Bib-Future Report Goes Live

The full draft report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control is now on the Web and the comments period is open until Dec. 15.? Electronic comments are preferred. Incidentally, the webcast of the group?s presentation on Nov. 13 has apparently been one of the most heavily viewed in the entire history […]

Literacy Decline Mirrors Voluntary-Reading Rate

The National Endowment for the Arts has released its latest study lending more support to the notion that when students read less for pleasure throughout their lives, their overall reading achievement also declines. An analysis of several studies indicates that test scores and voluntary reading tend to go hand in hand. From The New York […]

Good Golly, a Visit From Holly!

Holly Morris of Fox-5 (WTTG) is traveling the greater Washington, D.C., area this week, leaving clues as to where she will next turn up on the ?Fox 5 Morning News.? Yesterday it was a cave in West Virginia, but today it was ? drum roll, please ? the Library of Congress! You can check out […]

Talking With 'Bluestalking Reader'

I recently did an interview with Lisa Guidarini of the blog ?Bluestalking Reader.? (It occurs that I never asked about the name of her blog: Is it ?blue stalking,? or ?blues talking??) An excerpt: LG: What?s been the most memorable part of your job, since becoming Director of Communications? MR: Wow, where to start? Every […]

Thomas Jefferson Building Marks 110th

There is so much history around this sprawling place that sometimes a milestone or two worth mentioning will slip beneath the radar. The Politico reported that yesterday (Nov. 1) was the 110th anniversary of the opening of the Library of Congress?s Thomas Jefferson Building on Capitol Hill (although the ?TJB? moniker wouldn?t come until many […]