On Site Programs
The Digital Reference Section provides presentations and workshops
to groups, including the academic community, researchers,
librarians, and life-long learners, who are visiting the
Library of Congress. These programs provide an orientation
to resources on the Library's Web site and how these resources
may be accessed and utilized to further historical understanding
and scholarship. In addition, with advanced notification,
programs can be customized to the needs of the group.
For examples of programs currently offered, see Videoconference
Programs at http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/videoconf/.
Presentations may be up to one hour in length and are comprised
of demonstrations of the Library Web site's services and
features, including the online digital collections. Currently,
the Library's Web site contains over ten million sound recordings,
still and moving images, prints, documents, maps, and sheet
music that document the American experience, as well as a
growing body of international and multi-lingual materials.
Workshops contain the same content as presentations, with
the added benefit of hands-on guided practice. These are
held in Library classrooms equipped with Internet-connected
computers and may be 2-3 hours in length.
more information or to request a program on a particular
topic for your group, contact the Digital Reference Section
via the Ask A Librarian form at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-digital.html.