Stefanie Hilles joins Libraries as art and humanities librarian







Stefanie Hilles joins Libraries as art and humanities librarian
By Vince Frieden, strategic communications coordinator, University Libraries

With experience as a library and archives manager at the Akron Art Museum and as a lecturer and part-time faculty member at the University of Akron and Kent State University, Stefanie Hilles begins this month as the new art and humanities librarian for the Miami University Libraries.

​Hilles holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art history from Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University, respectively. She earned her master’s in library and information science from Kent State University. In her new role, Hilles serves as subject liaison librarian for architecture & interior design, art, art education and graphic design. She is based out of Wertz Art and Architecture Library (Alumni Hall) and can be reached at

“Stefanie brings an extensive and impressive background not only in art history but also in research, collections and programming,” said Kevin Messner, head of the Libraries’ Advise & Instruct Department.  “We are excited to welcome her as a resource for our students and faculty in the College of Creative Arts.”

As library and archives manager at the Akron Art Museum, Hilles honed skills in a variety of areas including collection management and development, reference and research services, online collection tools, and digital archiving. She is chair elect of the Art Librarians Society of Norm America Ohio Valley Chapter.

​Hilles also has served as an associate lecturer in art history at the University of Akron and a part-time art history faculty member at Kent State University, instructing and designing a range of courses from introductory survey courses to upper division art history.

Her experience working in and around art galleries and museums dates back to 2005, with time spent at the Kent State School of Art Gallery, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art and Cleveland Museum of Art. She has additional higher education experience as an adjunct faculty member at Walsh University and Stark State College. She was nominated for the Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award while at Stark State.