Bachelor in English Literature, Indiana University, 1973. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1977. Master in English Literature, University Kansas, 1976.
Executive Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana U.-Purdue. University, Indianapolis, 2006.
Assistant curator Beinecke Library. Yale University, New Haven, 1979-1981, archivist Sterling Memorial Library., 1981-1982. Curator special collections Vassar College Library., Poughkeepsie, New York, 1982-1987.
Assistant director rare books and manuscripts New York Public Library., New York City, 1987-1996. Director The Lilly Library., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1996-2001. Library for English and American literature, philosophy and film studies Main Library., Indiana University, 2001—2002.
University library New School University, New York City, since 2002.
Member American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries (secretary rare books and manuscripts section 1987-1989, chair, 1994-1995, editor since 1999), Society of America Archivists, Bibliographical Society of America, Grolier Club.