Since 2011 Terry has served as the chief administrator of the Haverford College Libraries including the James P. Magill Library, which houses the internationally important Quaker and Special Collections Library; the Gilbert F. White Science Library; the Astronomy Library; and the Union Music Library. (Read more on Haverford Libraries’ program and strategic plan here.)
Prior to coming to Haverford Terry served as the Deputy Director of the Hagley Museum and Library where she was responsible for the leadership, administration, management, and strategic direction of the Library Division, which housed the nation’s leading business history libraries. Her role included oversight of all functional areas of the Libraries including Printed Collections, Pictorial Collections, Manuscript and Archives, Digital Collections, Conservation, and the Center for the Study of the History of Business, Technology, and Society. She was also responsible for supervising Information Technology implementation for the campus.
Previous positions included roles as Associate Director of the University Archives and Records Management at the University of Pennsylvania and as Associate Curator of Manuscripts at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Terry’s Ph.D. in American Civilization is from the University of Pennsylvania; she holds an M.A (American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania), M.S. (Information Science, Drexel University), M.A. (History and Archival Certification, Duquesne University), and B.A. (History, Rosemont College).
She also teaches or has taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Delaware, and at Haverford College. Her courses at Haverford include: Materiality and Spectacle in Nineteenth Century United States; and Old Age in the Modern Age.