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History eNews from Emerging America - July 21, 2016

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Published on Mon, 07/25/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 20 for July 21, 2016

News:

  • “Library Fends Off DDoS Attack” - July 17-20, hackers attacked LoC.Gov. Things are back to normal, but if you find an area that is still down, report it at: website comment form. LoC.Gov will be down July 29-31.

  • Have you used congress.gov? Please help improve it by answering this online survey.

  • Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library has VERY quick survey re online resources.

  • California State Board of Ed approves new state History & Social Studies Standards. CHSSP.

  • Senate confirms Baltimore’s Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • September 20 - Start of Feinberg Family Lecture Series: The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by UMass Department of History & CES-Emerging America.

  • Oct. 29 - Northampton - First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - Spanish and English. (Tentative date.)

  • November 8 - Teaching with Primary Sources - Intro workshop.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - http://LoC.Gov/teachers

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Interview with Catalina Gomez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Reading Room. Post.

  • Interview with James Wintle, Reference Librarian, Performing Arts Reading Room. Post.

  • Interview with Barbara Bair, Historian in the Manuscript Division. Post.


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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.