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Laura Bang joins Special Collections and the Digital Library

laura-bang-copy-3Laura Bang, who recently earned her master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland, has joined Falvey Memorial Library as a curatorial assistant in Special and Digital Collections.

Laura will hire, train and supervise students and staff¬† in the Digital Library. She will also help develop and mount the Special Collections’ online and physical exhibits and catalog Special Collections’ acquisitions. Laura will also serve on the Humanities/Social Sciences liaison team.

Originally from Santa Barbara (Ca.),¬† Laura received her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Bryn Mawr College. Last summer, while in graduate school, Laura worked at the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. Laura noted that the IYL is located in a fifteenth-century castle and that her work there was her “favorite experience in library school.”

Her hobbies are reading, baking and photography. Laura said she “is excited to be here” at Villanova.

Article and photograph by Alice Bampton

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