AUTHOR: April Slayton
April Slayton is the director of communications for the Library of Congress, where she leads an innovative national communications program, with teams and experts responsible for media relations, digital and social media, publications, marketing and internal communications. Prior to her appointment at the Library, April was the assistant director for communications at the National Park Service. She previously served as the chief of staff to U.S. Ambassador to Australia in Canberra, Australia and communications director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. April holds a master’s degree in media and public affairs from the George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.