Grant Gerlich, MA, MLis
Community Engagement Manager
In his role as Community Engagement Manager for University Outreach and Engagement,
Grant is responsible for initiating and advancing collaborations across campus to
plan, develop, and oversee engagements with staff and faculty in Education Services,
Public Services, Special Collections, and The Remnant Trust. He publicizes and promotes
use of the collections and services through new and existing exhibits and outreach
activities including tours, presentations, public events, and sessions with constituents
on and off campus.
Grant served in the cultural heritage field for over two decades as the director of several museums and board member of non-profit historical organizations. His involvement with these institutions has instilled in him the value community outreach and engagement. Before joining the University Outreach and Engagement team, Grant served as Senior Archival Associate at the Southwest Collection/Special Collection Library where he worked in collection processing and explored methods to improve student assistant training.
Grant is passionate about community outreach and engagement. When he is not walking his dogs around Tech Terrace Park, he serves as the president of the Tech Terrace UNIT Neighborhood Association where he is involved in a variety of community initiatives. Grant is a Certified Archivist. He has a Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Archival, Museum and Editing studies from Duquesne University, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University.