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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.

Special Collections Librarian

Kathy Cowan | kcowan@mica.edu | 410-225-2714

Kathy is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs:
- Drawing
- Fiber
- LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
- Painting
- Printmaking
- Studio Art (MFAST)

Research Services Librarian

Chris Drolsum | cdrolsum@mica.edu | 410-225-2402

Bio: 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
- Photographic & Electronic Media (Graduate only)
- Rinehart School of Sculpture

Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian

Siân Evans | sevans01@mica.edu | 410-225-2715

BA McGill ('05); MA Western University ('07); MSLIS Pratt Institute ('12)
Bio: 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.

Siân is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs:
- Art History, Theory, and Criticism
- Community Arts
- Graphic Design
- Humanistic Studies
- Information Visualization
- User Experience Design

Digital Initiatives Librarian

Jennifer Ferretti | jferretti@mica.edu | 410-225-7005

BFA MICA ('07); MSLIS Pratt Institute ('14)
Bio: First generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives, anti-neutrality, and the belief that art is information. Also really into sneakers.

Jenny is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs:
- Architectural Design
- Film and Video
- Filmmaking
- Photography (undergraduate only)
- Social Design

Library Director

Heather Slania | hslania@mica.edu | 410-225-2311

BS Northwestern ('00); MLS University of Maryland ('07)
Bio: 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.

Heather is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs:
- Business of Art & Design
- Curatorial Practice
- Design Leadership
- Game Design
- Interactive Arts
- Product Design

Resource Description Librarian

Kelly Swickard | kswickard@mica.edu | 410-225-2248

BA University of Arizona; MA University of College London; MA University of Arizona; MSLIS University of Wisconsin

Kelly is your librarian if you're in one of the following programs:
- Animation
- Art Education
- Illustration
- Illustration Practice
- Teaching (MAT)