Doctoral student Leah Sherman recently began a three-year term on the executive board of the Southeast chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS). In this role she will serve successive annual appointments as vice president, president, and past president. Her first significant duty in this position is to chair the conference planning committee. This year’s annual ARLIS/SE meeting will take place in Tallahassee during the Fall 2019 semester.
Leah previously served as the ARLIS/SE chapter’s secretary from 2016 to 2018. During that term she helped organize the 42nd annual chapter conference at the Center for Asian Art at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida where she also gave a presentation titled, “Steering the Conversation: Using Outreach to Make Connections on Campus.”
In addition to pursuing her PhD in Art History at FSU, Leah is the visual & performing arts librarian at FSU Libraries. Her art historical research focuses on twentieth-century Italy, especially abstract painting, conceptual art, and museum history. Her work in librarianship centers on increased awareness of visual literacy in instruction and the impact of outreach.