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José O. Díaz Bio

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José O. Díaz is Associate Curator for Collections at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In that capacity, José is responsible for managing and developing special collections in all areas of American history and for activities including reference, public programming, and collection development. Additionally, he serves as the Special Collection’s Library liaison to the History Department in its public history courses and works with curators in developing and assessing projects for students. He works with the Office of Undergraduate Research, the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching and other units in developing opportunities for the use of special collections in teaching. He is currently serving on the University Senate, the Senate’s Rules Committee, and chairs the Senate’s Diversity Committee. He received his MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He holds a Ph.D. in American history from The Ohio State University.