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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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Latest News: Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:51:05 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the winners of the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards today at the Library of Congress National Book Festival gala. The winners are WETA Reading Rockets of Arlington, Virginia; the Parent-Child Home Program of Garden City, New York; and Libraries Without Borders of Paris, France.

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Latest News: Digitized Afghan Cultural Treasures

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:50:50 -0500

The Library of Congress has completed a three-year project, financed by Carnegie Corporation of New York, to digitize holdings of the Library of Congress relating to the culture and history of Afghanistan, for use by that nation’s cultural and educational institutions.

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Latest News: Digital Stewardship Residents Selected

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:45:19 -0500

The Library of Congress, in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has named five members to the 2016-2017 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.

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Latest News: Hayden Sworn In as Librarian of Congress

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:17:59 -0500

Carla D. Hayden, longtime chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore and a former president of the American Library Association, was sworn in today as the 14th Librarian of Congress, for a renewable 10-year term, by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr.

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Watch Carla Hayden Swearing-In TODAY

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:21:42 -0500

Carla Hayden will be sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. in the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 14. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan will offer remarks.

Hayden will be the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Librarian of Congress. Hayden was nominated by President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The feed begins at 11 a.m. EDT here, and the ceremony begins at noon EDT.




Latest News: Pershing & Patton Diaries Online

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:33:05 -0500

The Library of Congress has recently placed online the diaries, notebooks and address books of John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and the diaries of George S. Patton, a tank commander in World War I and a U.S. Army general in World War II.

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Latest News: New Teacher-in-Residence

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:55:59 -0500

Teresa St. Angelo, a kindergarten teacher from Manalapan, New Jersey, has been selected to serve as the 2016-2017 Teacher-in-Residence at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: Summer Writing Contest Winners Announced

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:44:36 -0500

The Library of Congress today announced the winners of its "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.

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Latest News: New Chairs Begin at Kluge Center

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:27:27 -0500

Political scientist Barry R. Posen, who was named the Henry A. Kissinger chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, arrived today, Sept. 6.

Toyin Falola, a professor of African studies from the University of Texas at Austin, has arrived at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress to serve as Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South. Falola’s tenure began today, Sept. 6.

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