Viveca Pattison Robichaud


Speaker: Viveca Pattison Robichaud

Position: Special Collections Librarian

Architecture Library & Institute for Latino Studies
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
School of Architecture, 117 Bond Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574/631.6018, (cell) 443/996.2228


Masters of Science in Library Science
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2010
Concentration in Cultural Heritage Information Management

Masters of Liberal Arts
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009
Graduate Thesis entitled Magnificent Threads: The Role of Tapestries in the Aesthetic Culture of the Fifteenth Century Burgundian Court, supervised by Dr. Nancy Zinn, Walters Art Museum

Bachelors of Art
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2005
Western Society and Culture & Art History

Native English speaker; I have taken advanced university level French (reading, writing, and conversation); basic reading knowledge of Italian.

Special Collections Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library and Institute for Latino Studies’ Julian Samora Library, July 2014 to present

Librarian and Archivist, Samora Library, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, Academic Year, 2013 through 2014

Assistant Visiting Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Institute for Latino Studies’ Julian Samora Library and Architecture Library, November 2012 through June 2013

Visiting Faculty Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library and Rare Books & Special Collections, November 2011 through October 2012

Practicum, George Peabody Library, Sheridan Libraries Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2011

Practicum, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, The Catholic University of America, Spring 2010

Administrative Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, Film & Media Studies Program, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006 through 2011

Curatorial Intern, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, Summer 2004
William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award, 2013, to attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Pasadena, April 25-29, 2013

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
2014 – present, Samuel H. Kress Foundation International Travel Award Grant, Task Force Member
2014 – present, Chair, Awards Committee
2012 – 2014, Chair, Travel Awards Sub-Committee
2011 – 2012, member, Travel Awards Sub-Committee
Art Libraries Society of North America – Midstates Chapter (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan)
2015 Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
2012 – present, member, Travel Awards Committee

“SPQR-ND: Interpreting the Roman Forum Through Early Architectural Publications”, ARLIS/NA Midstates Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall 2014,

Review of Americans in Paris: Foundations of America’s Architectural Gilded Age: Architecture Students at the École des Beaux-Arts 1846-1946, by Jean Paul Carlhian and Margot M. Ellis. ARLIS/NA Reviews, January, 2015,

“The Roman Forum and Beyond: Developing Mobile Applications to Study the Built Environment with Early Architectural Publications”, Emerging Technologies Forum, Art Libraries Society of North America 43rd Annual Conference, March 21, 2015, Fort Worth, Texas.

Parker, Jennifer and Viveca Robichaud. “Documenting a City’s Past, Present and Future: Or, how a university library can work with local civic entities to preserve and protect the built and planned environment”, Art Libraries Society of North America 42nd Annual conference, May 4, 2014, Washington, DC.

Robichaud, Viveca and Jennifer Parker. “The Seaside Research Portal and the Future of Archiving the Built Environment”, Art Libraries Society of North America 41st Annual Conference, April 25-29, 2013, Pasadena, CA.

Bolls, Madison, Cecilia Cho, Elizabeth Deegan, Elizabeth Dodson, Viveca Pattison, Jessica Sprigings, and Kevin Gunn. “Student as Teacher: creating LibGuides as a tool for professional development”, “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium, Poster Session, February 25, 2011, Catholic University of America, School of Library Science

Viveca Pattison Robichaud takes part in the 14th CNBA Day with a speech on SPQR-ND_Interpreting the Roman forum Through Early Architectural Publications