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An Interview with Yasmeen Khan, Senior Rare Book Conservator at the Library of Congress

From time to time we have the pleasure of working collaboratively with members of other service units of the Library of Congress.  Today’s interview is with Yasmeen Khan, Senior Rare Book Conservator in the Preservation Directorate’s Conservation Division at the Library of Congress.  We have worked with her on numerous conservation projects involving the Law Library’s treasures and […]

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The Retirement of Stephen Clarke, Canadian Law Specialist

A number of our Law Library of Congress colleagues retired at the end of October.  Stephen Clarke, Mark Strattner, and Alvin Wallace are retiring this month after a long and productive service to the Law Library of Congress (LLC). We hope you enjoy our profiles on them. We are sad to see great friends leave, […]

An Interview with Jim Thurn, Preservation Specialist

This week’s interview is with Jim Thurn, a Preservation Specialist in the Preservation Directorate’s Conservation Division. Describe your background. I grew up in Syracuse, New York, in a family of eight children.  As an outdoors type, I was fortunate to grow up in close proximity to Lake Ontario and the Adirondack Mountains.  My family and I […]

An Interview with Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division

This week’s interview is with Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. Describe your background My background is a bit complicated: my mother was Slovenian and  my father was a Levantine from Egypt.  I grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, spoke French at home, and went to […]