I am a rare book and academic librarian, bibliographer, and booktuber. My principal areas of responsibility are rare book cataloguing, reference service, supervision of iSchool practicum students, collection development, and community outreach.
I specialize and read widely in the following subjects: book history, print culture and bibliography, literature, Medieval Studies—with a focus on Old English texts, Folklore, Pirate history, and Librarian efforts during WWI. I am also fascinated by the history of librarianship in general both as an institution and a profession. I completed both my B.A and MLIS at the University of Toronto–the prior at Victoria College specializing in English Literature, and the latter in collaboration with the Book History and Print Culture Program. I also completed the continuing education English Programme, Exeter College, at the University of Oxford.
I’m currently serving as the Acting Head Librarian at the Robertson Davies Library at Massey College, as well as coordinating the Book History and Print Culture program at the University of Toronto. I live in Toronto, with a lawyer/musician and two tuxedo cats. Reading plays a huge role in my life, which is why documenting my reading experience and publishing book reviews on the YouTube platform has become my creative outlet. I also enjoy nature walks, painting, and exploring parts of the city.
Work in Progress:
- The Robertson Davies Library YouTube Channel–weekly videos created with a focus on a different rare book.
- The Robertson Davies Monograph Magazine — Collaboration with Coach House Press. In Progress.
- UofT Magazine Feature, February 2022. In Progress.
- Marin, Andreea. “Booktube and Librarianship” for OLA Superconference. Feb 2, 2022.
- —. ” “Rare Books and eLearning” for the eLearning in Libraries Symposium 2021, at Ryerson University. [click title, minute mark 20:17-30:16]
- Acting Head Librarian and Book History and Print Culture Program Coordinator —Robertson Davies Library, Massey College, 2021-Present
- Academic Coordinator — Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2019-2021
- Library and Learning Services Specialist — CCNM, 2017-2020
- Library Curator — Hart House Library, Hart House, University of Toronto, 2016-2017
- Library Work Study Student — CAMH Library, 2016
- Library Assistant — E.J. Pratt Library, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 2012-2017
- Marin, Andreea. Flora & Fauna. Nineteenth-century Colour Printing. Robertson Davies Library, Massey College, Toronto ON, September 15- December 15, 2016.
- —. ” Illustrated Classics of Children’s Literature: F. David Hoeniger Book Collection Prize Exhibition 2015. E.J. Pratt Library, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, February 15–May 2, 2016
- —. “Pulse Youth Scholarship exhibit at the Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda and the Bluffs Gallery, 2010
- Marin, Andreea. Digitizing Plutarch. CRRS Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 2017.
- Marin, Andreea. “Lost in Translation: Mary Godwin Shelley’s Mounseer NongTongPaw” The New World of Eighteenth-Century Children’s Literature, Jan 14, 2017.
- —.”A Brief History of Board Games.” The New World of Eighteenth-Century Children’s Literature, Dec 15, 2016.
- —. “One Arabian Night: Sindbad the Sailor.” The New World of Eighteenth-Century Children’s Literature, Nov 20, 2016.
- —. “Classic Cosmopolitan: Robinson Crusoe.” The New World of Eighteenth-Century Children’s Literature, Nov 2, 2016.
- Marin, Andreea. Orbis Sensualium Pictus, The First Illustrated Children’s Book. Dec 2012.
Creative — Print
- Marin, A.I. “The House of Doors.” Victoria: a Students’ History : a History and Anthology of Creative Work. Victoria University Historical Society, Coach House Press, Toronto, 2012
- Marin, A.I. “Student.” The Goose Short Story Anthology, April 2012
- Marin, Andreea. “Navigating Medical Databases.” RES100 Principles in Research. Course designed by Dr. Monique Aucoin, ND. 2017-2019
- The Hoeniger Book Collection Award, Victoria College. Awarded for best private rare book collection, 2015
- The Edwin John Pratt Scholarship, Victoria College. Awarded for high academic achievement in English Literature at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 2015
Professional Involvement, Service & Committees
- Oxford Bibliographical Society, Member 2021
- The Bibliographic Society of Canada, Member 2021
- The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Member 2021
- CBBAG-Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Member 2021
- OLA – Ontario Library Association, Member 2019-Present
- William Morris Society of Canada, Member 2019-Present
- Literary and Library Committee Readings Coordinator, Hart House Library, 2015
- Easton, Megan. “World’s Easiest Book Club” University of Toronto Magazine. Dec 19, 2016