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Danna Bell

The Library of Congress
Educational Resource Specialist
Washington, DC
Danna C. Bell served as president of the Society of American Archivists from 2013-2014. She was able to combine two of her passions, reference and access for patrons and professional development for archivists when she along with Mary Wolfskill created and taught the Real World Reference Workshop. Bell has also served on SAA Council, Nominations and Elections, several program committees and on what was then the Committee on Education and Professional Development. She has also served on the Steering Committees of the Manuscripts and Reference, Access and Outreach sections of the Society. Bell was named as a Fellow of the Society in 2008.

She is also active in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference and is a past Chair of MARAC.

Bell is an Educational Resources Specialist at the Library of Congress. Previously she served as a member of the Digital Reference Team at the Library, the first reference division created to specifically deal with the online resources found on the Library's website. Prior to joining the Library's staff she worked as the Curator of the National Equal Justice Library, as an archivist within the Washingtoniana Division of the District of Columbia Public Library and the Henry Lee Moon Library at the NAACP. She also worked as a reference librarian and coordinator of bibliographic instruction at Marymount University.

Bell obtained her Bachelor and Masters degrees at Miami University. She received her MLS from Long Island University.