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Alice Schreyer

Alice Schreyer

Faculty Profile

Alice Schreyer is Assistant University Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Special Collections at the University of Chicago Library, where she was previously director of the Special Collections Research Center. 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), http://www.arl.org/collect/spcoll/index.html. Schreyer is especially interested in the impact of uncovering hidden collections on reader services in special collections, a topic she explored in “Public Services and ‘Un-Hidden’ Collections: What We Know and What We Need to Know” at the 2009 RBMS Preconference. Schreyer has served on the Rare Book School Board of Directors since 2004, as Secretary from 2009 through 2014, and as Chair beginning in January 2014.

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