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Digest of Education Statistics, 2014

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

The major annual compilation of statistics on education including all levels of education, federal funding, education outcomes, international comparisons, libraries, and technology.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     education, higher     headlines     libraries/museums     statistics)


Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing

Categories: Libraries/Museums

Video of the Hayden confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.  From C-Span


Juan Felipe Herrera Named Poet Laureate for Second Term

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

Press release announcing that current U.S. poet laureate Juan Herrera has been extended to a second term, beginning in September.  Herrera is the first Hispanic to be designated as U.S. poet laureate.  From the Library of Congress


Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish to Retire

Categories: Govt Information,Libraries/Museums,Retirement/Social Security

Announces the resignation of the person who has headed the Federal Depository Library Program since 2011.  From the Government Publishing Office


Library Services for Those with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Libraries/Museums

Examines the characteristics of users of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and how NLS is incorporating emerging trends in technology into the service.  From the Government Accountability Office


National Recording Registry Recognizes “Mack the Knife,” Motown and Mahler

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

Press release announcing the musical and spoken recordings added to the National Recording Registry for 2015.  Selections range from Mahler, Billy Joel, Bobby Darin to a recording of the fourth quarter of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point basketball game.  From the Library of Congress


Rosa Parks Collection is Now Online

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Libraries/Museums,Women

Agency press release about the online availability of a collection of more than 7,000 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs relating to the life of Rosa Parks, credited with launching the modern civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus in 1955. From the Library of Congress


President Obama’s Nominee for Librarian of Congress

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

Announces the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden, head of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, to be the new Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African American to hold the position. From the White House


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