Event Videos

These are past recordings of science and business lectures, book talks, and special programs given by experts in their fields and sponsored by the division. For list of the division's recorded programs (2001-current) use our Science and Business Webcasts guide.

  • Film, Video
    A Night at the Adams: 85th Anniversary Celebration View this celebration the 85th anniversary of the Art Deco and Beaux-Arts inspired John Adams Building of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2024-04-18
  • Film, Video
    Journals from Solar Eclipse Expeditions in the 1800s and Early 1900s Two Library specialists -- head of science reference JJ Harbster and historian Joshua Levy -- take a close look at personal journals and letters written by scientists in expedition groups, traveling across the world to view solar eclipses during the mid-1800s and early 1900s.
    • Contributor: Levy, Joshua - Harbster, Jj
    • Date: 2024-04-03
  • Film, Video
    What to Pack for a Solar Eclipse Expedition in the Late 1800s Two Library specialists -- head of science reference JJ Harbster and historian Joshua Levy -- look at a photo album more than a century old, compiled during an expedition to see a solar eclipse in on the coast of Angola in 1889. Looking through the album, the experts talk about what the sailors and scientists packed for the arduous journey to see the eclipse...
    • Contributor: Levy, Joshua - Harbster, Jj
    • Date: 2024-04-03
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    Friends of the Library: American Feast The Library of Congress hosted an event its Friends of the Library group to promote and celebrate one of the Library's new books, "American Feast," and the collections and recipes featured in the book. The event featured tasting stations for recipes in the cookbook, a conversation with Library curators and specialists about the collections and the making of the book, and a cocktail demonstration.
    • Contributor: Harbster, J.J. - Klitzman, Zach - Cowper, Mercedes - Watson, Robert - Reyburn, Susan - Sodini, Lora
    • Date: 2023-06-14
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    Rain and Snow in Your Backyard and Around the Globe The Science, Technology and Business Division welcomes NASA Goddard Scientist, Dr. George J. Huffman, to the Library's Pickford Theater to discuss NASA's use of satellite and surface data to understand the processes that create precipitation and how the results can be applied to analyze floods, droughts, and global weather and climate patterns; manage freshwater supplies; provide microinsurance against weather disasters in developing countries; and...
    • Contributor: Harbster, Jennifer - Huffman, George J.
    • Date: 2023-05-09
  • Film, Video
    International Women's Day Keynote Speaker: Vivienne Ming An inspiring program featuring Vivienne Ming, neuroscientist, entrepreneur, inventor and artificial intelligence expert as keynote speaker on inclusion and the future of work.
    • Contributor: Burclaff, Natalie - Ming, Vivienne - Zwaard, Katherine - Ofek, Danielle - Segal, Liri Halperin
    • Date: 2023-03-22
  • Film, Video
    International Women's Day Symposium: Panel Discussion The morning continues with a panel session and conversation around the current state of investments in technology, increasing women in leadership positions, and how to incorporate diverse thinking when solving for today's problems through technology.
    • Contributor: Harris, Zaneilia - Rappaport, Assaf - Bahat, Merav - Enosh, Baat - Hassan, Felicity - Burclaff, Natalie
    • Date: 2023-03-22
  • Film, Video
    Big Telescopes and Big Discoveries in Our Solar System Big Telescopes and Big Discoveries in Our Solar System With the successful launch and commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Large Synoptic Survey telescope in the final stages of construction, and plans for additional extremely large ground-based and space telescopes underway, the next generation of state-of-the-art observatories is on the horizon. These facilities are not only designed to peek into distant...
    • Contributor: Harbster, Jennifer - Milam, Stefanie
    • Date: 2022-09-21
  • Film, Video
    Big Telescopes and Big Discoveries in Our Solar System Big Telescopes and Big Discoveries in Our Solar System With the successful launch and commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Large Synoptic Survey telescope in the final stages of construction, and plans for additional extremely large ground-based and space telescopes underway, the next generation of state-of-the-art observatories is on the horizon. These facilities are not only designed to peek into distant...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2022
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    Arithmetic, Numeracy, Literacy, Imagination 2021 Junior Fellows Amal Charara and Sean DiLeonardi worked with science, technology and business materials related to the history of arithmetic in order to examine how and why we count. Techniques of counting follow us everywhere, from the classroom to the counting house, yet much of the Business Division's holdings on these topics from the 18th century to the present remain understudied. Together, Charara...
    • Contributor: Charara, Amal - Dileonardi, Sean
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    The DOAJ/DMEP Openly Available eSerials Project Junior Fellows Alex Reese and Emmeline Kaser worked with the Digital Content Management Section (DCM) on the Openly Available e-Serials Project. DCM was formed in 2018 to support the acquisition and management of the Library of Congress's rapidly growing digital general collections. This 2021 Junior Fellows project supported DCM's work with the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate to expand the Library's collection of e-serials...
    • Contributor: Reese, Alexander - Kaser, Emmeline
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    LC Labs Outreach and Audience Research As 2021 Junior Fellows for the Library of Congress in the Digital Strategy Directorate with LC Labs, Abigail Tick and Emily Zerrenner have been doing research on audience engagement for Labs and expanding their knowledge of the role emerging technologies play in the cultural heritage sector. Abigail has been researching how current users engage with the Library's digital materials in innovative and creative ways...
