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Humanities Talk with Dr. Deanna Marcum

The Oak Room, Fellowship House
April 5, 2018
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
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Dumbarton Oaks is thrilled to welcome Dr. Deanna Marcum in the Humanities Talk Series. The series is presented in tandem with the Humanities Fellowships, a program in its second year designed to bridge the gap between college and career for Harvard graduates interested in the humanities. The guest speakers will discuss the practical aspects of how they built their professional lives, while also reflecting on the deep conceptual and philosophical wellsprings of why they do what they do. This year’s five distinguished speakers come from a wide range of careers that use humanistic skills, including publications, journalism, and archives.

Dr. Deanna Marcum is senior adviser to Ithaka S+R’s program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication and Ithaka S+R’s former managing director. Dr. Marcum previously served as associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress, president of the Council on Library and Information Resources, director of public service and collection management at the Library of Congress, and dean of the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. She holds a doctor of philosophy in American studies, a master’s degree in library science, and a bachelor’s degree in English. Dr. Marcum received the Melvil Dewey Medal, the highest award conferred by the American Library Association and was appointed to the Japan-US Friendship Commission, which seeks “to strengthen the US-Japan relationship through educational, cultural, and intellectual exchange.”