Where are they now? – Mark Prindiville

Mark Prindiville began working at the Clarke Historical Library back in 2014, almost immediately after completing an internship and a class on archival administration taught by CMU’s Archivist, Marian Matyn. Mark continued his work with Marian until graduating in May 2015 with his M.A. in U.S. History. From there, Mark continued his education at Wayne State University until August 2017, where he obtained his Masters of Library & Information Science degree, as well as a Certification in Archival Administration. During this time, Mark worked as a Student Supervisor for overnight hours at the Undergraduate Library, an archival intern at Crain Communications, and as an Archival Technician for the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor & Urban Affairs, all within the city of Detroit.

After graduation, Mark continued working at the Reuther Library, while also dabbling in the public librarianship field, including the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, the Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights, and eventually becoming the Library Director for the Flat Rock Public Library. After several months of running Flat Rock’s library, Mark returned to his archival roots and moved to San Francisco to work as a contracted assistant at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to work on the Martin Anderson papers. Upon completing his contractual obligations, Mark stayed in the Bay Area and worked as an Assistant Archivist with the Archdiocese of San Francisco, where he continued working until the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, Mark returned to his home state of Michigan and successfully found work as the inaugural Archivist for the Diocese of Saginaw. Mark currently has two student interns working with him to help build the diocesan archives and to make collections accessible to coworkers and the public alike.

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