My Job: Introducing the Library’s Einstein Distinguished Educator

Kellie Taylor. Photo by Ars Nova. Kellie Taylor is the Library’s first-ever Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator. The fellowship program appoints accomplished K–12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the STEM fields — to collaborate with federal agencies and congressional offices in advancing STEM education across the country. Taylor has a doctorate in educational technology from Boise State University. She teaches K–5 engineering at … Continue reading My Job: Introducing the Library’s Einstein Distinguished Educator

New for research! LibGuides

Today, we want to give a heads-up to our researchers to make sure they know that the Library is part of LibGuides, where thousands of libraries post and share their research guides. If you’re not already familiar: The guides show what’s available on a given subject, highlight key books, subscription databases and primary historical sources. They’re a great tool for researchers, from the beginner to … Continue reading New for research! LibGuides

Children’s Book Week: Classic Freebies

Children’s Book Week is 100 years old this year, and there are a lot of cool things to do and see at your favorite national library. Here, let’s check out a handful of insanely popular titles that kids were reading in 1919, when the very first book week was launched. This is particularly fun because all of these are FREE on our website. A century … Continue reading Children’s Book Week: Classic Freebies

Inquiring Minds: Carolyn Bennett, Teacher-in-Residence

Carolyn Bennett. Photo by Shawn Miller. Carolyn Bennett teaches music at Wheeler Middle/High School in North Stonington, Connecticut. This year, however, she’s taking a break from the classroom — with the goal of adding to her instructional repertoire. She is working with the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office as a teacher-in-residence, researching online resources at the Library that she and other teachers across the country … Continue reading Inquiring Minds: Carolyn Bennett, Teacher-in-Residence

New Online: Educating the Public about Education

This is a guest post by Amanda Reichenbach about a new American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) collection covering education reporting on public television. The AAPB is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Boston public broadcaster WGBH. Reichenbach worked on the release while interning last summer at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. The previous summer, in an internship with the Library’s Junior … Continue reading New Online: Educating the Public about Education

My Job at the Library: Engaging Spanish Speakers with the Collections

Benny Seda-Galarza joined the Library’s Communications Office a little more than a year ago as a public affairs specialist. Fluent in English and Spanish, he is helping to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community to raise awareness about the Library’s programs and services. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Seda-Galarza answers a few questions about his background and career. Benny Seda-Galarza. Photo by Shawn Miller. … Continue reading My Job at the Library: Engaging Spanish Speakers with the Collections