Whether you spent last night exploring DC and going out to dinner with colleagues and friends or enjoying the IFLA PARL dinner cruise, we hope you had a lovely time but saved some energy for today!   Library of Congress: Tours This morning, we’re hosting joint tours of a number of the Library of …

The last day of the three separate pre-conferences passed in another swirl of learning, sharing, networking — and even a little dancing. IFLA DOCDEL               IFLA DOCDEL delegates were greeted this morning by the Acting Librarian of Congress, David Mao, and the Chief of Collections Access, Loan and Management Division, Mark Sweeney. …

What an eventful and exciting first day for our pre-conference! As our nightly post (with pictures!) demonstrated, all three groups enjoyed packed schedules and interesting topics & tours. If you’d like to share more pictures or updates with us, feel free to email them to [email protected] or add them to our twitter feed (#IFLAPREatLOC). The …

What an incredible, packed day of #IFLAPREatLOC activities! IFLA DOCDEL started their day with a keynote speech from IFLA President, Donna Scheeder, and then moved on to a day of talks on such topics as strengthening resource sharing and interlibrary loan between the U.S. and Latin America.           IFLA P&C had papers …

Welcome to the first full day of IFLA PRE 2016! We hope you all enjoyed the welcome reception last night – delegates toured the Main Reading Room, heard Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao greet the group, and shared time together in the lavish Great Hall. Look for a slide show of photos, and feel …

IFLA PARL launched its pre-conference this evening with a lovely opening reception in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. Thank you to all of the organizers, and a special thanks to those who made the Main Reading Room and Great Hall available to us after-hours. That was certainly an extraordinary treat. Look for …

Meet FRED. FRED is a Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device, and it is just one of the many fascinating stories and objects presented by the Preservation and Conservation Directorate at this afternoon’s 13:00 tour before the official launch of the three pre-conferences. I have worked at the Congressional Research Service for twelve years, but have …

Library Tips II

We’re getting very close to the first day of the IFLA pre-conferences, and we couldn’t be more excited! We thought we would write up just a few more tips to help you navigate the Library of Congress during your visit here. Prayer Room There will be a prayer room available in the Jefferson Building of …

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