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Katie Wagner


Katie Wagner is a rare book conservator for the Smithsonian Libraries with a B.A. in History from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadely, MA and a Master of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

She works primarily with the two special collections libraries: The Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library and The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology as well as with the other branches of the Smithsonian Libraries with rare material. Katie writes a monthly blog post, The Fix, highlighting conservation treatments. She feels she has the best job in the Smithsonian but her colleagues may disagree.

In addition to teaching bookbinding through the Smithsonian Associates, in her spare time she can also be found haunting vintage stores throughout the D.C. area adding to her collection of pens, comic books, and McCoy pottery.