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NEWS: The Library has appointed Suzanne Schadl as the chief of the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division. Scha...
08/30/2021

NEWS: The Library has appointed Suzanne Schadl as the chief of the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division. Schadl brings more than 25 years of experience as a scholar, educator and librarian in library leadership and international studies. https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-046/library-of-congress-appoints-new-chief-of-latin-american-caribbean-and-european-division/2021-08-30/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: The Library has appointed Suzanne Schadl as the chief of the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division. Schadl brings more than 25 years of experience as a scholar, educator and librarian in library leadership and international studies. https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-046/library-of-congress-appoints-new-chief-of-latin-american-caribbean-and-european-division/2021-08-30/?loclr=fbloc

Get ready! Just a few weeks until our 2021 National Book Festival! Ten days of books, authors, Q&As, events, broadcasts,...
08/29/2021

Get ready! Just a few weeks until our 2021 National Book Festival! Ten days of books, authors, Q&As, events, broadcasts, podcasts & more. Dozens of your favorites who share their love of reading: "Open a Book, Open the World" -- more at https://www.loc.gov/bookfest/?loclr=fbloc

Get ready! Just a few weeks until our 2021 National Book Festival! Ten days of books, authors, Q&As, events, broadcasts, podcasts & more. Dozens of your favorites who share their love of reading: "Open a Book, Open the World" -- more at https://www.loc.gov/bookfest/?loclr=fbloc

SHOP SATURDAY: This coated canvas tote from the Library's Shop is perfect for carrying all your favorite books wherever ...
08/28/2021

SHOP SATURDAY: This coated canvas tote from the Library's Shop is perfect for carrying all your favorite books wherever you go. Shop now: https://library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/collections/apparel-and-accessories/products/painted-books-tote-bag?variant=32361826570&loclr=fbloc

SHOP SATURDAY: This coated canvas tote from the Library's Shop is perfect for carrying all your favorite books wherever you go. Shop now: https://library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/collections/apparel-and-accessories/products/painted-books-tote-bag?variant=32361826570&loclr=fbloc

Today in History: 200-250 thousand people arrived in the nation's capital to peacefully assemble & walk down the Nationa...
08/28/2021

Today in History: 200-250 thousand people arrived in the nation's capital to peacefully assemble & walk down the National Mall in 1963 in the at the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Among many other speakers, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech here. https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-28/?loclr=fbloc

Today in History: 200-250 thousand people arrived in the nation's capital to peacefully assemble & walk down the National Mall in 1963 in the at the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Among many other speakers, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech here. https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-28/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: Mary Murdock’s 2021 Junior Fellows project focused on creating and organizing content for t...
08/27/2021

What did you do this summer: Mary Murdock’s 2021 Junior Fellows project focused on creating and organizing content for the 2021 National Book Festival. Learn about the impact of this project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9881/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: Mary Murdock’s 2021 Junior Fellows project focused on creating and organizing content for the 2021 National Book Festival. Learn about the impact of this project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9881/?loclr=fbloc

Ever wonder what it's like to work at the Library? The Library of Congress Magazine features profiles of Library staff. ...
08/27/2021

Ever wonder what it's like to work at the Library? The Library of Congress Magazine features profiles of Library staff. In the July/Aug. issue, chemist Andrew Davis discusses his work in the Preservation Research and Testing Division: https://loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2021_0708.pdf?loclr=fbloc#page=26

Ever wonder what it's like to work at the Library? The Library of Congress Magazine features profiles of Library staff. In the July/Aug. issue, chemist Andrew Davis discusses his work in the Preservation Research and Testing Division: https://loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2021_0708.pdf?loclr=fbloc#page=26

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Finn Smith, Rachel Scott, and Echo Rue worked on a project focused on m...
08/26/2021

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Finn Smith, Rachel Scott, and Echo Rue worked on a project focused on making the Library’s collections more accessible to families, kids, and teens. Learn more about their project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9887/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Finn Smith, Rachel Scott, and Echo Rue worked on a project focused on making the Library’s collections more accessible to families, kids, and teens. Learn more about their project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9887/?loclr=fbloc

