Tuesday, September 4, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Orientation to the European Collections of the Library of Congress
A tour of the European Reading Room, and an orientation to the Library’s European collections, is being offered on Tuesday, September 4, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Jefferson Building, LJ-250, accessible via the European Reading Room, LJ-249. Click here for online registration.
The Library of Congress’ holdings of books and other materials from almost all European countries are larger than holdings anywhere else in the world except for within the countries themselves. The orientation will discuss the diverse European collections and how we collect, with a few interesting display items. It will cover both traditional and digital collections, as well as electronic subscriptions to European newspapers and periodicals. The orientation will also include a tour of the beautiful European Reading Room, and describe its resources, services, and specialized reference staff.
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presents a lecture, “Domes, Arches and Minarest,” by Phil Pasquini, internationally acclaimed photojournalist. Pasquini will examine the over 200-year history, development and evolution of Islamic-inspired architecture in America from the earliest Spanish-Moorish buildings constructed in the 1700s to their more contemporary counterparts of the 21st century. The compelling and concise story of Islamic-styled structures will be richly illustrated with photographs from his research in the Prints and Photographs Division. The presentation will be followed by book signing. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Joan Weeks, (202) 707-3657