Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Joy Harjo as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020. Harjo will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium.Harjo is the first Native American poet to serve in the position – she...
June 7, 2017
Educators Nationwide to Participate in Summer Teacher Institutes
Several educators from across the nation have been selected to participate in five Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institutes to take place from June through August.Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a group of K-12 educators to attend one of its five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C.During the five-day program, participants work with Library education specialists...
January 12, 2017
New Scholars Working on American Film, History and Library Studies Arrive at Kluge Center
Four distinguished scholars—David Bordwell, Timothy Breen, Jose Casanova and Wayne Wiegand—began residencies at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress on Jan. 9. They will conduct research at the Library for four months.David Bordwell, the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is a film theorist and historian. He has written more than 15 volumes...
Library Awards Prizes on National History Day
To encourage students to study discovery and exploration through the ages, the Library of Congress awarded prizes as part of National History Day on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park on June 17, 2014.
Gerhard Casper Named to American Law and Governance Chair in John W. Kluge Center
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named Gerhard Casper, president emeritus of Stanford University, to the Chair of American Law and Governance in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.Casper, who will assume the chair in October, served as president of Stanford from 1992 to 2000. He is currently the Peter and Helen Bing Professor in Undergraduate Education at Stanford....
Library Announces Third Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship Awards
Eight scholars have won stipends in the third Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship competition, the Library's Office of Scholarly Programs announced.The postdoctoral fellowships, made possible over the last three years by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, were designed to support research that uses the Library's unrivaled foreign-language and area-studies collections. Stipends of $3,000 per month, for periods of five to nine months, were awarded to...
Ninety-nine Institutions Apply for Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Awards
Ninety-nine institutions, either alone or in combination with others, have submitted 68 applications in the second round of the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition.Forty-five of the institutions formed 14 consortia in applying for awards to digitize their American history collections and make them freely available as part of the Library of Congress's American Memory on-line collections. Awards can be up to $75,000...