Sharad J. Shah

Collections Management Librarian

As Collections Management Librarian, Sharad serves as the Branch Head of the Museum Support Center (MSC) Library, and works in various locations where library branches may have ongoing collections projects.

Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Sharad (rhymes with "Jared") spent four years working in the Library of Congress's Rare Books and Special Collections Division (RBSCD) and the U.S. Copyright Office. Before moving to the DC-Metro area, he lived in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he worked as an archivist, historical consultant, and in special collections at UNC-Wilmington's William Randall Library, the New Hanover County Public Library, and the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

In his free time, Sharad enjoys traveling, reading history-related topics, hitting the gym, rooting for his Philadelphia teams (go, Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, and Sixers!), playing video games (fan of Fallout and Red Dead Redemption), and binge-watching Netflix and HBO.


Certified Archivist (CA), The Academy of Certified Archivists (2013)

MSLIS (Cultural Heritage Information Management), Catholic Univerity of America (2013)

MA (History), University of North Carolina-Wilmington (2008)

BAs (History and English, minor in Film Studies), University of North Carolina-Wilmington (1999)