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With more than twenty-five years' experience as a librarian, scholar, teacher, and editor, I have the credentials and connections to carry out your research agenda in libraries, archives, and special collections. 

I received a B.A. from Swarthmore in Latin, Greek, and History; a Library Science degree from Catholic University; and an M.Phil. from Oxford and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Medieval Studies. I also have graduate training in architectural history and historic preservation.

As a former reference librarian, teacher of research methods, and mentor to graduate students, I am adept at helping people focus and refine their research strategies.

I am an experienced teacher of the history of handwriting (paleography) and an expert Latinist. I have the linguistic and historical knowledge to help you interpret premodern sources.

I am a former librarian in the Rare Book & Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress and am an experienced researcher in European and North American rare book libraries. 

I am familiar with sources and methods in Washington, D.C. neighborhood- and house-history research and am experienced in historic preservation. I have carried out research in architectural history in support of historic property permit applications and have helped churches document their histories.

Visit to read more about my professional background and check out my blog on Washington, D.C. local history, kit houses, Episcopal churches, and more.