Everyone makes mistakes, even famous composers! See this charming annotation of an Aaron Copland telegram by Library sta...
08/26/2021

Everyone makes mistakes, even famous composers! See this charming annotation of an Aaron Copland telegram by Library staff member Vin Novara. Make your own with Speculative Annotation, the new tool from LC Labs and Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan: https://annotation.labs.loc.gov/copland.corr0781?loclr=fbloc

Everyone makes mistakes, even famous composers! See this charming annotation of an Aaron Copland telegram by Library staff member Vin Novara. Make your own with Speculative Annotation, the new tool from LC Labs and Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan: https://annotation.labs.loc.gov/copland.corr0781?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: In preparation for the 2021 National Book Festival, 2021 Junior Fellows Morgan Gibbs and Ra...
08/25/2021

What did you do this summer: In preparation for the 2021 National Book Festival, 2021 Junior Fellows Morgan Gibbs and Rae Enzie designed a project that would enhance the Library’s immensely popular annual event. Learn more about their project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9874/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: In preparation for the 2021 National Book Festival, 2021 Junior Fellows Morgan Gibbs and Rae Enzie designed a project that would enhance the Library’s immensely popular annual event. Learn more about their project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9874/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: The Law Library of Congress and Harvard University have initiated a joint collaboration that will coordinate acces...
08/25/2021

NEWS: The Law Library of Congress and Harvard University have initiated a joint collaboration that will coordinate access to, knowledge-sharing and legal analysis of the Library's collections related to Islamic law. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-043/library-of-congress-and-harvard-university-form-historic-collaboration-on-islamic-law-collections/2021-08-25/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: The Law Library of Congress and Harvard University have initiated a joint collaboration that will coordinate access to, knowledge-sharing and legal analysis of the Library's collections related to Islamic law. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-043/library-of-congress-and-harvard-university-form-historic-collaboration-on-islamic-law-collections/2021-08-25/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellow Sam Correia worked with the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiativ...
08/24/2021

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellow Sam Correia worked with the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office to develop a resource for teachers that incorporates primary sources for the classroom. Learn about the impact of her project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9866/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellow Sam Correia worked with the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office to develop a resource for teachers that incorporates primary sources for the classroom. Learn about the impact of her project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9866/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: The Library has announced the schedule of programs for the 2021 National Book Festival. The 10-day festival, takin...
08/24/2021

NEWS: The Library has announced the schedule of programs for the 2021 National Book Festival. The 10-day festival, taking place Sept. 17-26, will feature more than 100 authors, poets and writers in a range of formats -- all celebrating the festival theme, "Open a Book, Open the World." More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-045/library-of-congress-national-book-festival-announces-schedule-of-events/2021-08-24/?loclr=fbloc

NEWS: The Library has announced the schedule of programs for the 2021 National Book Festival. The 10-day festival, taking place Sept. 17-26, will feature more than 100 authors, poets and writers in a range of formats -- all celebrating the festival theme, "Open a Book, Open the World." More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-045/library-of-congress-national-book-festival-announces-schedule-of-events/2021-08-24/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Sarah Rounsville, Shannon Sommers, and Sonia Kelly researched and draft...
08/23/2021

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Sarah Rounsville, Shannon Sommers, and Sonia Kelly researched and drafted biographies of selected Supreme Court Justices to enhance each biography. Watch the project video: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9876/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Sarah Rounsville, Shannon Sommers, and Sonia Kelly researched and drafted biographies of selected Supreme Court Justices to enhance each biography. Watch the project video: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9876/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Joshua Ortiz Baco and Darshni Patel worked with the Digital Strategy Di...
08/22/2021

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Joshua Ortiz Baco and Darshni Patel worked with the Digital Strategy Directorate to help bring new audiences to the Library. Learn about the impact of their work: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9877/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Joshua Ortiz Baco and Darshni Patel worked with the Digital Strategy Directorate to help bring new audiences to the Library. Learn about the impact of their work: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9877/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Abigail Tick and Emily Zerrenner used audience engagement for the Digit...
08/21/2021

