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Andrea Kohashi: New Archivist and Book Arts Studio Coordinator

Andrea Kohashi recently joined Boatwright Library as Archivist and Book Arts Studio Coordinator. Andrea graduated from the University of Iowa with a M.A. in Library and Information Science and an M.F.A. in Book Arts in 2015. While at Iowa, she worked in Special Collections and University Archives, the Iowa Women’s Archives, and the Preservation and Conservation department. She also worked for the University of Iowa Center for the Book in their letterpress printing studios and on an Artists’ Books database. Andrea is a practicing book artist with work ranging from zine and chapbook publications to finely bound and letterpress printed artists’ books. Her research interests include the impact of the description and organization of artists’ books and archival collections on accessibility and understanding of materials. She will be processing archival collections recently acquired by Special Collections and she is looking forward to promoting and connecting the Book Arts Studio, equipped with bookbinding and letterpress printing equipment, to communities within and beyond the University of Richmond campus. 

The Visible Scholar @ Boatwright Library
Taking place in an open venue in the library, “The Visible Scholar” Series provides a space for informal faculty talks on new publications.  Students, staff and faculty can listen and engage with a “scholar in action.” The series commenced in September of 2015, with Dr. Bert Ashe, Associate Professor of English, School of Arts and Sciences, leading off the series with a discussion of his new book, Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles.  Dr. George Goethals, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, offered insights on his latest book, Presidential Leadership and African Americans in October.  Spring semester started off with a fascinating discussion on “Diagnosing Concussions Using Biomath,” presented by Dr. Joanna Wares and Dr. Kathy Hoke, Math and Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences. The series will conclude with Dr. Violet Ho, Associate Professor of Management, Robins School of Business, speaking on “Employee Passion: The Good, The Bad (and the Ugly?),” on Friday, April 8, at 12 noon in the Research and Collaborative Study Area of Boatwright Library. Dr. Ho will discuss her research on passion in the workplace, including the workplace implications of having passionate employees, and possible strategies for developing and sustaining employee passion. 
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