Library Administration and Staff

Alan Price, Director

Alan Price, JFK Library Director

Alan Price was appointed Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in November 2018.

In 2015, Alan was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Associate Director of Management at the Peace Corps and Acting Chief of Staff for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Before joining the federal service, Alan was a manager at Northeast Utilities (now Eversource Energy) and Director of the Global Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School. He began his career as a management consultant in the fields of dispute resolution and leadership development.

Alan has a JD from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree from Earlham College. He and his wife, Gina LaRoche, have two sons and live in Cambridge, MA.

James Roth, Deputy Director

James Roth has served as Deputy Director at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum since 2008. He assists the Library Director in planning, directing, and administering all programs and activities of the Library.

Jamie oversees the Operations Division; is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the building, including assessing and coordinating technical programs, human resources management, overseeing budgets and facility management issues including security, maintenance, and construction projects; and is responsible for community relations, public outreach, special events, museum visitor services and relations, and retail and merchandising operations.

Jamie first joined the Library staff in 2001 as the Ernest Hemingway Curator, and later served as Senior Archivist/Head of Processing and Digitization, overseeing the acquisition of textual collections, the arrangement and description of collections, the Oral History Program, the Digital Initiative Access to a Legacy, and the records management program. He received a B.A. in History from Johnson State College, holds a M.A. in American History from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S.L.S., specializing in Archives, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Library Senior Staff

Janice Hodson, Supervisory Museum Curator

As the Supervisory Museum Curator, Janice Hodson is responsible for the exhibit programs of the museum. This includes responsibility for the planning, formulation, design, construction, and installation of exhibits; overseeing and monitoring museum objects; and providing professional advice concerning preservation of the museum collections. In addition, the curator supervises administrative activities of the museum including budget, personnel, space management, procurement, and security.

Janice has worked as a curator in museums and historic sites in New England for over 30 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Art History at the University of Massachusetts and her Master’s at Boston University. Her past employment includes senior positions at the National Park Service’s Northeast Museum Services Center, Longfellow National Historic Site, John F. Kennedy National Historic Site and Historic New England. Janice has also done extensive historic furnishings research for numerous house museums in the region.

Abigail Malangone, Supervisory Archivist

Abigail Malangone directs the JFK Library's Archives department, which is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary-source materials in all formats that document the life, career, presidential administration, and associates of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The Archives also holds the world's largest collection of Ernest Hemingway papers and photographs. The department is comprised of several units: Digitization, Processing, and Reference Services.

Abigail has been an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) since 2009. She worked at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum before joining the JFK Library in 2013. Prior to her work with NARA, she worked for The Winthrop Group in New York City. She received an M.S. in Library and Information Science with an Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management from Long Island University.