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Ali Zawoyski, W&M's new University Archivist. She has blonde-brown hair and wears a blue sweater.
November 8, 2019
Ali Zawoyski, University Archivist

Say hello to a new face at Swem Library! Alissa “Ali” Zawoyski began work as William & Mary Libraries’ new University Archivist on October 25. 

Ali comes to us from the Eberly Family Special Collections at Pennsylvania State University Libraries, where she served as the Collection Management Specialist since 2013. In this role, Ali was in charge of leading collection management projects and accessioning all new archival materials. Before her time at Penn State, she worked at the Centre County Library & Historical Museum in...

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