Amanda Bernard Lignelli, C.A.

Archivist | Detail-Oriented Describer

“I love the infinite variety of archival work.”

Work at HAI

Since joining HAI in August 2021, Mandy has primarily worked with congressional papers. Always glad for a change of pace, she has also enjoyed collaborating on collections assessments with other members of the Archives and Information Management team. She became certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists in 2022.

Path to HAI

Immediately prior to joining HAI, Mandy earned her MSLIS with a concentration in Cultural Heritage Information Management from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. There, as a recipient of a Graduate Library Preprofessional scholarship, she spent two years working in the University’s Special Collections while taking classes. Her first work assignment involved processing the personal papers of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon. During her tenure, she also created exhibit labels for museum pieces on display around the main library, as well as in the archives reading room; built a digital exhibit about the history of American Catholic schools; and wrote a dozen or so posts for the University Library's popular blog, The Archivist's Nook, on topics ranging from football to the architect E. Francis Baldwin.

As an undergraduate, Mandy majored in English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, graduating summa cum laude in 2016.