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Film, VideoTeacher Resource: What is a Reference Librarian? Have you ever wondered what a reference librarian does at the Library of Congress? A conversation between 2015-16 Teachers in Residence Trey Smith and Tom Bober and three reference specialists.
- Date: 2016-05-01
Film, VideoProstate Cancer Update Elizabeth Platz discusses the current state of research and treatment of prostate cancer as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
- Contributor: Platz, Elizabeth
- Date: 2015-09-29
Film, VideoJoseph Ellis: 2015 National Book Festival Joseph Ellis discusses "American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson" as part of a special celebration of Jefferson's Library at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Ellis, Joseph
- Date: 2015-09-05
Film, VideoWhen Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II Molly Guptill Manning discussed her book that tells the story of how, during World War II, publishers, book sellers and librarians mobilized to launch a program that distributed more than 122 million small, lightweight paperbacks to troops overseas.
- Contributor: Manning, Molly Guptill
- Date: 2015-09-25
Film, VideoKwame Alexander: 2015 National Book Festival Kwame Alexander discusses "The Crossover" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Alexander, Kwame
- Date: 2015-09-05
Film, VideoDPLAfest 2016: Technology Trends in Libraries A conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries.
- Date: 2016-04-14
Film, VideoRelationship of Section 1201 to Copyright Infringement, Consumer Issues & Competition The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), codified in part in 17 U.S.C. §1201, makes it illegal to circumvent technological measures used to prevent unauthorized access to copyrighted works, including copyrighted books, movies, videos, video games and computer programs. This session will explore the role and effectiveness of section 1201 in protecting copyrighted content and will consider how the statute should accommodate interests that are ...
- Date: 2016-05-19
Film, VideoAnne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31. Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Avery, Anne Pearl
- Date: 2011-05-31
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Film, VideoPrimo Levi Panel: 2016 National Book Festival Primo Levi, the preeminent writer on the Holocaust who died in 1987, is celebrated in a panel discussion featuring Ann Goldstein, translator of Primo Levi's work and editor of "The Complete Works of Primo Levi" and her colleague Adam Gopnik, cultural critic for the New Yorker and author of "Winter: Five Windows on the Season." The panel is moderated by Michael Abramowitz with commentary ...
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoWheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23. Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Parker, Wheeler
- Date: 2011-05-23
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Film, VideoJohn Riordan: 2015 National Book Festival John Riordan discusses "They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon's Fall" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Riordan, John
- Date: 2015-09-05
Film, VideoHow Community Gardens Can Save America Author and urban farmer LaManda Joy wants to inspire everyone she meets to grow their own food. Her rallying cry "We can grow it!" recognizes the influence of the past while invigorating the American can-do spirit to create a positive future.
- Contributor: Joy, Lamanda
- Date: 2015-05-19
Film, VideoTeacher Resource: Working with Maps This short piece discusses how to search, view and save thousands of online maps from The Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Narrator
- Date: 2015-05-23
Film, VideoIn Celebration of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Meg Medina presents her book "Tia Isa Wants a Car" (in Spanish and English) to elementary children from Washington, D.C. bi-lingual and Spanish immersion schools at the Young Readers Center for El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day).
- Contributor: Medina, Meg
- Date: 2014-04-30
Film, VideoBallet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring The ballet classic "Appalachian Spring," created by Martha Graham with music by Aaron Copland, is the subject of a new book for young people, called "Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring." This program features the creators of the book as well as a performance by members of the Martha Graham Dance Company of excerpts of "Appalachian Spring."
- Date: 2011-10-04
Film, VideoAuthors, Attribution & Integrity 4: The Importance of Moral Rights to Authors This panel offered perspectives on why authors value moral rights, which moral rights authors find most valuable and how they protect these rights. The discussion included authors' perspectives on whether moral rights have taken on new meaning in the digital environment and how uses of their creative works are fostered and/or challenged by emerging technologies. The official transcript of this event has been published ...
- Date: 2016-04-18
Film, VideoFrom Inspiration to Illumination: The Saint John's Bible Tim Ternes discussed the processes, tools, methods and materials behind the making of the Saint John's Bible.
- Contributor: Ternes, Tim
- Date: 2016-02-04
Film, VideoThe Library of Congress Is Your Library An overview of the history of the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2015
Film, VideoCarla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is sworn in as 14th Librarian of Congress by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts in the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
- Date: 2016-09-14
Film, VideoThe Golden Treasures of King Tut Nevine H. Tolba discussed the Egyptian museum and the archaeological findings from the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Egypt.
- Contributor: Tolba, Nevine H.
- Date: 2014-01-15
Film, VideoRita Williams-Garcia: 2014 National Book Festival Rita Williams-Garcia appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Williams-Garcia, Rita
- Date: 2014-08-30
Film, VideoRodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma! Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as two leading figures in American musical theater history, and delves into the creation of Oklahoma's most famous song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
- Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
- Date: 2014-02-03
Film, VideoAstrobiology & the Religious Imagination: Reexamining Notions of Creation, Humanity, Selfhood & the Cosmos Part one of a three-part dialogue series that will convene scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars and writers from across the country and around the world to investigate the intersection of astrobiology research with humanistic and societal concerns.
- Date: 2015-03-19
Film, VideoJack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.
- Contributor: Greenberg, Jack - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Date: 2011
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Film, VideoThe Life of a Poet: Mary Szybist National Book Award winner Mary Szybist discusses her poetry with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World.
- Contributor: Szybist, Mary
- Date: 2014-09-17