I am a librarian and booktuber. My principal areas of responsibility are rare book cataloguing, reference service, supervision of staff and students, collection development, and community outreach.
I specialize and read widely in the following subjects: book history, print culture and bibliography, art and design, literature, Medieval Studies—with a focus on Old English texts, folklore, pirate history, and librarian efforts during WWI. I’m generally fascinated by librarianship history. 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. 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:
- Don Taylor Bookbinder Biography Feature. The Devil’s Artisan. Coming out Fall 2023.
- Incunabule Pages Project — Digital Exhibit, 2023
Presentations and Guest Lectures:
- Marin, Andreea. “Gathering Subscribers: Booktube and Librarianship” for OLA Superconference Gather. Feb 2, 2022.
- —. ” “Rare Books and eLearning” for the eLearning in Libraries Symposium 2021, at Ryerson University.
- —. ” “Navigating Medical Databases.” RES100 Principles in Research. Course by Dr. Monique Aucoin, ND. 2017-2019
- Acting Head Librarian — Robertson Davies Library, Massey College, 2021-Present
- Book History and Print Culture Program Coordinator — Massey College, 2021-2022
- 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
- Digitization and Cataloguing contributing to Fragmentarium MS. Fribourg, Switzerland
- The Robertson Davies Library YouTube Channel–-videos created with a focus on a different rare item.
- Marin, Andreea. William Morris at 188. Robertson Davies Library, Massey College, March-May, 2022.
- —. “ 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.
Academic — Electronic
- 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.
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
- 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
- OLA – Ontario Library Association, Member 2019-Present
- William Morris Society of Canada, Member 2019-Present
- Oxford Bibliographical Society, Member 2021
- Easton, Megan. “World’s Easiest Book Club” University of Toronto Magazine. Dec 19, 2016