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  • Books That Shaped the World


  • In keeping with the theme of this year's National Book Festival theme, Library of Congress staff share their thoughts and opinions on books that shaped the world.

Event Date

  • February 08, 2013


  • -  John Y. Cole is the director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
  • -  Mark Dimunation is chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress.
  • -  Roberta Shaffer was named Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress effective January 2012.
  • -  Dr. James H. Billington was sworn in as the 13th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 1987.

Running Time

  • 6 minutes 24 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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