Webinars

Watch webinars designed to keep you well-versed on military history and veterans’ experiences, as well as some of the innovative processes that the Veterans History Project (VHP) uses to keep these priceless collections preserved and accessible for future generations. Webinar presenters are listed below as contributors.

  • Film, Video
    Review of Recently Published Law Library of Congress Research Reports The webinar provided an overview of recently published Law Library research reports, covering topics such as Investment Migration Programs of Visa Waiver Program Countries; Economic Espionage Laws; Laws on Abortion, Genetic Consultation, and Assisted Reproduction; Mass Timber Construction; and Mass Timber Construction in Selected Jurisdictions.
    • Contributor: Brammer, Robert
    • Date: 2022-11-17
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    Imperial Projections: Witnessing the War of 1898 in American Visual Culture Swann Fellow Ramey Mize describes her research into the ways that technologies of violence, vision, and image-making intersected with the Battles of Santiago and San Juan Hill in the War of 1898. Firsthand sketches by William Glackens reflect a dissonance between the eyewitness claims of artists and the calculated erasure of Cuba's Liberation Army. Sent to the Cuban front by McClure's Magazine, Glackens chronicled...
    • Contributor: Duke, Sara - Mize, Ramey
    • Date: 2022-08-15
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    Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collections Services The Library of Congress is accepting applications for Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collections Services, SL-00, until July 25, 2022. The Associate Librarian for Researcher & Collections Services (AL-RCS) is responsible for ensuring the quality development of the collections acquired by the Library through multiple acquisition streams (purchase, gift, copyright deposit, web archiving, open content, and exchange) and for providing, effective, innovative, and equitable...
    • Contributor: Lofton, Jeffrey - Cappello, Joe - Dale, Robin - Hayden, Carla - Salazar, Roberto
    • Date: 2022-06-28
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    Primary Source Teaching Strategies for the STEM classroom In this webinar, we use primary source analysis tools to explore these artifacts and consider opportunities to make connections with oceanography, chemistry, and human impacts on ecosystems. Teachers will be able to discuss classroom strategies that can be used to engage all grade-level science students.
    • Contributor: Decraene, Peter - McGuigan, Kathy - Anderson, Lesley
    • Date: 2022-05-05
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    Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collection Join the Library of Congress in celebrating all things aviation with a webinar tour of the Library's world-class history of aviation collections. The presentation will showcase a selection of material from across the Library, in addition to a brief history on how the Library developed these collections with the aid of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics and the Division of...
    • Contributor: Harbster, Jennifer
    • Date: 2021-12-14
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    Genealogy and Family History Research from Home A step-by-step how-to on researching genealogy and family history from one's home computer using Library of Congress resources online.
    • Contributor: Aiséirithe, Aj
    • Date: 2021-11-16
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    International Influences in New Librarianship - Symposium 3 Concepts of diversity, of service, and of librarianship itself are strongly influenced by local contexts. The idea that the work of librarians looks the same in Kenya, Norway, China, and the United States is founded on the strained concept that universal structures serve all. In this webinar, we will discuss what in librarianship transcends national boundaries, what varies, and what is the process that...
    • Date: 2021-11-11
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    Fieldwork in the Post-Pandemic World: Adaptation, Innovation and the Future This two-part series features recent and current Archie Green Fellows discussing the impact of the pandemic on their fieldwork experiences while documenting occupational folklife for the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Glaser, Alana - McRobbie, Josephine - Fenn, John - Groce, Nancy - O'Connell, Joseph
    • Date: 2021-07-20
  • Film, Video
    Fieldwork in the Post-Pandemic World: Adaptation, Innovation and the Future Sponsored by the American Folklife Center, this two-part webinar series will feature recent and current Archie Green Fellows discussing the impact of the pandemic on their fieldwork experiences while documenting occupational folklife for the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Groce, Nancy - Millar, Ed - Filkins, Sarah
    • Date: 2021-07-13
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    Foundations: Finding Primary Sources on LOC.gov The Library of Congress web site (www.loc.gov) contains millions of digitized primary sources free to use with your students and a variety of free teacher resources. In this webinar, Library of Congress education specialists share tips and strategies for finding resources in the Library's extensive digitized collections, by navigating the website and using the search engine.
    • Contributor: Moats, Stacie - Bell, Danna - Lederle, Cheryl
    • Date: 2021-07-13
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    Pride Night Online: LGBTQ Collections at the Library of Congress In celebration of Pride 2021, we invite you to join Meg Metcalf, Women's Gender and LGBTQIA+ Studies Librarian and Collection Specialist, as they explore the depth, breadth and diversity of LGBTQ collections and services at the Library of Congress. This webinar provides a brief overview of what's available in each reading room and research center as well as a detailed introduction into the rare...
