Professional Bio

  • M.L.S., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2011
  • M.A., Art History, Indiana University - Bloomington, 2011
  • B.A., Studio Art, University of Indianapolis, 2008

Alison joined the Regis library faculty as the Digital Preservation Specialist in January 2013, before becoming the Digital Collections Librarian in 2014. During her time at DML, Alison has been an active member of the professional library community. She was awarded a Kress Fellowship for attendance at the 2013 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, hosted by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. She has served on the Virtual Conference Committee for the ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter, and was awarded the chapter’s Winberta Yao Travel Award for attendance at the national ARLIS/NA conference in 2014. She is also an active member of the Alliance Digital Repository Services Committee. Her research interests include digital preservation, collaborative librarianship, and library disaster management.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

(Forthcoming) Verplaetse, A., Mascareñas, P., & O’Neill K. (2015) Zen and the Art of Disaster Planning: Collaboration Challenges in Library Disaster Plan Design and Execution.” In Decker, E. & Townes, J. (Eds.), Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries. IGI-Global.

Fine Arts Book Reviewer for ARLIS/NA Reviews and CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Select presentations:

Riedel, T. & Verplaetse, A. Poster session: “Slipping the Bonds of Earthly Metadata Schemas: Cataloging the Regis University Santo Collection,” Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference (May 2014, Washington, DC).