This post is from Lee Ann Potter of the Library of Congress.
The National Book Festival is almost here! This year’s event will be entirely online and will feature a combination of prerecorded and live programs featuring more than 120 authors, poets and illustrators.
The online platform will also allow for special engagement opportunities. One of these may be of particular interest to school and public librarians. It is a session scheduled for Friday, September 25, at 4 p.m. ET, titled “Supporting American Ingenuity in Libraries and Museums: A Special Conversation and Q & A Session.”
It will kick off with a prerecorded conversation featuring Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Crosby Kemper and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. It will be followed by a Q & A session with program officers from LOC and its local Centers for the Book, IMLS and NEH about grant opportunities and other opportunities specifically for libraries and museums—including our Teaching with Primary Sources grants. We invite you to participate!
To get to the session, when the complete platform becomes available Friday, register for the Book Festival at https://www.nationalbookfestival.com/series/schedule/schedule. After that, from the top navigation bar, select “Discover State Reads,” then select “Roadmap to Reading.” We’ll see you at 4 on Friday!