5 Questions For: Jo Ann C. Jenkins

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5 Questions For: Jo Ann C. Jenkins


Yes, libraries still matter in today's fast-paced Internet society, where information is available at your fingertips on your home or work computer. If you have any doubts about the enduring importance of libraries, just ask Jo Ann C. Jenkins, the new chief operating officer of the Library of Congress, which last year attracted 1.4 million on-site visitors. Jenkins, the first African-American woman to serve in the position, says libraries serve as important clearinghouses for the substantial amount of information available online. And the Library of Congress, the nation's library, is on the cutting edge of the information age, receiving more than 4 billion hits on its Web site last year, she says. Jenkins takes a break from her busy schedule to talk to EBONY about her new position, which came after working for 12 years in various capacities at the institution in the heart of Capitol Hill.

1. You are the first African-American woman to serve in this position. What is that like for you?

I am honored that the Librarian of Congress appointed me to this position. I am also equally pleased to work for an organization that promotes diversity and accomplishment across gender and racial lines.

2. Describe your job, and do you oversee all of the material in the Library?

The Library's chief operating officer has full authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Library. I am directly responsible for planning, reviewing, monitoring and directing overall programmatic and infrastructure support operations. The Library has more than 4,000 employees and a budget of more than $800 million appropriated to support the work that we do for the Congress and the nation. …

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