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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New Librarian of Congress Position

Isaacson Passes on Librarian of Congress Post

Nancy Scola | September 15, 2015

People close to the White House approached Walter Isaacson, author of the celebrated biography of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, about serving as the next Librarian of Congress, but Isaacson took himself out of the running, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Walter Isaacson. He has been the chairman and CEO of Cable News Network (CNN) and the Managing Editor of Time. He has written biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Source: and
Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute in Washington, was perhaps the highest-profile name circulating as a possible replacement for James Billington, who plans to retire from the Library of Congress after 28 years at the helm.

<more at; related links: (Who's Gonna Lead the Library of Congress? September 16, 2015) and (Hiring: The First Librarian of Congress for the Internet Age. Experts say that a new librarian should digitize more works, raise more money—and use email. June 18, 2015)>

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