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 all of our collections with a keen interest in the history of medicine and rare books collections. 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. Here’s a USC student film where I talk about my decision to donate my body to science. 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.