Government Libraries: Laurie Neider Named Executive Director of the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK)
From the Library of Congress:
Laurie A. Neider, a seasoned manager and library procurement specialist, has been named executive director of the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) at the Library of Congress, effective April 2.
“Laurie is an experienced librarian with the perfect combination of business acumen, contracting expertise and management savvy,” said Jane McAuliffe, director of National and International Outreach at the Library of Congress, which oversees FEDLINK. “She has worked collaboratively with a wide variety of libraries and has a deep understanding of both the library community and the federal contracting process that is at the heart of what FEDLINK does. We are delighted to have her joining the team.”
Neider brings nearly 37 years of experience as an acquisitions librarian to her new role. She comes to FEDLINK after 22 years with the Library’s Congressional Research Service (CRS), including more than a decade as head of the CRS Procurement and Administrative Services Section, where she oversaw acquisition planning, contracting and a multimillion-dollar annual procurement budget.
Prior to joining the Library, Neider served 14 years as an information specialist in the private sector, including eight years as the chief of the Acquisitions Section for the International Monetary Fund, Joint Bank Fund Library. Neider earned her master’s degree in library science from Syracuse University and began her career as an acquisitions librarian at the Executive Office of the President Information Center in the White House.
FEDLINK provides federal libraries, information centers and other federal offices with library support services, including purchasing, training and resource sharing.
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