Lareese Hall

Lareese Hall oversees the staff and collections at the Fleet Library at RISD, while also leading other key resource hubs in Campus Exhibitions, the Nature Lab and the Center for Arts & Language. Before joining the academic leadership team at RISD, she spent seven years as an art librarian, most recently as the architecture and art librarian at MIT. In this role Hall was responsible for collection development, research collaboration and assistance, community engagement and outreach and library instruction for the architecture and art communities. She also managed the exhibition program at Rotch Library, where she collaborated with the MIT community to develop and curate exhibits.

Prior to her experience as an academic librarian, Hall worked for more than a decade in the nonprofit sector addressing issues related to community development, informal education, landscape and urban design and public art. She is also a visual artist and fiction writer. She earned a BA from Oberlin College, an MFA in Writing from Goddard College and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Pittsburgh.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • GRAD-143G-01 Introduction To Research For Art and Design
  • MLS, University of Pittsburgh - Sch


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles