Carmen Hendershott has been employed in the New School Libraries and Archives since August 31, 1970. She has served in various library capacities, including cataloguing (1970-February 1974); reference (March 1974-present); interlibrary loan (intermittently from March 1974-present); collection development (January 1997-December 2003); archival reference (late 1990s-present); and archival processing (Fall 2012-present). Previously, she was a serials librarian at Pace University in New York City and a library clerk at the University of Pittsburgh and the State Library of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. She also served as a volunteer librarian for the Gypsy Lore Society from 1979 until 2012. Her degrees include a Master of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh (1964, cum laude), an MA in philosophy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh (1972), MAs in anthropology and sociology from the New School (1977 and 1979, respectively), a PhD in anthropology from the New School in 1989, and a Certificate in Archival Management from Queens College, City University of New York in 2012. She has been a book reviewer for Choice: A Magazine for College Libraries since 1990 and a columnist for the Gypsy Lore Society Newsletter since 2005.
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