Tag: Library of Congress

James H. Billington (1929-2018): A Remembrance

“If we didn’t already have libraries, they would now have to be invented. They are the keys to American success in fully exploiting the information highways of the future,” wrote James H. Billington in the winter 1994 issue of Media Strategies Journal. At the time, the thirteenth Librarian of Congress was reminding a nation enthralled with

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Inauguration Day, 1861 – The Fine Books Blog

For folks worrying about today’s inauguration, take heart and consider the first swearing-in ceremony of America’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. (Read more at: Inauguration Day, 1861 – The Fine Books Blog )

Gene Luen Yang Named 5th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2016–2017

“ The Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress announced yesterday that two-time National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang will serve as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for the 2016-2017 term.  Established in 2008, the program’s mission is to raise awareness

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