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Librarian of Congress now term limited


With the stroke of a pen, the President has established for the first time a set term of office for the Librarian of Congress. Rather than serve for life, the next and all future Librarians will enjoy a 10-year term of office renewable for the same length of time upon reconfirmation by the Senate. Legislation authorizing the change, the Librarian ... Read More »

Apply for 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency Program

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The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced the official open call for applications for the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency, to be held in the Washington, D.C. area. Applications will close on January 30, 2015. To apply, go to the official USAJobs application website. For the 2015–16 class, five residents will be ... Read More »

Copyright Office under the congressional spotlight

Last Thursday, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing to gather information about the work of the U.S. Copyright Office and to learn about the challenges the Office faces in trying to fulfill its many responsibilities. Testifying before the Committee was Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director of the Copyright Office ... Read More »

FCC: The time is now to speed library broadband connections

In the long series of events that is the path to E-rate modernization, yesterday marked a rhetorical high point for libraries so far. Invoking Thomas Jefferson as he helped open the 2014 Digital Learning Day at the Library of Congress, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler emphasized the crucial role of libraries as the “community on-ramp to the world of information.” He ... Read More »

Apply now: Library of Congress offering $150,000 for literacy award

The Library of Congress Center for the Book is now accepting applications for its 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, an award that honors three organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States and abroad. The three award winners will be announced during the National Book Festival on August 30, 2014, followed by an ... Read More »