Katie Wagner

Book Conservator

Katie Wagner is a rare book conservator for the Smithsonian Libraries. She works primarily with the two special collections libraries: The Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library and The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology as well as with the other branches of the Smithsonian Libraries with rare material. Katie contributes to the Libraries' monthly blog post, The Fix, highlighting conservation treatments. She feels she has the best job in the Smithsonian but her colleagues may disagree.

Katie is passionate about disaster preparedness and emergency response. She serves on the Smithsonian wide Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE) team and as co-chair of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Emergency Committee.  She has represented the Smithsonian on outreach trips to Haiti and Peru.

B.A. in History, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

MLS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Professional Associate, AIC