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Diane Dias De Fazio: Curator of Rare Books & Book Arts

Curator of Rare Books
& Book Arts

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Diane Dias De Fazio
100 Main Library (LIB)
125 West Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

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MSLIS, with Distinction; Certificates in: Archives & Special Collections; Museum Libraries; Pratt Institute, 2015

MS in Historic Preservation (concentration: History of Architecture), Columbia University, 2007

Certificate in Interior Design and Architecture History; Parsons School of Design, 2004

B. A., Honors in Drama and History; Fordham University, 2000


Association of College & Research Libraries, Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (ACRL/RBMS):

Annual Conference, June 2019:

* "Untold Stories: using local histories, newspapers, and maps to reveal environmental shift" (poster)

* "Looking Back, Moving Forward: Transportation and Civic Exhibition Planning Collections as Resources for Environmental Studies Scholarship" (panel with Rachel Cole, Jay Sylvestre)

Annual Conference, June 2018:

* The Afterlife of Collections: Library Life in Post-Custodial Times (with Jose Cruz Guerrero, Jonathan Kearns)

* So You Want to Be a Moderator? (with Gabrielle Dudley, Petrina Jackson, Curtis Small)

Annual Conference, June 2017:

* Put a Hashtag On It: #LibrariesofInstagram (with Jason W. Dean, Lauren Hewes, Jay Sylvestre)

* Sharing Perspectives about Diversity Recruitment and Representation in Special Collections (with Alyssa Carver, Maria Victoria Fernandez, Jose Cruz Guerrero, Alexsandra Mitchell)


Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA):

Annual Conference, March 2019

* Find Yourself: Developing a Professional Identity in Art Librarianship (with Vaughan Hennen, Delia Tash, Marianne R. Williams, Elizabeth Cruces, Andrew Wang; sponsored by ARLIS/NA LGBTQ and Critical Librarianship Special Interest Groups)


Beta Phi Mu Theta Chapter:

Annual Fall Lecture, October 2017

* You Know You Like Unique New York: City-specific Collections and Digital Initiatives at NYPL (with Bert Spaan)

Awards and Honors

William T. Buice III Scholarship, Rare Book School, 2018
IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early Career Librarians, 2016
M-LEAD II Fellowship in Museum Libraries - Brooklyn Museum Library and Archives, 2014

National Committees


  • 2018 - 2020: Co-Chair, RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee
  • 2019 - 2020:
    • Chair, RBMS 2020 Conference Program Planning Subcommittee for Marketing
  • 2018 - 2019:
    • Chair, RBMS 2019 Conference Program Planning Subcommittee for Participant-Driven Sessions
    • Member, RBMS 2019 Conference Program Planning Web Subcommittee
    • Member, RBMS 2019 Conference Program Planning Plenaries Subcommittee
  • 2017 - 2018:
    • Chair, RBMS 2018 Conference Program Planning Subcommittee on Participant-Driven Sessions
    • Member, Membership and Professional Development Committee
    • Member, RBMS ALA 2018 Program Planning Committee
  • 2016 - 2017:
    • Member, Membership and Professional Development Committee
    • Volunteer, RBMS 2017 Conference Program Planning Subcommittee: Participatory Sessions
  • 2015 - 2016:
    • Volunteer, RBMS 2016 Conference Program Planning Subcommittee: Participant-Driven Sessions

Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter, ACRL (ACRL/NY):

  • Annual Symposium Planning Committee, January 2019 - Present

American Printing History Association (APHA):

  • Secretary, NY Chapter, January 2017 - Present
  • Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship Committee, 2018 - 2020