Staff Directory


Neil Safier
Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director & Librarian
PhD History, Johns Hopkins University 2004
(401) 863-2725 

Ian Graham
Associate Librarian
MLIS, Syracuse University
(401) 863-1598 

Programming & Outreach

Hannah Alpert-Abrams
Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of the Book in the Americas

PhD, Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017 

Tara Kingsley
Assistant Director for Academic Programming and Fellowships
MA, Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2016

(401) 863-1553

Maureen O'Donnell
Manager of Board & Donor Relations
(401) 863-1262 


Cataloging & Digital Initiatives

Adelina Axelrod
Copy Cataloguing Coordinator
MLS, Simmons College 1995
Portuguese language
(401) 863-2726 

Gabriela P. Cantú
Assistant Curator for Digital Outreach

(401) 863-9164

Donna Dorvick
Rare Book Digitization Technician
(401) 863-3230 

Daniel Genkins
Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation
PhD, History, Vanderbilt University, 2018

(401) 863-1557

John Minichiello
Rare Book Digitization Technician
(401) 863-5445

Susan Newbury
Head of Cataloguing & Metadata Services
MSLS, Simmons College 1977
Spanish, French, and Russian languages
(401) 863-1550 

Allison Rich
Rare Materials Cataloguer
MLS, Simmons College 1998 
French and Latin languages 
(401) 863-9948 



Bertie Mandelblatt
George S. Parker II ’51 Curator of Maps and Prints
PhD, University of London, 2008
Historical geography, historical cartography, French colonial history,
slavery, commodities and consumption, environmental history

(401) 863-5363

Stijn Van Rossem
Curator of European Books
PhD, University of Antwerp, 2014
Book history, early modern European history, history of graphic design
(401) 863-7753

Research & Reference Services

Valerie Andrews
Reader Services Associate
(401) 863-2725

Samara Ayvazian-Hancock
Reader Services Associate

(401) 863-2725

Kimberly Nusco
Assistant Librarian for Research & Reference Services
MLS, University of Rhode Island 2003
American History
(401) 863-1263 




Administration Office
(401) 863-2725
(401) 863-3477 (fax) 

Association of Friends & Fellows
(401) 863-2725

Reference Office
(401) 863-1263

Front Desk/Reading Room
(401) 863-3923

Digitization Department
(401) 863-3457


Please note that the John Carter Brown Library is not part of the Brown University Library System. If you wish to reach any of the Brown University libraries, please use the numbers below.

John Hay Library, Brown University (401) 863-2146
John D. Rockefeller Library, Brown University (401) 863-2167
Sciences Library, Brown University
(401) 863-3333