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2:00 p.m.

Voices from the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS): A Special Collections Roundtable


Moderated and introduced by Diane Dias De Fazio, The New York Public Library, and Co-Chair, ACRL/RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee

​hosted by RBMS

Jesse R. Erickson, Ph.D., MLIS, Coordinator of Special Collections; Assistant Professor, English; Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, University of Delaware

Jesse R. Erickson is the Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities, Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware. He previously worked as a bibliographic researcher and archival processor in the Manuscripts Division of the Charles E. Young Research Library and the Center for Oral History Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research specializations are in ethnobibliography, alternative printing and non-canonical textuality, African American print culture, and the transnational printing history of the works of Ouida.

Peter Kruty, Peter Kruty Editions, Brooklyn


Peter Kruty Editions is an award-winning letterpress workshop dedicated to both artist collaborations and commercial printing. The studio has been featured on public television and cable television. Recent projects include a gift book for His Holiness Pope Francis, a book with photographer Neil Selkirk, and letterpress contributions to a portfolio of prints by artist Ken Buhler.

Karin Suni, Curator of the Theatre Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia

Karin Suni, a lover of both theatre and libraries since childhood, has combined the two into her position as Curator of the Theatre Collection in the Rare Book Department. After two years with the Free Library of Philadelphia as a librarian in the Literature Department, she moved to London to complete her second Masters in Text and Performance Studies from King's College London, co-taught by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 2011, she returned to the library to take up her role as Curator as well as a librarian in the Rare Book Department.

Sunday Steinkirchner, B & B Rare Books (ABAA member)

Sunday specializes in 20th century writers, with a special affinity for Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group, and 1920’s literary expatriates. Sunday is the Vice Chair of Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ABAA and was a keynote speaker at the York Antiquarian Book Seminar in England. Her appraisal skills were recently featured on Atlas Obscura. Sunday has a Master’s degree from NYU, attended Rare Book School at UVA, and was a Forbes Small Business Contributor. Her favorite book is Mrs. Dalloway.

Moderated and introduced by 

Diane Dias De Fazio, The New York Public Library, and Co-Chair, ACRL/RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee

Diane Dias De Fazio is the Public Services, Outreach and Instruction Librarian of the  US History and Map Divisions for  The New York Public Library. Diane is also the founder of IG Libraries, a social media account celebrating the international group of libraries and bibliophiles