Catherine J. Minter currently serves as librarian for Germanic Studies, French and Italian, History and Philosophy of Science, Classical Studies, and Linguistics and as Interim Head of the Arts & Humanities department..
Catherine holds a PhD in German from the University of Oxford. She is the author of several articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German literature and thought as well as a book, The mind-body problem in German literature, 1770-1830 : Wezel, Moritz, and Jean Paul. More recently, she has developed research interests in library and information history, and is currently exploring the relationship between European and North American ideas on libraries and librarianship in the nineteenth century. Her professional memberships include the American Library Association and the German Studies Association. She currently teaches a graduate course in collection development and management for the Department of Information and Library Science at Indiana University Bloomington.
Prior to joining IU, she worked at the Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty Library at the University of Cambridge, and at the library of the Warburg Institute in London. Catherine was awarded an MSc in Library and Information Studies by the University of Aberystwyth in 2007.