Posts Tagged ‘program’

Facts for the 4th of July celebrations

The Fourth of July 2010  is coming.

Here are useful materials for your programming.


Fast facts from the Census Bureau
·       ePublication: Historians on America
·       ePublication: U.S. History in Brief
·       ePublication: U.S. Maps with Facts in Brief
·       ePublication: Outline of U.S. Legal System
·       ePublication: Outline of U.S. History
·       eJournal: Snapshot USA
·       Poster Show: USA Landscapes – From Sea to Shining Sea
·       America.gov: Fourth of July Music Reflects U.S. History, Diversity (article includes some audio links)
·       Library of Congress: Patriotic Melodies (with sheet music)
·       US Army Band Patriotic Music
·       US Air Force Band Patriotic Music
·       US Navy Band Patriotic Music
·       US Coast Guard Band Patriotic Music
·       America.gov: Fireworks and Family
·       America.gov: Celebrating Independence Day in the United States
·       America.gov Videos
·       USA.gov: Fourth of July is Independence Day: more downloadable resources
·       National Archives: The Declaration of Independence
·       Library of Congress: The Declaration of Independence
·       World Digital Library: The Declaration of Indepenence – brief description in 7 languages
·       White House: Our Government
·       YouTube USG Channel 

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Reaching out through library partnerships — CO.NX chat on June 28

We invite all American Corners, Binational Center libraries, and Information Resource Centers to join the CO.NX session on June 28 to participate in an international live video chat about forming Sister Libraries and other international partnerships with US partners. A question and answer session will be part of the program. 
Building Bridges to Establish International Partnerships: The Nuts and Bolts. Monday, 6/28/2010 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time
CO.NX Chat room is at https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/information?launcher=false; Log-in as a Guest to view the CO.NX announcement and then on June 28 to participate in the live panel discussion. 
Description: Building Bridges to Establish International Partnerships: The Nuts and Bolts. The International Relations Round Table of the American Library Association is sponsoring a panel discussion on the timely topic of international partnerships to exchange knowledge, resources, and staff.  Where do you start? Join your American and international colleagues as they present blueprints for cooperative ventures involving exchange and sister library relationships. Successful participants will discuss the first steps to begin the process and garner support.
This event is part of the annual conference of the American Library Association in Washington DC and is hosted by your colleagues in the Information Resource Office in the Bureau of International Information Programs.
Speakers: Richard Blake, Librarian, Waynesburg University; Sandy Chen, Assistant Professor, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Henry Mendelsohn, Regional Information Resource Officer, U.S. Embassy, Cairo; Dr. Maurice A. Mikhail, Consultant to Mubarak Public Libraries, Egypt
Hope to “see” you there on June 28, 2010!
Barbara Conaty
American Corners Coordinator
Washington DC

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