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May 18, 1995

W. Ralph Eubanks Named New Director of Publishing

W. Ralph Eubanks, director of book publishing at the American Psychological Association since 1990, has been appointed director of publishing at the Library of Congress, effective May 30, 1995. He succeeds Dana Pratt, who retired in September 1993. John Y. Cole, director of the Center for the Book, has been serving as acting director of publishing.

"Ralph Eubanks's success in expanding the publishing program of the American Psychological Association and his experience in marketing and cooperative publishing are real strengths for Library of Congress," said Carolyn Brown, Associate Librarian for Cultural Services.

At the American Psychological Association, Mr. Eubanks doubled the size of the book publishing program from 20 to 40 titles a year, increased book sales by 20 percent, and managed a book production budget of $1.5 million. From 1989 to 1990, he was managing editor for Hemisphere Publishing, where he was responsible for the production of 48 book titles and 28 scholarly journals.

Mr. Eubanks is an adviser and adjunct faculty member in the University of Virginia's Publishing and Communication Program, where he teaches a course on "The World of Publishing." From 1992 to 1994, he was a faculty adviser for Howard University's summer book publishing institute. In 1980-84, he worked as a copy editor at the American Geophysical Union.

Mr. Eubanks, 37, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (1978) with an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1979). He is married and lives in Washington, D.C.

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PR 95-080
ISSN 0731-3527

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