Deborah J. Leslie
Deborah J. Leslie is Senior Cataloger at the Folger Shakespeare Library, before which she held positions as rare book cataloger at Yale University and the Library Company of Philadelphia. She chaired the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee (BSC) from 2001 to 2007 and was chief editor of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), as well as serving as an advisor for Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials) and chair of the DCRM Steering Group. She was a member of the ACRL/RBMS Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials Task Force (2014–2017), the RDA Steering Committee Rare Materials Working Group (2016–2019), and is currently active on the BSC’s RBMS RDA Editorial Group (2019–). In addition to giving presentations and workshops on rare book cataloging in the United States and abroad, Leslie served on the faculties of the California Rare Book School and the Australasian Rare Book Summer School. Her primary faculty affiliation is with the Rare Book School of the University of Virginia; since 1998, she has taught over 35 week-long courses in basic and advanced rare book cataloging to nearly 400 students.