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Jillian Ewalt

Associate Professor; Librarian for Visual Resources

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Marian Library


Email: Jillian Ewalt
Phone: 937-229-4224
Roesch Library 712


As a Librarian for Visual Resources, Jillian manages the art and image collections in the Marian Library. She oversees collection development and exhibits and provides reference services, instruction, and outreach. Jillian also serves as the liaison to the Art and Design department.

Courses Taught

  • UDI 204


  • M.L.I.S., San Jose State University
  • B.A. California State University, Monterey Bay

Professional Activities

  • SAA (Society of American Archivists)
  • ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society, North America)
  • VRA (Visual Resources Association)

Research Interests

  • Visual literacy
  • Visual resources in archives and special collections
  • Special collections metadata
  • Citation analysis

Selected Publications

  • Ewalt, J. (Fall 2016). Image as evidence: A citation analysis of visual resources in American history scholarship, 2010-2014. Art Documentation. Chicago, IL: Art Libraries Society of North America.
  • Soule, S. & Ewalt, J. (Fall 2016). John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens collection. Theological Librarianship. Chicago, IL: American Theological Libraries Association.
  • Hoelscher, C. & Ewalt, J. International Federation of Library Associations, Columbus, OH, “Separating the wheat from the chaff: Intensive deselection to enable preservation and access” (August 2016).
  • Ewalt, J., Art Libraries Society of North America and Visual Resources Association, Seattle, WA, "Archival visual resources in the interdisciplinary classroom: Strategies for successful partnerships” (March 2016).
  • Slater, J., Visual Resources Association, Denver, CO, "Marian apparitions and visual literacy: An exhibition case study" (March 2015).
  • Slater, J. (September 2015). Archival exhibits as interdisciplinary teaching tools: A case study. Catholic Library World, 86(1).
  • Slater, J. & Hoelscher, C. (Winter 2014). The use of archives by Catholic historians, 2010-2012: A citation study. Archival Issues, 35(1). Chicago, IL: Midwest Archives Conference.