One week ago Jane Sánchez succeeded Roberta Shaffer as the Law Librarian of Congress. Roberta was the 22nd Law Librarian of Congress and was followed by David Mao. David was subsequently followed by Roberta again, which makes Jane the 25th Law Librarian of Congress.
At a recent meet-and-greet between Jane and the Law Library of Congress staff, she described her background working at different libraries, and said that her true interest has always been in the law.
She also said that one theme throughout her career has been to look for continuous improvement and ways to create greater efficiency.
At the U.S. Department of Justice she helped to centralize their ten libraries. She worked to minimize the duplication between them and purchased digital subscriptions with the savings. While also at the Department of Justice, Jane first began working with our foreign law specialists, who assist executive branch agencies with requests.
Before coming to the Law Library, Jane was the chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress. She has previously worked in the legislative branch as the Director of Library Services & Content Management at the U.S. Government Publishing Office.
Please join us in welcoming Jane!