Glenda Pearson served as Human Rights Librarian until 2016. She was previously also the head of Microforms and Newspapers Collection at UW. She continues to be involved in the Center in her capacity as Steering Committee Member Emeritus. Glenda’s research interests includes animal studies, cinema studies, comparative literature, Hellenic studies and human rights.
In June 2013, Glenda received the Distinguished Librarian award from the University of Washington. Glenda spearheaded The Seattle Times Legacy Library project in 2012, moving and arranging print archives requiring 1,060 linear feet of storage shelving for an estimated 2.5 million newspaper clippings. The Libraries also received 779 large bound volumes – some weighing 40 pounds or more – of the Seattle Times (1900-1990), an additional 102 volumes of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer(1982-1990) and a few volumes of the late 19th century Seattle Telegraph.