    • Contributor: Zerrenner, Emily - Tick, Abigail
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    Latin American Food Studies As part of the Latin American Food Studies Project of the Science, Technology and Business Division (ST&B), 2021 Junior Fellow Joseph A. Torres-González created "Coffee in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Research Guide," will assist Library of Congress users interested in coffee in the aforementioned regions. This commodity shapes the lives of millions of people across the region in different ways, not only...
    • Contributor: Torres-González,, Joseph A. - Marrero, Tania Ríos
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    The Rise of American Industrialists 2021 Junior Fellow Hannah Spring Pfeifer worked in the Science, Technology and Business Division to produce a blog series on notable American industrialists and their companies' legacies and a LibGuide on starting non-profit organizations. The topics Pfeifer covered included the Du Pont family, pyrotechnics, and electricity. A key focus was George Westinghouse, Jr. and his myriad businesses advertised in a film series called The...
    • Contributor: Spring Pfeifer, Hannah
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    BEOnline+ Business Website Collection Review Pariti Sutaria's 2021 Junior Fellows project centered on BEOnline+, a database of over 1,200 selected websites on all aspects of business and economics. BEOnline+ was started by the former Cataloging Directorate (now Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate) in 1996, as an experimental project to organize online resources. BEOnline+ resources are maintained by the Business Reference Section in a database from which subject guides are...
    • Contributor: Sutaria, Pariti
    • Date: 2021-07-21
  • Film, Video
    BEOnline+ Business Website Collection Review Pariti Sutaria's 2021 Junior Fellows project centered on BEOnline+, a database of over 1,200 selected websites on all aspects of business and economics. BEOnline+ was started by the former Cataloging Directorate (now Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate) in 1996, as an experimental project to organize online resources. BEOnline+ resources are maintained by the Business Reference Section in a database from which subject guides are...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    Latin American Food Studies As part of the Latin American Food Studies Project of the Science, Technology and Business Division (ST&B), 2021 Junior Fellow Joseph A. Torres-González created "Coffee in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Research Guide," will assist Library of Congress users interested in coffee in the aforementioned regions. This commodity shapes the lives of millions of people across the region in different ways, not only...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    Arithmetic, Numeracy, Literacy, Imagination 2021 Junior Fellows Amal Charara and Sean DiLeonardi worked with science, technology and business materials related to the history of arithmetic in order to examine how and why we count. Techniques of counting follow us everywhere, from the classroom to the counting house, yet much of the Business Division's holdings on these topics from the 18th century to the present remain understudied. Together, Charara...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    The DOAJ/DMEP Openly Available eSerials Project Junior Fellows Alex Reese and Emmeline Kaser worked with the Digital Content Management Section (DCM) on the Openly Available e-Serials Project. DCM was formed in 2018 to support the acquisition and management of the Library of Congress's rapidly growing digital general collections. This 2021 Junior Fellows project supported DCM's work with the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate to expand the Library's collection of e-serials...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    LC Labs Outreach and Audience Research As 2021 Junior Fellows for the Library of Congress in the Digital Strategy Directorate with LC Labs, Abigail Tick and Emily Zerrenner have been doing research on audience engagement for Labs and expanding their knowledge of the role emerging technologies play in the cultural heritage sector. Abigail has been researching how current users engage with the Library's digital materials in innovative and creative ways...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    The Rise of American Industrialists 2021 Junior Fellow Hannah Spring Pfeifer worked in the Science, Technology and Business Division to produce a blog series on notable American industrialists and their companies' legacies and a LibGuide on starting non-profit organizations. The topics Pfeifer covered included the Du Pont family, pyrotechnics, and electricity. A key focus was George Westinghouse, Jr. and his myriad businesses advertised in a film series called The...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    Technology and Aging: Updates Nina Silverberg and Vijeth Iyengar discussed the findings of the Task Force on Research and Development for Technology to Support Aging Adults. The task force was established under the White House National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology to examine the potential of technology to maximize independence for older Americans by sustaining health, independence and opportunities for social engagement. In early March, this...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2019
  • Film, Video
    Apollo at 50: The Lasting Effect of Exploration of the Lunar Surface on Our Current Exploration of the Moon The Apollo missions to the Moon provided the first ever samples from a planetary body that were collected in a geologic context. Now with data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Noah Petro discussed re-evaluating those samples in a local and regional context which provides improved understanding for what those samples represent.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2019
  • Film, Video
    Solving the Puzzles of Planet Formation in the Modern Era of Planet-Hunting Elisa Quintana described NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which searched around our sun's nearest neighbors for Earth-size planets. Quintana discussed the wide array of planetary systems that TESS may find. She also described the follow-up measurements that reveal clues as to which planets might be rocky and which may have Earth-like atmospheres, shedding light on how planets form and whether our solar system...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2019
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    Hurricane Hunting NASA Style: Using Space-Based and Airborne Measurements to Better Understand and Predict Hurricanes NASA's Scott Braun discussed our current understanding and the suite of tools that NASA provides to improve understanding of hurricanes and similar storms. Millions of people worldwide are exposed to the potential hazards of these storms. Advances in observation systems and modeling have led to advances in storm track prediction and storm intensity forecasting. However rapid changes in storm intensity, storm structure, precipitation and...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division
    • Date: 2019