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About Cecilia A Mushenheim

Cecilia Mushenheim has a long a varied background with the UD Libraries. She began as a part-time Research Assistant in the Marian Library (1978-1982), during which time she also taught survey courses in U.S. History (part-time instructor, 4 terms, 1 to 3 sections each) for the History Department (1980-1981).
Beginning July 1982, she became a full-time library staff member: continuing as Research (and Editing) Assistant in the Marian Library and taking on the role of University Archivist (1982-1990). During this period, she was also given responsibility as the coordinator for the Preservation/Conservation Unit (book repair and preparation, disaster planning, etc.); this role continued from 1986 to 1996.
In August 1990, she assumed a full-time position in the Marian Library as Research Assistant/Cataloger and served in this dual position through June 2012. She continued with research, copy-editing, and proofreading work related to Marian Library publications and other texts; she was involved with the cataloging and preservation of print materials and also with the organization of various other collections of the Marian Library.
Beginning July 2012, she returned to her original part-time position as Research Assistant in the Marian Library. Since 1979, when the director of the Marian Library became the secretary of the Mariological Society of America and editor for its annual proceedings Marian Studies, she has served as the Assistant to the MSA Secretary for various MSA-connected administrative and operational tasks and also as assistant for the editing, publication, and distribution ofMarian Studies.
With a strong Catholic and Marianist background, she is committed to the mission of the University, the Libraries, and the Marian Library in particular, seeking to help extend its worldwide influence for the glory of God through Mary, chosen handmaid of the Lord.

Academic Library Association of Ohio, 1991-2012
American Association of Museums, 1996-2012
American Library Association,1990-1995
American Theological Library Association, 1996-2012
Ohio Museum Association, 1996-present
Society of American Archivists, 1982-1990
Society of Ohio Archivists, 1982-present
U.S. Catholicism, Mary, women (especially from a history of ideas and religious history vantage point)
Preservation/conservation and multi-media formats (library, archival and museum research materials)


Present Cataloger, University of Dayton University Libraries
Present Research Assistant, University of Dayton University Libraries


Research Interests

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1972 MA, St. Mary's University
1965 BA, St. Mary's University

Contact Information

Location: Marian Library 708
Phone: 937-229-4294