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Ferry, Barbara

Interim Branch Services Manager

As the interim head of Research Services Division, I manage the services and staff of seventeen Smithsonian Libraries branches focused on Art & Design, History & Culture, and Natural & Physical Sciences. I also serves as the Head of the Natural & Physical Science Libraries.  Prior to the Smithsonian, I was the Director of the Library and Archives at National Geographic Society and also worked as a news research analyst at the Washington Post, and led a research team at Washington Information Group.  I am active in the Library and information community and have spoken at workshops and conference programs throughout my career (SLA, IFLA, Charleston Library Conference, Future of Information Alliance, ALA, etc.).