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Amy Ballmer

Chair Research and Collection Development; Visiting Assistant Professor


Prior to joining Pratt in 2017 I worked as a reference & instruction librarian at academic and museum libraries in Chicago and New York City. My research intersects the study of small press and ephemeral artist publications with critical librarianship. I am co-creator of the open access discovery tool Avalanche Magazine Index , and have published articles in Art Documentation, Art Libraries Journal, and Serials Review.

B.A. English and Art History, Eastern Michigan University; M.L.S. Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute; M.S. Theory, Criticism, and History of Art, Design, and Architecture,
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