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Jamie Vander Broek

Librarian for Art & Design, University of Michigan Library
Head, Arts Group, University of Michigan Library


Jamie Vander Broek


Curriculum Vitae
  • M.S. Art and Art Museum Librarianship, U‑M School of Information
  • BA in Art History, Minor in Italian Studies, Wellesley College

Jamie Vander Broek is an art and design librarian. She buys all kinds of art, design, and artists’ books for the library and runs a book arts studio in the Duderstadt Center where you can learn to print with metal type and make books by hand. A few years ago, she bought a book made of cheese for the library. You can read her essay about it on She also recently co-edited a book, Radical Humility, with Stamps Professor Rebekah Modrak.

She holds a Master’s degree from the U-M School of Information, and received a B.A. from Wellesley College. Since arriving in Ann Arbor, she has been active in the local art and book communities, and is currently on the board of the Ann Arbor District Library. She lives in a constantly under-construction house with her husband, daughter, and two out-of-control Miniature Australian Shepherds.