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Brandon Katzir

Systems and Discovery Librarian

Brandon Katzir

Contact & Office Hours

Neilson Library 309


M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma

Ph.D, Louisiana State University

M.A., Oklahoma State University

B.A., Oklahoma City University

Brandon is a member of the Collections, Discovery & Systems group, supporting the library’s digital infrastructure as well as its discovery layer. He works to ensure that search and discovery function seamlessly across library services to help patrons find the information they need quickly and intuitively.

Before coming to Smith, Brandon was a Digital Services Librarian at Oklahoma State University and an Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma City University. He maintains an active research agenda in Jewish Studies and interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies and is the co-creator of the Victorian Jewish Writers Project, a digital collection focusing on Anglo-Jewish writing during the long nineteenth century.


Discovery Team, Five Colleges Discovery Committee

Publications & Presentations

Katzir, Brandon, and Lindsay Katzir. 2023. “Tracing Social Connections in the Victorian Jewish Writers Project.” Literature Compass: e12741.

“00LOCKed Out: Using Cloud Environments in Data Workshops,” Midwest Data Librarian Symposium, South Bend, Indiana, October 2022.

Katzir, Brandon. 2022. “The Role of Rhetoric in Style: Victorian Style Guides.” Rhetorica 40: 297-321. DOI: 10.1525/RH.2022.40.3.297.

“Digitizing Victorian Jewry,” North American Victorian Studies Association, Vancouver, March 2022.

Katzir, Brandon. 2021. “Walking the Even Tenor of Our Ways: Liberty and Tradition in Isaac Leeser’s 1841 Claims of the Jews to an Equality of Rights.” Jewish History 35: 135-151. DOI: 10.1007/S108350021-09418-Y.