Deborah Meert-Williston

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Special Collections Librarian

  • Rare Books
  • Mediaeval Manuscripts
  • Local History Publications
519 661-2111 x86383

Professional Biography

As a Special Collections Librarian for the Archives and Special Collections at Western Libraries, I am responsible for Rare Books, Medieval Manuscripts, and the published local history collection. Through acquisitions, instruction, consultation, reference, social media, and other activities, I curate, promote, and facilitate access and use of the rare book and medieval manuscript collection.


  • BSc, Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary
  • MLIS, University of Alberta

Research Interests

My research interests are currently focused on the use of scientific techniques to learn more about rare book and medieval manuscript materials, and the textual and social history of the books as artifacts.