Cassie has been Curator of Rare Books at the Washington University Libraries since 2017. She enjoys sharing rare books with others through outreach programs, teaching classes, and curating exhibits. Her research focuses on the intersection of the book as a physical and cultural object and on the histories of book collecting and libraries. Cassie received her library degree from Indiana University in 2011 and is currently working on a PhD. Cassie’s dissertation, which is in progress, is tentatively titled “How Books Became Rare: The History of Special Collections in America 1880–1940.”
Selected Projects, Activities, Accomplishments
- WashU Libraries Book Club
- Bookmaking workshops
- Exhibits: Why So Small?, Charting History, Declaration of Independence
- Events: Why So Small?, ‘Beautiful, but Labyrinthine’: The Care and Storage of Fictional Books
- Identify and provide library tools, resources, and services that meet your research needs.
- Uncover options to address data challenges, including data analysis, visualization, and management.
- Develop effective instruction and learning materials for courses and disciplines.
- Cultivate, maintain, and manage collections of greatest value to the Washington University community.