Maya Gervits, PhD

Photo of Heather Huey, Librarian Director of the Littman Architecture Library
New Jersey Institute of Technology

4th Floor, Weston Hall
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
Office phone: 973-642-4390
Fax: 973-643-5601

Education and Experience

  • MLS in Library and Information Science, Rutgers University, NJ
  • Pd.D. in Art and Architectural History, Institute of Art History, Moscow, Russia
  • MA in Art History, Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia

I am the Director of the Architecture Library and report to the University Librarian. I have been in this position since 2002. Prior to my appointment at NJIT I worked as a curator at the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), as the Western Art Bibliographer at Princeton University, and as Art Librarian at Rutgers University. I also lectured on the history of Russian and Western art and architecture as well as on librarianship, both in the US and in Russia.

Throughout my professional career, I have focused my studies on the history of visual arts and architecture, architectural preservation, and various aspects of librarianship, especially on the application of computers in libraries. I conduct my research in both architectural history and librarianship and am involved in the work of professional organizations in both fields.

Selected professional activities:

Selected publications:

  • Leo von Klenze  and the New Hermitage. St. Petersburg: Hermitage & ARS, 2003.
  • Works of Leo von Klenze in the Hermitage: exhibition catalogue. Leningrad: Hermitage, 1984
  • Citation Analysis and tenure Metrics in Art, Architecture and Design-Related Disciplines. in Art Documentation, Fall 2016 (co-authored)
  • "Citation Analysis and Tenure Metrics in Architecture and Design-Related Disciplines" ACSA, May 2015.
  • "Evolving Libraries: People and Technology Collaborating to Build University Design Communities" in Art Documentation, Fall 2012 issue (co-authored)
  • "Digital Archive of Newark Architecture" in Art Documentation, Spring 2011 issue (co-authored)
  • "Historicism, Nationalism, and Russian Art Museums in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" in Visual Resources, special issue Honoring Helene E. Roberts, 2011.
  • Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines, 2007 (co-author)
  • “Hermitage in a Context of the 19th century Museums” in 250 years of the Hermitage: Conference materials, Hermitage, St. Petersburg, 2004
  • “Art and Archaeology of the African Diaspora: new Challenges in Art History Instruction,” Art Documentation, Fall, 2000, p.46-48 (co-author)
  • “Russian Art and Architecture: Fundamental Sources,” Art Documentation, Fall,1999
  • “Leo von Klenze and the New Hermitage,” Visual Resources, v.14/2, 1998