SILS Alumna Elizabeth Morris named Assistant Librarian at Yale Center for British Art

February 29, 2012

Beth MorrisElizabeth Morris (MSLS ’10) has been named assistant librarian at the Yale Center for British Art, a public art museum and research institute in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Morris's new position has kept her quite busy since she began at this prestigious art museum library last November. In addition to providing instructional and reference services to students and faculty at Yale University as well as visiting scholars, Morris is also charged with heading up the Publication Exchange Program and the Field Librarian Program. She is currently involved in establishing an internship program for the Reference Library and Archives.  

Since she began at Yale, Morris has also been asked to become a member of SCOPA (Standing Committee on Professional Awareness), a Yale University Library committee that is responsible for increasing professional activity and professional growth amongst Yale's librarians. Morris now also serves on a formal committee for Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA), the ARLIS Virtual Conferencing Committee. 

Before starting at Yale, Morris worked most recently as a librarian at the Reynolds Homestead, a campus of Virginia Tech University, in Critz, VA. Coming from a background in art and art history, as a student at the School of Information and Library Science Morris worked as a graduate assistant at the Scholarship Resource Library and at the Sloane Art Library at UNC Chapel Hill. At the Reynolds Homestead, Morris single-handedly established a small working library for the staff and guests, organizing and laying out the library, cataloguing the Homestead’s holdings and creating a database to query them. 

Yale Center for British ArtThe Yale Center for British Art holds the largest collection of British art from the Elizabethan period forward outside the United Kingdom. In addition to holding thousands of paintings, drawings, and watercolors, the Yale Center for British Art possesses 35,000 rare books and manuscripts.

Read more about Elizabeth Morris in her recent Alumni Profile.



Photo credit: photo courtesy Yale Center for British Art.