From the Library of Congress: The Library of Congress has announced that Jane Sánchez has been appointed chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Sánchez has more than 35 years of library and information program management experience—most recently as director of Library Services and Content Management at the Government Printing Office.
Early in her career, she was employed at the Harvard University libraries and later was a technical-information specialist for the U.S. Department of Energy. Sánchez then worked in the private sector as director of Technical Research Services for the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corp. and as director of the Information Resources Division at BNA, Inc.
When Sánchez returned to the government sector, she became the head of the History and Culture Libraries at the Smithsonian Institution, which included libraries for the National Museum of American History, Air & Space Museum, Postal Museum, the Anacostia Community Museum, as well as the American Indian Research Library in Suitland, Maryland, and the Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex. She was responsible for supporting scholars, curators and researchers at the Smithsonian and was also involved in cross departmental research.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division (HSS) of the Library of Congress provides reference service and collection development in the Main Reading Room, the Local History and Genealogy Research Service and the Microform and Electronic Resources Center at the Library of Congress. HSS regularly sponsors programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences.