Meet the National Libraries – The Library of Congress (From IFLA List)

Dear colleagues,

Good afternoon. Warmest greetings to you from the University of the Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The Slavic Reference Service, working in collaboration with the National Libraries Section, is introducing a new webinar series, Meet the National Libraries. The extraordinary contributions of national libraries play an important role in maintaining the vast network of libraries and scholarly communities around the world. Numerous search tools, digital collections, national bibliographies, and portals have been introduced. By featuring national libraries, we hope to make them more accessible. Each iteration of this series will feature a national library.

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Join us for the inaugural event featuring the Library of Congress on November 18th at 1:00 pm Central Time. All are welcome to participate. Free of charge.

Please register to receive Zoom session details.

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Webinar Program

  • Introduction
  • Meet the Library of Congress: Serving the U.S. Congress, the American People & Beyond

J. Mark Sweeney –  Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress

  • LOC Digital Collections & Services

Robin L. Dale – Associate Librarian for Library Services

  • Law Library of Congress: Online Resources, Historic Reports & Digitization

Jane Sánchez –  Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress


Cliff Cohen – Associate Director for Legislative Information Services, Congressional Research Service

  • U.S. Copyright Office Modernization: Policy Initiatives & Public Record System 

Maria Strong – Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs

Shawn Gallagher – Management & Program Analyst, Office of Public Records & Repositories, U.S. Copyright Office

  • LC Labs: Experimenting Toward a Digital Strategy

Kate Zwaard – Digital Strategy Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer

  • NLS: Going Digital Expands Access for the Print Disabled

Karen Keninger – Director, National Library Service for the Blind & Print Disabled

  • Q&A

My sincere thanks to Isabelle Nyffenegger (BnF) and Stuart Hamilton (LGMA) for their support and collaboration. We would be delighted to feature your national library. Contact me at

Best wishes,

Joe Lenkart

International Reference Librarian

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