Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Website URL
World War I, World War I Music, World War II in the Pacific, American Civil War, Spanish American War, Women and the military
Additional Contact Information
All media requests should go through the Pritzker Military Museum & Library's External Affairs department.

Personal Info

About Me

Theresa (Teri) A.R. Embrey is currently the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s lead on library acquisitions, cataloging of library materials, reference and reader services, and conservation and preservation of the Library’s rare books. She also serves as a historian for the Library and its collections.

Teri is the recipient of the 2006 Illinois Library Association TBS, Inc. (Today’s Business Solutions) Technical Service Award and the 2006 Library Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Library System.

She graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History and a Masters in Library and Information Sciences. She later earned a Masters of Arts in Public History at Loyola University Chicago.

Her professional associations currently include the American Library Association, the Illinois Library Association, and the Society for Military History.

She has published and presented numerous articles on innovations in technology applicable to libraries and on historical topics ranging from the English Civil War to World War I. Her current research interests include the American Civil War, WWI music, WWII in the Pacific, and women and the military.

Recent Publications

Embrey, Theresa A. R. “Connecting Citizens and the Military,” Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge, ed. by Merillee Proffitt, American Library Association, 2018.

Embrey, Theresa A. R. and Andrew H. Bullen. “Music of World War I: Turning a Static Collection Into a Vibrant Resource.” Computers in Libraries. Vol. 37 No. 4. May 2017

Williams, Megan, and Theresa A. R. Embrey. “A Golden Opportunity: Case Study of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library”. Journal of Digital Media Management. Vol. 4, 4: 360-368.

Embrey, Theresa A. R. “Veterans’ Stories Remembered (and Researched) Daily!: a Guide to Genealogy Resources at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.” Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly. Vol. 46, No. 3, Fall 2014, pages 169-170.

Ross Embrey, Theresa A. “You Blog, We Blog: A Guide to How Teacher Librarians Can Use Weblogs to Build Communication and Research Skills.” Teacher Librarian. Rockland Press, _. v30, no2, Dec. 2002.

Ross Embrey, Theresa A. “Working the Network Redux: A Virtual Community for Librarians.” Information Technology. Hershey, Pa: Idea Group Publishing, – . July.-Dec. 2002 issue.

Ross Embrey, Theresa. “Working with Wireless Devices: Library Applications in Support of the Needs of Students and Teachers.” Teacher Librarian. Rockland Press, – . v29, no5, June 2002. p. 24-27

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States and Canada
Expertise by Geography
England, France, Pacific, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Book History, Gender, Military, Museums, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution