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Megan Sniffin-Marinoff Appointed Deputy Director of Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library

Megan Sniffin-Marinoff will become the deputy director of the Schlesinger Library beginning in July 2002, the first person to serve in this newly defined post. Sniffin-Marinoff will give administrative direction and leadership to the Schlesinger and will report to Nancy F. Cott, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director, who is also professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Cott sees Sniffin-Marinoff's appointment as "the beginning of a new era for the library."

Sniffin-Marinoff is well known to the library community in Boston and far beyond. She comes to Radcliffe from MIT, where she is head of the Institute Archives and Special Collections, with a solid reputation as creative thinker, excellent manager, and skilled communicator. From 1980 to 1994 she was archivist of Simmons College. As a professor in the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, she developed its archives concentration into one of the best in the nation. In that capacity, she left her mark by training students who, as interns, staffed Harvard libraries and now are valued colleagues. Sniffin-Marinoff served on the program planning committee of the international conference, "Women, Information, and the Future: Collecting and Sharing Resources Worldwide," organized by the Schlesinger Library staff and its advisory committee, and held at Radcliffe College in 1994.

In the archival profession, Sniffin-Marinoff is a recognized force. As president of the New England Archivists (NEA), she transformed the NEA into one of the strongest of the regional archival organizations. She serves on the Council of the Society of American Archivists, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Archives Advisory Committee, the City of Boston Archives Advisory Committee, and the International Council on Archives.

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