Historical society names new library director

Bill Dunlap, president of the New Hampshire Historical Society, is pleased to announce that Sarah Galligan, a member of the society’s staff since October 2013, has been promoted to the position of library director.

Since joining the society’s staff as projects archivist, Galligan has been responsible for cataloging archival collections, assisting with the development of digital resources and leading the process to update and expand the society’s finding aids. In addition to cataloging hundreds of inpidual manuscripts, maps and special collections items, Galligan has completed the cataloging of several large and major collections including the papers of John Stark, Samuel Lane, Sarah Low and the Amherst Congregational Church.

She also serves as a key member of the staff working to redesign the society’s website, create the New Hampshire History Network and develop a new and integrated catalog for the society’s archives, library and museum collections. As library director, Galligan will be a member of the society’s senior management team responsible for providing leadership and management for the society’s library, and for the planning, development, care, use and interpretation of printed, manuscript and special collections materials.

Galligan holds a BA in history from Dartmouth College and a Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons College, with a concentration in archives management. Prior to joining the society, she held internships related to archives, special collections and museum education at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Historic New England, the Museum of Printing, the American Museum of Finance and the Fells (John Hay Historic House and Grounds in Newbury).

For more information about the society and the benefits of membership, visit nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.

Author: tgoodwin

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