Irene Munster

Director, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian


Born in Argentina, Irene Münster earned her Master of Science, Library and Information Science degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. She has worked at several academic libraries before coming to USG.  In Argentina, she served as Library Director of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary and later as Library Director at the Max von Buch Library, Universidad de San Andrés. In the U.S., she was the Bibliographer for Latin America and Iberia and first Jewish Studies Librarian at Duke University and then Chief of Libraries at the Inter- American Development Bank (Washington, DC).  She has written several articles for peer reviewed publications and presented papers at various professional conventions. Her current interests focus on immigration to Latin American countries and the preservation of memory.