Elizabeth A Fischbach

Exhibits Manager & Designer, Special Collections

As a designer and producer of Special Collections exhibits, I work collaboratively with faculty, library subject curators, students, donors, and friends of the Libraries. In addition to managing the exhibits program, I am responsible for design, production, object preparation, text editing, installation, and publicity.


  • BA, English, Stanford University

Selected Publications 

Selected publication design

Assistant editor and designer, Imprint, the semi-annual journal of the Associates of the Stanford University Libraries, vols. 14–27 (Fall 1994–Summer 2007).

Monuments of Printing: Gutenberg through the Book Arts Revival by John Mustain; foreword by Robert Bringhurst. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2013.

Celebrating Mexico: ?The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution, 1810 | 1910 | 2010. Multiple authors. The Stanford University Libraries and The Bancroft Library, UC-Berkeley, 2010. Awarded the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) 2011 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Catalogue Award, division two. 

Experiments in Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson. By Charles Hobson; preface by May Castleberry. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2008. Awarded the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) 2009 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Catalogue Award, division two.

Zuancho in Kyoto:?Textile Design Books for the Kimono Trade. Essay by Kenichiro Yokoya; photographs by Mikio Matsuo. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2007. 

In Folio: Rare Volumes in the Stanford University Libraries. Catalogue of an Exhibition. By John E. Mustain; foreword by Stephen Orgel. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2004.

Ira Nowinski: The Photographer As Witness. Text by Zachary M. Baker; introductory essays by John Felstiner and Anita Friedman. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2004. 64 pages.

Johannes Lebek: The Artist As a Witness of His Time. Text by Ronald Salter. Stanford University Libraries, 2002.

John Steinbeck: From Salinas to Stockholm. ?By William McPheron. Stanford University Libraries, 2000.  The Heart Unguarded: William Abrahams. Poetry chapbook. Estate of William Abrahams, 2000.

Yvor Winters and Janet Lewis: A Centenary Tribute to the Poets. Broadside portfolio. Stanford University Libraries and the Stanford Humanities Center, 2000.

Landscape, Memory & the Poetry of Janet Lewis. ?By Brigitte Carnochan, 1995. 

W.B. Yeats & the Irish Renaissance. By Michael Stanford, 1990. Designed on a Macintosh SE computer

Articles published

“Elephant Midwifery: Managing Exhibitions for Special Collections" Imprint 26:2, pp. 22–36. Stanford University Libraries: summer 2008.

Book review, “La Fatigue du Matériau: tribute to a choregrapher who died young.” Parenthesis 23: The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, pp. 36-37, Autumn 2012 

“Codex Mexico: A feast for the senses and the mind.” College Book Arts Association semi-annual journal, spring 2013.

More about me 

I enjoy collaborating with others to produce something of value to the community. In addition to graphic design and typography, my interests include writing, editing, printmaking, book arts, textiles, and gardening.