Aprille Nace has been with the Rakow Research Library since 2003. Before joining the Rakow Library, Nace served as information literacy librarian at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received a Service Excellence Award. She has experience in circulation, interlibrary loan, archives, instruction, reference, and collection development. She has also worked in oral history and folklore.
Nace holds a dual B.A. in English and Linguistics, a M.L.S in Library and Information Studies, and a M.A in American Studies with a concentration in intercultural studies, from the University at Buffalo. She is active in the Art Libraries Society of North America and served as chair of the Standards Committee (2007–2010). She is also a member of the New York Library Association (NYLA), serving as President of the Academic & Special Libraries section in 2009. Currently, Nace serves on the Board of the South Central Regional Library Council, where she is chair of the Personnel committee and a member of the Executive Council. She has written for a variety of publications and was published in Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship; she has also spoken at a variety of workshops and lectures.
Nace oversees all aspects of the Library’s public services and supervises Public Service Team members. She manages, provides leadership for, and participates in reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, instruction, and outreach activities. She also coordinates exhibition of library materials and promotional activities and is the point person for the Library website.