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St. Charles Avenue’s Streetcar

It seems that no book, movie, TV show, or play about New Orleans passes up the opportunity to feature the New Orleans streetcar in some way. I wanted to make sure Inside Adams published something on it during our tricentennial celebration and my post about Charles Zimpel only touched on the New Orleans and Carrollton […]

The Parker Solar Probe, Mission to “Touch the Sun”: December 6 NASA Lecture with Dr. Alex Young

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. One of NASA’s most exciting missions, the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) launched from Cape Canaveral on August 12, 2018. The mission’s findings will help researchers improve forecasts of space weather events, which have the potential to damage satellites, […]

A Few “New” Acquisitions from 1661, 1792, 1725

The collections of the Library of Congress are always growing. Besides what we receive through Copyright and other means, we reference specialists  also recommend material to add to the permanent collection—often rare, older items we don’t own, but would like to have, and additional databases for on-site researchers to use. This past year there were […]

The ICESat Man Cometh: Lecture November 8 with NASA’s Tom Neumann

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. On November 8 the Library will welcome cryospheric scientist Tom Neumann, who will speak on “GRACE-FO and ICESat-2:  NASA’s Leadership in Monitoring the Polar Regions from Space.”  Dr. Neumann is deputy project scientist on ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud, and […]

NASA Astrobiologist Melissa Trainer to Speak at the Library October 11 on Titan: An Exotic Ocean World Waiting to be Explored

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Before the twenty years of the Cassini-Huygens mission, little was known about Saturn’s largest moon Titan, except that it was Mercury-sized and its surface was hidden beneath a thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. The Cassini mission mapped Titan’s surface, studied […]

Five Questions: Kelsey Diemand, Librarian in Residence, Business Reference Services

What is your background? I hail from New England where I was born and raised in Connecticut. I attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and studied History, with minors in American Studies and Classics. During my time at UNH, I accepted a semester-long internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives here in Washington, DC, and […]

Five Questions: Nathan “Nate” Smith, Librarian

What is your background? I was born and raised in the Virginia Beach area.  I was accepted to Virginia Commonwealth University (Go Rams Go!) as pre-physical therapy and spent my first year heavily immersed in physical science courses.  However, there was a general requirement history class that fascinated me and completely changed the course of […]