VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Head, Research and Library Technology, VCUQatar
Room 106-Q, VCUQatar Library
M.A. Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, 2008
M.F.A. Painting, Arizona State University, 2004
B.F.A. Fine Art - Painting and Printmaking, University of Wyoming, 2000
B.A. Journalism, University of Wyoming, 1998
Previous Professional Experience
Design Research Librarian, VCUQatar, 2009-2011
Library Supervisor, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus, 2007-2009
Adjunct Art Instructor, Arizona State University, 2005-2007
Senior Library Specialist, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus, 2006-2007
Adjunct Art Instructor, Mesa Community College, 2006
Erickson, Mary, Jeana Klein, and Michael Wirtz. “Objective-Driven Evaluation: A Collaboration between Studio Foundations and Art Education.” FATE in Review, (article accepted, to be published 2011).
Booth-Clibborn, Edward, and Nan Ellin. Phoenix: 21st Century City. United Kingdom: Booth-Clibborn, 2006.
Open Studios Press. “Michael A. Wirtz.” New American Painting (Western States), no. 66 (2006).
Wirtz, M. (2013). Deeply embedded: Library studio partnerships in the development of a graduate design curriculum. Presented at Art Libraries Association of America.
Wirtz, M. (2012). Information literacy by design: An integrative partnership in the graduate studio. Presented at Information Literacy Network of the Gulf Region.
Wirtz, M. (2011). Discovery by design: A wayfinding approach to browsing. Poster presented at Art Libraries Society of North America/ Visual Resources Association.
Wirtz, M. (2010). We’re not that smart: How our brains fools us and what it means for information literacy. Presented at Information Literacy Network of the Gulf Region.
- The use of digital technologies in information resource development.
- Information literacy and critical thinking pedagogy.
- The use of information delivery systems within the library environment.