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» Office of University Librarian
» Circulation & Resource Sharing
» Friedman Study Center
» Research and Outreach Services
» Special Collections
» Preservation & Conservation
» Bookstacks & Storage
» Digital Technologies
» Technical Services

Office of University Librarian


Harriette Hemmasi, University Librarian
David Banush, Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management

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Circulation & Resource Sharing


Responsible for: circulation & shared resources
Bart Hollingsworth, Head, Circulation and Resource Sharing
dept email: rock@brown.edu

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Friedman Study Center


Responsible for: 24/5 study and social space; circulation & reference (Sciences)
Steven Lavallee, Head, Friedman Study Center
dept website: http://library.brown.edu/about/friedman.php
dept email: sciences@brown.edu

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Research and Outreach Services


Responsible for: Orwig Music Library, Art Slide Library, East Asian Collection, reference & research services, medical services, collection development
Ned Quist, Associate University Librarian for Research and Outreach Services
dept website: http://library.brown.edu/ros/
dept email: Edwin_Quist@brown.edu

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Special Collections


Responsible for: John Hay Library, special collections, rare books, manuscripts, and archives

dept website: http://library.brown.edu/about/hay/
dept email: hay@brown.edu

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Preservation & Conservation


Responsible for: preservation, bindery, conservation
Michelle Venditelli, Manager, Library Preservation, Bindery, and Storage
dept website: http://library.brown.edu/preservation
dept email: preservation@brown.edu

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Bookstacks & Storage


Responsible for: bookstacks, shelving, Library Collections Annex
William Wood, Shelving Manager
dept website: http://library.brown.edu/preservation/
dept email: William_Wood@brown.edu

  • Library Collections Annex 867-3909 (phone), 867-3907 (fax) , annex@brown.edu, website
  • Rock Shelving 863-7504 (phone)
  • Sciences Shelving 863-1048 (phone)

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Digital Technologies


Responsible for: digital scholarship, Josiah, library web, web technologies, library tech support & systems
Andrew Ashton, Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies
dept website: http://library.brown.edu/dt/

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Technical Services


Responsible for: acquisitions, cataloging, serials
Samuel Mizer, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services
Steven E. Thompson, Head, Acquisition and E-Resources
dept email: Rock_Catalog@brown.edu

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Contact Information
Principal Mailing Address:
Brown University Library
10 Prospect Street / Box A
Providence, RI 02912 USA
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Area Code: 401
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