Core President's Program features Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/26/2022


Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Saturday, June 25 at 4 pm ET during ALA Annual for the Core President's Program featuring Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. The recently integrated Smithsonian Libraries and Archives contains nearly 3 million library volumes and over 44,000 cubic feet of archival materials chronicling the history of the Smithsonian. Evangelestia-Dougherty oversees 137 employees, a national advisory board of 18 members, an annual budget of over $16 million, and 22 library branches and reading rooms located in Washington, D.C., New York City, Maryland, Virginia, and the Republic of Panama. She is also a faculty member of the UCLA California Rare Book School.

"Evangelestia-Dougherty will share insights and perspectives as a strategic leader in GLAMs [galleries, libraries, archives and museums] and crucial voice on topics of inclusivity and equity in bibliography, administration and primary-source literacy," says Lindsay Cronk, Assistant Dean, Scholarly Resources and Curation at River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester and current Core President. "Speaking from decades of experience in public and academic libraries, archives and administration, Evangelista-Dougherty's address to Core members promises to be as thoughtful and visionary as the speaker herself."

A published author and public speaker, Evangelestia-Dougherty has presented nationally on topics of inclusivity and equity in bibliography, administration and primary-source literacy. She currently serves on the boards of Digital Scriptorium and the American Printing History Association. Evangelestia-Dougherty holds a Master of Science in information science from Simmons University’s School of Library and Information Science in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Houston.

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