About Joey

Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem is the Scholars Studio Librarian at the College of Charleston Libraries and an Instructor at the College of Charleston. She obtained her M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts and her M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina. She is the library liaison for Art History, Arts Management, Studio Art, and Computing in the Arts and contributes her expertise at the Library, providing instruction for faculty, staff, and students regarding information technology utilization and digital scholarship tools for research and classroom use in the arts and humanities.

van Arnhem is a member of the American Library Association and the editor of Mobile Apps in Libraries for The Charleston Advisor. She recently presented Interactive Art Zines: Building Campus Support for Transdisciplinary Collaboration at the American Library Association Annual Conference and published “How to get to the library from here, there, and everywhere!” in the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook edited by McElroy and Pagowski, published by ACRL Press. van Arnhem is currently participating in an autoethnography learning community organized by Anne-Marie Deitering from Oregon State University Libraries, Rick Stoddart from the University of Idaho, and Bob Schroeder from Portland State University who are co-editing a book of for ACRL Publications.  The collection of essays that result from the diverse learning community will explore autoethnography as a research method in LIS and is due out in 2016.


2013 M.L.I.S. University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina.
2009 M.F.A., Visual Art Vermont College of Fine Arts. Montpelier, Vermont.
2002 B.S., Education Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, Illinois.

Research Interests_____________________________________________________

Visual culture, art as research, three-dimensional design, archive and collection as art, digital humanities, copyright, educational technology, instructional design, multimodal information literacies, student support services, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Teaching Experience_____________________________________________________

Library Instruction Sessions: One to two classes on library resources, the research process, information literacy skills development and relevant technology tools for a variety of schools, departments, and programs (First Year Experience, English 110, TRiO programs, Speedy Consolidation and Transition Program (SPECTRA), Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, Graduate School).

Technology Classes for Students: Technology workshops to support metaliteracy and digital scholarship skills development (Google Drive and apps, WordPress, and a wide array of open source, Web 2.0 applications), mobile technologies and apps, study skills, digital storytelling (iLife Suite, Quicktime, Audacity), presentation (Keynote, Prezi, PowerPoint) and digital scholarship production and creation tools (Omeka, Neatline, Google maps, JS Timeline for digital exhibits, interactive maps and data visualization as well as Adobe Creative Suite).

Technology Classes to Support Faculty and Staff: Workshops on topics relating to metaliteracy skills development, online learning, emerging technology, digital humanities tools, teaching strategies, information literacy and educational technology.


  • Arts & Technology (Graduate)
  • Digital Imaging and Photographic Production (Undergraduate)
  • Documenting Culture – Emerging Art practices and Archives (Graduate)
  • Introduction to Sculpture (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Visual Culture (Undergraduate)
  • Research Methods in Expressive Culture (Undergraduate)
  • Resources for Research (Lib 105/Undergraduate)
  • Technology for Teachers (Undergraduate)
  • Web Design for Graphic Design Students (Undergraduate)

Publications (selected)__________________________________________________

2016 Fraser, B., & van Arnhem, J. P. (2016). A collaborative approach to urban cultural studies and digital humanities. In J. White & H. Gilbert (Eds.), Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

van Arnhem, J. P. (2016). How to get to the library from here, there, and everywhere! In K. McElroy & Nicole Pagowski (Eds.), Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. ACRL Press. (accepted)

van Arnhem, J. P. (2016). The intersections of art and librarianship – Issue 1: Filling in the gaps. In Deitering, Anne-Marie, Stoddart, Rick, & Schroeder, Bob (Eds.), Autoethnography Learning Community. ACRL Press (accepted).

2015 Williams, J., & van Arnhem, J. P. (2015, April). But then you have to make it happen. In S. Averkamp, L. Bridges, S. Carlson, T. Das, H. Dowding, J. Foo, S. Lew, Y. Li, R. McBride, & E. Pullman (Eds.), Code{4}lib Journal [Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology]. 28(2015-04-15). http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/10487
2014 van Arnhem, J. P., & Spiller, J. (2014, May). Augmented reality (AR) for discovery and instruction. Journal of Web Librarianship, 8(2), 214-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19322909.2014.904208 (invited)
2014 van Arnhem, J. P., & Williams, J. (2014, December). Negotiating space for the library: Embedding library resources into a university LMS. In D.A. Tyckoson, & J.G. Dove (Eds.), Reimaging Reference in the 21st Century (pp. 253-263). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.


College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424

E:   vanarnhemj@cofc.edu
P:   843-953-3604