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Round Two Of Funding For The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Applications Open!

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Library of Congress is pleased to open applications for the second round of funding in the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative grant program. These grants will support libraries, archives, museums and higher education institutions to create projects that remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections in creative and imaginative ways. In addition, these projects must …

A collage containing images of the 2022 CCDI Grant Recipients. The three images include Huston-Tillotson University, Kenton County Public Library, and Maya S. Cade.

Meet the Inaugural Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grant Recipients

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Library of Congress is delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) grants for Higher Education; Libraries, Archives and Museums; and Artists/Scholars. These recipients will create projects that imaginatively remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections in concert with their own materials and collaborators. Higher Education: Huston-Tillotson University Huston-Tillotson …

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Introducing Olivia Dorsey

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We are pleased to announce that Olivia Dorsey has joined the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) as a program specialist. Olivia comes to CCDI from the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative at the Library. We interviewed Olivia about her role in CCDI, her experience in digital history and genealogy, and the opportunities …

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – An Interview with Giselle M. Avilés

Posted by: Donna Sokol

We are happy to introduce Giselle M. Avilés, Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room, who recently completed a detail with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). What is your job at the Library? I am a reference librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division. In this role, I …

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Researching Haiti, Black Liberation Movements, and US History

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

In this Connecting the Dots post, we highlight Library materials about Haiti and its links to United States history, inspired by the work of Taylor Healey-Brooks, Librarian-in-Residence, and Alexis Bracey, Huntington Fellow, who created the Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Reimagined. The guide offers an insightful corpus of materials that …

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – An Interview with Adriana Marroquin

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

We are happy to introduce Adriana Marroquin, a Librarian in the ISSN Section, U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division. They have joined us temporarily to work with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). What is your day-to-day job at the Library? I am a librarian in the ISSN Section. The Library of Congress includes the …

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Connecting the Dots with Baseball and Library Online Resources

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

We hear you! After learning that applicants for CCDI opportunities want to know more about the Library digital collections and how to navigate our website, this post is one in a series of blog posts designed to highlight our various online resources. • • • What follows is a visual journey of how I was …