Careers in Libraries

Catherine Mardikes (PhD'94, UChicago), Moderator, Senior Humanities Bibliographer at the University of Chicago Library

Catherine Mardikes, Senior Humanities Bibliographer at the University of Chicago Library, is subject specialist for Classics, the Ancient Near East, and General Humanities.  Catherine earned a PhD in Classics at Chicago with the dissertation “Curses and Conspiratorial Oaths in the Oresteia of Aeschylus.”  Since 1994 Catherine, as Electronic Services Coordinator, has been involved in a number of digital activities.  She currently serves on several advisory boards, works in full-text software development, and is co-editor of the Italian Women Writers proje

Sheri Lewis (JD'89, NYU / MLIS'94, Dominican University) Director of the D'Angelo Law Library and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School

Sheri Lewis became Director of the D’Angelo Law Library in 2013 after serving 12 years as Associate Law Librarian for Public Services. She has been a librarian since 1994 and has worked at several law school libraries. Ms. Lewis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University and a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was chairperson of the Moot Court Board and was elected to Order of the Barristers. Following law school, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Miller Jr., Northern District of Indiana, and then practiced law with the firm of Lord, Bissell and Brook in Chicago.

An active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL), Ms. Lewis has served as president of CALL and has served as chair of sections and committees of the national association, AALL. Ms. Lewis is a co-author of two CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) lessons on legal research and has written various articles on law librarianship. She teaches Advanced Legal Research at the University of Chicago Law School.

Rachel Rosenberg (PhD'97, Northwestern University), Director of Communications at the University of Chicago Library

Rachel Rosenberg joined the University of Chicago Library as its first director of communications in 2007. Over the last six years, she has directed the Library’s communication strategy and built new communications infrastructure ranging from a visual identity program to a Library News site to e-newsletter templates and social media pages. Rachel has played a leading role in the development and implementation of communications campaigns for the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library and for the launch of new Library services such as Scan & Deliver, UBorrow, and Borrow Direct. Before joining the Library, she served as assistant director of external affairs at the University of Chicago Law School (1998-2000) and marketing manager for publications at the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (2000-2007). Rachel has also taught undergraduate writing and literature courses for traditional and continuing education students at Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago (1992-2010).

Debra Werner (MLS, Dominican University), Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach; Biomedical Reference Librarian, John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago

Debra Werner is the Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach & Biomedical Reference Librarian at the University of Chicago's John Crerar Library.  In these roles she coordinates instruction services for the sciences and delivers instruction to members of the biomedical community, including students, faculty, clinicians, and researchers.  She is a member of the Pritzker Initiative Steering Committee, which oversees the medical school curriculum, and a member of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Nursing Research Committee.   Debra has a BA in Biology from Augustana College and received her MLIS from Dominican University.