Classics Librarian

W. Gerald (Jerry) Heverly



W. Gerald (Jerry) Heverly is the subject specialist at Bobst Library for classics, Hellenic Studies, and philosophy. He has been at NYU since 2002 and holds an MLS and a PhD (dissertation: Neglected Warnings in the Iliad: A Study in Characterization) from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from the University of Toronto, and a BA from Penn State. He is mainly interested in early Greek epic, focusing on story patterns and elements derived from folklore. Other interests include ancient political philosophy, Roman oratory, and the history of the book. He has served on the APA’s Development Committee and as chair of an affiliated group, The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication. In addition, he is the archivist for the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. As an adjunct instructor for Long Island University, he helps train graduate students preparing to enter the library profession.

Office: Bobst Library


“Virtual Repatriation: The Pittsburgh-Konstanz Archival Partnership,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 6 (2005) 34-43.

“From Scroll to Database: What Do Classics Librarians Do?” Amphora 5 (2006) 16-17.
“The Last Twenty-Five Years of CAAS,” Classical World 101 (2007) 7-20.
“The Meaning of liber and membrana in a Letter from Late Antiquity,” forthcoming.