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The full collection of Researcher and Reference Services event videos encompass guest lectures, book talks, and more. These specialized programs provide new knowledge and perspectives on collection materials to the scholarly community and the public at large.

  • Film, Video
    Ask a Librarian at the Library of Congress This video demonstrates how to use the Ask a Librarian Service at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    Lesbian Bar Project: Panel Discussion LC-GLOBE and the LGBT Congressional Staff Association co-hosted the Lesbian Bar Project Film Screening and Panel Discussion in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium on October 28. Opening remarks were made by Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis). Panelists included film directors Erica Rose and Elina Street and bar owners Lisa Cannistraci (Henrietta Hudson), Lisa Menichino(Cubbyhole), Rachel Smallman and Rachel Smallman...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson Author Mary DuPont discussed "Mrs. Ambassador," her biography of Eugenie Anderson. A creator of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in 1944, she rose to prominence in the Democratic Party, becoming a friend and lifelong adviser to Hubert Humphrey. Anderson achieved historic diplomatic status when President Harry Truman appointed her the first woman ambassador for the United States with a post to Denmark in 1949.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2020
  • Film, Video
    Pregúntele a un bibliotecario o una bibliotecaria en la Biblioteca del Congreso (Servicio de "Ask a Librarian") Este video muestra cómo usar el servicio de "Ask a Librarian" (Pregúntele a un bibliotecario) de la Biblioteca del Congreso.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    American Furniture 1650-Present Oscar P. Fitzgerald illustrated the evolution of American furniture from the Colonial Era to present day, emphasizing the cultural, historic, and aesthetic context of furniture styles and design.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    An Evening of Sounds, Stories & Surprises with Jim Metzner Radio recordist, producer, host and writer Jim Metzner reviewed his more than 40 years of work in the world of radio and recorded sounds. Metzner discussed his many years as an audio documentarian and radio broadcaster, playing many examples of his work, drawing on both his broadcasts and the long form interview and field recordings he draws on to create them.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Hispanic Local History and Genealogy at the Library of Congress Learn how to research Hispanic local history and genealogy at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Cómo aprender más sobre la historia local y la genealogía hispana Aprenda cómo investigar la historia local y la genealogía hispana en la Biblioteca del Congreso.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Registering for Your Reader Identification Card This video will demonstrate how to register for your Reader Identification Card at the Library of Congress. A valid Reader Identification Card is required for users who wish to use the Reading Rooms for research.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Cómo registrarse para obtener una tarjeta de identificación de lector de la Biblioteca del Congreso Este video le mostrará como registrarse para obtener su tarjeta de identificación de lector de la Biblioteca del Congreso.Para aquellos que deseen usar las salas de lectura para hacer investigación, es necesario tener una tarjeta de identificación de lector válida.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Social Impact of Prince Hall Freemasonry in D.C., 1825-1900 Alonza Tehuti Evans discusses Prince Hall Freemasonry, the oldest recognized and continuously active organization founded by African Americans. As early as 1784 it laid the foundation for African American citizenship, education and the improvement of the social and economic condition of blacks.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    How to Request Materials Online at the Library of Congress This video demonstrates how to request materials online through the Library of Congress catalog.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Como pedir materiales en línea en la Biblioteca del Congreso Este vídeo muestra como pedir materiales en línea através del catálogo de la Biblioteca del Congreso (en español).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Golden Crown Literary Society Author Spotlight Authors Jewelle Gomez ("The Gilda Stories"), Ann McMan ("Backcast"), Melissa Brayden ("First Position") and Marie Castle ("The Devil You Know") read from their work and lead a discussion on lesbian literature.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Feminine Protection Eugenia Tarzibachi presented her research on the connections between traditional narratives of gender and the commercial dissemination and consumption of disposable menstrual products. Drawing on advertisements, first-person accounts, interviews and educational materials, Tarzibachi critically examines the similarities between the United States and Argentina at specific historical conjunctures between 1920 and 1980.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Finding Charity's Folk: Public Memory & the Construction of an Enslaved Biography Jessica Millward discussed her book, "Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland," where she places enslaved women in Maryland at the center of the long struggle for African American freedom.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Voyage of the St. Louis A panel discussion on the 75th anniversary of the sailing of the refugee ship the St. Louis, "the saddest ship afloat" (New York Times). On May 13, 1939, over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany left Hamburg, Germany. Turned away from Cuba, the U.S, and Canada, the St. Louis returned to Europe, a symbol of the world's indifference to the gathering Holocaust.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    So We Read On: How "The Great Gatsby" Came To Be and Why It Endures In her recently published book on "The Great Gatsby," Maureen Corrigan presents a new perspective on why F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel is a great work of literary achievement.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Sara Paretsky on Critical Mass Best-selling author Sara Paretsky discussed "Critical Mass," her 16th V.I. Warshawski novel, which features Warshawski's best friend, Vienna-born doctor Lotty Herschel. Paretsky's skills in developing compelling characters and plots are demonstrated once again in this novel, as she weaves together Lotty's childhood in Vienna, missing persons, meth labs, Chicago history and the race for the atomic bomb during World War II.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    The Lincoln Deception David O. Stewart, known for his award-winning nonfiction works on Aaron Burr, President Andrew Johnson and the Constitution, discussed his first novel, "The Lincoln Deception." Blending real and fictional characters, the book is a gripping historical mystery exploring the endless fascination with Lincoln's assassination and the conspiracy behind it.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    How Benjamin Franklin & Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America Jonathan Lyons speaks about his newest book, "The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America." Lyons' book tells the story of America's coming of age through its embrace of practical invention, applied science, and self-reliance. It offers fresh insights into such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, and the inimitable, endlessly inventive Franklin, and provides a new...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    How to Find Stuff at the Largest Library in the World Finding just what you want at a large library can be daunting. Imagine how overwhelming that might be at the largest library in the world. It doesn't have to be. This tutorial video from the Library of Congress shows you how easy finding what you want can be by using subject headings and a helpful librarian. And these tips can be used in any...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress When most researchers arrive at the Library of Congress, their journey of discovery begins in the Main Reading Room. As the home to the library's reference collections, the computer catalog center, and knowledgeable reference staff, the Main Reading Room's purpose is to make library research easily accessible to anyone with enough curiousity to pursue it. This video includes general information about the library's staff...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video
    Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism Christopher B. Daly discusses the development of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the digital revolution of today. Daly placed the current journalism crisis within a broader historical context, showing how it is only the latest in a series of transitions that have required journalists to devise new ways of plying their trade.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Serial & Government Publications Division
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video
    Islam Through Western Eyes According to author Jonathan Lyons, the Western view of Islam has prevented the West from responding effectively to its most significant 21st-century challenges: the rise of Islamic power, the emergence of religious violence, and the growing tension between established social values and multicultural rights among Muslim immigrant populations. Lyons addresses the issues of Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam and women and...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Researcher and Reference Services Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2012

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