Education Highlights from the 2016 National Book Festival

One highlight of the National Book Festival is the opportunity to talk with so many teachers about the Library’s program for K-12 educators. On Saturday we were able to meet more than 120 teachers and school librarians and tell them about the Library’s amazing online collections of primary sources, and about the teacher resources available at loc.gov/teachers. Learning from teachers is an important part of our program, and we’re grateful that the National Book Festival provides a venue for us to exchange ideas with educators from around the country.

The CYAC Program at the Library of Congress: Summarizing Fifty Years of Children’s Literature

Can you summarize the classic story The Cat in the Hat in one sentence? How about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone or A Wrinkle in Time? This is just one small part of what librarians in the Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging Program or CYAC (pronounced kahy-ak) at the Library of Congress have been doing for decades. This week, the CYAC Program celebrates their fifty-year anniversary at the Library.