July 28, 2009
By Lee White, Executive Director of the National Coalition for History
Crossposted from the National Coalition for History’s web site.
The National Coalition for History has learned from several sources that President Obama intends later today to nominate David S. Ferriero to the position of Archivist of the United States. Since 2004, Mr. Ferriero has served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director and Chief Executive of The Research Libraries at The New York Public Library (NYPL). Mr. Ferriero succeeds Professor Allen Weinstein who resigned last December.
Mr. Ferriero was formerly the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke University. Mr. Ferriero joined the staff of Duke University in 1996, after 31 years in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries.
Mr. Ferriero has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from Northeastern University, and an M.S. from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
More details will be forthcoming (on the National Coalition for History site) once the official announcement has been made.
Update: President Obama has announced this appointment.