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
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
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 -
To learn more about Jefferson’s Library -
To learn more about the history of the Library of Congress -
To see more exhibitions -
Judith K. Graves