Jessica Craig, MLIS

Jessica Craig holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree with a concentration in informatics and digital humanities from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a minor in Premodern Global Studies from California State University, Channel Islands. Her primary graduate research focused on alternative resource description methods and the ethics of algorithmic description for visual arts metadata. Currently, she is at the Getty Research Institute working with the Digital Art History team to focus on the Pre-Hispanic Art Provenance Initiative (PHAPI). Jessica has held previous library positions at the UCLA Arts Library, UCLA Cataloging and Metadata Center, Library of Congress, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and Camarillo Public Library. She was born and raised in Southern California and presently lives on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory the Chumash people.

Recent News

  • In April 2022, I will be co-presenting at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Chicago for two sessions: “Visual Literacy In and Beyond the Classroom” and “Creating and Maintaining Professional Websites.”
  • My paper “Computer Vision for Visual Arts Collections: Looking at Algorithmic Bias, Transparency, and Labor” is now published in the Fall 2021 issue of Art Documentation: The Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) by The University of Chicago Press. doi: 10.1086/716730.
  • I attended the Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI Workshop) as a recipient of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation award, as well as the California Rare Book School to complete the course Digital Humanities for the History of the Book under a fully-funded scholarship.


I have made available two academic portfolios on this site, my MLIS Portfolio and Digital Humanities Portfolio. Each includes a list of my completed graduate-level courses and links to my academic work.

Curriculum Vitae

To learn more about my academic and professional path, view my CV.



last updated March 4, 2021