May 28, 2022

Emory’s Rare Books Library Gets New Director

From Emory University:

Rosemary M. Magee, vice president and secretary of Emory University, has been named director of the university’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). One of the university’s centers of excellence, MARBL acquires, preserves and makes available to the scholarly community rare and unique materials of permanent research value.


“With her academic background in literature, Rosemary has been involved with the archives as a teacher and scholar,” says Richard Mendola, interim vice provost and director of Emory Libraries. “She already has been actively promoting MARBL and enhancing the collections.”

One of the most visible ways Magee has been involved with MARBL is through serving as host for a series of innovative one-on-one public conversations with distinguished visiting writers, says Ronald Schuchard, faculty advisor to MARBL. Magee has conducted “Creativity Conversations” on the origins and nature of the creative process with a wide range of international literary figures, including Salman Rushdie and Seamus Heaney, both of whose papers are at MARBL, Umberto Eco, Philip Glass, Edward Albee, Dan Gioia and Margaret Atwood, among others.


Magee holds a Ph.D. in literature and religion from Emory’s Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts. In recognition of outstanding service and leadership, she received the Thomas Jefferson Award in 2008, among the highest awards given by Emory. She is also a past participant in the Harvard Institutes of Higher Education and Leadership Atlanta.

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