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Boardwalk Empire: Atlantic City and Coney Island

A classic summertime escape<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>During the 19th century, seaside life became quite popular—just look at the summer homes of Elberon, New …

Coney Island

Open Sections By Month : PBS TeacherLine

Courses Open for Enrollment By Month<p>July 2018<p>An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction<br>• Online …

Education Technology

“I Was Never This Blatant,” Says Benedict Arnold in Hell

HELL (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that he was “flabbergasted” by the events of this week, the Revolutionary War-era traitor Benedict Arnold offered a ringing defense of his own career in treason, asserting, “I was never this blatant.”<p>“I was brought up to believe that betraying your country was …

Political Satire

Cereal Stocker: 1939

November 1939. "Placing packaged goods on display rack. Retail grocery in San Angelo, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.


The Frederick Douglass 200: the people who embody the abolitionist's spirit and work | Opinion | The Guardian

This year is Frederick Douglass’s Bicentennial celebration. After escaping slavery at the age of 20, Douglass went on to become one of America's most celebrated abolitionists - tirelessly campaigning against slavery. Beyond his abolitionist work, Douglass was also a politician, writer, feminist, …

Black History

Library of Congress appoints Shari Rosenstein Werb and David S. Mandel Directors of new centers

<b>WASHINGTON, DC</b><b>.-</b> The Library of Congress has selected Shari Rosenstein Werb and David S. Mandel to be the directors, respectively, of the Center for …


Law Libraries: Law Library of Congress and the Peace Palace Library in the Hague, Netherlands Forming Information-Sharing Relationship, Sign Memorandum of Understanding Signed

Two of the world’s most comprehensive international law libraries, the Law Library of Congress and the Peace Palace Library based in The Hague, …


Come to a Free Screening of Network Hosted by Slate’s Julia Turner

Join Future Tense and Julia Turner, editor-in-chief of Slate magazine, for a screening of <i>Network</i>. The classic “mad-as-hell” 1976 satire follows …

Tech Trends

Library of Congress Rare Books & Special Collections Division Picks LAC Federal Services to Digitize Card Catalog

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LAC Group, a provider of mission-critical outsourced library, information, and knowledge management services for the U.S. government, has been awarded a contract to convert over 500,000 catalog cards into online records from the Library of Congress Rare …


Critics Pan Plan to Publish Congressional Research

Transparency advocates say thousands of documents would be left off of website<p>Government transparency advocates were thrilled last spring when …


'Baseball Americana' Is New Baseball Exhibit At The Library Of Congress


Digitized Maps Online: Library of Congress Geography & Map Division Posts Latest Issue of “New Maps This Month!”

“New Maps This Month!” provides a list (with metadata and hyperlinks) to all of the digital maps that the G&M Division has posted online last …


Jackpot! Great Interactives To Support Teaching & Learning With Primary Sources

The Library of Congress has funded four impressive-looking online tools to help teaching and learning with primary sources:<p><i>Eagle Eye Citizen engages</i> …


LC's baseball exhibit builds bridges

Christopher Lancette writes: “I had mixed emotions as I attended the <b>official press event</b> for the opening of the new ‘<b>Baseball Americana</b><b>’</b> exhibit at …


Teaching with Primary Sources: Library of Congress Awards Over $1 Million in Grants to Three Developers of Apps for K-12 Classrooms

From LC:<p>The Library of Congress today announced the selection of three organizations that will receive a total of $1,058,513 during the next two …


This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—July 20

<b>1990</b>—After nearly 34 years of liberal judicial activism on the Supreme Court, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. announces his retirement. As Jan …

Conservative View

The Library of Congress is digging into baseball data

<b>The Library of Congress</b> has a new exhibit focusing on baseball. Titled “Baseball Americana,” the D.C. institution is offering a chance to look at the …


Information Matters lecture with Dr. Carla Hayden – July 19th – Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

Please join the Smithsonian Libraries for a talk with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden as part of our Information Matters Series (with the …


The Library of Congress Launches Public Access to North Korean Serials Database,

From LC:<p>Home to one of the most prominent North Korean collections in the Western Hemisphere, the Asian Division at the Library of Congress has …

North Korea

“Libraries: The Architecture of Community” (Presentation Recorded at the Library of Congress)

The video embedded below was recorded at the Library of Congress on April 12, 2018.<p>Kenneth Breisch discussed his book “American Libraries 1730-1950,” …


13 Amazing Vintage Photographs of American Pioneering Cowgirls

The word cowgirl originally emerged in the early 19th century. However, unlike the term cowboy, which defined a man as one who tended cows, herded …

Methodist University

The Literary Tradition Of A Biglaw Firm

<b>What firm — one of those that recently raised associate salaries — counts Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish</b> …


Faceted vocabularies for music resources

ALA Publishing <b>eLearning Solution</b>s will host a new <b>90-minute workshop</b> in collaboration with the <b>Music Library Association,</b> “Introduction to <b>LC Faceted</b> …


Library Of Congress Explores Baseball’s Diverse History Ahead of All-Star Game In D.C.

The exhibition coincides with the return of the MLB All-Star Game to D.C. in July.


American Anthem : NPR

On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Why 'Seven Nation Army' Is The One Jock Jam To Rule Them All<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>One Song Glory<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>American Anthems: The Songs That Unite Us<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>What's Your American Anthem?<p><b>Toggle more</b> …

Kendrick Lamar

ALA 2018: Librarian of Congress, National Archivist Trade Quips

On Sunday morning at the ALA’s annual conference in New Orleans, Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, and David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the …


He was one of Jersey's most famous poets. The FBI worried he was a communist.

J. Edgar Hoover thought Williams Carlos Williams might be a communist. We got the Jersey poet's FBI file.

New Jersey

Dr. Carla Hayden: In Her Words

Dr. Carla Hayden has experienced several “pinch me” moments of awe in her role as Librarian of Congress, such as getting to handle primary source …


Michelle Obama at American Library Association convention: photos |

Photos from the event as former First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage for a conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden during the …

Michelle Obama

Opening General Session #ALAAC18 - ALSC Blog

Forever First Lady Michelle Obama will soon be on stage with Doctor Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress.

Michelle Obama