Alice Staples

Associate Professor, Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist

Phone: (603) 535-2961


Alice Staples came to Plymouth in 1995 as the Access Services Librarian, and in 2006 became the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist. In addition to her duties behind the “Harry Potter door”, she helps students at the reference desk, teaches information literacy to First Year students, orders materials and meets classes for the following disciplines: Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, and Women’s Studies.  She serves on the Women’s Studies Council and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.  

Alice supervises graduate interns in the Heritage Studies Program. 

Prior to coming to Plymouth, Alice worked at the University of Arizona Main Library Special Collections, and for the National Park Service, processing archival collections from parks and monuments in the Southwest. 

Degrees and Education

MLS, University of Arizona
BA Anthropology, State University of New York at Oswego

Awards and Distinctions

2001 Theo Kalikow Award, from Plymouth State College, President’s Commission on the Status of Women
1990 Special Achievement Award, National Park Service

Associations, Boards, and Committees

New Hampshire Archives Group, Executive Board
New England Archivists
Ashland Town Library Board of Trustees

Courses Taught

HS 5710 Internship in Heritage Studies