About Our Leadership

The BSA Council provides strategic leadership for the organization, defining our mission and values and prioritizing initiatives to achieve them. Members of the Council serve as advocates and ambassadors for the Society’s initiatives and programs. On committees, BSA members help shape the future of bibliography by leading our key programs – like Events, Publications, BibSite, New Scholars, and Fellowships – and providing oversight on the Audit and Investment Committees.

Officers ↑

Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University

Vice President
Megan L. Peiser, Oakland University

Megan R. Constantinou, Simmons University

Patrick Olson, Patrick Olson Rare Books

Staff ↑

Executive Director
Erin McGuirl

PBSA editorial team ↑

Editors, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
Jesse R. Erickson, The Morgan Library & Museum
Sarah Werner, independent scholar

The Council ↑

Class of 2027
Megan L. Cook, Colby College
Jose Guerrero, Berkeley Public Library
Magalí Rabasa, Lewis & Clark College
Emily Spunaugle, Oakland University

Class of 2026
Mary Crawford, Stanford University
Robert D. Montoya, UCLA School of Education and Information Studies & CalRBS
Andrew T. Nadell, M.D., San Francisco, CA
Elizabeth Ott, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Class of 2025
Rebecca Romney, Type Punch Matrix
Alice Schreyer, Newberry Library
Kenneth Soehner, The Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Derrick Spires, Cornell University

Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies
Elizabeth Denlinger, New York Public Library

Committee & working group rosters ↑

Audit Committee Expand

Joan Friedman, Urbana, IL (Chair)
Mark Samuels Lasner, University of Delaware
Patrick Olson, Patrick Olson Rare Books (ex officio)
Elizabeth Ott, UNC Chapel Hill
Kenneth Soehner, The Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art


BibSite Editorial Board Expand

Eric Ensley, University of Iowa (General Editor)
Jolie Braun, Ohio State University
Jamie Cumby, The Grolier Club
Jose C. Guerrero, Berkeley Public Library
Kate Ozment, Cal Poly Pomona
Emma M. Sarconi, Princeton University Library Special Collections


Events Committee Expand

Mathieu Bouchard, John Abbott College (Chair)
Barbara Bieck, New York Society Library (Vice Chair)
Colleen Barrett, University of Kentucky
RB Bartgis, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Shannon Supple, Smith College


Events Planning Sub-Committee Expand

Clara Drummond, Penn State University (Chair)
James R. Kelly, Ameherst College
Hannelore Segers, Yale University
Emily Spunaugle, Oakland University


Liaisons Sub-Committee Expand

Jeanne-Marie Musto, Dorot Jewish Division of the New York Public Library – College Art Association (Chair)
Mathieu D.S. Bouchard, John Abbott College – Bibliographical Society of Canada
John Garcia, American Antiquarian Society – American Antiquarian Society (AAS)
Jose C. Guerrero, Berkeley Public Library – ALA, Rare Book and Manuscripts Section
Gina Marie Hurley, Yale University – International Congress on Medieval Studies
Karen Limper-Herz, British Library – Bibliographical Society (UK)
Teri Osborn, McBride Rare Books – Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA)
Douglas Nelson, Nelson Rare Books – Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)
Karla A.M. Nielsen, Huntington Library – Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
Benjamin Pauley, Eastern Connecticut State University – American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
Aaron T. Pratt, the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin – Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
David Solo, Brooklyn, NY – Center for Book Arts (NYC)


Fellowship Committee Expand

Emily Kader, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chair)
John J. Garcia, American Antiquarian Society
Laura Helton, University of Delaware
Ann R. Hawkins, SUNY System Administration
Philip S. Palmer, Ph.D., The Morgan Library & Museum
Sarah Cusk, Lincoln College Oxford


Working Group for Fellows & Fellowships Expand

Shira Buchsbaum, The Grolier Club (Chair)
Tad Boehmer, Michigan State University
Jaime Groetsema Saifi, University of Kansas
Alvionne Karpinski, University of British Columbia
Dylan Lewis, University of Maryland
Irina Savinetskaya, Syracuse University Libraries
Kelly Wooten, Duke University Libraries


Investments Committee Expand

Mary Crawford, San Mateo, CA (Chair)
James P. Blanco, Guggenheim Partners
María Victoria Fernández, Hindman Auctions
Joan Friedman, Urbana, IL (ex officio)
Patrick Olson, Patrick Olson Rare Books (ex officio)
Henrietta Paige Hakes, New York, NY
Valerie Hotchkiss, Azariah Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College & Conservatory
Andrew T. Nadell, M.D., San Francisco, CA
Ronald Patkus, Vassar College


Membership Committee Expand

Charlotte Priddle, New York University (Chair)
Kelly Bullard, UNC Chapel Hill
Erin McGuirl, BSA Executive Director (ex officio)
Gwendolyn D. Reese, Antiquarian Book School Foundation
Rebecca Romney, Type Punch Matrix
Jasmine Sykes-Kunk, Brown University


New Scholars Committee Expand

Agnieszka Rec, Beinecke Library, Yale University (Chair)
Cynthia Gibson, Freelance Cataloguer; Editorial Director at BookFairs.Com (Vice Chair)
Meghan Constantinou, Simmons University
Lisa Maruca, Wayne State University
Aaron T. Pratt, The Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin


Nominating Committee Expand

Caroline Duroselle-Melish, Folger Shakespeare Library (Chair)
Adam Hooks, University of Iowa
Leslie Morris, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Nick Wilding, Georgia State University


PBSA Advisory Board Expand

Alexander Ames, The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Hwisang Cho, Emory University
Megan Cook, Colby College
Brigitte Fielder, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Emily Friedman, Auburn University
Alan Galey, University of Toronto
Alex Hidalgo, Texas Christian University
Joseph Howley, Columbia University
Evyn Kropf, University of Michigan
Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University
Julie Park, The Pennsylvania State University
Leah Price, Rutgers University
Joseph Rezek, Boston College
Curtis Small, University of Delaware
Kelly Wisecup, Northwestern University
Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library


Publications Committee Expand

Derrick R. Spires, Cornell University (Chair)
Elizabeth Denlinger, New York Public Library (ex officio)
Mary Catherine (M.C.) Kinniburgh, Granary Books
Finch Collins, Linda Hall Library
Eileen Horansky, Ohio State University
Leah Johanson, The Grolier Club & The New York Public Library
Rhiannon Knol, Christie’s Books Department
John McQuillen, The Morgan Library & Museum
Julie Park, Penn State
Jonathan Senchyne, UW-Madison iSchool


Get involved ↑

Interested in serving on the Council or a BSA committee?