May 6, 2021

Archivist of the United States Announces Agency Restructuring and New Appointments

From a NARA Announcement:

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently announced several key appointments to begin a major transformation of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The new appointments follow an internal report, A Charter for Change: Charting the Course, which recommended changes to the organizational structure and culture of the National Archives. The report calls for new Executive and Management teams leading staff serving the customers of the National Archives — Federal agencies, researchers, visitors, educators, and the general public all of whom have high digital expectations. Examples from the new structure include a Research Customer Support unit to engage researchers in helping establish and guide program priorities and practices; an Open Government unit using new media to expand transparency, participation, and collaboration with customers using records; a Chief Records Officer to lead and oversee efforts to improve Federal agency electronic records management, and a Performance and Accountability office to promote continuous process improvement needed in a time of tight fiscal discipline.

A new Executive Leadership Team will work with the Archivist to define strategic direction and guide achievement of the agency’s vision and strategic goals. The Team is chaired by the Archivist and includes: the Deputy Archivist, the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Strategy and Communications Officer; the Chief Human Capital Officer; the Chief Information Officer; the Chief Financial Officer, the General Counsel and the Director of Congressional Affairs.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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