Peggy, What terrific news! I can't think of anybody better for that
position. Congratulations. Jane
On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Peggy Bulger wrote:
> Dear Board of Trustees:
> I am very happy to report that Dr. Michael Taft will be joining the
> American Folklife Center staff on February 5, 2001, as a senior
> Folklife Specialist. The staff and I are extremely excited with his
> appointment, and we are looking forward to working with him on many of
> the projects that we have up and running, especially the Save Our
> Sounds preservation effort.
> Dr. Taft received his PhD in Folklore from Memorial University of
> Newfoundland in 1977. He completed post-doctoral work in Folklore at
> Universite Laval in Quebec, and he received his Master of Library and
> Information Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1996.
> Taft has over 25 years of experience in folklife programming and
> archival management. He was named the Laura Boulton Senior Research
> Fellow for the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University
> (1993). Among his positions, Dr. Taft served as the Archivist of the
> Southern Folklife collection at the University of North Carolina at
> Chapel Hill and as the founding Archivist for the Vermont Folklife
> Center. Most recently he comes to us from the University of Northern
> British Columbia, where he has been the University Archivist and Head
> of Special Collections.
> Taft's resume includes over 50 publications in folklore and folklife,
> spanning the period from 1974 to the present, and he has been a
> professor and public lecturer over this same time period.
> I know that you join me in welcoming Michael Taft to the AFC staff.
> Peggy A. Bulger, Director
> American Folklife Center
> Library of Congress
> 101 Independence Ave, SE
> Washington, DC 20540-4610
> (202) 707-1745
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