Ed Vermue

  • Special Collections & Preservation Librarian

Areas of Study


Ed Vermue has thirty years of library, rare book, and preservation experience, and has been part of Oberlin College since 2000. Since 2010 Ed has overseen the establishment and operation of the library’s letterpress and papermaking studios, and is a member of the Book Studies committee. Ed’s position in the library is heavily weighted towards library instruction, collection building, and interpretation.


Examining East Asian Book Technologies and Formats

May 9, 2018

Designed by library staff members Ed Vermue and Runxiao Zhu and curated by students in the course East Asian Book Cultures, an exhibit about East Asian book technologies and formats was recently showcased in the main library.

Making an Imprint

March 2, 2017

Students experience the time-honored craft of letterpress printing in this intensive, hands-on winter term project.

Learning through the Letterpress

April 15, 2015

In the Letterpress Studio, students get hands-on experience with printing presses to learn about literature and create new projects.