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Meet Tina Muracco!

Tina Muracco is the new Director of Development for the Libraries. She earned a B.A. in Media Studies from Penn State University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. In her new role at the Smithsonian, Tina hopes to educate donors and friends about the Libraries’ treasures and changing needs, collaborate with other Smithsonian units to expand the Libraries’ audience, and raise the necessary funds so that the Libraries can continue its role as a vital resource for people around the world. She is excited to once again fundraise for libraries, and has enjoyed meeting staff at several of our 20 locations.


Previously, she was a Director of Development at Catholic University of America (CUA), where she focused her efforts on building leadership networks and identifying major gifts for the School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to working for CUA, Tina was the Associate Director of Development for Penn State's University Libraries. At Penn State, Tina successfully secured both cash and planned gifts towards the University Libraries $40 million campaign goal. 

Tina is a cat-lover, and she and her husband Dominick are doting parents to three cats at their home in Alexandria, Va. Since moving to the DC area, Tina has enjoyed exploring the historic homes of Old Town Alexandria and touring the Smithsonian museums. Her next mission is to visit some of Virginia’s wineries. Tina’s hobbies also include collecting vintage cookbooks and traveling.

Liz O'Brien


  1. lyn culver

    Hi Tina.

    I see that you are still at the Smithsonian – good for you. I thought about you when one of my former interns here at UMD told me she was applying for a summer internship. I’m doing a letter of recommendation for her but I wanted to alert you to her name – Abby Cahalan. Let me know how you are and if you need any info on Abby. She’s top shelf!

    • Hi Lyn,

      Sadly for us, Tina left for another opportunity last year. Good luck to your student on her application!


      Erin Rushing
      Outreach Librarian

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