Thursday, June 4, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Deanna Marcum

Deanna Marcum was appointed the Library of Congress Associate Librarian for Library Services in 2003. In this capacity she manages 53 divisions and offices whose over 1,800 employees are responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, public service, and preservation activities, services to the blind and physically handicapped, and network and bibliographic standards for America’s national library. She is also responsible for integrating the emerging digital resources into the traditional artifactual library–the first step toward building a national digital library for the 21st century.

In 1995, Dr. Marcum was appointed president of the Council on Library Resources and president of the Commission on Preservation and Access. Dr. Marcum served as Director of Public Service and Collection Management at the Library of Congress from 1993-95. Before that she was the Dean of the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America. From 1980 to 1989, she was first a program officer and then vice president of the Council on Library Resources. Dr. Marcum holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, a master’s degree in Library Science, and a bachelor’s degree in English.

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