The "Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2005" has been published. The report highlights the Library's major activities and initiatives in support of its mission to sustain, preserve and make accessible its universal collections for Congress and the American people. These include continuing to build and preserve the physical and online collection, constructing the National Audiovisual Conservation Center and sponsoring the annual National Book Festival, which drew more than 100,000 people to the National Mall last fall.
Pictured throughout the report are images from the grand construction of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building (1889-1897), which opened on Nov. 1, 1897, and reopened a century later after a decade-long renovation. The building is currently being redesigned in conjunction with construction of a Capitol Visitor Center and tunnel, which will connect the U.S. Capitol to the Library. Upon completion, the Jefferson Building will debut a New Visitors' Experience to introduce visitors to the Library and its collections.
The 257-page softcover report is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office. To order, visit the U.S. Government Bookstore at http://bookstore.gpo.gov and search on title or stock number 030-000-00296-2.