Congratulations to Ryan Greenwood (PhD 2011), who has been appointed Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. During research for his doctoral thesis, “Law and War in Late Medieval Italy: the Jus Commune on War and its Application in Florence, c. 1150-1450”, Ryan became intrigued by manuscript and early printed law books, an interest he pursued at Rutgers, where he completed a Master of Library and Information Science degree. He has served in positions with a focus on special collections at Rutgers, Columbia, and, most recently, at the Yale Law School, where he was 2013-14 Rare Book Fellow at the Lillian Goldman Law Library. Ryan recently discussed the relationship between his research and librarianship in an interview with the online journal “Fine Books and Collections” (http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2014/03/bright-young-librarians-ryan-greenwood.phtml).
Well done, Ryan! All best in your new position.