Nadia Ghasedi serves as the associate university librarian for Special Collections. Special Collections consists of the following established collecting areas: Rare Books, Modern Literature, University Archives, Film & Media Archive, and the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library. Ghasedi has been with the University for nine years, working primarily with the Film & Media Archive. She has developed and taught workshops on film identification and care for local archivists, students, and professional organizations. As Principal Investigator, she recently completed the Eyes on the Prize Preservation Project, a four-year project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to complete the film preservation of part one of the award-winning documentary series and associated interviews. She is currently PI for the NHPRC-funded project to digitize and digitally reassemble the newly preserved Eyes on the Prize interviews.
Ghasedi earned an M.A. in Information Science & Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Certificate in Film Preservation from the L. Jeffrey School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. She holds a B.A. in Communication Arts and a minor in Classical Humanities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.