June 16, 1998 Roberta Stevens Named Program Manager for LC Bicentennial Commemoration
Press Contact: Guy Lamolinara (202) 707-9217
Roberta Stevens, special assistant to the Director for National Services, Library Services, has been named program manager for the forthcoming commemoration of the Library's bicentennial in the year 2000. She will report directly to Chief of Staff Jo Ann Jenkins and John Y. Cole, Director of the Center for the Book, and work closely with the Library's Bicentennial Steering Committee.
"The goal of our bicentennial is to inspire creativity by stimulating greater use, not only of the Library of Congress, but also of all libraries," said Ms. Jenkins. "Roberta Stevens's extensive experience in working with outside groups in promoting the Library of Congress will give our commemoration a real boost. Since 1992 she has organized the Library's exhibit booth at the national meetings of the American Library Association, and this year she is coordinating the extensive Library of Congress involvement and participation in the association's national conference here in Washington."
Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Stevens served as special assistant to the associate librarian for Cultural Affairs (1990-1995), customer services officer for the Library's Cataloging Distribution Service (1985-1989), and associate director of technical operations at the Fairfax (Va.) County Public Library (1981-1985). She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she earned her B.A. and M.L.S. She also holds an M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton.