Faculty: Rachael Muszkiewicz
Research Services Librarian
Assistant Professor of Library Services
Christopher Center, Room 266
Rachael.Muszkiewicz (at) valpo.edu
Professor Muszkiewicz joined the Valparaiso University faculty in the summer of 2010. She is part of the Research Services team, which coordinates the library’s marketing, outreach, and programming. Additionally, she teaches library instruction and is the library liaison for Chinese & Japanese Studies, Classics, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Language & Literature, Interlink and Sociology & Criminology.
Prior to joining the Christopher Center, Prof. Muszkiewicz finished her library and information science degree with a certificate in archival administration at Wayne State University, where she had practicums at both an academic library (the Purdy-Kresge graduate library at Wayne State) and an archive (Cranbrook in West Bloomfield, Michigan). She also had a year of volunteer service at the Royal Oak Public Library, north of Detroit, Michigan. Prof. Muszkiewicz has a background in archaeology and anthropology and has archaeological experience both in the field and in the laboratory.
Areas of research interest include library and archive preservation and conservation, library outreach and marketing, digital ethnography and information literacy.
American Library Association
- ACRL Division
- Anthropology and Sociology Section
Archaeological Institute of America
M.L.I.S. – Wayne State University, MI
M.A. – University of Bristol, England (archaeology for screen media)
B.S. – Michigan State University (anthropology)
Areas of Specialization
Prof. Muszkiewicz is acclimating to life in a small town with her husband, Josh, her son, George, and her ridiculously named cat, Postmaster General Thaddeus Washbourne. She reads entirely too many zombie books, and enjoys biking, trivia and being close to Lake Michigan.