Library Staff Directory

Gendron, Heather

Heather Gendron

Director of Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Arts Library, Robert B. Haas Family: Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

As Subject Librarian in Collection Development Statements: 

YUL Committees Membership: 

Selector for these areas:

  • Art & Art History
  • Architecture

Publications (selected):

Gendron, Heather, Eumie Imm Stroukoff, Joan E. Beaudoin, Neal Ambrose-Smith. Artists’ Studio Archives: Managing Personal Collections & Creative Legacies January 2016.

Kirchner, Joy, Jose Diaz, Geneva Henry, Susan Fliss, John Culshaw, Heather Gendron, Jon E. Cawthorne. “The Center of Excellence Model for Information Services,” CLIR Publication No.163, February 2015: 401.

Gendron, Heather and Alisa Rod. “A Mixed-Methods Approach to Questionnaire Development: Understanding Students’ Interpretations of Library Survey Questions,” Proceedings of the 2014 Library Assessment Conference Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, August 4–6, 2014 Seattle, WA: 63-73.

Gendron, Heather and Eva Sclippa. “Where Visual and Information Literacies Meet: Redesigning Research Skills Teaching and Assessment for Large Art History Survey Courses,” Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Fall 2014.


IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant (2014), Principal Investigator – Awarded $497,320 for “Learning from Artists’ Archives: Preparing Next Generation Art Information Professionals through Partnerships with North Carolina Artists’ Archives”. Prepares students in the SILS MSLS/MSIS and MAH (Art History) Dual Degree program in the skills and subject expertise they will need to collect and steward contemporary visual artists’ archives and related media-based artworks. Includes outreach and training programs for artists in managing and preserving personal studio archives. Program partners include UNC’s Department of Art and Art History and the School of Information and Library Science, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Planning Grant (2013), Co-Principal Investigator - Awarded $55,000 for “Centers of Excellence for Information Services,” a one-year planning study to investigate the feasibility of and criteria for establishing Centers of Excellence for Information Services. PI is Geneva Henry (George Washington University) and co-PIs include Jon Cawthorne (Florida State University), John Culshaw (University of Iowa), José Diaz (The Ohio State University) Susan Fliss (Harvard College), and Joy Kirchner (University of Minnesota).

Artist Support Partners Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation (2012), Principal Investigator - Awarded $12,500 for “Artists’ Studio Archives: Research & Publication” to support a publication for artists and their assistants on managing and preserving their personal archives. Funds were provided to conduct on-site interviews with archives staff at The Getty, Archives of American Art, and NYU and for in-person working meetings. Co-PIs include Neal Ambrose-Smith (independent artist and consultant), Dr. Joan Beaudoin (Wayne State University), and Eumie Imm-Stroukoff (Georgia O’Keefe Museum Research Center).