Deborah Schlein is the Near Eastern Studies librarian at Princeton University. She joined the library in 2020, after receiving her PhD from Princeton's Near Eastern Studies department in June 2019 and spending the following year as a Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellow at New York University. Deborah is a senior fellow in the Andrew Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. She is keenly interested in resource accessibility and public engagement, so she looks forward to making Princeton's library collections in Near Eastern Studies more accessible and usable for all those studying and interested in the region.
As Near Eastern Studies librarian, Deborah works closely with faculty, visiting scholars and students in the Near Eastern Studies Department & Program, the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, and others working on the Near East and related areas.