Cheryl Beredo is Curator of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Before coming to NYPL, she was Director of the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives at Cornell University. She has previously held positions at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and the Massachusetts Historical Society, where she worked on the New England Environmental History Initiative. She has served on numerous boards and advisory groups for a variety of organizations and initiatives, including the American Labor Studies Center, International Association of Labor History Institutes, Triangle Fire Coalition, Association of Research Libraries, Society of American Archivists, and Rare Book School. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hawaii and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Archival Studies.