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Our Staff

Andrea Immel, Curator


Andrea Immel directs the curatorial offices of the Cotsen Children's Library. She organizes academic programs and exhibitions, acquires new materials, oversees the unit's publications, and assists scholars doing research in the Cotsen collection.

Andrea received her Ph.D. from the Department of English at University of California, Los Angeles, with a specialization in 18th-century English Literature. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature at Occidental College (Los Angeles), and an MLS degree with a specialty in Rare Book Librarianship from Columbia University's School of Library Service.

Andrea has worked at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA; the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York; and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK. She was personal librarian to Lloyd E. Cotsen before coming with his collection to Princeton.


Ian Dooley, Curatorial Assistant

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Ian Dooley received his B.A. from Rutgers University (New Brunswick) double majoring in English and Philosophy. He graduated summa cum laude with High Honors in Philosophy. At Rutgers, Ian concentrated on Ethics, Aesthetics, and 20th Century American literature. Before joining the Cotsen Children's Library, Ian worked at Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives. He has also worked in the publishing and bookbinding fields.


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Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator

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Dana Sheridan received her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. While her academic career focused on how children learn in free-choice environments, her professional passion has always been the design of dynamic hands-on programs and presentations for children. She has designed programs for patients at the University of Virginia's Children's Hospital, developed tours for UVa's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, and coordinated programs at the Virginia Discovery Museum.

Dana has been a guest lecturer at literary societies, children's literature classes, and education courses. Additionally, she has served as a consultant for children's programs and exhibitions developed by a variety of institutions, including the National Park Service, the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, the Historical Society of Princeton, and the Philadelphia Zoo.

She blogs about her creative programs and projects at blogs.princeton.edu/popgoesthepage