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Emma Lincoln

Emma Lincoln

Instructor and Special Collections Librarian

Having specialized in the preservation and conservation of library and archives materials in earning her degrees, Emma Lincoln went on to work in the preservation departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the Library of Congress. 

Her career took a sharp turn in 2010 when she left librarianship to start an organic farm with her husband. She has spent the past six years raising chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs and cattle on a small farm in Forrest, Ill. While farming, she also worked part-time as a reference librarian at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. 

She is thrilled to be joining the staff at the Thomas Tredway Library as Special Collections librarian. Lincoln was born and raised in the Washington, D.C., area. Her husband, Kiyoshi Mino, is originally from Chicago. He is a fiber artist who creates sculptures out of wool using the technique of needle felting. 

Specializations: Library


  • B.A., Asian Languages and Civilizations, Amherst College
  • M.S.I.S. and C.A.S., Preservation Administration, University of Texas at Austin