Jacob Nadal was appointed Director Library and Archives for the Brooklyn Historical Society in 2012. Prior to this, he served as the Preservation Officer for the UCLA Library, Field Service Librarian and Acting Head of Collections Care at The New York Public Library, and as Head of the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory at Indiana University, Bloomington. He teaches preservation at the Indiana University School of Library Science and the Pratt Institute and serves in the American Library Association as the Chair of the Preservation and Reformatting Section.
Nadal has worked on digitization, digital libraries, and related preservation issues for over a decade and he co-chaired the Working Group that wrote that wrote the ALA’s definitions of digital preservation. He lectures and leads workshops on digital libraries and preservation for a variety of audiences, including the IMLS Connecting to Collections project, graduate programs in library and information science, numerous divisions in the American Library Association, the California Preservation Program, and numerous state and local cultural heritage groups.
Nadal received his Masters degree in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2001 and a Bachelors degree with departmental honors in Music from the University of Puget Sound in 1998.