Curriculum Vitae

Martha C. Smith
Information Literacy and Accreditation Librarian
Gannett-Tripp Library
Elmira College 
One Park Place 
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 735-1866

  • M.L.S., Rutgers University, School of Library and Information Science, New Brunswick, NJ, 1996
  • M.A., Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1994
  • B.A., Studio Art, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1982
Employment Experience
  • Information Literacy and Accreditation Librarian, GTL, 2014-present
  • Research and Instruction Librarian, Gannett-Tripp Library, Elmira College, 2001-2014
  • Art and Humanities Librarian, Purchase College/SUNY, Purchase, NY, 1996-2001
  • Slide Cataloger, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1990-1994
Professional Activities

Continuing Education
  • ACRL Institute for Information Literacy, Immersion ’03, Kingston, RI, August 2003
  • “Teacher’s Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Welcoming the Possibilities.” In: Reflective Teaching: A Bridge to Learning: Selected Papers Presented at the Thirty-First National LOEX Library Instruction Conference… Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press, 2004
Book reviews for Library Journal, 2005-present:

  • Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437 
  • China! New Art & Artists
  • Cézanne in Provence
  • Tribal Art
  • Alex Katz
  • Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master through Modern: The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
  • Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story: The History of a Painting Told in Pictures
  • Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting
  • The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890-1950
  • Emily Mason: The Fifth Element
  • Eva Hesse Drawing
  • Auguste Rodin: Drawings & Watercolors
  • The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece
  • Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art from the Hermitage
  • Asian Furniture: A Directory and Sourcebook
  • Euan Uglow: The Complete Paintings
  • Annette Messager: The Messengers
  • In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet
  • Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly
  • The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs
  • Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton
  • Richard Parkes Bonington: The Complete Paintings
  • Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes
  • Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence
  • Contemporary Art in the Middle East
  • Grayson Perry
  • Alice Neel: Painted Truths
  • Blessed and Beautiful: Picturing the Saints
  • Ford Madox Brown: A Catalogue Raisonné
  • Guglielmo Ulrich, 1904-1977
  • Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement
  • John Brett: Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Painter
  • Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
  • Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine
  • Plains Indian Art: The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers
  • Tiffany’s Swedenborgian Angels: Stained Glass Windows Representing the Seven Churches from the Book of Revelation
  • African Cosmos: Stellar Arts: African Cultural Astronomy from Antiquity to the Present
  • Hakuho Sculpture
  • The Art of Painting in Colonial Quito / El Arte de la Pintura en Quito Colonial
  • The Wallpaper Book
  • The Chinese Art Book
  • Hunters, Carvers & Collectors: The Chauncey C. Nash Collection of Inuit Art
  • Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!
  • San Francisco: Arts for the City: Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012
  • The Art of Li-Lan: A World Achieved
  • Constructing an Avant-Garde: Art in Brazil, 1949-1979
  • Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting
  • The Art of the Pastel
  • Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger from Another World
  • Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
  • Chinese Whispers: Neue Kunst aus den Sigg und M+ Sigg Collections / Recent Art from the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections

  • “Teaching the Teacher: Research and Information Orientation for Writing Instructors” (poster session, New York Library Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 20, 2007)
  • “A Simple Tool for Assessing Library Instruction” (poster session, New York Library Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 28, 2005)
  • “Evidence-Based Medicine and the Cochrane Databases” (presentation, Nursing In-Service Day, Elmira College, May 20, 2005)
  • “Information Literacy” (Brown Bag presentation, Elmira College, May 11, 2005)
  • “Teacher’s Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Welcoming the Possibilities” (presentation, LOEX Conference, Madison, WI, May 10, 2003)

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, not the end.
-- Ursula LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness