Magazine article American Libraries

Tabb Tabbed to Succeed Avram at the Library of Congress

Magazine article American Libraries

Tabb Tabbed to Succeed Avram at the Library of Congress

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"It's so exhilarating!" said Winston Tabb of his new post as associate librarian for collections services at the Library of Congress. "I hope I'm this optimistic next January." Tabb's new duties, which began Jan. 6, include directing some 1,800 LC staff in the acquisition, cataloging, and processing of the library's collections, services that link LC to thousands of libraries around the world. Preservation and special research services are also part of the charge. Tabb succeeds Henriette D. Avram, who retired from the library after 26 years of service (AL, July/Aug. 1991, p. 688.

Announcing the appointment, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington praised Tabb's "dedication and distinction in an unusually wide range of capacities. His strong professional background, experience in recent years with the broader library community, and his fine personal qualities--all will bring strength to a key position for which Henriette Avram has set such an exceptional standard."

"Acquisitions, cataloging, processing, is the essence of being a librarian. I'm looking forward to it," said Tabb, who will begin by soliciting ideas from LC staff and technical services specialists throughout the library community. …

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