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  • A Conversation with David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

    Presenter:

    David S. Ferriero and Deborah Jakubs

    Sponsor:

    Libraries

    Location:

    Perkins Library Gothic Reading Room - Map

    Cost:

    Free

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Welborn, Aaron

    Email:

    Aaron.welborn@duke.edu

    Phone:

    660-5816

    In 2009, David S. Ferriero was appointed by President Obama as the tenth Archivist of the United States. A former director of the New York Public Libraries, the largest public library system in the country, he is the first librarian to lead the National Archives and Records Administration. From 1996 to 2004, Ferriero served as Duke's university librarian. In that role, he helped raise more than $50 million to expand and renovate the West Campus libraries, developed initiatives for instructional technology, and worked to increase public access to libraries and museums throughout North Carolina. Ferriero will receive an honorary degree at Duke's commencement on May 12. Deborah Jakubs, the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke, will lead this Q&A public conversation with him. Reception to follow.

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    Commencement, Lecture/Talk, Reception, Social, Alumni/Reunion, and Student