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Ruth O'Leary


Director of Collections, Archives and Preparation


B.Sc. National University of Ireland, Cork, 1995
M.A. City College of New York, CUNY, 2004

  • Overall responsibility for all Paleontology collections
  • Supervisor of the Fossil Preparation Lab
  • Management of collections staff and preparation lab staff
  • Accessioning of specimens for FARB, Fossil Fish and Fossil Mammal collections
  • Management of Osborn Library and divisional archives
  • Co-manager of the Fossil Mammal collection
  • Director of Building 3A renovation moves
  • Collection database development
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Security, access, and emergency response issues


Selected Publications

O'Halloran, J., Smiddy, P., Quishi, X., O'Leary, R., and Hayes, C., 2002. Trends in mute swan lead levels: evidence of grit reducing lead poisoning. Waterbirds, 25: 363-367.

O'Leary, R., 2003. An annotated catalog of the African primate genera Colobus and Procolobus (Cercopithecidae: Colobinae) in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History. American Museum Novitates, 3399: 1-26. Download

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