November 18, 2017

LC’s Davenport to Head CLIR

By LJ Staff

Nancy Davenport, a 26-year veteran of the Library of Congress (LC) and a member of the executive board of the American Library Association, has been named President of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), effective July 5. Davenport, currently Director of Acquisitions at LC, has served as interim director of the divisions of Rare Books and Special Collections, Prints and Photographs, and the Congressional Research Service while LC searched for permanent directors. Davenport succeeds Richard A. Detweiler, who served as interim president after Deanna Marcum left in August 2003 to become Associate Librarian of Congress and National Librarian at LC. She had served as President of CLIR since January 1, 1995.

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