Jessica Mirasol, our new Archives Supervising Librarian, joined the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center crew on August 25!
Jessica earned her Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Preservation from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. She comes to us from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where she was the Librarian Archivist for Music Collections.
She spent her time there working with composers’ collections and dealt with all types of materials.Some of her favorite things from those collections were the Leonard Bernstein family Christmas cards, the signed Igor Stravinsky Rite of Spring score, John Duffy’s photographs, and the giant finger cymbals. She worked especially with the reel to reel recordings to make sure they were cleaned, preserved, and transferred to digital formats.
Outside the library, Jessica loves spending free time with her two daughters ages 12 and 8. When she’s not spending time with family she enjoys all things crafty, all things nerdy, photography, and, of course(!) reading.
She is excited to join us and looks forward to continuing our great customer service! She is eager to dig into the materials Special Collections has to offer.