Hi Everyone,
This is another in our series of webconferences introducing people to the vast array of materials at the Library.  The conference are free and open to everyone.  Please distribute to those whom you think would be interested.
Thanks,
Judy Graves


From Monticello to Capitol Hill:  Thomas Jefferson and His Library
 
After nearly two centuries, Thomas Jefferson’s library has again been recreated at the heart of the Library of Congress for all to see.  How did catastrophe vie with vision and innovation to transform Jefferson’s library into the Library of Congress?     Join us as we take you on a virtual journey across the Web, blending a nineteenth-century story with twenty-first-century technical innovation to bring you online resources that are both the oldest and the newest treasures the world’s greatest library has to share.
 
When:  Wednesday, May 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), 1:00-2:00 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.opal-online.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 (no password is required) and click "Log on" to enter the online conference. 
 
To learn more about programs sponsored by the Digital Reference Section, see Virtual Programs & Services - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/.
 
To learn more about Jefferson’s Library - http://myloc.gov/exhibitions/jeffersonslibrary/Pages/default.aspx
 
To learn more about the history of the Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/about/history.html
 
To see more exhibitions - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/
 

Judith K. Graves
Digital Projects Coordinator
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC  20540-4604

Email:  [log in to unmask]
(v)202/707-2562   (f)202/252-3116
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.*