Taylor Dwyer is the Assistant Librarian at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Anthropology from Chapman University.
At Chapman University she served on the board of Phi Alpha Theta, a national History honors society, and worked as a research fellow for the Ludie & David C. Henley Social Sciences Research Laboratory. Her undergraduate thesis on Jewish-American identity and World War I philanthropy was published by Chapman’s student run history e-journal. She also interned at the Museum of Tolerance working closely with Holocaust survivors and the public.
Taylor continued her education at U.C.L.A. Department of Information Studies, studying library science with a focus on academic librarianship and special collections. As a graduate student she interned at U.S.C. Special Collections, volunteered at the Simon Wiesenthal Library and Archives, and taught 60 students as a Teaching Assistant for a U.C.L.A. course titled “Holocaust in Literature and Film.” Taylor received her M.L.I.S. in 2018 and joins the Frances-Henry Library after working at Redondo Beach Public Library.