News from the Library of Congress

July 2018

  • July 17, 2018  (18-092)
    Werb and Mandel Appointed Directors of New Centers The Library of Congress has selected Shari Rosenstein Werb and David S. Mandel to be the directors, respectively, of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement and the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation. These key posts are at the helms of newly established offices that are central to executing the Library’s strategy of informing, inspiring and engaging the public.“I am thrilled to have these...
    • Date: 2018-07-17

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September 2017

  • September 21, 2017  (17-135)
    John Haskell Named Director of John W. Kluge Center John R. Haskell, an accomplished political scientist, author and professor, has been named director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Haskell brings three decades of leadership experience from both academia and the Library to his new position.“With his years of experience here at the Library and in academia managing scholarly research, we are thrilled to have John taking the...
    • Date: 2017-09-21

March 2017

  • March 20, 2017  (17-035)
    New Chief Named for European Division Grant Harris has been appointed chief of the European Division at the Library of Congress. He has 33 years of library experience with expertise in Eastern- and Western-European history, culture, politics and languages. Harris has served with distinction as the head of the European Reading Room since 2008 and as supervisor of collections management for the division.“Grant Harris, an internationally known librarian, brings outstanding...
    • Date: 2017-03-20

February 2017

  • February 9, 2017  (17-018)
    New Chief for Geography and Map Division Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Hasier has nearly 20 years of library and geospatial information program management experience, most recently as branch chief of the U. S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s GEOINT Research Center and Pentagon Map Library. Hasier is the ninth person and first woman to be named chief of...
    • Date: 2017-02-09
  • February 1, 2017  (17-014)
    Jane Sánchez Named Law Librarian of Congress Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Jane Sánchez, the chief of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Library of Congress, has been named Law Librarian of Congress, effective Feb. 5.Sánchez, who holds a Juris Doctor degree in addition to a master’s degree in Library Science and a bachelor’s degree in English, has led the Humanities and Social Sciences division at the Library...
    • Date: 2017-02-01

December 2016

  • December 16, 2016  (16-215)
    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today.Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is open to the public. The survey will be posted through Jan. 31, 2017.Link to survey: ExternalDeadline for submitting comments: Jan. 31, 2017Input will be reviewed and...
    • Date: 2016-12-16

November 2016

  • November 4, 2016  (16-196)
    New Director Appointed to Lead Veterans History Project Karen D. Lloyd has been appointed director of the Veterans History Project (VHP), a program of the American Folklife Center. Lloyd has served as acting director since September 2016.
    • Date: 2016-11-04

October 2016

  • October 21, 2016  (16-189)
    Librarian of Congress Makes Senior-Level Appointments Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Maria Pallante as senior advisor for digital strategy and Karyn Temple Claggett as acting register of copyrights.
    • Date: 2016-10-21

August 2016

  • August 19, 2016  (16-141)
    Kate Zwaard Named Chief of National Digital Initiatives Kate Zwaard, since 2011 the product manager for digital repository development in the Library of Congress, has been named the Library’s chief of National Digital Initiatives, effective Aug. 22.
    • Date: 2016-08-19

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January 2016

  • January 8, 2016  (16-005)
    Roberta I. Shaffer Named Law Librarian of Congress Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao has named Roberta I. Shaffer Law Librarian of Congress, effective Feb. 21, 2016. Shaffer had been serving in the position in an acting capacity since Oct. 5, 2015, and had served previously as the Law Librarian of Congress from August 2009 through November 2011
    • Date: 2016-01-08

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January 2015

  • January 22, 2015  (15-012)
    Librarian of Congress Makes Senior Staff Appointments Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of David S. Mao as deputy librarian of Congress and of Robert R. Newlen as chief of staff. He also named Mary J. Klutts the Library’s chief financial officer.
    • Date: 2015-01-22

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June 2012

  • June 15, 2012  (12-128)
    Robert Dizard Jr. Appointed Deputy Librarian of Congress The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, has appointed Robert Dizard Jr. as the Deputy Librarian of Congress. Dizard currently serves as the Library’s Chief of Staff. His appointment is effective June 17.
    • Date: 2012-06-15

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January 2012

  • January 12, 2012  (12-014)
    Gayle Osterberg Named Director of Communications The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, has named Gayle Osterberg, a veteran communications specialist in Washington D.C., Director of Communications at the Library effective January 30.
    • Date: 2012-01-12
  • January 4, 2012  (12-006)
    Roberta Shaffer Appointed Associate Librarian for Library Services Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Roberta I. Shaffer as associate librarian for Library Services. The appointment of Shaffer, who has served as the Law Librarian of Congress since August 2009, is effective immediately.
    • Date: 2012-01-04
  • January 4, 2012  (12-005)
    David Mao Appointed Law Librarian of Congress Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed David S. Mao as the 23rd Law Librarian of Congress. The appointment of Mao, who has served as Deputy Law Librarian since June 2010, is effective immediately.
    • Date: 2012-01-04

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December 2010

  • December 17, 2010  (10-272)
    Maria Pallante Appointed Acting Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante, senior adviser to the Librarian of Congress, has been appointed Acting Register of Copyrights, effective Jan. 1, 2011. She will serve until the next Register of Copyrights is selected and assumes the duties of the position.
    • Date: 2010-12-17

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