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The Library of Congress at ISTE: Presentations and Conversations

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A Library of Congress booth presentation at a previous conference

On Monday June 27, the Library of Congress will be opening its booth at ISTE 2011, the International Society for Technology in Education’s annual gathering in Philadelphia.

The Library’s K-12 education specialists will be on hand through Wednesday to meet educators and discuss effective ways to use the Library’s primary sources in the classroom.

We’ll be talking about a number of exciting new developments: The Library’s revamped Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, historic newspapers, the World Digital Library, our self-guided professional development modules for teachers, new primary source sets, the National Book Festival, and much more.

In addition, Library staff will be making informal booth presentations every hour on the hour.

There will be a few formal sessions as well:

  • The Library’s Gail Petri will present a session titled “Differentiation through the Use of Primary Sources.” Tuesday, 6/28/2011, 3:45pm–4:45pm , PACC 123.
  • Gail Petri and Stephen Wesson will present a poster session titled “Library of Congress Primary Sources: Sparking Critical Thinking.” Tuesday, 6/28/2011, 1:00pm–3:00pm , PACC Broad St Atrium.
  • Barbara Kirby, a member of the Teaching with Primary Sources Partnership Program will present a poster session on “Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Regional Grant Program.” Tuesday, 6/28/2011, 10:00am–12:00pm, PACC Broad St Atrium.

If you’re going to ISTE, please stop by booth #2113 and introduce yourself—we’d love to meet you.

If you’re not, is there anything on our list of presentations that you’d like to learn more about? We’d be happy to cover it in a future blog post.



  1. Stephen,

    There’s a group of teachers from Australia (as part of an ACCE study tour) who will be at ISTE. Hopefully some may stop by your stand…

    Good to meet the other week.



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