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Black History Month: Librarian of Congress on her Trailblazing Role

“The first African-American and first woman to hold the position of librarian of Congress says she is partly in her role thanks to the inspiration of Frederick Douglass. Carla Hayden, who was sworn in last year, discusses with Roll Call the significance of Black History Month, her own place in it and how African-American culture and history is integral to American culture and history.” (via Roll Call)

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS STORE REMOVES MISSPELLED TRUMP POSTER

“A poster of President Donald Trump that included a misspelling in a quote has been removed from the online store of the Library of Congress. The poster includes Trump’s quote, “No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach.” ”To” is misspelled in the first sentence. Twitter users quickly spotted the error over the weekend and the item was removed. An archived version of the listing is accessible through the Internet Archive website.” (via Associated Press)

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Jane Sánchez Named Law Librarian of Congress

“Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Jane Sánchez, the chief of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Library of Congress, has been named Law Librarian of Congress, effective Feb. 5. Sánchez, who holds a Juris Doctor degree in addition to a master’s degree in Library Science and a bachelor’s degree in English, has led the Humanities and Social Sciences division at the Library of Congress since 2014. She has also served as a business unit managing director at the U.S. Government Publishing Office; as an associate director of justice libraries, Justice Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice; as departmental head of History & Culture Libraries at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries; and as an acquisitions manager for electronic databases at BNA, Inc., a journalistic organization, in addition to library work at Harvard and the University of New Mexico.” (via Library of Congress)

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Library Presents Multimedia Web Presentation of Political, Cultural Icons

“The Library of Congress unveiled today a new curated web presentation—”Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989″—that features speeches by some of the world’s most important newsmakers, including presidents, international leaders and other political and cultural icons of the period.Most of these select speeches from the Library’s National Press Club Collection have not been heard in their entirety since they were initially delivered. The online presentation spans 35 years and accompanying essays put relevant historical context around the topics discussed by the speakers.” (via Library of Congress)

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Afghan Officials Receive Digitized Cultural Treasures

“The Library of Congress has completed a three-year project, financed by Carnegie Corporation of New York, to digitize holdings of the Library of Congress relating to the culture and history of Afghanistan, for use by that nation’s cultural and educational institutions.Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, joined by Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian, presented hard drives containing more than 163,000 pages of documents to the Afghan Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani, and to Abdul Wahid Wafa, Executive Director of the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University.” (via Library of Congress)

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