News from the Library of Congress

October 2015

September 2015

  • September 22, 2015  (15-168)
    Library of Congress Selects Two 2015-2016 Teachers-In-Residence Tom Bober, librarian at R.M. Captain Elementary School in Clayton, Missouri, and Trey Smith, science teacher at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School, have been selected to serve as the 2015-2016 Teachers-in-Residence at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-09-22
  • September 11, 2015  (15-160)
    John Witte, Jr. Named Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North Distinguished legal scholar John Witte, Jr. has arrived as a scholar-in-residence at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed Witte the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North.
    • Date: 2015-09-11
  • September 10, 2015  (15-158)
    Library Announces Grant Recipients for Educational App Development The Library of Congress today announced the selection of three organizations that will receive a total of $950,000 during the next two years to support the development of engaging web- and mobile-based applications on the subjects of Congress and civic participation, for use in K-12 classrooms.
    • Date: 2015-09-10

August 2015

  • August 28, 2015  (15-151)
    National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest Winners Announced The Library of Congress today announced the winners of its "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.
    • Date: 2015-08-28
  • August 11, 2015  (15-125)
    Philosophers Habermas and Taylor to Share $1.5 Million Kluge Prize Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor, two of the world’s most important philosophers, will share the prestigious $1.5 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity awarded by the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-08-11

July 2015

June 2015

  • June 30, 2015  (15-113)
    2015 Letters About Literature Reading/Writing Program Winners Announced Letters About Literature, a Library of Congress national reading and writing program that asks young people in grades 4 through 12 to write to an author (living or deceased) about how his or her book affected their lives, has announced its 2015 winners.
    • Date: 2015-06-30
  • June 25, 2015  (15-114)
    Sreten Ugričić Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Kluge Center Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Sreten Ugričić as a distinguished visiting scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-06-25
  • June 19, 2015  (15-110)
    Two Michigan Libraries Honored The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, part of the Library of Congress, today presented awards to two Michigan libraries, in Lansing and Washtenaw County, for outstanding service to readers who are visually or physically disabled.
    • Date: 2015-06-19
  • June 11, 2015  (15-091)
    Local Educators to Participate in National Program Several educators have been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute to take place in June, July and August.
    • Date: 2015-06-11
  • June 10, 2015  (15-096)
    Librarian of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, for 2015-2016.
    • Date: 2015-06-10
  • June 4, 2015  (15-099)
    Glenn R. Jones, Cable and Online Learning Pioneer, Named Living Legend Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named Glenn R. Jones, executive chairman of Jones/NCTI, a Library of Congress Living Legend, an honor conferred on significant contributors to the nation’s cultural, scientific and social heritage.
    • Date: 2015-06-04
  • June 2, 2015  (15-097)
    Library of Congress Appoints Junior Fellows to 2015 Summer Intern Program A panel of Library curators and specialists has selected 36 college students from among nearly 800 applicants to participate in the Library’s 2015 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.
    • Date: 2015-06-02

April 2015

  • April 21, 2015  (15-065)
    FEDLINK Announces Annual Awards for Federal Librarianship The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of their clients.
    • Date: 2015-04-21
  • April 15, 2015  (15-067)
    David Hollenbach Named to Maguire Chair at John W. Kluge Center Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named David Hollenbach, a theologian, author and scholar of human rights, theories of justice and ethics, to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress’ John W. Kluge Center.
    • Date: 2015-04-15
  • April 7, 2015  (15-055)
    Nathaniel Comfort Named to Chair in Astrobiology at John W. Kluge Center Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named Nathaniel Comfort to hold the third Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-04-07
  • April 6, 2015  (15-054)
    Bruce Jentleson Named Kissinger Chair at John W. Kluge Center Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Bruce W. Jentleson, an accomplished American foreign policy scholar and former senior adviser at the U.S. State Department, as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.
    • Date: 2015-04-06
  • April 3, 2015  (15-057)
    2015 Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents Selected The Library of Congress, in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has named five members to the 2015 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.
    • Date: 2015-04-03

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December 2014

  • December 10, 2014  (14-208)
    Koussevitzky Foundation Announces Commission Winners The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to four composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present performances of the newly composed works.
    • Date: 2014-12-10

November 2014

  • November 13, 2014  (14-200)
    New Chief for Humanities and Social Sciences Division Announced Jane Sánchez, who has more than 35 years of library and information program management experience—most recently as director of Library Services and Content Management at the Government Printing Office—has been appointed chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2014-11-13

October 2014

  • October 30, 2014  (14-193)
    Swann Foundation Announces Awards for 2014-2015 The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon is awarding fellowships to three applicants for the academic year 2014-2015. Recipients are affiliated with McGill University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Northwestern University.
    • Date: 2014-10-30
  • October 28, 2014  (14-191)
    Bradford Lee Appointed Kissinger Chair at John W. Kluge Center Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Bradford A. Lee as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. His tenure begins on Nov. 3.
    • Date: 2014-10-28
  • October 14, 2014  (14-180)
    Jane McAuliffe to Serve as Director of John W. Kluge Center and Office of Scholarly Programs Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named distinguished scholar and academic administrator Jane McAuliffe the director of the John W. Kluge Center and head of the Library’s Scholarly Programs Office.
    • Date: 2014-10-14
  • October 9, 2014  (14-181)
    National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest Winners Announced The Library of Congress today announced the winners of its "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.
    • Date: 2014-10-09
  • October 2, 2014  (14-177)
    Library of Congress Literacy Awards to Be Presented Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will deliver opening remarks, and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will make a keynote address during the second annual Library of Congress Literacy Awards presentation ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in room LJ-119.
    • Date: 2014-10-02

September 2014

August 2014

  • August 30, 2014  (14-156)
    Library of Congress Literacy Award Winners Announced Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced at the Library of Congress National Book Festival the winners of the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.
    • Date: 2014-08-30

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