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Amber Ruiz

Curator, Visual Resources Center


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Amber's role in the library

I am the Curator of the Visual Resources Center (VRC). The VRC provides digital image support, primarily art images, for teaching and research purposes at Stanford University. We digitize images on request, provide image database instruction, and maintain a database with approximately 90,000 digital images that are available to the Stanford community. Our collection encompasses a broad sweep of art history with strengths in Chinese art, American art, Byzantine art, and photography. To view our digital collection please go to

Professional activities

Member, Visual Resources Association 2006- present.

Member, ARLIS/NA-VRA Summer Educational Institute (SEI) Advisory Group, 2008-2010.

Attendee, ARLIS/NA-VRA Summer Educational Institute (SEI) for Visual Resources and Image Management at Indiana University Bloomington, June 2007.

Selected publications

Ruiz, Amber, and Dena DeBry. “Unlocking the Doors.” VRA Bulletin 36, no. 2 (Summer 2009): 78-79.


MLIS, Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
BA, Art History, San Jose State University