Katie Blackwood is a library assistant at the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) at the National College of Art & Design. She has responsibility for maintaining the library’s collection of ephemera files on artists, designers, galleries and related subjects as well as listing and cataloguing the Special Collections and Archives She provides a range of readers’ services to support visiting researchers including consultation on deposits, loans and the reproduction of collection material.

Katie worked as a research assistant on the Kilkenny Design Workshops Archive project for the Digital Repository of Ireland. Other catalogung and preservation projects at NIVAL include the Dorothy Walker Archive, the Artists Books Collection, the Fenderesky Gallery Image Collection and the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Archive.

Katie holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture and has worked in NIVAL and the Edward Murphy Library in NCAD for 10 years.