August 11, 2005 Roberta I. Shaffer Appointed Executive Director of FLICC and FEDLINK
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Roberta I. Shaffer has been named executive director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) at the Library of Congress.
"Roberta Shaffer brings a rich variety of experience that spans library education, legal librarianship and organizational change," said Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for Library Services. "She has worked with the public and private sectors, including a recent project to assist FLICC with a knowledge management program, and we are delighted that she is joining the Library."
Shaffer holds degrees from Vassar College, Emory University and Tulane University. She comes to the Library from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she served as director of External Relations and Program Development in the College of Information Studies and where she developed a new master's of information management degree program.
Prior to that, Shaffer was dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin, served as a Fulbright senior research scholar at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and the Portuguese Ministry of Justice, and worked as a special assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress.
FLICC fosters excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation. Created in 1965 and headquartered at the Library of Congress, FLICC also makes recommendations on federal library and information policies, programs and procedures to federal agencies and to others concerned with libraries and information centers. FLICC provides guidance and direction to FEDLINK, which serves federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium.