Alice Schreyer is Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services at the Newberry Library. She was previously Associate University Librarian for Area Studies and Special Collections at the University of Chicago Library, where she was director of the Special Collections Research Center through 2011. Before coming to Chicago, she held positions at the University of Delaware, the Library of Congress, and Columbia University. She was the founding editor of the ACRL journal, Rare Books & Manuscripts, from 1988 to 1993. She was a member of the ARL Task Force on Special Collections (2002–2006), for which she wrote Education and Training for Careers in Special Collections Librarianship: A White Paper (November 2004). Her talk, “Everything Old is New Again: Transformation in Special Collections,” presented at the 2015 colloquium on “Forging the Future of Special Collections,” has been published in a collection with the same name (Chicago: ALA Neal Schuman, 2016). Schreyer served on the Rare Book School Board of Directors from 2004 to 2016, as Secretary from 2009 through 2014, and as Chair from January 2014 through January 2016.
Courses Formerly Offered
- L-10. Special Collections Librarianship (2001–2012, 2009 excepted)
- Introduction to the History of the Book (1985); The History of the Book (1986–1988); History of the Printed Book (1989–1994) | co-taught with Peter M. VanWingen