Prindle, Beth – Head of Special Collections

Head of Special Collections
Beth Prindle

Beth Prindle is Boston Public Library's Head of Special Collections and Interim Head of Research Collections. She and her team of specialized staff steward the BPL’s extraordinary collections of rare, distinctive, and culturally significant materials. Their work centers on facilitating public discovery and fostering broad engagement with these collections through acquisition, description, preservation, and interpretation. On staff since 2004, Beth was previously responsible for the library’s exhibitions, public programs, tours, and collections-related special projects. She has served as a core team member for several of the library's major capital projects, including the reimagining of the Central Library in 2017 and renovation of the library’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Department in 2022. Formerly a public high school teacher, Beth holds a MSLIS from Simmons University, a Master’s in Education from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Stanford University.