Professional Bio

  • M.A., English & Center for the Book, University of Iowa, 2005
  • M.L.S., Information & Library Studies, University of Buffalo, 2002
  • B.A., English, University of Buffalo, 2000

Amy has worked in many different types of libraries, including museum, digital archive, public and academic libraries. Most recently Amy has worked in systems librarianship within the private sector with integrated library system (ILS) providers. She joined Regis in 2016 as the ILS and E-Resource librarian. Her research interests include library history, the history of the book and printing, as well as 19th and 20th century American literature.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

Hezel, A. (May 2006.) “Women Reflecting Reality: The Agency of Woman as Source and Object of Exposure.” Women and Creativity.

Hezel, A. (January 2006). “Oh, You Shouldn’t Have!: Books-As-Gifts Turned Trysts.” Americana: American Popular Culture.

Hezel, A. (January 2005). “Rosemarie Waldrop.” Companion to 20th Century American Poetry.

Select presentations:

Hezel, A. "The Tenacious Life of Language: Gesture, Speech, and Writing in the Works of Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Jacques Rousseau." Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) Annual Conference, March 25, 2016, New Orleans, LA.

Hezel, A. “‘How to Talk Religion’: Testimony and ‘The Affidavit’ in Moby-Dick.” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) 22nd Annual Conference: Religions of the Book, September 20, 2014, Antwerp, Belgium.

Hezel, A. “Charles Green and the Carnegie Library in Oakland, California.” Library History Seminar XII: Libraries in the History of Print Culture, September 12, 2010, Madison, WI.

Hezel, A. “The Census of the 1855 Leaves of Grass: A Report.” Whitman Making Books / Books Making Whitman: Exhibition & Symposium, November 11, 2005, Iowa City, IA.

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