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October 14, 1997

Lynne K. McCay Selected as Chief of Congressional Reference Division, Congressional Research Service

Lynne K. McCay was recently selected for the position of chief of the Congressional Reference Division, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress, effective Sept. 28.

In announcing the selection, Daniel P. Mulhollan, Director of CRS, said: "I have every confidence that Lynne McCay will provide the leadership that CRS needs in using rapidly developing information technologies to assist members of Congress in their decisions."

Ms. McCay joined the Congressional Reference Division (CRD) in August 1970, shortly after she completed her bachelor's degree in Foreign Service at Georgetown University. During her tenure in CRD she has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Team Leader, Senior Team Leader, and Coordinator of Congressional Reader Services. Most recently, in addition to her duties as Coordinator, she has been sharing the responsibilities as Acting Chief with the Coordinator, Congressional Information Services, since the death of the chief of the division in January 1996.

Ms. McCay has received a number of outstanding performance evaluations and incentive awards in recognition of the high quality of service she has provided to CRS for the last 27 years. In addition to her regular responsibilities, Ms. McCay has provided special assistance to the Library and CRS by serving as a member of a number of committees and working groups. Through her participation in these groups she has made major contributions to the effective management of CRS and the achievement of its strategic goals.

Ms. McCay also has been actively involved in many professional activities outside CRS, including serving as a member of the program planning group of the FLICC Forum on Government Information Policy; as a presenter for the class for Library staff on CRS and Congressional Reading Rooms and Reference Centers between 1994 and 1996 as part of the LC Reference Orientation Series; as a presenter at the Annual Interagency Depository Seminary for depository librarians; and as a member of the Special Libraries Association since 1983 and as President-Elect, President and Past-President of the DC Chapter (1990-93).

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PR 97-170
ISSN 0731-3527

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