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Five Questions with Gretel von Bargen, 2018 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute Participant

Posted by: Danna Bell

I wanted to spend a week at the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute learning why and how to incorporate primary sources into my biology classroom instruction. I attended the Institute last summer and my high expectations were surpassed! Spending a week learning about the use of primary sources with teachers of all grades from around our nation was invigorating, academically stimulating, and quite fun!

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Introducing Kellie Taylor, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

Posted by: Danna Bell

Meet Kellie Taylor, an elementary teacher in Emmett, Idaho for the past fourteen years, She taught in the general classroom for first, second, and third grade before teaching engineering to kindergarten through fifth grade students the past six years. She is a Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow working at the Library of Congress.

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Five Questions with Tamara Rorie, Braille Officer, National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Posted by: Danna Bell

I'm the Braille Officer for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). I work as a liaison between various sections of NLS as they interact with our braille products. I am part of the group at NLS that produces braille books and I work with the quality control section that reviews the final products before they are released to the public.

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Five Questions with George Thuronyi, Deputy Director, Office Of Public Information And Education, U.S. Copyright Office

Posted by: Danna Bell

My job is to educate and provide outreach to the public about the U.S. Copyright Office and copyright-related topics. So, on any given day, I answer questions about how creative people can register their copyrights, send out a tweet about fun facts, and talk to people interested in learning about how to be responsible users of copyrighted works.