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Abigail Tick and Emily Zerrenner used audience engagement for the Digital Strategy Directorate to expand their knowledge of the role emerging technologies play in the cultural heritage sector. Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9870/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellows Abigail Tick and Emily Zerrenner used audience engagement for the Digital Strategy Directorate to expand their knowledge of the role emerging technologies play in the cultural heritage sector. Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9870/?loclr=fbloc

SHOP SATURDAY: Keep tiny toes nice and cozy from story time to nap time with these adorable Baby Library Card Socks from...
08/21/2021

SHOP SATURDAY: Keep tiny toes nice and cozy from story time to nap time with these adorable Baby Library Card Socks from the Library's Shop. https://library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/collections/childrens/products/baby-library-card-socks?variant=30188344279136

SHOP SATURDAY: Keep tiny toes nice and cozy from story time to nap time with these adorable Baby Library Card Socks from the Library's Shop. https://library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/collections/childrens/products/baby-library-card-socks?variant=30188344279136

What did you do this summer: Yuqing Zhou’s 2021 Junior Fellows project involved working with the Office of Public Inform...
08/20/2021

What did you do this summer: Yuqing Zhou’s 2021 Junior Fellows project involved working with the Office of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office to assist with its communication and outreach efforts. Learn about this project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9873/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: Yuqing Zhou’s 2021 Junior Fellows project involved working with the Office of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office to assist with its communication and outreach efforts. Learn about this project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9873/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: Amy Olson’s 2021 Junior Fellows project helped locate and digitally reunite the 30,000 book...
08/19/2021
Carvalho Monteiro Collection

What did you do this summer: Amy Olson’s 2021 Junior Fellows project helped locate and digitally reunite the 30,000 books in the Carvalho Monteiro Collection. Learn about the impact of this project: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9864/?loclr=fbloc

Amy Olson's 2021 Junior Fellows project in the Collections Management Division helped locate and digitally reunite the 30,000 books in the Carvalho...

Constellations such as Pisces helped travelers navigate through the desert before GPS. The Library's Arab World speciali...
08/19/2021

Constellations such as Pisces helped travelers navigate through the desert before GPS. The Library's Arab World specialist Muhannad Salhi annotated "Ṣuwar al-kawākib" using Speculative Annotation, the new tool from the Library and 2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan. Create your own: https://annotation.labs.loc.gov/2008401028?loclr=fbloc

Constellations such as Pisces helped travelers navigate through the desert before GPS. The Library's Arab World specialist Muhannad Salhi annotated "Ṣuwar al-kawākib" using Speculative Annotation, the new tool from the Library and 2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan. Create your own: https://annotation.labs.loc.gov/2008401028?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellow Shlomit Menashe increased the discoverability of 1,200 uncatalogued Hebr...
08/18/2021

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellow Shlomit Menashe increased the discoverability of 1,200 uncatalogued Hebrew prayer books by creating a detailed spreadsheet of information transformable into records for the Library. Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9863/?loclr=fbloc

What did you do this summer: 2021 Junior Fellow Shlomit Menashe increased the discoverability of 1,200 uncatalogued Hebrew prayer books by creating a detailed spreadsheet of information transformable into records for the Library. Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9863/?loclr=fbloc

Apply by Sept. 7: the Library is offering grants to individuals and organizations working to document cultures and tradi...
08/18/2021

Apply by Sept. 7: the Library is offering grants to individuals and organizations working to document cultures and traditions of Black, Indigenous, & communities of color traditionally underrepresented in the U.S. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-039/library-of-congress-offers-grants-to-support-contemporary-cultural-field-research-within-diverse-communities/2021-07-23/?loclr=fbloc

Apply by Sept. 7: the Library is offering grants to individuals and organizations working to document cultures and traditions of Black, Indigenous, & communities of color traditionally underrepresented in the U.S. More: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-039/library-of-congress-offers-grants-to-support-contemporary-cultural-field-research-within-diverse-communities/2021-07-23/?loclr=fbloc

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I enjoy using all of the collections of the Library of Congress. I particularly enjoy the collection - papers of the early presidents and recently wrote a blog post highlighting the collection. Thank you for all you do to make your collections easily accessible to researchers.
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I have a copy of The Poughkeepsie Telegraph from 1841. I feel this should be in a museum somewhere. Does the Library of Congress know what group might be interested in this?