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Interview: Librarian of Congress & Smithsonian Secretary

  • 1.  Interview: Librarian of Congress & Smithsonian Secretary

    Posted 06-17-2020 17:02
    Colleagues,  Here is an interesting Interview between Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress and Lonnie Bunch Smithsonian Secretary.   Dr. Hayden has also collaborated with the Smithsonian Museums and the National Archives to bring these great repositories of learning together.

    This is well worth watching in our interesting times.


    The Past as a Tool

    How do cultural organizations remain accessible and relevant during a period of global pandemic coupled with nationwide protests against injustice? Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch examined how libraries and museums can offer needed context for today's events and at the same time re-examine how they present information and history to their audiences. View their thoughtful conversation, part of the National Book Festival's Connecting the World With Words series.

    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')