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Gina Perille Author Archive

Email: gina.perille@gmail.com  

Gina Perille is the Chief of Communications & Strategy at the Boston Public Library. In previous roles, she led an international corporate foundation and worked at a management consulting firm that advised government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and foundations. Gina is a published photographer, author, and theatre critic. She earned a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Boston University.

John Adams Collection at Boston Public Library

Contextualizing Collections

Of all the programs and services that libraries offer, there are few things more challenging to promote than databases or, even worse, electronic resources. What does that mean to some people, anyway – toasters, wafflemakers, hairdryers?