January 18, 2022

David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States To Receive Honorary Degree From Duke University

Congratulations to Archivist of the U.S. and librarian, David Ferriero.

He’ll receive his degree at the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

From the Duke U. News Release:

In 2009, Ferriero became the 10th archivist of the United States. A former director of New York Public Libraries, he is the first librarian to serve as the nation’s archivist and to lead the National Archives and Records Administration.

From 1996 to 2004, Ferriero was Duke’s university librarian and vice provost for library affairs. In that role, he helped raise more than $50 million to expand and renovate the campus library, developed initiatives for instructional technology and worked to increase public access to libraries and museums throughout North Carolina.

As director of New York Public Libraries from 2004-09, Ferriero helped lead the integration of four research libraries and 87 branch libraries, creating the largest public library system in the United States.

See Also: David Ferriero’s Official Bio (via NARA)

See Also: David Ferriero’s AOTUS Blog

Others receiving honorary degrees from Duke U. are are human rights activist Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse; immune system scientist Dr. Max Cooper; Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor of African-American history and literature; philanthropist and businesswoman Melinda Gates; investment manager William H. (Bill) Gross; and choreographer Judith Jamison.

Melinda Gates will deliver the commencement address.

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.