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Historian, author, librarian and presidential speechwriter Edward L. (Ted) Widmer, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York and a senior fellow and adjunct professor of history at Brown University, has been appointed director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera today announced the launch of Herrera’s second-term projects—an online narrative poem for second and third graders; a collaboration with high-school English teachers at Chicago Public Schools to create strategies for teaching poetry; and a writing lab in Fresno, California.Click here for more information.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that the historic and architecturally beautiful Ceremonial Office in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building will be open to the public. Previously, the room was visited only by permission.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress unveiled today a new curated web presentation—"Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989"—that features speeches by 25 of the world’s most important newsmakers, including presidents, international leaders and other political and cultural icons of the period.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress, the Royal Collection Trust and King’s College London today signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agree to share resources to aid in the digitization of the papers of King George III (1738-1820), the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, creating a new nation.Click here for more information.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Maria Pallante as senior advisor for digital strategy and Karyn Temple Claggett as acting register of copyrights.Click here for more information.
A drawing, by a team of Puerto Rican students, of a 19th-century health institution in Puerto Rico, Lazaretto Isla de Cabras, is the 2016 Holland Prize winner, the Library of Congress and National Park Service announced today.Click here for more information.
Karen D. Lloyd has been appointed director of the Veterans History Project, a program of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. The 2016 prize will be awarded in winter 2017.Click here for more information.
Published by the Library of Congress in association with Oak Knoll Press, "Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking" by Sylvia Rodgers Albro describes the role that this Italian city played in the craft.Click here for more information.
The two-day celebration of Smokey Robinson’s 50-year career—and his selection as the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song—began in the nation’s capital with a touching trip down the keyboard of George Gershwin’s piano and ended with a rollicking concert of his greatest hits.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.Click here for more information.
To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, businesses, researchers, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2016.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program— a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline is January 27, 2017.Click here for more information.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance. This year’s titles range from the Disney animated blockbuster “The Lion King” and the seminal coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club” to the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” chronicling the pageantry of drag balls in New York City, and a collection of home movies showcasing African-American life in Oklahoma during the 1920s.Click here for more information.
The 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Juan Felipe Herrera, has selected poet Ray Gonzalez for the 2017 Witter Bynner Fellowship.Click here for more information.
A new selection of 28 posters, prints, drawings and photographs is now on display in the ongoing Library of Congress exhibition “World War I: American Artists View the Great War.” Click here for more information.
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), part of the Library of Congress, today released BARD Express, a Windows-based software program that will aid in the use of the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service.Click here for more information.
Four distinguished scholars—David Bordwell, Timothy Breen, Jose Casanova and Wayne Wiegand—began residencies at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress on Jan. 9.Click here for more information.
Award-winning author and literacy advocate Stephen King helped the Library of Congress today launch its call for nominations for the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.Click here for more information.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Jane Sánchez, the chief of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Library of Congress, has been named Law Librarian of Congress, effective Feb. 5.Click here for more information.
Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress today announced the acquisition of the archives of Bob Adelman, one of the best-known photographers of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.Click here for more information.Watch a live announcement event on YouTube at 2 p.m. ET on March 20.
Grant Harris has been appointed chief of the European Division at the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.