January 18, 2022

Harvard's John Palfrey Accepts a New Job But Will Continue to Chair Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee

John Palfrey has accepted a job to become the 15th Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. You can learn more about Palfrey and his new job here.

In an email to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) mailing list, Palfrey and Doron Weber from the DPLA Steering Committee, let us know that Palfrey will continue to chair the DPLA’s steering committee.

From the DPLA E-Mail:

[Palfrey’s] agreement with Andover includes a written commitment to continuing to chair the DPLA’s steering committee and supporting the work of our initiative through the Berkman Center’s secretariat.  DPLA will be adding a further sensibility toward K-12 issues to the project through John’s change in day-job, which will take effect next summer (July, 2012).  Please feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions.  We look forward to continuing to work with all of you toward this important public-spirited goal.

Congratulations to John Palfrey!

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.