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Elisa Lanzi

Director of Digital Strategies and Services

Elisa Lanzi

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Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Young Library, YGB203



M.L.S., University at Albany

B.A., English and Art History, State University of New York, The College at Brockport

Elisa Lanzi is the Director of Digital Strategies and Services for the Smith College Libraries overseeing the Libraries technical infrastructure, User Experience, Digital Asset Management and Preservation and Digital Communication.

Throughout her career Elisa’s focus has been digital asset management and practice, metadata standards, and cultural materials in the context of libraries and museums. She developed a particular expertise in thesauri from her work at the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus. Earlier in her career she served as Head of Public Services at Bennington College Library and Director of Public Relations and Membership at the Bennington Museum. Elisa first joined Smith as Director of the Imaging Center where she was involved in building visual collections for teaching and learning. Elisa also is a papermaking artist and she teaches "The History of Papermaking" as part of the Book Studies Concentration gateway.


Libraries Communication Team, Libraries Web Coordination Team, Smith IT Leadership Team, Compass Leadership Team, Five College Digital Stewardship Committee

Research Interests

Digital Libraries, Content Management, Image Management

Publications & Presentations

Lanzi, Elisa, Abilgail Baines, and Sarah Goldstein. "Mission Possible: the Making of a Shared Digital Library." presented at Digital Libraries Federation Forum, November, 2016.

Lanzi, Elisa. "Digital Humanities Media: Project Preservation and Promotion." presented at the Charleston Conference, November, 2015.

Lanzi, Elisa and Tom Laughner. "Bridges and DAMS: Building Library and IT Partnerships." presented at NERCOMP Annual Conference, March, 2015.

Lanzi, Elisa, Ann Whiteside and Trip Kirkpatrick. "Emerging Digital Scholars: Students and Digital Humanities," workshop at NERCOMP, April 2014.

Professional Affiliations

Digital Library Federation, CLIR/Educause Leading Change Institute (2014 Fellow)