News from the Library of Congress

December 2008

November 2008

  • November 26, 2008  (08-223)
    "National Treasures, Local Treasures" Travels To Los Angeles Public Libary “National Treasures, Local Treasures: The Library of Congress at Your Fingertips,” an educational program that brings the riches of the Library to selected cities across the country, will make its fifth stop – at the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St. – on Friday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Date: 2008-11-26
  • November 26, 2008  (08-222)
    "National Treasures, Local Treasures" Travels to San Francisco Public Library “National Treasures, Local Treasures: The Library of Congress at Your Fingertips,” an educational program that brings the riches of the Library to selected cities across the country, will make its fourth stop – at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. – on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Date: 2008-11-26
  • November 24, 2008  (08-221)
    Kyrgyz Russian Author Chingiz Aitmatov is Subject of Dec. 4 Symposium Chingiz Aitmatov (1928-2008), one of the most important authors writing in Kyrgyz and Russian during the last years of the 20th century, will be the focus of a Library of Congress symposium examining his literary works and the films based upon those works.
    • Date: 2008-11-24
  • November 19, 2008  (08-220)
    Library of Congress Unveils Interactive Customization Features for Visitors, Extends Hours for the Public Beginning Dec. 11, a series of innovative features at the Library of Congress will greet visitors, seamlessly integrating the onsite experience in the Thomas Jefferson Building with the Library’s online experience, all part of the new “Library of Congress Experience,” which launched this past spring.
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • November 19, 2008  (08-219)
    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan and Other Noted Poets to be Featured in "The Poet and the Poem" Radio Series U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan and 30 other noted poets will be featured in the 2009 season of “The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress.” The radio series is available to all public radio stations via the Public Radio Satellite System’s ContentDepot.
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • November 18, 2008  (08-218)
    Lubuto Library Project in Africa is Subject of Dec. 3 Lecture To bring literacy and hope to Africa’s vulnerable children, Jane Kinney Meyers founded the Lubuto Library Project. Meyers will discuss the goals and accomplishments of the project at the Library of Congress at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Pickford Theater, located on the third floor of the James Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The lecture, sponsored by the...
    • Date: 2008-11-18
  • November 17, 2008  (08-217)
    Library of Congress, National Library of China Sign World Digital Library Agreement The Library of Congress and the National Library of China have concluded an agreement to cooperate in developing the World Digital Library.
    • Date: 2008-11-17
  • November 17, 2008  (08-216)
    Mazie Harris to Discuss Civil War Era Chromolithographs By Henry Louis Stephens at Library of Congress, Dec. 8 Swann Foundation grantee Mazie Harris, in a lecture at the Library of Congress, will discuss the Civil War Era chromolithographs by Henry Louis Stephens, the primary illustrator for the satirical New York journal Vanity Fair.
    • Date: 2008-11-17
  • November 14, 2008  (08-215)
    "National Treasures, Local Treasures" Travels to Dallas Public Library “National Treasures, Local Treasures: The Library of Congress at Your Fingertips,” an educational program that brings the riches of the Library to selected cities across the country, will make its third stop, at the Dallas Public Library’s J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., on Monday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program, which is open to the public, will be...
    • Date: 2008-11-14
  • November 13, 2008  (08-213)
    Helen Tangires, Author of "Public Markets," To Talk at Library of Congress on Dec. 3 Helen Tangires, author of “Public Markets,” will discuss her book at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the Library’s Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering.
    • Date: 2008-11-13
  • November 13, 2008  (08-190)
    Library Reorganization Merges Acquisition and Cataloging Functions As result of the latest reorganization at the Library of Congress, a book acquired as a copyright deposit, purchase, gift or an exchange will go to one division instead of several for centralized processing—the ordering, cataloging, shelflisting, barcoding and other activities that enable users to find one particular book among more than 23.3 million unique titles in printed formats (plus another 8.9 million that...
    • Date: 2008-11-13
  • November 10, 2008  (08-209)
    Library of Congress Receives the Papers of American Lyricist Howard Ashman The Music Division of the Library of Congress has acquired the papers of noted stage and film lyricist Howard Ashman. Ashman is best remembered as the lyricist (collaborating with composer Alan Menken) for the stage musical “Little Shop of Horror” and the Disney animated film musicals “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.”
    • Date: 2008-11-10
  • November 7, 2008  (08-211)
    "Jews and Shoes" is Subject of Dec. 11 Lecture Edna Nahshon will discuss her book at the Library of Congress at noon on Thursday, Dec. 11 in the African and Middle Eastern Division Conference Room, located in room 220 of the Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • November 7, 2008  (08-210)
    Library of Congress To Host Fall Preview of Books and Holiday Cards on Nov. 21 Get a jump on holiday shopping at the fall preview of books and holiday cards, hosted by the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • November 6, 2008  (08-208)
    One Month Remains For Submissions To Letters About Literature Competition The postmark entry deadline for Letters About Literature (LAL), a nationwide writing contest that celebrates the relationship between young readers and authors, is Dec. 6. Sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in association with Target, LAL invites students on three competition levels (elementary, middle school and secondary) to write a personal letter to an author explaining how his...
    • Date: 2008-11-06
  • November 6, 2008  (08-206)
    The Library's National Recording Registry To Be Featured in a Five-Part Series On NPR Historic recordings named by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry will be featured in a five-part series on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” beginning Sunday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. (EST). This is the third consecutive year that the national radio network has broadcast a series showcasing selections to the registry that were targeted for preservation because they were “culturally, historically or...
    • Date: 2008-11-06
  • November 6, 2008  (08-203)
    Veterans History Project Spotlights Stories of WWII 92nd Infantry Division The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), a program of the American Folklife Center, commemorates Veterans Day on Nov. 11 and National Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 9-15, with a special Web presentation at www.loc.gov/vets featuring the firsthand recollections of soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Division of World War II.
    • Date: 2008-11-06
  • November 5, 2008  (08-207)
    Japanese Ambassador Fujisaki To Speak at the Library of Congress Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki will discuss Japan’s experience in dealing with a financial and lending crisis in a lecture titled “Lessons Learned: Good and Bad.” Ambassador Fujisaki will address financial, environmental and security issues facing the world today and offer his insights about the future direction of Japan and other nations.
    • Date: 2008-11-05
  • November 5, 2008  (08-204)
    Library of Congress To Celebrate GIS Day on Nov. 19 The Library will celebrate GIS Day and demonstrate uses of the technology in a program titled “Research Orientation to GIS” from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the Geography and Map Reading Room in the basement of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are...
    • Date: 2008-11-05
  • November 4, 2008  (08-205)
    2009 Calendars and Knowledge Cards Feature Images from the Library's Vast Collections Four calendars and three sets of Knowledge Cards featuring the wide-ranging collections of the Library of Congress have been released for 2009.
    • Date: 2008-11-04
  • November 1, 2008  (08-214)
    New Chiefs Named in Library Reorganization As part of an internal reorganization at the Library of Congress, three new chiefs have been named in newly-created divisions within the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) directorate, according to Beacher Wiggins, director of ABA in Library Services.
    • Date: 2008-11-01

October 2008