. Get in touch: cdrolsum@mica.edu.

Siân Evans

Siân Evans, Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian

"My librarianship is guided by a commitment to social justice issues. I co-founded the collection Art+Feminism to address the gender disparity on Wikipedia. Otherwise, I can probably be found snuggling with my precious pit bull, Pickle." Education: BA McGill ('05); MA Western University ('07); MSLIS Pratt Institute ('12). Siân is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs: Art Education; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Community Arts; Graphic Design; Humanistic Studies; Information Visualization; User Experience Design. Get in touch: sevans01@mica.edu.   Siân's Website

Jennifer Ferretti

Jennifer Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian

"First-generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical theory and the belief that art is information. Library Journal 2018 Mover & Shaker. Also loves Air Max 1, 90s & 97s." Education: BFA MICA ('07); MSLIS Pratt Institute ('14). Jenny is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs: Architectural Design; Film and Video; Filmmaking; Photography; Photographic & Electronic Media; Social Design. Get in touch: jferretti@mica.edu.   Jenny's Website

Heather Slania

Heather Slania, Library Director

"Interests include vegan cooking and baking, biking, and tea. If I could have anyone in history create a portrait of me, I would want it to be Francis Bacon." Education: BS Northwestern ('00); MLS University of Maryland ('07). Heather is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs: Animation; Business of Art & Design; Curatorial Practice; Design Leadership; Game Design; Interactive Arts; Product Design. Get in touch: hslania@mica.edu.