Library of Congress press contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022

Publisher contact: Jordan Dansby, TIYM Publishing (703) 734-1632

January 26, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY

Inaugural Ceremony Celebrating Publication of "Arab-American Yearbook" To Be Held Feb. 1

WHO: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.), Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Saudi Ambassador HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal, Qatari Ambassador Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad M. Al Khalifa

WHAT: An inaugural ceremony and reception will be held to celebrate the publication of the first issue of the "Arab-American Yearbook: The Resource and Referral Guide For and About Arab Americans." The book, which goes on sale on Feb. 2, will be distributed in paperback or CD-ROM free of charge at the event.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Open by invitation only. Members of the press are welcome to cover the event.

WHERE: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room and Northeast Pavilion

Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 220, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

BACKGROUND: The "Arab-American Yearbook" is a comprehensive, nationwide resource for and about the Arab-American community. It includes chapters on the community, as well as its politics, business, education, health care and role in the nation’s armed forces. Contributors include the Library of Congress, Arab American Institute, ACCESS, the Islamic Society of North America and a host of scholars and prominent figures from across the Arab-American community.

For more information about TIYM Publishing, visit www.TIYM.com. For more information about the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division, visit www.loc.gov/rr/amed/.

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PR 07-014
01/26/07
ISSN 0731-3527

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