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Christine Giannoni

Director, Gantz Family Collections Center

Gantz Family Collections Center

Christine Giannoni serves as both the Director of the Gantz Family Collections Center as well as Museum Librarian & Head of Library Collections. 

As Director, Christine is responsible for the overall operations of the Center, leading a staff of over 50 collections management professionals who work tirelessly to enhance the value of our collections by facilitating research visits, participating in educational initiatives, and making collections available via loan, digitization, and public exhibition activities.

Christine’s history with the Museum dates back to 1997 when she was a volunteer in the Education department, posted in the Webber Resource Center on Saturday afternoons. After completing her degree in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she decided to pursue her Master’s in Library Science at Dominican University.

In 2002, she was hired as Reference Librarian, where she assisted both internal and external researchers with inquiries related to the library’s specialized resources. As Museum Librarian & Head of Library Collections, she oversees an experienced team of library professionals as they work to serve our diverse Library users, providing access to the collections both within and outside the Museum.

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Education

Dominican University, MLS.

University of Illinois at Chicago, BA Anthropology

Professional affiliations

American Library Association

Chicago Area Museum Libraries (CAML)