I am very happy to announce that Sarah Smith has been appointed the first Book Arts Workshop Special Instructor. Sarah has an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a skilled letterpress printer and bookbinder. She also has deep experience with student instruction, shop management, and digital printing. Sarah comes to us from Montserrat College of Art and Endicott College where she is currently teaching. In her capacity of Assistant Professor at Montserrat she is Chair of the Book Arts Program and manages Imposition Press. Sarah has also taught at Simmons College and was an assistant book conservator for some time at the Northeast Document Conservation Center.
Sarah's appointment is a significant step in the life of the 23-year-old Book Arts Program, and everyone associated with it are extremely excited. The Special Instructor is a full time, ten-month appointment for three years and is being funded by the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library, the Dartmouth College Library's Cornell Fund, the English Department, and the Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities Office. When Sarah joins us we will be able to increase the number of instruction and studio hours as well as facilitate greater curricular use of the workshop. Sarah will begin her appointment on September 1.
Written by Barbara Sagraves.