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Archive: August 2015 (12 Posts)

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With Largest Cast Ever, Festival is One For the Books

Posted by: Erin Allen

The Library of Congress National Book Festival next weekend opens its latest chapter with a few new plots and the largest cast of characters in festival history. The 15th annual festival will offer its biggest-ever roster of speakers, take a first fling with literary love, go back to the movies, pay tribute to America’s warriors …

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Inspired By a Soldier’s Story

Posted by: Erin Allen

The following was written by Matthew Camarda, one of 26 college students participating in the Knowledge Navigators program at the Library of Congress. The 10-week internship program is offered to students at the University of Virginia, Catholic University of America and the College of William & Mary. Camarda is currently a senior at the College …

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The Ghost Writer of the “Seaman’s Ghost”

Posted by: Erin Allen

The following post has been written by Sierriana Terry, one of 36 college students who participated in the 10-week Library of Congress Junior Fellow Summer Intern Program. A senior at North Carolina Central University studying music performance with a licensure in K-12 education, Terry worked in the Library’s Music Division. Her plan after the program …

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DICE-y Digitization

Posted by: Erin Allen

The following post is by Elizabeth Pieri, one of 36 college students who participated in the Library’s Junior Fellow Summer Intern Program. She’s in her fourth year at Rochester Institute of Technology, as a motion picture science major. Because her program focuses on the fundamental imaging technologies used in the motion picture industry, she was …

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Expert’s Corner: Collection Development Officer Joseph Puccio

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following story is featured in the July/August 2015 issue of the LCM, which you can read in it’s entirety here.) Collection Development Officer Joseph Puccio discusses the Library’s collection-building today and tomorrow. When I began my career at the Library of Congress in 1983 as a freshly minted library school graduate, I was astounded …

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Rare Book of the Month: Francis Bacon, A Thinker’s Thinker

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following is a guest blog post written by Elizabeth Gettins, Library of Congress digital library specialist. Every month, the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division will highlight a unique book from its collections, and the Library of Congress blog will take an in-depth look at the historical volume. Make sure to check back again …

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The Path a Book Takes

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following story is featured in the July/August 2015 issue of the LCM, which you can read in it’s entirety here. The story was written by Susan Morris, assistant to the director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access.) Follow the journey taken by each of the 300,000 books added to the Library’s collections annually.     …

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Be Kind to Books Club

Posted by: Erin Allen

The following post is by Lucy Jakub, one of the 36 college students who participated in the Library of Congress 2015 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. Jakub is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in creative nonfiction at Columbia University. Her independent work in graphic design led her to her internship with the Library’s Conservation Division, making …

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Philosophers Habermas and Taylor to Share $1.5 Million Kluge Prize

Posted by: Erin Allen

The following post, written by Jason Steinhauer, was originally published on the blog┬áInsights: Scholarly Work at the John W. Kluge Center. J├╝rgen Habermas and Charles Taylor, two of the world’s most important philosophers, will share the prestigious $1.5 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity awarded by the Library of …