BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Industrial Archives & Library (IAL) announced today the appointment of Melissa A. “Missy” Nerino as Digital Archivist. Ms. Nerino has been the Associate Archivist and Librarian since January, 2017 after joining the IAL from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. She will continue in her role as the IAL’s Librarian. As the IAL’s Digital Archivist, Ms. Nerino will assume the additional responsibility for managing the institution’s digital asset management system, presently being implemented.
“We are delighted to announce Missy Nerino’s appointment as Digital Archivist,” said Stephen G. Donches, President & CEO of the IAL. “Digitization of archival records is essential for user-friendly access to them,” said Donches. “Having Missy in this newly created position managing our digital asset management system will help enable the IAL to better achieve its mission and maintain best practices in meeting the needs of historians, scholars and the general public,” he said.
“Having Missy in this newly created position managing our digital asset management system will help enable the IAL to better achieve its mission and maintain best practices in meeting the needs of historians, scholars and the general public.”Stephen G. Donches, President & CEO
“I’m excited to move into this position as Digital Archivist as it will allow me to help further IAL’s mission to preserve and make available records in all formats,” said Missy. “IAL has wonderful digital assets documenting the industrial history of America that will be shared more easily with researchers near and far. This investment in digitization will expand the IAL’s communications capability and the speed with which we can respond to inquiries for information.”
Nicholas Zmijewski, the IAL’s Archivist, noted that, “Missy will help put the IAL on the cutting edge of this digital presentation revolution using the Preservica digital system,” a leading digital management platform. Ms. Nerino is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College with B.A. degrees in History and Historical Communications. She also holds an M.S. degree in Communications and a Certificate in Strategic Communications Management from Purdue University and is a candidate for an MLIS–Master of Library and Information Sciences–at the University of Pittsburgh. A native of Lehighton, Pa., Ms. Nerino resides in Upper Nazareth Township with her husband and daughter.