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    Author Discussion on Libraries

    Author and librarian Nancy Pearl, The Writers Library; Janet Skeslien, The Paris Library; Ray Baker, director of the Miami-Dade Public Library System; and American Library in Paris director…

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    Hearing on Proposed New Smithsonian Museums

    The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on two new Smithsonian museums proposals: the American Women’s History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino. Senators from both parties spoke…

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    1893 Columbian Exposition and Library of Congress

    Scholar and writer Lynda Cooper presented a history of the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition. She described the influence the event had on the artists and architects who designed and…

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    National Museum of American History Coronavirus Artifacts

    Alexandra Lord, medicine and science director and curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discussed the museum’s coronavirus pandemic artifacts collection.

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    Cultural Institutions and Social Unrest

    The Library of Congress hosted an online conversation between Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch about how cultural institutions can come to the…

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    Impact of COVID-19 on Public Libraries

    Librarians discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted public libraries throughout the country. This virtual event was hosted by the annual publishing industry conference, Book Expo.

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    A Fool's Errand

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch, author of A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture During the Age of Bush, Obama, and…

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    The Library Book

    Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986.

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    Interview with Claire Jerry on Smithsonian's Political Memorabilia Collection

    Claire Jerry, a political history curator with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, was interviewed in Manchester, New Hampshire, about her efforts to collect political…

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    Hearing on the Smithsonian Institution

    Lonnie Bunch, the new secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, testified on museum programs and operations before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Secretary Bunch outlined…

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    Smithsonian Secretary Installation Ceremony

    Lonnie Bunch outlined his priorities during remarks at his official installation ceremony as Smithsonian Institution secretary. Several lawmakers and Supreme Court Chief Justice John…

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    National American Latino Museum Legislation

    A House Natural Resources subcommittee held a hearing on legislation to create a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum. Witnesses included Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY), who…

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    Author Discussion on Libraries

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talked about libraries with Joshua Hammer, author of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, and Alberto Manguel, author of Packing My Library. They spoke at…

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    Smithsonian Institution Oversight Hearing

    Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch outlined his priorities to lawmakers, one of which is to address the deferred maintenance backlog. His testimony came before an oversight hearing…

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    Milwaukee Public Library

    The Milwaukee Public Library has been apart of the Federal Depository Program since the 1800's. Director Paula Kiely explained the library’s responsibility in housing federal documents and shared a portion…

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    Conversation with Ken Burns

    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke with Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton about how he uses libraries and archives to research his films. The two also discussed the…

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    National Law Enforcement Museum Opening

    The National Law Enforcement Museum held its official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, DC. Actor and director Clint Eastwood, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,…

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    The Library Book

    New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986.

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    Museums and Cultural Identity

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture director Lonnie Bunch and Museum of Jewish Heritage president Michael Glickman spoke with philanthropist David…

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    Ella Reid Collection at the Tyler Public Library

    Librarian Connie Greer highlighted items from the Ella Reed Collection that tell the story of Tyler, Texas,' first African American Public Library. The collection is held at the Tyler Public Library.…

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