Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services, Operations
Library of Congress
Washington, District Of Columbia
Sandra Lawson is the Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress, a position she has held since 2005. She is responsible for managing a budget of more than $200 million, strategic planning, human resources, and space planning for more than 1200 staff, and administrative activities for the thirty-six divisions, centers, and offices that fall under Library Services.
Ms. Lawson led the development of FutureBridge. A model Library Services mentoring program, FutureBridge is a professional development program that pairs staff in GS-2 through GS-9 non-supervisory positions (mentees) with staff in supervisory or managerial positions (mentors) with the goal of strengthening the mentees’ skills through a combination of activities, including one-on-one meetings with a mentor, coaching, networking, and information seminars.
From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Lawson was chief of the Photoduplication Service, a fee-based operation, where she managed a large-scale, reproduction service that provided preservation microfilming, photographic, digital, and photocopying services. Other positions Ms. Lawson held at the Library of Congress include Administrative Services Office chief, special assistant to the director for Public Service Collections, automated reference services specialist, Humanities and Social Sciences Division. She served as the reference specialist and recommending officer for African American History and Genealogy in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and published the American Library Association Notable Book award-winning bibliography Generations Past: A Selected List of Sources for Afro-American Genealogical Research.
Ms. Lawson is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding performance and meritorious service. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Howard University, a master's degree in business management from Central Michigan University, and a master's degree in library science from The Catholic University of America.
Saturday, June 25
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM