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National Library Week: Librarianship as an Occupation and Profession | Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business

April 8, 2021 by Natalie Burclaff

This post was written by Lynn Weinstein a Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.

Jewish children listening to A Legend of the Northern Lights (N. American Indian) / Beals, N.Y. 1910. Photo: Jessie Tarbox Beals, photographer. Warren Coville Collection of Iconic Photojournalism Images. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Portrait of America. No. 106. Vassar – A famous American college for women. 7 – The Easy-To-Use Library. ca. 1944. Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress.

I have been teleworking since last March, due to the pandemic, and as I reflect on librarianship as a profession during National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021), I consider how we as librarians have tried to serve our greater community and how this has challenged and enhanced our outreach initiatives and skills.

The field of library and information science is filled with professionals passionate about making a positive impact, and dedicating themselves to continuous learning.

As the amount of information available to end users has soared and new technologies have become available, the position of the librarian has changed. Today, there are many paths that individuals can take to explore a passion for library and information science.

Source: National Library Week: Librarianship as an Occupation and Profession | Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business

National Library Week: Welcome to Your Library, In Person or Virtually | Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business

April 7, 2021 by Natalie Burclaff

This post was written by Lynn Weinstein a Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.

On wifi in front of Justin Morrill Memorial & Harris Library, Strafford, VT. July 2011. Photo: Robert Dawson, photographer. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Rights restricted, used with photographer’s permission.

This year’s National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021) is being celebrated with the theme “Welcome to Your Library,” which recognizes the importance of delivering library services beyond the traditional brick and mortar library, particularly during challenging times, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In the past year, we have seen libraries respond to patrons’ needs by providing curbside service and opening for school children needing internet access to complete homework assignments, as well as for seniors requiring computers to make vaccination appointments.

Some library workers have been recruited by their communities to serve as contact tracers because of their reference interviewing and organizational skills.

Source: National Library Week: Welcome to Your Library, In Person or Virtually | Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business

Library Debuts Video Series for 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival

03/23/2021

The Library of Congress celebrates the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival by debuting a new video series that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing. 

Developed to support the festival’s 2021 efforts to “blossom safely,” the four-to-five-minute videos can be enjoyed by viewers everywhere during the festival March 20-April 12 and beyond through the Library’s YouTube site and on the Library of Congress website.

Click here for more information.

Source: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-011/

Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

From article…

Library of Congress sent this bulletin at 03/24/2021 08:27 AM EDT

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

Janet Jackson’s clarion call for action and healing in “Rhythm Nation 1814” now joins other groundbreaking sounds of history and culture among the latest titles inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, including Louis Armstrong’s “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Nas’ “Illmatic,” Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” and Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”

Watch the announcement video featuring several of the artists and songwriters.

Click here for more information.

Source: Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

Veteran Grown: Urban Farming | Library of Congress

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Update: The video is on YouTube, see below, too..

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About this Item

Title Veteran Grown: Urban Farming

Summary
This panel discussed farming in an urban setting as one of many unique career paths veterans take after transitioning to civilian life, and introduced the audience to programs that exist to assist veterans who farm.

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project collects oral history interviews of panelists who are veterans and work on an urban farm, including beekeepers. The Library will add these veterans’ stories to the project archive and include them in a future online exhibit as part of its “Experiencing War” series.

The panel will also highlight the Veterans History Project as both a repository and research resource.

Event Date March 19, 2021

Running Time 1 hours 22 minutes 3 seconds Online Format video image

Source: Veteran Grown: Urban Farming. 2021. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9728/.