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An Interview with Tynesha Hubbard, Administrative Assistant for the Office of External Relations

Tynesha Hubbard at the Jefferson Building [Photo by Kelly McKenna]

Describe your background.

I was born in Washington D.C., but grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, along with my five sisters. My grandmother owned several businesses in Washington D.C.; she taught me about hard work and the importance of community. Today, I continue to support my community along with my husband in Northern Maryland, but I’m still a city girl at heart.

What is your academic/professional history?

During my high school work-study program and as part of my studies at the College of Southern Maryland, I worked part-time for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project as a member of the administration team. Before coming to the Library, I also worked as a sales manager for a contracting company that worked with new home construction properties across the D.C. Metro area. I started at the Library of Congress in Human Resources then joined the Law Library in 2008. Over the years, I developed graphic design skills and have been the point person for creating the Law Library’s visual information. I have had the opportunity to collaborate on many team projects and have worked with Law Library staff across the division. Previously, I did a detail as a program assistant for the Office of Special Events and I now work with the Office of External Relations in the Law Library.

How would you describe your job (or research project) to other people?

As part of the External Relations team, I promote the services and mission of the Law Library of Congress to the United States Congress, government agencies, the legal community, and the public through development, public programs, professional visits, communications, and outreach initiatives. For the past 10 years, I have had the opportunity to create visual information such as reports, promotional items and information handouts for the Law Library.

Why did you want to work at the Law Library?

There are a lot of opportunities available for any skill set and the Law Library has a culturally diverse group of staff. It’s an exciting opportunity to learn about the world from people of different backgrounds.

What is the most interesting fact you’ve learned about the Law Library of Congress?

One thing I found interesting is the volume of request letters that come from prisoners that are confined throughout the United States. The Law Library communicates by mail to provide information to detainees seeking assistance.

What’s something most of your co-workers do not know about you?

I have my own personal lifestyle blog and I am the co-founder of a community for women to help build authentic business relationships, become spiritually confident, and support each other.

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