Dr. Nancy Davenport nominated to national commission

Dr. Nancy Davenport, Louis Round Wilson Academy member, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

“The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and encourage the use of documentary sources, created in every medium ranging from quill pen to computer, relating to the history of the United States.” It is a 15 member commission chaired by the nation’s archivist. The Commission was created in 1934 by the United States Congress.

Davenport is the past president of the Council on Library and Information Services. She served more than 26 years at the Library of Congress where she held several leadership positions including director of acquisitiions, head of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), coordinator of Members Committee Relations for the CRS and director of Special Programs–among other job titles.

“With her past experiences, Nancy is an excellent choice for this appointment,” said Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, dean of SILS and founding chair of The Knowledge Trust SM and the Louis Round Wilson Academy. “She understands libraries, publications and records, and she is dedicated to ensuring preservation of key resources, improving access to them and strengthening the profession.”