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Latest News: New Chief for Geography and Map Division

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:22:53 -0600

Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: Sánchez Named Law Librarian

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:40:25 -0600

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Jane Sánchez, the chief of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Library of Congress, has been named Law Librarian of Congress, effective Feb. 5.

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Latest News: Literacy Award Nominations Open

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:15:08 -0600

Award-winning author and literacy advocate Stephen King helped the Library of Congress today launch its call for nominations for the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

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Latest News: New Scholars at Kluge Center

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:55:56 -0600

Four distinguished scholars—David Bordwell, Timothy Breen, Jose Casanova and Wayne Wiegand—began residencies at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress on Jan. 9.

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Latest News: New Software for NLS BARD Download

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:28:20 -0600

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), part of the Library of Congress, today released BARD Express, a Windows-based software program that will aid in the use of the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service.

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Latest News: New Selections in WWI Art Exhibit

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:05:04 -0600

A new selection of 28 posters, prints, drawings and photographs is now on display in the ongoing Library of Congress exhibition “World War I: American Artists View the Great War.” 

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Latest News: Gonzalez Named 2017 Poetry Fellow

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:11:43 -0600

The 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Juan Felipe Herrera, has selected poet Ray Gonzalez for the 2017 Witter Bynner Fellowship.

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Latest News: 2016 National Film Registry

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:42:46 -0600

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.  This year’s titles range from the Disney animated blockbuster “The Lion King” and the seminal coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club” to the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” chronicling the pageantry of drag balls in New York City, and a collection of home movies showcasing African-American life in Oklahoma during the 1920s.

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Latest News: Applications Open for Junior Fellows Program

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:05:07 -0600

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program— a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline is January 27, 2017.

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Latest News: Nominations for FEDLINK Library Awards

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:55:07 -0600

To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, businesses, researchers, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2016.

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Latest News: Library, DPLA in Collaboration Agreement

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:03:14 -0600

The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.

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Latest News: Smokey Robinson Honored in Gershwin Tribute

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:39:41 -0600

The two-day celebration of Smokey Robinson’s 50-year career—and his selection as the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song—began in the nation’s capital with a touching trip down the keyboard of George Gershwin’s piano and ended with a rollicking concert of his greatest hits.

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Latest News: Italian Art of Papermaking

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:12:04 -0600

Published by the Library of Congress in association with Oak Knoll Press, "Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking" by Sylvia Rodgers Albro describes the role that this Italian city played in the craft.

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Latest News: Nominations for Bobbitt Poetry Prize

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:10:05 -0600

The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. The 2016 prize will be awarded in winter 2017.

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Latest News: New Director of VHP

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:54:39 -0600

Karen D. Lloyd has been appointed director of the Veterans History Project, a program of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: 2016 Holland Prize

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:51:13 -0500

A drawing, by a team of Puerto Rican students, of a 19th-century health institution in Puerto Rico, Lazaretto Isla de Cabras, is the 2016 Holland Prize winner, the Library of Congress and National Park Service announced today.

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Latest News: Digital Collaboration on King George III Papers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:32:54 -0500

The Library of Congress, the Royal Collection Trust and King’s College London today signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agree to share resources to aid in the digitization of the papers of King George III (1738-1820), the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, creating a new nation.

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Latest News: New Senior-Level Appointments

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:31:50 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Maria Pallante as senior advisor for digital strategy and Karyn Temple Claggett as acting register of copyrights.

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Latest News: National Press Club Recordings Online

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:56:59 -0500

The Library of Congress unveiled today a new curated web presentation—"Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989"—that features speeches by 25 of the world’s most important newsmakers, including presidents, international leaders and other political and cultural icons of the period.

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Latest News: Ceremonial Office Opened to Public

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:30:24 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that the historic and architecturally beautiful Ceremonial Office in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building will be open to the public. Previously, the room was visited only by permission.

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Latest News: Poet Laureate "Catalina Neon" Project

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:01 -0500

The Library of Congress and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera today announced the launch of Herrera’s second-term projects—an online narrative poem for second and third graders; a collaboration with high-school English teachers at Chicago Public Schools to create strategies for teaching poetry; and a writing lab in Fresno, California.

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Latest News: Koussevitzky Commission Winners

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:45:10 -0500

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to five composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the organizations that will present performances of the newly composed works.

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Latest News: Widmer Appointed Kluge Center Director

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:40:02 -0500

Historian, author, librarian and presidential speechwriter Edward L. (Ted) Widmer, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York and a senior fellow and adjunct professor of history at Brown University, has been appointed director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: Collegiate Book-Collecting Winners

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:42 -0500

The Library of Congress, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, the Fellowship of American Bibliographic Societies and the Grolier Club have announced the winners of the National Collegiate Book-Collecting Contest.

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Latest News: 2016 National Book Festival a Year of Firsts

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:50:05 -0500

The 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival was notable for several debuts – the first major public appearance of newly-sworn-in Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and the festival debut of best-selling author Stephen King, who was recognized for his contributions to literacy.

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