Erin Valentino

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Erin Valentino.
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Erin Valentino is a research librarian at the Trinity College Library. She completed her Ph.D. in the History of Art at Yale University and Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at Simmons College.

As an art historian, she concentrates on contemporary art and critical theory. As a research librarian, she is interested in any and all subjects.

Erin Valentino.
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I was having lunch with friends when one of them asked me if I was healthy. I didn’t know how to answer.

Booth and Dimock Memorial Library, in Coventry, Conn.
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In President Donald Trump's proposed budget, he eliminates federal support for public libraries throughout the country. The White House has said these cuts -- and others -- are about fiscal responsibility, and an effort to "redefine the proper role of the federal government." But the move has commentator Erin Valentino thinking about what she sees as the crucially important places that libraries take us.