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Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400103
Charlottesville, VA 22904
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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

Staff & Board of Directors

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
Financial contributions, tuition payments, disbursements, finances, human resources


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


Barbara Heritage
Assistant Director &
Curator of Collections

Collections, donations of books and related materials; course offerings


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


Donna Sy
Mellon Fellowship
Program Director

Mellon Fellowship program, computer systems


Roger Williams
Collections & Programs Assistant
Events, web communications


Part-Time Staff

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

Anna Bninski
Office Assistant
RBS Store, Book Arts Press publications

Heather Bowlby
Collections Assistant

Tess Goodman
Collections Assistant

Kevin Keller
Bookkeeping Assistant

Elizabeth Ott
Programs Assistant
Course admissions, applications processing

Natasha Richter
Development Assistant

Ashley Stevenson
Collections Assistant

Emma Whittington
Programs Assistant
Course publicity, RBS merchandising

Board of Directors

The Rare Book School Board of Directors:

William T. Buice, III

Robert A. Gross

Alice D. Schreyer

Joan M. Friedman

Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
President (Ex Officio)

Terry Belanger
Founding Director

John Robinson Block

John T. Casteen, III

Giovanni Favretti

Florence Fearrington

Don Fry

James N. Green

Mary C. Schlosser

Arthur L. Schwarz

Carolyn L. Smith

Hans E. Tausig

Karin Wittenborg