Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty is a native Chicagoan who started her
career in museum and library information services in 1992. She is
currently an independent curatorial consultant and has worked on
numerous local, state and national primary research initiatives. Most
recently, she was the Director of Collections and Services at the
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL). Previously, she
was the Executive Director of The Black Metropolis Research Consortium
at the University of Chicago (2011-2013); an Adjunct Professor at the
Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science (2007– -2013), where she taught “Archives and Collective Memory” and “Archival Administration and Practices”. She was the Herbert H. Lehman Curator at Columbia University (2004– 2007).
Tamar holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston
and a M.S. in Library and Information Science with Specialization in
Rare Books, Archives and Preservation Management from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.