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Amanda Ferrara

Instruction & Public Services Archivist
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Amanda Ferrara
Special Collections, Burns Library
I believe that any and all people interested in archival materials should be welcome and encouraged to use them. Seeing the moment when researchers get truly excited about locating a document that is integral to their work is such a bright point in my job. I get great joy from holistically critiquing policies and procedures, encouraging mindful conversations about the impact of said policies on researchers, and working with academic, archival, and research communities to suggest and enact ethical solutions.

I’m passionate about increasing the diversity of, and outreach to, underrepresented groups in academic archives. Prior to Boston College, I spent time as an employee within the Special Collections repositories at Princeton University and, before that, Smith College. My education includes a BA in History from Smith College and a MA in Library and Information Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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