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Martha Mahard

  • D.A.
  • Curator of Visual Collections
  • Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library
  • 7PublicationsNumber of items in Martha's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 3Followers

Recent publications

  • Collaborative Access: The Harvard Experience

    • Mahard M
    • Whiteside A
  • In Our Own Backyards: An Intra-Institutional Collaborative Data Sharing Project

    • Whiteside A
    • Mahard M

Professional experience

Curator of Visual Collections

Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library

Assistant Curator

Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard College Library

Curator of Historic Photographs

Harvard University

Visual Resources Librarian

Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Professor of Practice

Simmons College, GSLIS



Barnard College

M.L.S. (Library Science)

Simmons College, GSLIS

D.A. (Library Administration)

Simmons College, GSLIS

M.A. (Theatre History)

Tufts University


Martha R. Mahard is currently a Professor of Practice at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science where she teaches courses in the management of photographic archives, art documentation, and preservation management and digital preservation. Ms. Mahard is Co-Principal Investigator on the 3-year grant project Curriculum, Cooperation, Convergence, Capacity..., funded by IMLS. Before moving into full-time teaching Dr. Mahard was Curator of Historic Photographs in the Fine Arts Library at Harvard University. During her 35-year career at Harvard she was instrumental in the development and implementation of their online union catalog for visual materials. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Library Administration from Simmons, and is an active member of ARLIS/NA, the Visual Resources Association, and the Society of American Archivists.

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