Obama Nominates Archivist

July 29, 2009

President Obama on Tuesday nominated David S. Ferriero to become the next archivist of the United States. Groups of historians and archivists have been urging the president to pick someone with substantial experience in managing large library collections and Ferriero has such a background. He is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Library, and he previously led its research libraries division. Prior to that he held senior library positions at Duke University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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