913 S. University Ave.
I am a Curator and Outreach Librarian with responsibility for post-1700 materials in the Special Collections Library, located on the 7th floor, south building, Hatcher Graduate Library.
I have been at the University of Michigan since 1982, first serving as Head of the Music Library and moving to Special Collections in 1989. I was Director of the Special Collections Library from 1989 until July 2011, when I was named Past Director and returned to the general ranks of teaching and curatorial librarians. I hold a Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University, with a library degree from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in piano performance from Miami University.
My responsibilities include our early scientific holdings as well as post-1700 general rare and archival collections, running the gamut from Defoe to Delbanco, and from (Jane) Austen to (Robert) Altman.
Specific collections for which I am responsible include History of Science (with especially deep collections in the areas of mathematics and astronomy), the Jewish Heritage Collection Dedicated to Mark and Dave Harris (with thousands of books, works of art, objects, and ephemera such as clippings, calendars, and fliers), and the Visionaries of Stage, Radio, and Screen Collection (including archives related to Orson Welles and the papers of Robert Altman)
I am available to teach or participate in classes related to our primary sources. I also select materials to add to the collections, and interpret them to a wide public through physical and virtual exhibits.