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FEDLINK Orientation to Federal Libraries & Information Centers Series:

The U.S. Naval Observatory Library

Friday, October 26, 2012

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(To view the meeting announcement, point your browser to http://www.loc.gov/flicc/meeting_announcements/2013/ma201301.pdf)

 

As part of a series of orientations to libraries and information centers, FEDLINK is offering an opportunity for federal librarians to   become acquainted with the programs and services of the U.S. Naval Observatory’s James M. Gilliss Library.

 

The James M. Gilliss Library is the largest astronomy library the United States and features a rare astronomy collection containing  original works by Galileo and Copernicus. The tour will also feature a tour of the facility with an opportunity to see the observatory’s telescope and a view of the city from the rooftop.

 

The Naval Observatory is accessible via MetroBus from Metro’s Red line Friendship Heights, Tenleytown-AU, Dupont Circle, and  Farragut North stations and the Farragut West station on the Orange and Blue lines. The N2, N4, and N6 MetroBuses connect at these stations and travel to the Naval Observatory along Massachusetts Avenue.  Do not enter the gate at the intersection of Massachusetts

and Observatory circle, but proceed to the end of the street to the South Gate opposite the New Zealand Embassy. At the gate, show the guards a valid photo ID with your name and date of birth and inform them you are here to see Library Director Sally Bosken for the FEDLINK Library Tour. The library is located in Building 1. There is a large parking area inside the facility near the South Gate. Signs will be posted to guide you to the library.

 

Date

Friday, October 26, 2012

 

Time

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Place

U.S. Naval Observatory’s James M. Gilliss Library Observatory Circle, NW Washington, DC (directly across the street from the Embassy of New Zealand)

 

Metro/Directions

MetroBus (N2, N4, and N6 )from Metro’s Red line Friendship Heights, Tenleytown-AU, Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations and the Farragut West station on the Orange and Blue lines.

 

Sponsor

FEDLINK Education Working Group

 

Information

Call (202)707-4813.

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at [log in to unmask].

 

Registration

This event is free but registration is required. Tour is limited to 25.  To register, point your browser to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RV7NJ5P.

 

Cancellations

Please call (202) 707-4813 to cancel so those on the waiting list may attend.