Conrad Schoeffling

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Associate Professor Conrad Schoeffling has been the head of Special Collections and Archives at the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library for 25 years, presenting, describing and preserving the Collection's rare and precious items for the edification of C.W. Post students, faculty members, the surrounding communities and outside scholars. Professor Schoeffling, who also is an avid book collector, loves these rare items and varying collections for their individual qualities. He began building the distinguished Winthrop Palmer French and Irish Literature Collection of more than 3,000 rare items in the early 1990s. He has been responsible for collection development and policy for the Winthrop Palmer Collection, the Cedar Swamp Historical Society's Collection, the Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill Library, the Theodore Roosevelt Collection, The Buffalo Bill and Circus Collection, the C.W. Post Archives and other invaluable collections. Professor Schoeffling has served as chairman of the Library Personnel Committee for several years. He has been the coordinator of library workshops and a contributing editor of C.W. Post Library's journal, Added Entries. He has been an active member of the Conservation and Preservation Committee of the Long Island Library Resource Council. in the 1980s and 1990s, he also worked as a librarian at the Lindenhurst, Syosset and Brentwood public libraries. Since joining the staff of C.W. Post in 1968, Professor Schoeffling has held various positions within the Library, including cataloger, reference librarian (with a specialty in interlibrary loan), head of the Circulation Department, and finally, head of Special Collections and Archives in 1984. He also has taught English to undergraduates at C.W. Post. Professor Schoeffling holds a bachelor's degree in English from Iona College and an M.S. in library science (1971) and an M.A. in English (1977) from C.W. Post. He has participated in the doctoral program in English at Stony Brook University and in the former rare book program at Columbia University. Conrad H. of Locust Valley, NY on July 31, 2013 age 75. Head of Special Collections at LIU Post. Beloved husband of Jarron. Loving father of Maura, Meghan, and Liam. Dear brother of Robert & Antonette. Proud grandfather of Charlie. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas Glen Cove, Fri. 3-5 & 7-9pm. Mass at the Church of St. Gertrude Bayville, Sat. 9:30am.