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art librarian

Ann B. Abid, American art librarian. Grantee Missouri Council Arts, 1978, Missouri Committee Humanities, 1980, National History Publications and Records Commission, 1981, Reinberger Foundation, 1987, Japan Foundation, 1996.


Abid, Ann B. was born on March 17, 1942 in St. Louis. Daughter of Clarence Frederick and Luella (Niehaus) Bartelsmeyer.


Certified in Librarianship, Washington University, St. Louis, 1976.


Assistant to library, St. Louis Art Museum, 1963-1968;library, St. Louis Art Museum, 1968-1985;head library, Cleveland Museum Art, since 1985. Visiting committee university libraries Case We. Res.U., 1987-1990, co-chairperson, 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Introduction, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship, 2007. Co-author: Documents of Surrealism, 1918-1942, 1981, Planning for Automation of the Slide and Photograph Collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art: A Draft Marc Visual Materials Record, 1998. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Library Association, Art Libraries Society North America (chairman mus.-type-of-library group national chapter 1979-1981, chairman New Orleans 1980, nominating committee 1980, 84, Wittenborn awards committee 1981, 90, vice president, president-elect 1987-1988, president 1988-1989, past president 1989-1990, chairman North America art library resources committee 1991-1993, search committee new executive director 1993-1994. chairman finance committee 1996-1998, presenter numerous papers, chairman nominating committee 1999-2000, co-chair conference program committee 1999-2000), Society of America Archivists, Midwest Museum Conference (co-chairman program committee annual meeting 1982), Special Libraries Association, Research Libraries Group (shares executive group 1996-1998, shares participation committee 1997-1999).


Married Amor Abid (divorced 1969). Children: Rod, Kady; Married Cleon R. Yohe, August 10, 1974 (divorced). Married Roldo S. Bartimole, February 1, 1991.

Clarence Frederick Bartelsmeyer

Luella (Niehaus) Bartelsmeyer

Amor Abid

Cleon R. Yohe

Roldo S. Bartimole

Rod Abid

Kady Abid