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Research and Visual Arts Librarian



Office: Shadek-Fackenthal Library 103

About Me 

I'm the Research & Visual Arts Librarian here at Franklin & Marshall, and I liaise with the Art & Art History, Film & Media Studies, and Theatre & Dance departments.  To learn more about me, take a look at some of my professional achievements listed on this page, or visit my webpage. 


MLIS, Library & Information Science, Simmons University, 2016

BA, Theatre Studies, Emmanuel College, 2013

Specialities & Research Interests

Liaison Areas:  

  • Art & Art History
  • Theatre & Dance
  • Film & Media Studies


  • Curator of the Artists' Books 
    Collection at F&M
  • Curator of the Zine Library
    at F&M 

 Research Areas: 

  • Artists' books
  • Critical librarianship
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Student perceptions & conceptions of the research process
  • Textile history
  • Weaving
  • Zines 


Franklin & Marshall College

  • Campus Tree Advisory Committee, Exempt Member
  • F&M Votes Coalition, Volunteer

Local Community

  • Volunteer Knitting Instructor, Lancaster Public Library

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 

  • Co-Moderator, Teaching Special Interest Group, 2019-present
  • Peer Reviewer, Art Documentation 
Presentations & Publications 

Anna Boutin-Cooper, Claire Powell, Shannon Robinson, Eva Sclippa, and Alexander Watkins. Reimagining the Frame: Connecting Art to the Framework in Theory and Practice. Forthcoming presentation at Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 2020 Annual Conference. 

Anna Boutin-Cooper and E Marcovitz. One Summer, Two People & A Zine Backlog: A How-To for New Catalogers. ArLiSNAP & VREPS Virtual Conference. October 2019. 

Anna Boutin-Cooper, Eva Sclippa, and Shannon Robinson. Teaching SIG Virtual Meeting: LOEX Notes & Thoughts. July 2019. 

Alan Michelson, Rebecca Price, Rebecca Clak, David Pemberton, Anna Boutin-Cooper, and Rhonda Kauffman. Libraries Resist. Presentation at ARLIS/NA 2018 Conference. 

Anna Boutin. "Smithsonian Artists' Book Portal." ARLIS/NA Tech Reviews. August 2017.  

Anna Boutin. "Mary Reardon's Pentecost Mosaic." In Catholic Art of the 20th Century: the Works of Mary Reardon. Boston: Emmanuel College, 2013. 

Workshops & Events 

Courtney Baron, Anna Boutin-Cooper, and Eva Sclippa. From Pedagogy to Praxis: Teaching in the Art Library. Forthcoming workshop at ARLIS/NA 2020 Annual Conference.  
Awards & Honors 

Winter Visual Arts Center Cross Pollinator Residency, Fall 2020. 

ATG Media Up & Comer, Charleston Library Conference, 2017. 

ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Conference Travel Award, 2017. 

Kenneth R. Shaffer Award, awarded by the Simmons School of Library and Information Science Faculty, 2016.