Jeffrey Garrett (MA in Germanistic Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich 1983, MLIS in Library and Information Science, University of California Berkeley, 1989) is Associate University Librarian for Special Libraries at Northwestern. His research interests include knowledge organization and cognition, 18th and early 19th century German library history, and international children’s literature. Among his recent publications are “Realismo, Surrealismo e Iperrealismo nelle illustrazioni dei libri per bambini negli Stati Uniti,” in Bologna: Cinquant'anni di libri per ragazzi da tutto il mondo (Bologna 2013), “Die Erschließung als Komplement zur ‚Kunst des Vergessens”, in Nationale Verantwortung für kulturelle Überlieferung (Frankfurt 2010), “Screams and Smiles: On Some Possible Human Universals in Children's Book Illustration” (Bookbird 2008), “KWIC and Dirty? Human Cognition and the Claims of Full-Text Searching” (Journal of Electronic Publishing 2006), and "The Legacy of the Baroque in Virtual Representations of Library Space" (Library Quarterly 2004).
Between 2003 and 2006, Garrett was chair of the AAU-ARL German–North American Resources Partnership. He has served twice (2004 and 2006) as president of the Hans Christian Andersen awards jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (Basel, Switzerland). He is a past chair of the Western European Studies Section (WESS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries and has been a fellow of the Kaplan Humanities Institute at Northwestern. Among his academic honors are a Regents Fellowship from the University of California, a Bayerisches Staatsstipendium from the University of Munich, and a Martinus Nijhoff International Study Grant from the Association of College and Research Libraries.