TITLE: World Digital Library Demonstration
SPEAKER: Rachel Goslins, Alejandra de la Paz, Mark Howell, Martina Grant
EVENT DATE: 2009/09/15
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington provides an overview of the newly launched World Digital Library with Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, assisting in welcoming the new website. High school teachers and their students explain how they will use the World Digital Library in their studies.
Speaker Biography: Rachel Goslins is the Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. President Obama appointed her to this position earlier in 2009. She has had a distinguished career as a film director, producer in arts management, and several of her documentary films are used in the curricula in high schools across the country. Goslins has worked as an international copyright attorney as well as for the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office located at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Alejandra de la Paz is the Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute. She provides a partner perspective on the World Digital Library and describes the benefits of international cooperation.
Speaker Biography: Mark Howell is a social studies teacher at Westlake High School in Charles County, Md. He has taught for thirty years and currently teaches AP United States History, AP U.S. Government and Comparative Government, and AP European History. Howell and six of his students demonstrate how they use the World Digital Library in their research.
Speaker Biography: Martina Grant is a teacher from Forest Hills High School in New York City. She teaches at one of the most diverse high schools in the nation with many of her students considered English-language learners. Grant uses the World Digital Library to assist her students with projects including "My Country Project," created by Grant. The World Digital Library will help her students overcome language barriers in their studies.