ATG People in the News 5/26/17

Library Journal reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be closing General Session speaker at 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Ms. Clinton’s session will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 10 -11:30 a.m., at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.

Clinton’s appearance at the conference is sponsored by Simon & Schuster.


Library Journal also notes that “William D. Adams, the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced today his resignation from the agency, effective Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Adams was nominated by President Barack Obama in April 2014 and was confirmed by the United States Senate three months later. His service to NEH followed 14 years as president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine…”


As part of DPLA’s ongoing transition to a new executive director, the Board of Directors has named Michele Kimpton the interim executive director until a new executive director is hired.

Kimpton is currently the Business Development Director and Senior Strategist at DPLA, and has been working on sustainability models, an ebook pilot, technical services, and strengthening DPLA’s member network. She brings to the interim role considerable experience running similar organizations. Prior to joining DPLA, she worked as Chief Strategist for LYRASIS and CEO of DuraSpace…”


Barbara comes to NFAIS with a long history of contributions to the information community as a staff member, consultant, and active volunteer member. With a diverse background in several key organisational functions Barbara provides additional breadth and scope to NFAIS’ headquarters staff…”

According to the National Archives “Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero today announced the appointment of Dawn Hammatt as the new Director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, effective May 28, 2017…

Ms. Hammatt has served in museums across the southeast for her entire career. In South Carolina, she served as managing director for a local history museum and on the governing board for the South Carolina Archival Association. In New Orleans, she was the Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum, a statewide museum system that maintains nine museums. In this role, she oversaw the exhibits, collections management, curatorial and education departments for the state. The collection of nearly 500,000 objects range from colonial judicial documents and military artillery to Mardi Gras costumes.

Most recently, she comes to the National Archives from the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience in Meridian, Mississippi, where she has been managing the design and fabrication of a new 22,000-square-foot exhibition. She has also been active in the Southeastern Museums Conference and currently serves as the vice president…”

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