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Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400103
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103
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For most deliveries, use our street address.

Loading dock address:
100 Newcomb Rd S
Charlottesville, VA 22904

phone: 434-924-8851
fax: 434-924-8824
federal tax id: 54-1667557

Rare Book School Staff

Year-round Staff

Questions about RBS may be sent to , but you are likely to get faster and better-informed answers if you address your questions directly to the relevant RBS staff member listed below. For general inquiries about the history of books and printing, see our Links page.

See also the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Michael F. Suarez, S.J.


Danielle Culpepper
Administrator for Budget, Finance, & Management
Management of finance and human resources


Jeremy Dibbell
Director of Communications and Outreach
Events, public programs, media relations, website, social media, scholarships


Megan Gildea
Development Director
Charitable giving for endowment, special projects, Friends of Rare Book School (annual fund), Malkin Society (planned giving)


Tess Goodman
Assistant Curator of Collections
Collections, donations of books and related materials


Barbara Heritage
Associate Director &
Curator of Collections

Collections, donations of books and related materials, course offerings


Amanda Nelsen
Program Director
Course schedule, local arrangements, scholarships, certificates, facilities


Ansel Payne
Program Assistant
Admissions, course promotion, local arrangements, scholarships, certificates


Rachael Dealy Salisbury
Development Officer, Research and Special Projects


Donna Sy
Mellon Fellowship
Program Director

Mellon Fellowship program, computer systems


Michael X. Taylor
Accounting Specialist
Accounts, payroll, human resources


Part-Time Staff

To reach the following staff members by phone, please call 434-924-8851.

Scott Ellwood
Collections Assistant

Kaye Marie Ferguson
Mellon Fellowship Project Assistant

Rachel Makarowski
IMLS Fellowship Program Assistant

Claire A. Reeger
Mellon Fellowship Program Assistant

Anne Rowlenson
Office Assistant
RBS Store, Book Arts Press publications

Ann Stearns
Bookkeeping Assistant
Tuition payments, receipts, disbursements, accounts payable

Nina Thomas
Collections Assistant