National Film Registry, Join In,? Music Commissions from Koussevitzky Foundation and more.
25 Eclectic Films Chosen for National Film Registry
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation's film heritage, the newest selections include a vibrant diversity of American filmmakers, as well as landmark works in key genres and numerous documentaries.
Library to Celebrate Jason Reynolds' Three Years as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
The Library of Congress and Every Child a Reader will celebrate the end of Jason Reynolds' unprecedented three-year term as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature with local students in the Washington, D.C., area on Dec. 13.
Join In: New Library of Congress Exhibition Features History of Voluntary Associations in America
The newest exhibition at the Library, “Join In: Voluntary Associations in America,” explores America's history as a “nation of joiners” and our long tradition of volunteering for a wide range of groups and causes. The exhibition opens to the public Dec. 16 and will be on view through Dec. 31, 2023.
Library Announces 2022 Music Commissions from Koussevitzky Foundation
The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to seven composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present the world premiere of each work.
Library Announces New General Counsel
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that Margaret Williams will become General Counsel of the Library of Congress effective New Year's Day.? Williams has been at the Library for 35 years, serving most recently as Deputy General Counsel. She succeeds Elizabeth Pugh who will retire on December 31, after a distinguished 44-year career with the federal government including 22 years at the Library.