David Gibbs

Degree and Year: 
BA 1991
Professional Title: 
Section Head, Reference and Information Services, Knowledge Services Group
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Professional Background: 
I have worked as an editor and librarian in the private sector, academia, and now government.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
Being an English major taught me how to think critically and write well. At Duke and in my subsequent graduate studies, I received a solid liberal arts education that has given me a broad perspective and turned me into a lifelong learner. I believe there is still room for generalists in an increasingly specialized world.