Sarah Horowitz is the Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts and Head of Quaker & Special Collections. She supports research and teaching related to any areas of work with rare books and manuscripts. Sarah's research interests include primary source literacy, image/text interaction (especially in 19th century illustrated novels), assessment of student learning in special collections, and teaching with primary source materials. She recently served on a national committee to create guidelines for primary source literacy. She is the Chair of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries for 2023-2024.
Sarah enjoys connecting students and researchers with materials. Before joining the Haverford College Libraries in 2014, she worked for six and a half years as a special collections librarian at Augustana College in Illinois, where she taught many classes with primary source materials, helped to coordinate the college’s sesquicentennial, and oversaw a renovation of the special collections space.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys dancing (mostly ballet), trivia, baking, knitting, cooking, exploring the Philadelphia area, and reading.
Horowitz, Sarah M. and Colleen W. Barrett. “So You Want to be a Leader? Examining Pathways to Special Collections Administration.” College and Research Libraries 84, no. 5 (September 2023): 678-692. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.84.5.678
Horowitz, Sarah M. “Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships: A Review of the Literature.” Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships. Ed. Lori Birrell and Kristen Totleben. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016.
Foster, J. Ashley, Sarah M. Horowitz, and Laurie Allen. “Changing the Subject: Archives, Technology, and Radical Counter-Narratives of Peace” Radical Teacher 105 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/rt.2016.280
Interview in Fine Books and Collections.
MA in English, Western Illinois University
MLS, Indiana University
BA in English, Carleton College