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Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: Noon
RSVP: Sallie Smith

Theresa (Teri) A.R. Embrey is the department lead on library acquisitions, cataloging of library materials, reference and reader services, and conservation and preservation of the Library’s rare books.

Join us for lunch at noon followed by a presentation from Teri Embrey where we will observe D-Day in memory of the Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, in which American soldiers and other Allied forces fought to end World War II in Europe.

Teri is the recipient of the 2006 Illinois Library Association TBS, Inc. (Today’s Business Solutions) Technical Service Award and the 2006 Library Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Library System. She graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History and a Masters in Library and Information Sciences. She later earned a Masters of Arts in Public History at Loyola University Chicago. She has published and presented numerous articles on innovations in technology applicable to libraries and on historical topics ranging from the English Civil War to World War I. Her current research interests include the American Civil War, WWI music, WWII in the Pacific, and women and the military.

Pritzker Military Museum & Library: Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library has become a non-partisan museum and library that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served.

Please RSVP to Sallie Smith by Friday, June 1.