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Steve Duffy

Research Librarian, Emeritus Professor
As the library cataloger, I am responsible for processing all the materials in the library, and I am responsible for technical services at the library. I am available to help students, faculty, and staff with their research in the mornings in the Research Assistance office, and by appointment at other times.


I have worked at Simpson College since 1996, beginning as an Adjunct Instructor in the Computer Science Department.  Before coming to Simpson, I worked at the University of Chicago Library.


  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences


  • Past President, Iowa OCLC Users Group
  • Past Council Member, Iowa Private Academic Libraries Group


  • M.L.I.S. – Dominican University (1993)
  • M.A. – University of Chicago (1976)
  • B.A. – Fordham University (1971)


  • Translator:  Gerlach, Christian. "The Wannsee Conference, the Fate of German Jews, and Hitler's Decision in Principle to Exterminate All European Jews." The Journal Of Modern History, no. 4 (1998): 759.
  • Translator:  Buchloh, Benjamin HD. "Interview with Gerhard Richter." Gerhard Richter Paintings (1988): 15-29.
  • Translator: Mommsen, Hans. 1992. "The German Resistance against Hitler and the Restoration of Politics." Journal Of Modern History, 64, 112-127.
  • Translator:  Koselleck, Reinhart. 1989. "Linguistic change and the history of events." The Journal Of Modern History61, 4 (1989), 646-666.