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Students, Media Get Look at Library of Congress Experience

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Students and Dr. Billington interact with a Library of Congress Experience kiosk

Dr. Billington talks about the Library of Congress Experience

We held a media event today to show off the new Library of Congress Experience (opening April 12!), and we were fortunate to be joined by teacher Amy Trenkle, who spoke about the power of the Library’s educational materials, and many of her students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School here in DC (thanks, Amy!), along with several students from Herndon (Va.) Middle School.

Photographer John Harrington sent me a couple of images with captions, which I thought I would share here. (The files linked from the thumbnails are about 500kb and 800kb, respectively.)

Caption: Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington announces the opening of the new Library of Congress Experience exhibits during a press conference Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Library’s new immersive Experience opens Saturday, April 12, 2008 to the general public, offering visitors unique historical and cultural treasures brought to life through cutting-edge interactive technology and a companion website, myLOC.gov.

Caption: During a preview of the new Library of Congress Experience, (left to right) Jasjeet Singh, Thomas Huang, Ariana Lauer, and Emily Beacham, from Herndon Middle School in Herndon, Va., look on as Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington and Cynthia Wayne of the Library;s Interpretive Programs Office demonstrate the Library’s new interactive exhibits, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Library’s new immersive Experience opens Saturday, April 12, 2008 to the general public, offering visitors unique historical and cultural treasures brought to life through cutting-edge interactive technology and a companion website, myLOC.gov.

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