Here's another program in our series for OPAL (Online Programming for All
Libraries). Please share this with your colleagues.
Gifts to the Nation: American Treasures of the Library of Congress
These are the gifts of generations past. They describe the exploits,
strivings, accomplishments, and beliefs and attitudes of those who
contributed, for better or for worse, to making us who we are as a
nation. They were not given lightly danger lurked on the high seas or in
acts of treason against the King of England; continuing failures preceded
ultimate success; the spark of imagination required years of work to come
They are here, at the Library of Congress, and now on display through the
Library’s Web site, for all generations, present and future. Join us as we
take you on a journey through a sampling of the more than 250 items that
have been selected to represent the treasures that the Library holds.
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2:00 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), 1:002:00
p.m. Central Time
NOTE: Allow yourself time to download the small software plugin needed to
participate in the conference. Depending on your network security
requirements, you may need assistance from your local technical support
group to download and install the plugin. Actual installation should be
very quick, depending on your computer and connectivity. All that is
needed is a computer with an Internet connection, sound card, and
speakers. A microphone will enable you to speak to the group.
To attend, go to OPAL at http://www.opalonline.org/. From the Quick Links
column on the left, choose Auditorium.
1. Click the “Download Here” button in the light blue rectangle in the
center of the screen.
2. Follow the directions to download and install the plugin.
3. Click the link in the orange rectangle to enter the room.
4. A gray box will appear with text asking permission to launch an
external application, web conference plugin. When the grayed out text
“Launch application” becomes black, click the Launch application button.
5. Type your name for the conference and click “Log on” to enter the
For more information about upcoming programs, see Online Programming for
All Libraries (OPAL) at http://www.opalonline.org/progschrono.html.
To learn more about the Library of Congress, see http://www.loc.gov/,
· Exhibitions http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/
· American Treasures of the Library of
· Virtual Programs & Services http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
Judith K. Graves
Digital Projects Coordinator
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540-4604
Email: [log in to unmask]
Virtual Programs & Services: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/
*The statements and opinions herein expressed are my own.*