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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Librarian Appoints Bernard A. Barton Jr. Chief Information Officer

Categories: Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

Press release which announces the name of the new senior leader for information technology at the Library of Congress, which has been criticized for failing to keep up with changing IT standards. From the Library of Congress


Baseball Resources at the Library of Congress

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums

A guide to baseball-related resources available online at the library’s website and in its physical collections.  Includes information about other baseball websites and a bibliography of print resources for all ages.  From the Library of Congress


Final Report of the National Library of Medicine Working Group

Categories: Health/Medical,Libraries/Museums

Offers 6 recommendations “to position NLM to  become a trusted and valuable 21st century nexus for health and biomedical information—a visionary library of the future.”  From the National Institutes of Health


Librarian of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

Agency press release announcing the first U.S. Hispanic poet laureate who will serve during 2015-16.   Includes background information on Herrera and on the office including a full list of past laureates.  From the Library of Congress


Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

Listen to recorded readings of famed writers such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks.  Contains nearly 2,000 recordings dating back to the 1940s.  From the Library of Congress


The National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information

Categories: Govt Information,Libraries/Museums

Describes an ambitious plan for preserving U.S. government information via the Federal Depository Library Program, the Cataloging and Indexing Program, and the Federal Information Preservation Network.  From the Government Publishing Office


Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

Criticizes the library for weak IT management and calls for hiring of a permanent chief information officer expeditiously.  From the Government Accountability Office


Public Libraries in the United States Survey Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Libraries/Museums,Statistics

Provides data on investment in and use of public libraries.  Also includes public library indicators and state statistical profiles.  From the Institute of Museum  and Library Services


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