As the new school year approaches, we thought it might be helpful to highlight new collections that have been added to the Library of Congress digital collections.
One of Dr. Carla’s Hayden’s stated goals for her time as Librarian of Congress is to continue to expand access to our primary source collections, and the Library of Congress staff is working hard to achieve this goal. Here is the first post from the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog team highlighting some […]
Here are just a few of the additions to the Library of Congress web resources available online.
On December 16, Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced the addition of 25 films to the National Film Registry, showcasing the richness and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation. The films selected for the Registry are deemed to be culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
Because the Library of Congress is The Largest Library in the World, just for fun, I did a search on “world’s largest” in the library’s online catalog.
On Tuesday, September 23, at 7 PM ET, education experts from the Library will offer a webinar that will engage participants in a model photograph analysis activity, facilitate a discussion about the power of teaching with visual images, and demonstrate how to find visual images from the Library of Congress.
Throughout the year, the Library will be hosting educator webinars every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET focusing on a variety of instructional strategies for using primary sources in instruction. The 2014 schedule and information about joining the webinar is now available from loc.gov/teachers.
September highlights include the signing of the Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Treaty and the first celebration of Labor Day in the United States of America.
Looking for ways to celebrate libraries and National Library Week using Library of Congress primary sources? Here are some suggestions.
April 1 is an appropriate day for remembering that, even though primary sources are a powerful teaching tool, they can also fool you.
The Library of Congress Summer Institute taught me a new and surprising lesson about what primary sources offer to any curriculum, including my AP Psychology classes.