May 22, 2022

Karen Jaffe Named as New Head of Library of Congress Young Readers Center

From LC:

Karen Jaffe, manager of education projects for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producers of the PBS Newshour, is the new head of the Library of Congress Young Readers Center. In her new role, she will manage the day-to-day operations of the center, which opened in 2009 as the first Library space devoted to the needs of young people.


Jaffe’s experience at PBS included co-directing an online video news broadcast for middle- and high- school students and managing curriculum development, assessment and student competitions. Previously, Jaffe founded and directed KIDSNET, a clearinghouse for children’s electronic media. Jaffe has also been a communications specialist for the National Education Association.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Learn More About the Young Readers Center (Part of the Center for the Book)

See Also: Karen Jaffe’s LinkedIn Profile

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