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The Library of Congress > Teachers > Professional Development > Professional Development Webinars and Workshops


The Library of Congress hosts hour-long interactive webinars for educators throughout the school year. The Library has long been committed to facilitating the professional growth of educators nationwide through its professional development events. Join fellow educators to discover the power of using primary sources in the classroom. Through primary source analysis, teachers can help students construct knowledge, think creatively, and develop the information fluency necessary for success in the 21st century.

With its rich core of millions of digitized items and its extensive teaching materials, the Library of Congress is uniquely positioned to help you and your colleagues discover new strategies for building your students’ capacity to think critically about the world around them.


If you are planning to visit the Library we can assist your group with professional development programming.

The Library can host up to twenty-five attendees and the minimum number is twelve participants per session.

Each session is one hour and fifteen minutes.

Choose one of three workshops:

  • Introduction to the Library of Congress - An overview of the digitized materials and K-12 resources from the Library of Congress.
  • Analyzing Primary Sources: Prints and Photographs - Learn instructional strategies for using visual images in the classroom.
  • Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps - Learn instructional strategies for using maps in the classroom.

To request a workshop, submit this form