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Jen Baum Sevec

Head, U.S. Monographs & Supervisory Metadata, Acquisitions, & Web Development Librarian
U.S./Anglo Division
Library Of Congress

Jennifer Baum Sevec is a section head at the Library of Congress.  Baum Sevec's work at the Library primarily focuses on the areas of access metadata, special collections acquisitions, strategic and digital initiatives, business/systems analysis, and web development.

Baum Sevec served as the 2015-2016 Kluge Staff Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. Baum Sevec studied the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary foundational threads of modern day technology and digital culture while utilizing the tremendous Library of Congress collections. Her lecture is available online, "It from Bit: Cross-Cultural & Interdisciplinary Links in Modern Computing". A blog post about the research is also available at

Baum Sevec holds a M.A. in religion/cultural studies, B.A.s in religion/cultural studies and Russian studies, and an M.S. in information technology, informatics.  She has studied abroad throughout Western Europe and in the Russian Federation where her research on religion, cultural studies, art history, and languages blossomed.  Baum Sevec has taught and lectured at universities, multi-billion dollar corporations, conferences, and at the Library of Congress.

Thriving on the interplay of ideas, creativity, innovation, and collaboration, Baum Sevec is a strong advocate for the breadth and depth of the Library of Congress collections, services, and the extraordinary staff who bring it to life. She is dedicated to the crucial role cultural heritage institutions play in all societies.

Computers in Libraries 2017

Wednesday March 29, 2017

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

B202: Managing Tech & Innovation

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