Dr. Nicoletta Hary

Religious Studies Librarian
Full-Time Faculty
Libraries: Collections

  • Location: Roesch Library 104AC
  • Phone: 937-229-4262
  • Email: Contact


Nicoletta manages and services eight special collections and the Library's Religion collection. Among the special collections, the Rare Book Collection and the Catholic Special Collection are by far the more important and larger ones. She is the selector for Religion and the library liaison for the Religious Studies Dept. Fluency in many European languages helps Nicoletta in her work as well as in assisting patrons and colleagues

Courses Taught

As an Adjunct Professor, Nicoletta has taught for Indiana University's graduate course, "Organization of Materials and Information," in 1988-92.


  • Ph.D., Indiana University (1991)
  • Diploma in Library Science, Vatican Library School(1952)
  • Doctor of Letters, Istituto Universitario Orientale (1951)
  • Diploma in Classical Studies, Liceo di Stato di Civitavecchia (1947)

Professional Activities

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): Served on various committees and was chair of the International Relations Committee

Research Interests

  • Rare Books
  • Special collections
  • Catholic History
  • Marian devotion

Selected Publications

Hary, Nicoletta. The Vatican Library and the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace: The History, Impact, and Influence of Their Collaboration
Citta' del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana,

Hary, Nicoletta. "A Methodology for Enhancing Religion Collections in Eastern
European Libraries." Sofia 2000. Emporia, KS, Emporia State University, 2000. Print.

Hary, Nicoletta, and Susan L. Tsui. "OhioLINK: A Statewide Library and Information Network." Crimea 1997. Moskva: GPNTB.

Hary, Nicoletta. "American Philanthropy in Europe: The Collaboration of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace with the Vatican Library." Libraries & Philanthropy  364-79. Print.

Hary, Nicoletta. "American Philanthropy in Europe: The Collaboration of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace with the Vatican Library." Libraries & Culture. Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press (1996).

Hary, Nicoletta. "A Model Library in Tehran, Iran: The Hosseinieh Ershad
Public Library." Third World Libraries 68 (1995) 16-23. Print.