Ashley in museum wearing white lace blouse under black blazer

Ashley Augustyniak

Ashley Augustyniak was the head of reference and reader services for the Science History Institute’s Othmer Library.

Ashley graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in library and information science. She worked in the Othmer Library and the Beckman Center from 2006 to 2024.

More from Ashley Augustyniak

bottles of chocolate flavored medicine

Poisons and Panaceas: Inside the 19th-Century Medicine Cabinet

Our current ExhibitLab uncovers the fine line between deadly and lifesaving in the world of modern medicine.

Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society

Subscribing to Science

On the globe- and time-spanning journals of the Othmer Library collection.

comic book illustration

Superheroes, Science, and the Environment

This ExhibitLab display highlights the unexpected connections between the pages of comic books and real-life environmental issues.

handwritten notes and diagrams in a book

Her Booke

What marginalia can tell us about a book’s former owners.

Prosthetic Arm with Strings

Exploration of Morris A. Robbins, MD

Concept models and prothesis created by the orthopedic surgeon who lost his left hand as a teenager.

Colorful books with illustrative covers on display in the library

Covering Science

On the appeal of decorative scientific book cloth bindings.