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June 14, 2016
Cris Rom retires as CIA library director
By Karen Sandstrom
Just as a painter solves the problem of composing marks on canvas, a librarian answers the call to compose and recompose the library’s collections and services.
The library at the Cleveland Institute of Art has been Cristine Rom’s canvas for 35 years. Hired as special collections librarian, Rom was soon promoted to library director. When Rom retires in July, she will be succeeded by Laura Ponikvar, who has been the instructional services and images librarian.
During her tenure, Rom has seen big changes in the way the library operates. The collection has moved four times on her watch. Its catalog...continue reading
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