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My Job: Monica Varner in Rare Books

Posted by: Neely Tucker

Monica Varner is collections manager for the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.This article appeared in the Library’s Gazette. Tell us about your background. I grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and went to H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program (“Hippie High”) before heading down to Lynchburg, Virginia, to study art history at Randolph College. During college, I spent a …

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My Job: Jeffrey Lofton

Posted by: Neely Tucker

Jeffrey Lofton is senior adviser to the Library’s chief human capital officer. Tell us about your background. I hail from Warm Springs, Georgia, best known as the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Little White House and ubiquitous red claylike soil. I attended LaGrange College and studied the more-useful-than-I-imagined triad: speech, communications and theater. Later, I …

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My Job: Katie Klenkel, Connecting Visitors to the World’s Largest Library

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

Describe your work at the Library. I’m the chief of the Visitor Engagement Office. I oversee a team of people — both staff and volunteers — who welcome thousands of visitors to the Library’s public spaces and exhibitions each day. In addition to acting as front-line customer service, we also help visitors connect to the …