Evelyn Frangakis has led diverse and innovative preservation and education programs for a variety of organizations, including the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, New York State Conservation Consultancy, Society of American Archivists, University of Maryland, and the National Agricultural Library. Since 2004, Frangakis has been the Aaron and Clara Greenhut Rabinowitz Assistant Director for Preservation at the New York Public Library, where she has led the development of programs that ensure the long-term care and immediate access to NYPL's world-renowned collections. Frangakis has been adjunct faculty at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information and directed its long-running Preservation Management Institute, a certificate-based program.
Frangakis has held leadership positions in ALA and SAA, served on GPO's Depository Library Council, FLICC's Executive Board, and presented at numerous national forums. From 2013-15 Frangakis was an ARL Leadership Fellow. She holds degrees from Franklin and Marshall College, Rutgers University, and Columbia University, where she was an International Thomson Scholar.