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Rosemary Riess

Rosemary Riess

Head Librarian, Special Collections & Archives

Rosemary's responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the Special Collections department, collection management of Special Collections and Archives, preservation and conservation of materials, outreach and programming, managing reference requests, exhibit planning, and the digitization of major Palmer resources. Her accomplishments since being at Palmer include coordinating an archival move of fragile materials to a climate controlled environment, implementing a digitization program, curating the 100th Anniversary Homecoming exhibit, maintaining a weekly blog and redesigning the Special Services website.

Rosemary earned her BA in American Studies from the University of Hull, England. She graduated in May 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on archives management from the University of Iowa.

She joined Palmer in January of 2013 and served as Library Assistant and Technical Library Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. She has been overseeing the daily operations of the department since October 2013 and was appointed Head Librarian of Special Collections in June, 2015. 


Pat Peters

Pat Peters

Library Assistant, Special Collections & Archives

Pat assists with miscellaneous duties in Special Collections. Her job tends to consist of unvarying responsibilities but also tends to change quite often with new challenges. Currently, she is involved in a large project processing many journal issues that will appear in the library catalog.

Pat earned her BA from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. She joined Palmer in July of 1998.



Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells

Technical Library Assistant, Special Collections & Archives

 Rebecca assists in the day-to-day development of the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library Special Collections and Archives.  Her  responsibilities  include assisting the Head Librarian in collection management and its many facets of accessioning, deaccessioning,  processing, preserving, rehousing,  and the creation of access documents.  She also assists with reference requests, exhibit planning,  digitization, and archives projects. 

 Rebecca earned her BA in English, Creative Writing, and Scandinavian Studies with a minor in Music from Augustana College in May  of 2016.  It was  through years of mentorship and work experience in archives and museums she developed her passion for  preservation and education.  Rebecca  joined  Palmer in July of 2017.   



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