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October 13, 2006

Jeremy Adamson Appointed Director for Collections and Services

Jeremy E. Adamson, chief of the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division since May 2001, has been appointed director for Collections and Services.

“Jeremy Adamson brings to his new position the perfect combination of management skills and an in-depth knowledge of the Library’s collections,” said Associate Librarian for Library Services Deanna Marcum. “During his tenure as chief of Prints and Photographs, he was instrumental in acquiring many important new collections and making the division’s rich pictorial resources increasingly available through digitization and scholarly publications.”

The Collections and Services Directorate incorporates the general, international and special format collections, and provides direct and online reference services in 16 of the Library’s 21 reading rooms.

“I look forward to working with the Collections and Services chiefs and their staff members, and with others throughout the Library, to enhance onsite reader services and to make our unsurpassed resources more widely known and accessed on the Internet,” said Adamson. “This is a transformative time for libraries and archives that demands new, innovative solutions, and I am excited by the possibilities that lie ahead.”

Adamson joined the Library in 2001 after serving as senior curator at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where he worked since 1988. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fine art, a master’s degree in the history of art from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in the history of art from the University of Michigan. He has taught art history at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Toronto, and has served as a collections curator at several museums, including the National Gallery of Canada. During his curatorial career, Adamson lectured widely and organized a number of groundbreaking exhibitions that were accompanied by scholarly publications.

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PR 06-192
ISSN 0731-3527

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