VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT STAFF
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DEBRA R. WINTERS, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Visual Image Collection & Special Projects
Location: VA 191C
Phone: (657)278- 3891
As Visual Resources Specialist since 1984, with degrees in Library and Information Science and Art History, Winters administers the department's art image collection. The scope of the image collection is a 95,000 art and architecture slide collection including western and non-western art from the prehistoric era to contemporary art in all mediums. Winters provides reference service to the art studio and art history faculty and students who are the most common users of the instructional image collection. Faculty and students from anthropology, history, liberal studies, foreign languages, and American studies have also used the collection. As new technologies transform teaching methods at CSUF, Winters facilitates this transformation, by cataloging new images into a searchable database and by developing study Web pages by working in consultation with art history faculty.
A member of the National Visual Resources Association and Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), Winters keeps active in the field so that she can advise the department on current issues in copyright, digital instruction including learning objects, and digital image storage and retrieval. With her eyes focused on reusability she serves as a member of a system-wide workgroup that is developing shared image resources for the California State University. She is also working on a grant funded by the National Science Foundation with biology and chemistry faculty to develop a science instruction image collection for K-6 science teacher preparation.
Winters is an art history lecturer and teaches two courses, the history of printmaking and the history of women artists. She has lectured and published in contemporary and historic art as well as in library science. In addition, she coordinates the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg Art Gallery Website at California State Polytechnic University Pomona as a community service.