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Diana Vogelsong

Diana Vogelsong

University Library

Additional Positions at AU

  • Part-Time Librarian
Since retirement in June 2011, Diana Vogelsong continues to serve the library through part-time reference work and as a member of the Friends of AU Library Board. Currently she also volunteers as the image archivist in the library of the Sandy Spring Museum in Montgomery County. Ms. Vogelsong’s research and library professional activities include work in media and the arts, contributions to intellectual freedom issues, and library marketing. She is author of the award winning reference book, Landscape Architecture Sourcebook; a Guide to Resources on the History and Practice of Landscape Architecture in the United States. Over the course of her career at American University Ms. Vogelsong served as reference librarian, media services librarian, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, and from January 2006 to August 2007 as Acting University Librarian. She established the Media Services Department and launched several new programs including the University Library College Writing and Undergraduate Research Awards.


M.L.S. University of Maryland; MA in Art History, American University

Favorite Spot on Campus
Inside: Archives Reading Room Outside: Woods-Brown Amphi
Languages Spoken
Contact Info

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For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Intellectual Property, Art and Landscape Architecture History, Marketing

Selected Publications

  • "Cultural Diversity and Video Collecting," Chapter in Video Collection Development in Multi-type Libraries: A Handbook, edited by Gary P. Handman.  2nd ed. Greenwood, Press, 2002.  (co-author)
  • Landscape Architecture in America: A Guide to Resources on the History and Practice of Landscape Architecture in the United States.  Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1997. 382p.
  • American University. Museum Educational Site Licensing Project. Technical Report. American University, March 13, 1997. 52p. (contributor)
  • "Delivering Digital Museum Images and Information to Educational Institutions: Implementation of the Museum Educational Site Licensing Project," in Proceedings of The Consortium of College and University Media Centers, 1996 Fall Conference: Creating Futures, Hosted by the University of Kansas and the Kansas City Art Institute, October 18-22, 1996, pp. 57-63.
  • Guide to the Microforms Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: The National Gallery of Art, 1990.
  • "Leonardo da Vinci," in Read More About It.  Pierian Press, 1989.
  • American University Contributor.  Art Serials: Union List of Art Periodicals and Serial in Research Libraries in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  Washington, D.C.: Art Library Resources Committee, 1981.

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Professional Certifications

  • ACRL Harvard Leadership Institute, August 2005.
  • Secondary School Teaching Certificate

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Best Annual Report" - The Communicator Awards from the International Academy of Visual Arts. For Library public annual report 2007-2008 (as Acting University Librarian)
  • Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @your library Award from the Association for College and University Libraries Division of the American Library Association, January 2005 (Marketing Team)
  • Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Media and Communications, Outstanding Young Women of America.
  • American University, Center for Teaching Excellence Award,  2004.
  • Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Book for 1997.
  • Honoree at Celebrating Scholarship event, American University Library, spring 1997.
  • Beta Phi Mu
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Presentations

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  • Panelist, "Who Holds Right in IP Developed At Your Institution, What Rights They Have and How to Say That Clearly in Your IP Policy" National Association of College and University Attorneys, New York City, NY, June 23, 2008
  • Keynote speaker, Outreach Solutions for College Libraries: A Symposium sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium. Dickinson College, April 25, 2007.
  • Co-presenter, "Reaching the Distant Shore—A Collaborative Online Course for Distance Learning Faculty," ACRL National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 30, 2007.
Testimony before the U.S. Copyright Office on the classes of works to be considered under the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of October 1998, May 2000.
  • Testimony before the U.S. Copyright Office on Digital Distance Education, part of a study mandated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of October 1998, January 26, 1999.