As a curator in the the Special Collections Research Center, I provide collection and research support for print materials published after 1700 and several of our archival collections. Some of my areas of emphasis include the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive, the Children’s Literature Collection the Hubbard Collection of Imaginary Voyages, artist’s books, and literary and theatre archival collections.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you wish to arrange an instruction session incorporating special collections materials. I enjoy working with instructors to design sessions that meet a variety of learning objectives, from one-time visits to semester-long projects.
Prior to coming to the University of Michigan in 2015, I served as the Rare Books Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I curated collections focusing on the history and culture of the Texas-Mexico Border Region and on the culinary history of Mexico. I hold an MA in Library and Information Science and an MA in Cultural Anthropology, both from the University of Iowa. As a member of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association, I have served on committees for Diversity, Exhibition Awards, Scholarships, and Conference Planning.