Verónica Reyes-Escudero

Katheryne B. Willock Head of Special Collections, Libraries

Verónica Reyes-Escudero serves as the Katheryne B. Willock Head of Special Collections, at the University of Arizona Libraries. She is a passionate advocate for inclusivity and diversity in libraries and archives. Verónica is co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) of the Mellon Foundation Funded Digital Borderlands in the Classroom project and co-PI of the Ford Foundation Funded Reclaiming the Border Narrative Archival Partner grant. Previously, she held the position of Borderlands Curator, where she contributed to curatorial efforts focused on centering diverse narratives. She has been a steadfast contributor to and supports archival literacy for students. She has enjoyed working with faculty to incorporate archival literacy principles into the curriculum. Reyes-Escudero received her B.A. in English & Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She previously served as Chair for the Rare Books & Manuscript Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries, the national professional organization for Special Collections professionals.