December 2008 - Vol. 67, No. 12
The Library Looks to the Future
The Library convened an advisory group to look at the future of bibliographic control in the digital age.
A NEW ORDER
After years of planning, the Library has completely reorganized its acquisition and cataloging functions.
HANDS ACROSS THE WATER
American and Chinese national libraries will cooperate in the new World Digital Library project.
LITTLE SHOP OF LYRICS
The Library has acquired the papers of noted stage and film lyricist Howard Ashman.
Twelve federal agencies have agreed to develop a common set of digitization guidelines and practices.
The Library has assembled a group of teachers and education experts to develop a new professional development curriculum of K-12 educators.
RARE AND SPECIAL
At a recent open house, dozens of new acquisitions to the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division were showcased.
The Library co-sponsored a symposium on the history, culture and contemporary status of Jews in Iran.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor received the 2008 Wickersham Award.
‘THINGS FALL APART’
Distinguished scholars came to the Library to discuss the impact and significance of Chinua Achebe’s groundbreaking novel “Things Fall Apart.”
Chinua Achebe read a favorite passage from “Things Fall Apart” during a symposium on the novel.
Activist Susan Shown Harjo delivered the Native American Heritage Month keynote address at the Library.