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June 2, 2008

Rare books librarian and archivist joins Tarlton Law Library

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Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch

Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch joined the Tarlton Law Library at The University of Texas School of Law as the rare books librarian and archivist on Monday, June 2, 2008.

She previously worked at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, where she served as curator of special collections in the school’s Bridwell Library.

Haluska-Rausch holds a MA and Ph.D. in medieval history from Harvard University and a MS from the University of North Texas’ School of Library and Information Science.

At Bridwell, she worked with one of the country’s outstanding collections of rare books focusing on theology and philosophy. She also taught in the departments of history at both SMU and The University of Texas at Dallas. She was also a teaching fellow at Harvard.

“She brings to Tarlton considerable knowledge of the rare book market and significant experience in promoting and expanding the accessibility of special collections,” said the late Professor Roy Mersky, the Harry M. Reasoner Regents Chair in Law and Director of Research of the Jamail Center for Legal Research and Tarlton Law Library, when announcing last fall that Haluska-Rausch had accepted the offer to join the library.

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Contacts: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or, or Jeanne Price, Associate Director for Patron Services, Research & Instruction, Tarlton Law Library, UT Law, (512) 471-7148.