The Library is pleased to welcome Lydia Curliss as the new Physical Sciences Librarian.
Lydia comes to us from Indiana University, where she worked as a copyright researcher for the IU Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative. While a graduate student, she worked in the IU First Nations Educational and Cultural Center and in the Libraries’ Moving Image Archive. She has also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA STEM volunteer in Boston, acting as a liaison between the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership and the Zero Robotics programs.
She hold a dual MLS/MIS from Indiana University and received her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Oberlin College, majoring in geology. In addition to her educational background in libraries and in geology, she brings a passion for liberal arts education and for working with science education and outreach, particularly to historically underrepresented students. Her skills and knowledge will be invaluable in our work with Brown’s physical sciences and math departments and with the School of Engineering.
Lydia is a member of the Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts. In her free time she enjoys baking, cooking, painting and drawing, and playing board games. She also has a love for collecting cookbooks.