Sarah Garske
Deputy Director of Copyright Modernization Office


Sarah Garske is deputy director of the Copyright Modernization Office (CMO). Since joining CMO as a program analyst in October 2018, she has supported multiple Copyright Office modernization projects and initiatives and liaised closely with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) on information technology (IT) modernization activities.


Sarah joined CMO after almost ten years of service to the Library working for OCIO and the predecessor organization ITS, where she facilitated IT investment planning, supervised technical engineering staff, and served as an IT security professional.


Before joining the Library, Sarah worked as an IT auditor, IT security professional, and systems engineer in the private sector and for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

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About the USCO

Copyright functions were first centralized within the Library of Congress in 1870 and, in 1897, Congress created the position of Register of Copyrights. The Register of Copyrights serves by appointment of, and under the general direction of, the Librarian of Congress. Congress enacted the first federal Copyright Act in 1790 in accordance with Article 1, section 8 of the United States Constitution, “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”