By day, I’m Megan Curran Rosenbloom, Associate Director for Collection Resources at the Norris Medical Library of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Basically I’m a medical librarian and I manage the history of medicine and rare books collections at Norris and have been working to promote that collection. I’ve served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Medical Library Association, the board of the Archivists & Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, and the board of the George Dock Society for the History of Medicine. I am actively involved in a number of ways in the Medical Library Association. (If you want the nitty-gritty, you can check out my CV). By night, I’m…yeah…still doing nerdy rare book stuff at night. I’m the director Death Salon, a group of which I am very proud. I am on a research team out to find the historic and scientific truths behind the world’s alleged books bound in human skin, or anthropodermic bibliopegy. I knit and shoot photos on occasion. I’ve also been known to cameo in a music video or two.
Photo by Polly Antonia Photography.