Deputy Director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
James Roth is the deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. His duties consist of managing the day-to-day operations of the building, including assessing and coordinating technical programs and procedures and human resources management, and overseeing budgets and facility management issues including security, maintenance and construction projects. Other duties include overseeing the Digital Initiative and other various issues related to the Archives and Museum divisions.
Previously, Roth was head of the library's Archival Processing Unit. Part of his duties consisted of overseeing the arrangement and description of collections, including the reduction of the backlog of unprocessed collections; the editing and conversion of oral history transcripts; and managing the scanning and creation of metadata for digital collections. He received a bachelor's in history from Johnson State College in 1995; a master's in American history from the University of New Hampshire in 1999; and an MSLS, specializing in Archives, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001.
He has published articles in American Archivist, Prologue and The Hemingway Review, given presentations, and taught classes and workshops, covering the fundamentals of a wide range of archival activities including appraisal, acquisitions, arrangement, description, reference, and access.
Lecturer in LIS 438 - Introduction to Archival Methods and Services