Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Jessica Lacher-Feldman joined Louisiana State University in June 2013 as the Head of Special Collections at LSU’s Hill Memorial Library. She holds an undergraduate degree in French studies and history, a master’s degree in history, and a master’s degree in library science from the University at Albany in Albany, New York. Before joining Louisiana State University, she was a member of the Libraries’ faculty at The University of Alabama, where she served as Public and Outreach Services Coordinator from 2000 to 2008 and curator of Rare Books and Special Collections from 2008 to 2013. 

She has written and presented on a variety of subjects relating to archives and special collections and is a recognized expert in exhibition development in archives. Her most recent work is the book, Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries, published by the Society of American Archivists in 2013. She is active in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, as well as the Society of American Archivists, where she held a leadership role in the Reference, Access and Outreach Section, and served on the Committee for Archives, Libraries, and Museums, representing SAA in this multi-organizational group.

Lacher-Feldman is a certified archivist (2001) and has strong interest in 20th century collections, literary manuscripts, popular culture, and French and Francophone studies.

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