In Focus

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Welcome Jessica Pigza

Jessica Pigza started her position as Associate Director of Arts Library Special Collections on March 1stJessica manages the daily operations of our busy special collections unit comprised of five staff and several student assistants. She oversees research services, instruction, and outreach and selects new materials for the collection. Before coming to Yale, Jessica was Outreach & Exhibits Librarian at UC Santa Cruz in their special collections department. At the New York Public Library, she served in many different roles during her ten years there, most recently as Coordinator of Research Services for Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books. She is also author of the very fun and inspiring book, BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative ProjectsYou can find Jessica’s office in the Arts Library room B31 and she can be reached at

Welcome Erin Carney

On March 1st, Erin Carney joined the Haas Arts Library as library liaison for the David Geffen School of Drama and the Department of Theater and Performance Studies. Before coming to Yale, Erin was Information Literacy Librarian at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. Erin has a BFA in Theatre from the University of the Arts and also toured internationally for several years with a multi-media performance company.  You can find Erin’s office in the Arts Library room 117 and she can be reached at