Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee, Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries, has been appointed as the Chief of the Asian Division by the Library of Congress and will begin his position on February 10, 2003. Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee was dean of Ohio University Libraries for 21 years. In his new position, Dr. Lee will be in charge of one of the richest and most comprehensive collections in the world covering the cultures and history of Asia and will have the opportunity to chart a new course for the collections and services. The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress, the scholarly research community, and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. In essence, it serves both as the Library of the Congress and as the National Library of the U.S.