Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture and Design Library

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
maya.gervits@njit.edu

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
  • "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 Literacy 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