"Facts do not cease to exist becuase they are ignored" -Aldous Huxley
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Danielle Allen will accept the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity in a livestreamed gala from the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University. Her address, “Educating for American Democracy,” considers the role of education in fostering a common purpose in American society at a time when the idea of cooperation for the public good is tested by crisis and political division.
The livestream will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 from the Library's YouTube channel at this location. The speech will be available afterwards on the Library's website and YouTube channel.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the latest appointments to the 44-member National Film Preservation Board. The board advises Hayden on annual selections to the National Film Registry as well as national film preservation policy.
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Danielle Allenwill accept the Library's John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity in a livestreamed gala from the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
Allen will deliver an address titled “Educating for American Democracy,” in which she considers the role of education in fostering a common purpose in American society. At a time when the idea of cooperation for the public good is tested by crisis and political division, Allen’s work connects us and brings us together around shared goals, all while maintaining the importance of the differences that make the United States what it is.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced her selection of Judge Suzanne Barnett as interim Chief Copyright Royalty Judge and head of the Copyright Royalty Board effective today. Barnett is replacing Chief Judge Jesse Feder who is stepping down from the position which he has held since 2019. A vacancy announcement seeking applicants for the permanent position will be issued in the near future.
The Library of Congress will mark Native American Heritage Month with a pair of programs featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and the launch of a new guide to help educators incorporate Harjo’s signature project as a resource in classrooms across the country.
The Library of Congress has acquired the M.C. Migel Memorial Rare Book Collection from the American Foundation for the Blind, comprised of more than 750 items dating from 1617 to the present, including books by and about Hellen Keller and other blind authors.