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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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November 2009

  • November 4, 2009  (09-228)
    Michael Handy Appointed Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services Michael Handy, special assistant to the associate librarian for Library Services, has been appointed deputy associate librarian for Library Services. He will be responsible for new initiatives in Library Services, ensuring that projects and programs are carried out effectively and integrated into the existing organizational structure.
    • Date: 2009-11-04

December 2008

  • December 17, 2008  (08-233)
    Register of Copyrights Names New Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters has named Maria A. Pallante to the position of Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs, effective December 21, 2008. Pallante brings extensive experience to the position, having worked as a copyright lawyer for more than 18 years in Washington, D.C. and New York City, in both the public and private sectors. She succeeds David O. Carson, who will...
    • Date: 2008-12-17

November 2008

  • November 1, 2008  (08-214)
    New Chiefs Named in Library Reorganization As part of an internal reorganization at the Library of Congress, three new chiefs have been named in newly-created divisions within the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) directorate, according to Beacher Wiggins, director of ABA in Library Services.
    • Date: 2008-11-01

October 2008

September 2008

  • September 16, 2008  (08-159)
    Library of Congress Announces New Chief of the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center The Library of Congress has appointed Patrick Loughney as the chief of the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, in Culpeper, Va. Loughney will oversee the state-of-the-art facility where the Library of Congress acquires, preserves and provides access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of movies, television programs, radio broadcasts and sound recordings.
    • Date: 2008-09-16

June 2008

  • June 13, 2008  (08-110)
    Library of Congress Hires Four Preservation Research Scientists To meet the challenges of preserving traditional and new media, the Library of Congress has hired four preservation research scientists as part of a multi-faceted preservation research initiative. Housed in the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Library’s Preservation Directorate, the initiative will include the opening later this year of two “green” energy-efficient laboratories—a chemical and mechanical properties laboratory and an optical properties...
    • Date: 2008-06-13

February 2008

  • February 11, 2008  (08-029)
    The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services Collaborate on Preservation Outreach The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress has announced that Karen Motylewski from IMLS will serve a one-year detail at the Library as special projects liaison. She will help both agencies advance shared goals for preservation and conservation awareness and action throughout the nation. She will assist the Library in meetings, in training sessions and in developing emergency plans.
    • Date: 2008-02-11

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  • June 13, 2007  (07-131)
    Center for the Book Director John Cole Honored at American Library Association Program on June 24 Historian and librarian John Y. Cole, director of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, will be honored at a research forum sponsored by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association.
    • Date: 2007-06-13
  • June 6, 2007  (07-127)
    Laura Campbell Recognized as Laureate by Computerworld Honors Program Laura E. Campbell, associate librarian for Strategic Initiatives and chief information officer for the Library of Congress, today received the prestigious 2007 EMC Information Leadership Award from the Computerworld Honors Program. The award was presented during the 19th Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. For almost two decades, Computerworld Honors has acknowledged those individuals...
    • Date: 2007-06-06

May 2007

  • May 7, 2007  (07-103)
    Law Librarian Rubens Medina Receives 2007 Federal 100 Award Law Librarian of Congress Rubens Medina has received a Federal 100 Award for shepherding the 2006 upgrade of the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), which gave legal researchers access to nearly 130,000 laws and related legal materials from nations across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas – searchable in 13 languages.
    • Date: 2007-05-07

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June 2006

  • June 28, 2006  (06-139)
    Diane Vogt-O'Connor Named Chief of Conservation Diane Vogt-O’Connor, who has served as a senior manager for conservation activities at the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution, has recently been named chief of the Conservation Division at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2006-06-28

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  • March 27, 2006  (06-070)
    Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights in the U.S. Copyright Office, has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Copyright Society. The award was presented on March 11 at the organization’s spring conference in Carlsbad, Calif., at which the Register delivered the keynote address.
    • Date: 2006-03-27

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October 2005

  • October 25, 2005  (05-237)
    Librarian of Congress Receives 2005 Hollywood Film Preservation Award Librarian of Congress James H. Billington received the 2005 Hollywood Film Preservation Award at a star-studded gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 24. The Ninth Annual Hollywood Film Festival honored Billington for his advocacy and leadership in the preservation of the nation’s film heritage.
    • Date: 2005-10-25

September 2005

  • September 12, 2005  (05-192)
    Dianne L. van der Reyden Named Director For Preservation Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, has named Dianne L. van der Reyden as Director for Preservation at the Library of Congress. Van der Reyden has been serving as acting director since 2004, while she continued to perform her duties as chief of the Conservation Division.
    • Date: 2005-09-12

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March 2001

  • March 12, 2001  (01-039)
    Library Appoints New Inspector General Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announces the appointment of Karl W. Schornagel as Inspector General, effective March 12, 2001.
    • Date: 2001-03-12

October 2000

  • October 18, 2000  (00-151)
    Mark Roosa Named Director for Preservation at Library of Congress Mark S. Roosa, formerly the Chief of the Library of Congress's Conservation Division, has been appointed to the position of Director for Preservation. He succeeds Diane Nester Kresh, who was appointed Director for Public Service Collections in April 1998."This is a pivotal time in the Library's history. Mr. Roosa's knowledge of and experience with a wide range of preservation challenges, for material of all...
    • Date: 2000-10-18

May 2000

  • May 8, 2000  (00-074a)
    Robert Dizard Appointed Staff Director of Copyright Office Robert Dizard has been appointed to the new position of staff director of the U.S. Copyright Office, effective May 1. Since June 1999, Mr. Dizard has served as the acting director of Congressional Relations for the Library of Congress. Prior to that, he was a senior congressional relations specialist in the Congressional Relations Office. He began his service at the Library of Congress in...
    • Date: 2000-05-08

March 2000

  • March 20, 2000  (00-042)
    Library of Congress Signs Contract To Hire People with Severe Disabilities The Library of Congress has signed a $3.7 million cleaning contract for one year with a private nonprofit agency that provides jobs for people with severe disabilities. The Library's cleaning contract with The Chimes Inc., a nonprofit, nonsectarian, Baltimore-based agency, took effect on Thursday, March 16. The Chimes offers job opportunities as well as vocational and skill training for people with developmental disabilities.Employees for...
    • Date: 2000-03-20

February 1999

  • February 17, 1999  (99-019)
    Peggy Bulger Appointed Director of American Folklife Center Dr. Margaret Anne "Peggy" Bulger, president-elect of the American Folklore Society, has been appointed Director of the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress, effective July 6. Since 1989 Dr. Bulger has been employed by the Southern Arts Federation in Atlanta, where she is now Senior Program Officer. She began her service at the Southern Arts Federation as the Regional Folk Arts Program...
    • Date: 1999-02-17
  • February 17, 1999  (99-025)
    Dale C. Williams Appointed Inspector General The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, has announced the appointment of Dale C. Williams as Inspector General of the Library of Congress, effective February 16, 1999.Mr. Williams is presently the Director of the Contracts and Controls Review Department of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). As such, he oversees the Corporation's Contract Audit and Management Control programs. Prior to transferring to PBGC, he...
    • Date: 1999-02-17

June 1998

  • June 16, 1998  (98-097)
    Roberta Stevens Named Program Manager for LC Bicentennial Commemoration 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...
    • Date: 1998-06-16