News from the Library of Congress

March 2019

  • March 12, 2019  (19-026)
    Library of Congress Appoints New Associate Librarian for Library Services Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Robin L. Dale to the position of Associate Librarian for Library Services effective April 1, 2019. An accomplished, innovative and service-oriented administrator, Dale brings 25 years of experience to her new role. Dale has been a strong advocate for libraries and has expertise in library technologies, digital library service development, collection access management and preservation, library space...
    • Date: 2019-03-12

February 2019

  • February 11, 2019  (19-017)
    Librarian of Congress Names New Chief Copyright Royalty Judge and Interim Copyright Royalty Judge Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced her selection of Judge Jesse Feder as the new chief copyright royalty judge and head of the Copyright Royalty Board. Feder will be replacing Chief Judge Suzanne Barnett who, having served in the position since 2012, will retire from federal service effective February 16."I am pleased to appoint Judge Feder to this important position,” Hayden said. “We...
    • Date: 2019-02-11

October 2018

  • October 15, 2018  (18-128)
    Library of Congress Appoints New Chief of the Hispanic Division The Library of Congress appointed Suzanne Schadl, academic expert in Latin American studies, as chief of the Hispanic Division. Schadl has more than 16 years of teaching and library experience.Schadl was curator of the Latin American collections at the University of New Mexico (2008-2018), where she managed Latin American, Iberian and U.S. Latino acquisitions, related library instruction and community outreach.Prior to this work, Schadl...
    • Date: 2018-10-15

September 2018

  • September 18, 2018  (18-109)
    Teachers at the Library of Congress Take Innovation Back to School In celebration of the new school year, the Library of Congress welcomed two teachers from Connecticut and Idaho to work closely with the Library’s primary sources collections in Washington, D.C.The following teachers will help make primary sources at the Library more accessible for students and teachers everywhere.Carolyn Bennett, a music teacher at Wheeler Middle/High School in North Stonington, Connecticut, has been selected to serve...
    • Date: 2018-09-18

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

May 2018

April 2018

  • April 23, 2018  (18-049)
    Library of Congress Appoints Inaugural Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress today announced the appointment of Stephen Houston, an anthropologist, archaeologist and epigrapher, as the inaugural Jay I. Kislak chair for the study of the history and cultures of the early Americas. He will begin his tenure in September 2018. While at the Library, Houston will work on a project titled “Classic Choreography: The Meaning...
    • Date: 2018-04-23
  • April 20, 2018  (18-051)
    Librarian of Congress Announces New Director of Digital Strategy Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that she has appointed Kate Zwaard as the Library’s director of digital strategy, a position Hayden established to elevate the institution’s digital planning and drive envisioning and collaboration around digital initiatives. “When I think of the resources of the Library of Congress, married with the capabilities of today’s technology, the possibilities are almost limitless,” Hayden said. “This...
    • Date: 2018-04-20

March 2018

  • March 16, 2018  (18-027)
    Laurie A. Neider Appointed Executive Director of FEDLINK Laurie A. Neider, a seasoned manager and library procurement specialist, has been named executive director of the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) at the Library of Congress, effective April 2.“Laurie is an experienced librarian with the perfect combination of business acumen, contracting expertise and management savvy,” said Jane McAuliffe, director of National and International Outreach at the Library of Congress, which oversees FEDLINK....
    • Date: 2018-03-16

November 2017

  • November 6, 2017  (17-139)
    New Chief for the Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Division Announced Kimberley Bugg, a librarian dedicated to the users of research services, has been named chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Division at the Library of Congress. Bugg has experience managing and coordinating all aspects of reference work at several academic libraries, including the Robert W. Woodruff Library (2006-2010), Villanova University (2011-2014) and the College of Technology—City University of New York (2014-2017). Bugg’s...
    • Date: 2017-11-06

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: https://www.research.net/r/RegisterOfCopyrightsNR 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

April 2016

February 2016

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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December 2012

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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

March 2012

February 2012

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