    • Contributor: Metcalf, Megan
    • Date: 2021-06-28
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    Manuscript Division Research Orientation Featuring LGBTQ Topics Join manuscript reference Librarians Loretta Deaver and Lara Szypszak for a virtual research orientation on the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. This session will include a demonstration of using the Library's online finding aids, catalog, and online collections, as well as general information on conducting research.
    • Contributor: Szypszak, Lara - Deaver, Loretta
    • Date: 2021-06-03
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    Federal Legislative History This webinar will discuss how to find debates, hearings, reports and other documents that may reflect legislative intent regarding a bill as it moves through Congress. In addition, this webinar will explain what kind of documents are considered "legislative history" resources, and then explored methods of identifying and locating these items. In tackling this area of research, the focus was largely on how to...
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara
    • Date: 2021-04-13
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    The Preservation and Presence of Textiles in Library and Museum Collections This panel discussion on the preservation and presence of textiles in library and museum collections was moderated by Charlotte Giles and Jonathan Loar and featured presentations by Dan Paterson, Eiichi Ito, Kathy Woodrell, Maria Fusco and Yasmeen Khan.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Dan - Giles, Charlotte - Woodrell, Kathy - Loar, Jonathan - Khan, Yasmeen - Ito, Eiichi - Fusco, Maria
    • Date: 2020-10-29
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    Junior Fellows Share Final Projects & Reflect on Summer 2020 (Online Office Hours) What a summer it has been! Join Keely Shaw and Liza Whitfield, this summer's Junior Fellows in the Learning and Innovation Office, as they present their project related to American nursing during the interwar era. They'll also share some reflections on their research and the experience of being virtual interns at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Shaw, Keely - Black, Kaleena - Whitfield, Liza
    • Date: 2020-07-28
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    Foundations: Analyzing Multiple Perspectives Library education specialists lead an interactive session in which participants learn and practice strategies to help students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. Among the strategies used is "Circle of Viewpoints" from Harvard Graduate School's Project Zero program. Participants also reflect on how these strategies may be used with their students.
    • Contributor: Lederle, Cheryl - Apfeldorf, Michael
    • Date: 2020-07-22
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    Foundations: Finding Resources on loc.gov The Library of Congress web site (loc.gov) offers millions of digitized primary sources free to use with students, along with many free teacher resources. In this webinar, we share tips for finding resources in the Library's vast collections by navigating loc.gov and effectively using the Library's search engine.
    • Contributor: Moats, Stacie - Bell, Danna - Lederle, Cheryl - McGuigan, Kathy
    • Date: 2020-06-10
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    Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners Explore key moments across U.S. history at which individual advocacy and broad campaigns for civil rights enabled people with disabilities to move from the far margins of society into full citizenship. Identify points in the typical U.S. history curriculum (such as antebellum reforms, early 20th century immigration, and post-WWII social movements) to infuse elements of this history. Access a wealth of primary sources, free...
    • Contributor: McGuigan, Kathy - Noyes, Alison - Cairn, Rich
    • Date: 2020-06-03
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    The Person Behind the Job: The Occupational Folklife Project (Online Office Hours) Join the staff of the Library's American Folklife Center (AFC) to explore the online resource, the Occupational Folklife Project. Over the past decade, folklorists and oral historians throughout America have been working closely with the AFC to document more than a thousand contemporary workers talking about their jobs. Electricians, circus performers, health care providers, and gold miners are among those who explain how they...
    • Contributor: Black, Kaleena - Groce, Nancy
    • Date: 2020-06-02
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    Veterans History Project (Online Office Hours) The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Learn more about how to get students involved with the project.
    • Contributor: Mohindra, Monica - McGuigan, Kathleen
    • Date: 2020-05-05
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    Law Day (Online Office Hours) Join us in recognition of Law Day (May 1st) to discuss how Library of Congress resources can effectively support law related education. Learn what the Law Library has to offer and hear resource tips to use in the classroom from the Library's Civics Teacher in Residence, Jen Reidel.
    • Contributor: Reidel, Jennifer - Price, Anna - McGuigan, Kathleen
    • Date: 2020-04-30
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    By the People Teacher Webinar: Crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress The Library of Congress launched By the People (crowd.loc.gov) in the autumn of 2018. The application invites users to transcribe, review and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library's collections. Library experts share how all transcriptions are made and reviewed by volunteers before they are returned to loc.gov, the Library's website. These transcriptions will improve search, readability and access to...
    • Contributor: Algee, Lauren - Lederle, Cheryl - Gehant, Sarah
    • Date: 2019-02-12