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Library History Seminar X Convenes (February 2001) Author: LCIB staff Description: Article from LCIB issue 6. (p. 50-51) describing from a library history perspective the first two days of the Library of Congress Bicentennial symposium on October 23-27, 2000.

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The District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) is a chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) and the local service organization for librarians and library workers, LIS students, and library supporters in the Washington DC, metropolitan area.

Because the American Library Association held its annual conference in. .In 1976, ten years after John Cole began his career at the Library, h.

Because the American Library Association held its annual conference in Washington, . Known internationally as the foremost expert on the history of the Library of Congress, John has published widely in scholarly books and journals, in library periodicals, and in numerous reference books

The history of libraries began with the first efforts to organize collections of documents.

The history of libraries began with the first efforts to organize collections of documents.

District Of Columbia. Librarian of Congress L. Quincy Mumford initiated plans for a third Library building in 1957. The Library’s collection of more than 5,600 incunabula (books printed before 1500) is the largest in the Western Hemisphere and its vast collection of media is known to be the largest in the world. The office of the Librarian of Congress, like The Library of Congress itself, has been shaped by tradition, politics and strong personalities. Although The Library of Congress was established in 1800, (making it the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States) the Office of the Librarian was not created until 1802.

March 1901: Name changed to District of Columbia Library Association. June 28, 1922: Becomes a chapter of American Library Association. February 1927: Incorporated in District of Columbia.

The history of libraries. The ancient world In the West the idea of book collecting, and hence of libraries as the word . In earliest times there was no distinction between a record room (or archive) and a library, and in this sense libraries can be said to have existed for almost as long as records have been kept. In the West the idea of book collecting, and hence of libraries as the word was understood for several centuries, had its origin in the classical world. The library was bequeathed with the whole of the kingdom of Pergamum to the Roman people in 133 bc, and Plutarch records an allegation that Mark Antony gave its 200,000 volumes to Cleopatra, to become part of the Alexandrian library.

Capital Libraries and Librarians: A Brief History of the District of Columbia Library Association, 1894-1994 ebook
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John Young Cole
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