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Nominees for the Council Class of 2024

The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following nominees for Council in 2020. A vote will be held during the virtual Annual Meeting on January 29, 2021.

Elizabeth Denlinger (New York Public Library) Chaired the Nominating Committee, which also included Jose Guerrero (Sutro Library, California State Libraries), E. Haven Hawley (Smathers Library, University of Florida), and Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (Rare Book School). The Society thanks them for their service.

Nominated for a first term: María Victoria Fernández, Hindman Auctions

Maria Victoria Fernandez is a Cataloguer in the Books and Manuscripts Department at Hindman Auctions in Chicago. Prior to her current position, she worked at various academic research libraries, including the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, the Harry Ransom Center and the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, and Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College.

At Hindman Auctions, María catalogs books and manuscripts and evaluates incoming estimate requests to determine salability at auction. As an Assistant Curator for Digital Outreach at the John Carter Brown Library, she integrated content from the library’s digitized collections to Wikipedia as part of a Mellon Foundation grant-funded project. While at the Benson Latin American Collection, she worked on the Reading the First Books: Multilingual, Early-Modern OCR for Primeros Libros project, an NEH-funded digital humanities initiative developing computational tools for the automatic transcription of books printed in the Spanish Americas before 1601.

María holds masters degrees in Information Studies and in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College. She has received an Institute of Museum and Library Services/Rare Book School Fellowship and a William T. Buice III Scholarship to attend courses at Rare Book School. Maria is a member of the Caxton Club and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries. She is presently co-leading the Reading Group Sub-committee of the RBMS Diversity Committee and has served on the RBMS Conference Planning Committee as a Liaison to the Diversity Committee.

Renewing for a second term: Thomas A. Goldwasser, Adam G. Hooks, Nick Wilding

Thomas A. Goldwasser of San Francisco, CA is served as President of the ABAA from 2014 to 2016. He has previously served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Association and chaired the Finance and National Book Fair Committees. Tom has spent his entire professional career in the trade and became a member of the ABAA in 1992. Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books specializes in Literature, Modern Illustrated Books, Twentieth Century, Livres d’Artistes, Modern First Editions, Literary Manuscripts and Letters, and Hawaii and the Pacific.

Adam G. Hooks is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa, where his research and teaching focus on Shakespeare, early  modern literature and culture, and book history. He is the author of Selling Shakespeare: Biography, Bibliography, and the Book Trade, and is the recipient of several research fellowships in support of his work. He is currently the volume editor for the Poems in the Arden Shakespeare Fourth Series.


Nick Wilding is a historian of Early Modern Europe, the history of science, and the history of the book. He is the author of two books:  Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge (University of Chicago Press, 2014) and Faussaire de Lune (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2016), as well as a dozen book and journal articles. He has held fellowships at the Medici Archive Project, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, the American Academy in Rome, the New York Academy of Medicine and Rare Book School. His current research on book forgery has been featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker.