Lucinda D. Conger

Title: Librarian

Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Lucinda Conger, Librarian, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library sciences.

Ms. Conger led a long and prosperous career as a librarian prior to retiring in 2000. In 1964, she began her work in the field as a reference librarian at the University of California, Davis. The next year, she accepted the role of cataloger at the Library of Congress in Washington DC before moving in to a role as a reference librarian at the institution. From 1966 to 1970, she provided her services as a compact storage librarian at Princeton University. Ms. Conger followed this position up with spending a few years at both Albion College and Yale University. In 1976, she returned to Washington DC, accepting the role of reference librarian at the United States Department of State. She held this position until her retirement in 2000. In 1994, she was also tasked as the chief of the reader services branch at the institution.

Ms. Conger followed her passion when she pursued a career as a librarian. She first earned a Bachelor of Arts at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard College in 1963. While beginning to work she matriculated at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, receiving an MLS in 1964. In 1990, Ms. Conger added to her education when she enrolled at the Wesley Theological Seminary. Outside of work, she has volunteered with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. She has been a volunteer with the Washington National Cathedral since 1976. Furthermore, Ms. Conger has contributed to articles and professional journals. She wrote “Online Command Chart,” in 1977 and again in 1981. From 1980 to 1990, Ms. Conger was a columnist for Database Magazine.

Throughout her career, Ms. Conger has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations that have aided in her professional development and growth. These include memberships and various roles with the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Washington Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution. For her work, she has received the Roll of Honour Award from the National Society of Colonial Dames in 2010, the Secretary Career Achievement Award in 2000 and the Government Computer News Award in 1992. In 2017, she was recognized as a Professional Woman, Industry Expert, Worldwide Humanitarian and Lifetime Achievement award. In January 2018, she won The AIA Foot Shoulder Award.

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