Steven J. Herman currently serves as Chief of the Collections Management Division at the Library of Congress, a position he has held since the Division was established in 1978. In this position, he manages the Library's general collections, which consist of 12 million books and bound periodicals, as well as other collections assigned to the Division. Mr. Herman has been heavily involved with the security of the collections for more than two decades, and has been a member of the Library's Collections Security Oversight Committee (CSOC) since its inception in 1992. He has given many presentations on collections security to Library staff, visitors, and researchers, and coordinates many of the security programs. He was a key member in developing the Library's integrated Security Plan for the collections, and serves as the Chair of the CSOC's Operations Subcommittee, charged with many of the follow-up activities described in the Security Plan.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Herman held library positions working with the blind and physically handicapped. He served as a network coordinator for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress, and as the head of the program for the blind, physically handicapped, and institutionalized for the State of New Jersey. Mr. Herman also was director of the Highland Park Public Library in New Jersey from 1965 to 1969.

Mr. Herman holds a B.S. in Psychology from the City College of New York; a Master's in Library Science from Rutgers University in New Jersey; and has studied for a Ph.D. in Library Science, also at Rutgers.

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