The staff of Ohio University Libraries is pleased to welcome Dr. Miriam Intrator to the role of special collections librarian at the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections in Alden Library. Miriam, who received a Master of Science degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2003, recently completed her doctorate in modern European history at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Her dissertation, “Books across Borders and between Libraries: UNESCO and the Politics of Postwar Cultural Reconstruction, 1945-1951,” focused on post-World War II transnational efforts to reconstruct and rehabilitate libraries in Europe and reflects her research interest in cross-border sharing, exchange, and communication.
Miriam brings a decade’s worth of professional library experience to OHIO. She has previously served as photo archivist and as registrar for the archival, book and art collections at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York City; as local history and reference librarian at Pacific Grove Public Library in California, responsible for archival and rare book materials; and as adjunct reference librarian at Monterey Peninsula College, also in California.
Here at Alden Library, Miriam is responsible for curating the rare book collection and the documentary photo archive. She looks forward to collaborating with a range of campus partners to further integrate those collections into the Ohio University curricula.
An enthusiastic congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Miriam Intrator on her new position with the Ohio University Libraries.