Our Staff

Andrea Immel, Curator

Andrea Immel directs the curatorial offices of the Cotsen Children's Library. She organizes academic programs and exhibitions, acquires new materials, oversees the unit's publications, and assists scholars doing research in the Cotsen collection.

Andrea received her Ph.D. from the Department of English at University of California, Los Angeles, with a specialization in 18th-century English Literature. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature at Occidental College (Los Angeles), and an MLS degree with a specialty in Rare Book Librarianship from Columbia University's School of Library Service.

Andrea has worked at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA; the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York; and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK. She was personal librarian to Lloyd E. Cotsen before coming with his collection to Princeton.

Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator

Dana Sheridan received her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. While her academic career focused on how children learn in free-choice environments, her professional passion has always been the design of dynamic hands-on programs and presentations for children.

Dana has been a guest lecturer at literary societies, children's literature classes, and education courses. Additionally, she has served as a consultant for children's programs and exhibitions developed by a variety of institutions, including the University of Virginia's Children's Hospital, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the National Park Service, the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, the Historical Society of Princeton, and the Philadelphia Zoo.

She blogs about her creative programs and projects at Pop Goes the Page

Katie Zondlo, Education & Outreach Assistant

Katie Zondlo received her B.A. from Colorado State University, majoring in English with a minor in Technical Journalism. Katie has been involved with Cotsen outreach since 2012. During this time, she has researched and coordinated both large and small-scale programs, collaborated with Princeton University students, and happily worn various costumes related to Cotsen events, including (but not limited to) a Medieval pizza herald. In addition to Cotsen, Katie is an educational docent at Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey.