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    Beginning in July, 2018 I will be the Eric Weinmann Librarian and Director of Collections at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Since 2006 I have been at Special Collections at the University of Iowa Libraries. During my tenure at the University of Iowa, I have prioritized making collections accessible to contemporary audiences. I was the instigator of DIY History (, a crowdsourcing transcription project for Civil War diaries and other digitized manuscripts, and the creator and lead developer of The Atlas of Early Printing (, a digital, publicly accessible map depicting the development of printing in Europe in the 15th century that uses GIS mapping. Other projects have included the digitization of more than 10,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fanzines from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection; renovation of the UI Libraries exhibition gallery; significant increases in instructional use of the collections; preservation and digitization of reel-to-reel data tapes from the Explorer satellites, first launched in 1958; and an innovative focus on social media and special collections. Under my leadership, recent acquisitions to the library’s collections include the Gallup family papers, the Tom Brokaw papers, and the Brinton Collection of Early Film. I appear in a 2017 documentary featuring this  collection entitled Saving Brinton (

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Printing Revolution and Society 1450-1500 – Fifty Years That Changed Europe September 19-21, 2018, Venice.

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