Profile: John Sayers

Public Affairs Specialist

John Sayers has served as a public affairs specialist at the Library since 1997, starting out by designing publications and working on various print, web and new media projects through the years. He has led development teams on the Library's 'America’s Story,' 'Wise Guide' and '' websites, the Poetry 180 project and, most recently, the new LCM: Library of Congress Magazine. Currently, he shepherds the Library's Facebook and Twitter presences. John earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Bethany (W.Va.) College back before there was an Internet.

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In the beginning—that is, in 1800—the Library of Congress consisted of 740 books and three maps, all tucked into a room in the U. S. Capitol. Finding the right book, or map didn’t take long.
(The following story by Jennifer Gavin is featured in the January/February 2016 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM. You can read the issue in its entirety here.)

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