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About Kresten Jespersen

Dr. Kresten Jespersen is Associate Professor and Librarian for Metadata and Reference in the Adams Library, Rhode Island College. Dr. Jespersen was educated in England at Seaford College and at Moses Brown School in Providence. He attended Lawrence University and Providence College. He earned his A.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University, where he studied under Professor William H. Jordy, graduating in 1984. After teaching graduate level architecural history at MIT’s Department of Architecture, Yale University’s School of Architecture and the Technical University of Nova Scotia’s School of Architecture throughout the 1980s, as well as undergraduate art history at Mary Washington University, The College of William and Mary and Missouri State University, he returned to Providence, his favorite city. In the late 1990s he attended URI’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, earning his MLIS in 2000. He has served as a librarian at RISD, Curry College and, now, at RIC. Dr. Jespersen and his wife, a trained art historian and fellow librarian, also teach the "Organization of Information" as adjunct faculty members at URI’s Library School. His research interests include the subjects of ornament and decoration in architecture, repose, sensationist psychology, color, Victorian studies, metadata and Sufism. He is an accomplished silversmith and an active electric guitarist. He reads graphic novels and non-fiction in his spare time.


Present Adjunct Professor, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Present Associate Professor, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College

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James P. Adams Library
Rm. 412
Fax: 401-456-9012