Elizabeth A. Chase


Elizabeth Chase is Head of Collections, Assessment and User Engagement for the MacPhaidin Library. She oversees the development of the Library’s holdings, including print and electronic materials; manages the Library’s team of Reference and Subject Liaisons; and oversees the ongoing assessment of Library collections, programs, and services. Prior to coming to Stonehill in 2013, she was the Coordinator for Research Services at the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. As a graduate student working in MARBL she contributed to the arrangement and description of manuscript materials, including the drafts of Salman Rushdie’s fiction and nonfiction works and a collection of W.H. Auden BBC radio scripts. In MARBL’s research services, she expanded the instruction program and piloted a workshop for graduate students interested in gaining archival research skills and grant funding.

Elizabeth has experience building a vibrant teaching program and guiding students as they develop skills as researchers and scholars-in-training. At Emory, she emphasized the broad applicability of archival research in undergraduate instruction and developed courses focused on introducing first-year students to the archives; she also expanded the scope of MARBL’s work with upperclassmen and graduate students. Elizabeth contributed to MARBL’s strategic planning for its spaces and programming and successfully advocated for the Library’s acquisition of a new special collections management software.  While at Emory, Elizabeth taught first-year composition courses, including an archives based course entitled “Writers on Writing,” and an upper-level survey of the twentieth-century British novel.

Elizabeth’s Library Science research focuses teaching and pedagogy, while her research within the field of English Literature centers on the writings of Irish women and on issues of commemoration in Irish literature.


  • B.A., Williams College, English and Political Science
  • M.S.L.I.S., Syracuse University, Reference and Archives
  • Certificate in Women’s Studies, Emory University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Emory University, Twentieth-Century British and Irish Literature

Courses Taught

  • IND205: Memory and Violence in Ireland (Fall 2015, Summer 2017 Online)
  • IRS203: Modern Ireland (Spring 2014)