University of Connecticut
Homer Babbidge Library
Research & Instruction Services
Art & Design Library Level 2
369 Fairfield Way Unit 1005
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
Michael is responsible for selecting books, journals and electronic resources; providing in-depth research assistance and library instruction; and acting as the advocate within the Library for the following:
Departments, Schools, or Programs
Contact Michael to request any of these services, or for help with any other library-related question or concerns.
Library Instruction - request general orientation, course-related instruction, and focused research training. Group and individual training sessions are available by appointment. For group sessions, please contact the liaison at least 2 weeks in advance.
Research Assistance - request help in selecting appropriate resources, performing database searches, or locating relevant materials at other institutions.
Citation Assistance - request help in verifying citations for publications, bibliographies, or Interlibrary Loan orders.
New Materials Requests - suggest titles to be added to the Libraries' collection.
Before entering the profession of librarianship,
Michael served as an Assistant Professor of Art History
and coordinator of the art history slide collection at
Bard College and instructor in the Department of Art
and Art History at Skidmore College. He has served as
Assistant Professor at Union College and as Visiting
Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and
Planning at Columbia University.
Michael has experience as a general reference librarian and a subject bibliographer and held the position of Head of the Acquisitions Services Department at the State University of New York at Albany before arriving at the University of Connecticut in June of 2002.
His research interests in art history are Baroque architecture in Central Europe, especially Bohemia, the arts of traditional Judaism, and Nineteenth-Century synagogue architecture in the United States.