Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Megan Lotts is a reference and instruction librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries. Lotts currently serves as a liaison to the departments of Art History, Digital Filmmaking Landscape Architecture, and Visual Arts. As well as her work as an Art Librarian, Lotts works closely with the undergraduate population including teaching a course for the Rutgers SAS Honors program. At Rutgers, Lotts has served as the chair of the Undergraduate Experience Team, the chair of the Advisory Committee of Library Services for Person with Disabilities, and 2 years as Faculty Secretary. Lotts is also a member of the Institute for Women and Art Advisory Council, a member of the School of Arts & Sciences Honors College summer reader committee, as well and an advisor to the student run Super Smash Brothers Club, and Tardis: the RU Doctor Who club.
Lotts is involved in multiple professional organizations including American Libraries Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), and Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Lotts currently serves at the Secretary for the ACRL Arts Section Executive Committee, and is an active member of the ACRL Arts section and member of ARLIS SCIP (supporting creative practice), EBSCO Arts Advisory Board, and a member of New Jersey Library Association (NJLA).
Lotts’ research is focused on the user experience, making, outreach & engagement, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and community building. Her current research on Lego Play and active learning in academic libraries is gaining notoriety. She is also known her work curating the Rutgers Art Library Exhibition Spaces.
Lotts holds degrees of a BFA in Painting, a BFA in Art History from the University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana, as well as an MFA in Visual Arts with a focus on painting & installation and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Saturday, June 25
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM