Artstor is pleased to welcome Carole Ann Fabian as its new Director of Strategic Outreach and User Services. Ms. Fabian joins Artstor from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where she has served for the past nine years in a variety of roles at the Science & Engineering Library, Architecture & Planning Library, Arts & Sciences Libraries, and Educational Technology Center, most recently as the Director of the Center. In that role, she assisted faculty, instructors, and staff in the creative and effective application of technologies for teaching, learning and scholarship; facilitated the integration of library resources and campus-wide instructional technology products; fostered technology-enhanced curricular research and development activities through the administration and coordination of an institutional educational technology grants program; and collaborated with campus IT units to provide access to the latest equipment, software, technology instruction and support. She also served as Project Director for UBdigit, an online environment for interdisciplinary multimedia digital collections at the University at Buffalo.
Carole Ann brings to Artstor deep and rich experience in the realms of art, visual resources, the library, and educational technology. She has written extensively on educational technologies and the use the electronic media in teaching and learning, and she is an active professional member of the academic library community, currently serving on the board of ARLIS/NA
As the Director of Strategic Planning and User Services, Carole Ann will be responsible for assessing, tracking, supporting and promoting use of the Artstor Digital Library and the Artstor software environment at the more than 600 institutions presently licensing Artstor. Strategic outreach activities will focus on building strong ongoing relationships with these participating institutions, and with staff at those institutions who help support the use of Artstor and its integration into the wider environment of teaching and learning. She will also be responsible for leading a growing User Services team that provides support and training services to institutions participating in Artstor and individuals at those institutions.