LSCM’s Newest Technical Services Librarians

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  • The U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO’s) Library Technical Services (LTS) unit focuses on discovery, acquisitions, and collection development for U.S. Government information in all formats as part of the lifecycle management activities handled in GPO’s Library Services & Content Management. Recently, LTS welcomed three new Technical Services Librarians to our team. These librarians acquire and classify publications, assign SuDoc classes, and create brief bibliographic records. They also assist with LostDocs, askGPO inquiries, and WEBTech Notes issues.

    Mohammed Butt joined GPO in October 2015 and is currently being trained to perform a wide range of tasks from cataloging and acquisitions to answering customer inquiries. Before working at GPO, he was one of five catalogers working at American University in Washington, D.C. Mohammed obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religion from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In his spare time, he goes to the gym and enjoys writing, reading, and taking long walks. This is Mohammed’s first position with the Federal Government.

    Jennifer Lindley also joined GPO in October 2015. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Letters from the University of Oklahoma and received her Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Prior to joining the GPO, she worked as a Digital Asset Librarian for an advertising agency in Austin and as a Research Librarian for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She and her husband and their two cats just moved to D.C. from Texas, so her hobbies include coat shopping and knitting scarves. When asked about her new position, Jennifer stated, “Lately, I’ve really enjoyed putting my rusty language skills to work cataloging Spanish-language publications from the National Institutes of Health.”

    Melanie Medsger started out as a GPO intern in the summer of 2012. Then she moved onto Arlington County Public Library in Virginia, where she performed both reference and circulation duties as a Library Associate. Melanie returned to GPO in October 2015 in her new permanent position. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Marymount University in Virginia and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Of her new position, Melanie said, “Learning full cataloging and RDA (Resource Description and Access) presents an exciting challenge and opportunity to learn something new.” 

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