Experienced leader, librarian, and manager, who thrives in identifying the research needs of scholars, providing access to information, outreach, and fostering collaborations. A successful project manager and creative thinker with a talent for identifying partners and stakeholders and facilitating ideas into concrete solutions.

Expertise: Art Librarianship, Special Collections, Instruction, Reference, Research, Public Programming, and Mentorship


MS, Library and Information Systems, Rutgers University

MA, Art History, Binghamton University

BA, Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder


Editor and author of the award-winning, 2011 Recipient of the Art Librarians Association of North American’s (ARLIS/NA) Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources, Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America, http://research.frick.org/directoryweb/ (new editions are released quarterly).  


“Lost Intentions: Mary Jane Morgan’s Art Treasures” in “What’s Mine is Yours”: Private Collectors and Public Patronage, Essays in Honor of Dr. Inge Reist, edited by Esmee Quodbach, 182–205. New York: The Frick Art Reference Library, Center for Spain in America; Madrid: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, (2021).


“ARt Image Exploration Space (ARIES): A Response to the Image Needs of Art Library Patrons.” Art Libraries Journal 46, no. 1 (2021): 7–12. doi:10.1017/alj.2020.31. 


Co-author, “Transforming Research Methodologies: The Frick Art Reference Library’s Collaborative Approach,” in Collecting & Provenance: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, edited by Jane Milosch and Nick Pearce, 61–72. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 2019.


Co-author, “Harnessing Technology for Art History: The Frick Art Reference Library” in XRDS Crossroads, Volume 24 Issue 3, Spring 2018, pp. 20–23. DOI:10.1145/3186636



Crissaff, Lhaylla, Louisa Wood Ruby, Samantha Deutch, R. Luke DuBois, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Juliana Freire, Claudio Silva “ARIES: Enabling Visual Exploration and Organization of Art Image Collections,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, October 2017, 91–108.


http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8059795/DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2017.377152546



Digital Art History Lab Committee, Frick Art Reference Library (Stephen Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, with Ralph Baylor, Samantha Deutch, Sumitra Duncan, Julie Ludwig, Ellen Prokop, and Louisa Wood Ruby) “Art History in Digital Dimensions The White Paper,” February 2017, http://dah-dimensions.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Art-History-in-Digital-Dimensions-White-Paper.pdf (Summary of findings co-presented with Ellen Prokop at CAA Annual Conference, New York, 2017).


“The Future of Artist Files: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,” Art Documentation, Spring 2016, 27–


42. DOI: 10.1086/685975. (CAA conference paper, co-authored with Sally McKay, the Getty Research Institute) 


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