Stuhr(-Rommereim), Rebecca (Ann) 1958-
STUHR(-ROMMEREIM), Rebecca (Ann) 1958-
PERSONAL: Born January 6, 1958, in Oakland, CA; daughter of Walter Martin (a theologian) and Barbara Jean (an artist and homemaker; maiden name, Gordon) Stuhr; married John Rommereim, January 1, 1979 (divorced, April 14, 1997); children: Helen Rachel, Martin Samuel Lee. Ethnicity: "Central/Northern European." Education: St. Olaf College, B.A., 1980; University of California—Berkeley, M.L.I.S., 1984. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Biking, gardening, music, reading.
ADDRESSES: Home—1418 Spencer St., Grinnell, IA 50112. Office—Burling Library, Grinnell College, 1111 Sixth Ave., Grinnell, IA 50112-1690; fax: 641-269-4283. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: University of Kansas, Lawrence, reference librarian and German bibliographer, 1984-88; Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, collection development and preservation librarian, 1988—. Flutist, performing Baroque and modern music, including the recording Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Centaur Records, 1996, and Benedetto Marcello: Flute Sonatas, Opus 2, Centaur Records, 2003; gives music lessons. Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium, member of board of directors, 1990-2002.
MEMBER: American Library Association, Early Music America, Iowa Library Association.
Autobiographies by Americans of Color, 1980-1994: An Annotated Bibliography, Whitston (Troy, NY), 1997.
(With Deborah Iwabuchi) Autobiographies by Americans of Color, 1995-2000: An Annotated Bibliography, Whitston (Troy, NY), 2003.
Contributor to periodicals, including Choice, Archival Products News, and Library Journal.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on preservation in small colleges, computers in the classroom, and the Internet and society; continuing research on ethnic materials and autobiography.
SIDELIGHTS: Rebecca Stuhr once told CA: "As a librarian, I'm particularly concerned with representing and promoting the works of a broad spectrum of writers, especially those who have been excluded from the traditional canon. In compiling and annotating my bibliography, I wanted to bring attention to personal accounts of success, failure, exclusion, or painful and positive experience, so that people who had little or no experience of this would have a better sense of what it means to be the 'other,' and so that those whose experiences were similar could read about people like themselves, for inspiration or to gain a sense of not being alone. We all need to be able to put ourselves in other people's shoes."