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Librarian of Congress James Billington has tapped Deanna Marcum to become associate librarian for Library Services.

Marcum, who will take over the post Aug. 11, is currently president of the Council on Library and Information Resources.

“This is a transformational period for all libraries, including the Library of Congress, as we adapt to the influences of digital technology,” Marcum said in a statement.

Marcum earlier served as the Library’s director of public service and collection management from 1993 to 1995.

She left to become president of both the Council on Library Resources and Commission on Preservation and Access, which merged in 1997 to become the group Marcum currently leads.

Marcum’s resume also lists stints as dean of Catholic University’s School of Library and Information Science from 1989 to 1992 and as vice president of the Council on Library Resources from 1981 to 1989.

In 1991, Marcum received a a doctorate in American studies from the University of Maryland. She also holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Illinois and a master’s in library science from the University of Kentucky.

— Jennifer Yachnin

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