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FEDLINK Orientation to Federal Libraries and Information Centers Series:

The Wirtz Labor Library

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Online Registration

 

Online Meeting Announcement

 

Since the founding of the Department of Labor in 1913, the Wirtz Labor Library has served the interests of the Department and its staff, researchers at large, and the general public. The library maintains an extensive collection of legal, labor, and employment resources and provides reference services that are central in supporting the day-to-day regulating, monitoring, and analytical work of the Department.

 

Large segments of the library’s collection, which document the history of labor, labor unions, and the growth and development of the labor movement in a national and world context, are unique either in their nature and content or in the length and completeness of their coverage, with some materials dating back to the mid-1800s.

 

This library tour will provide a history of the collection as well as an overview of current materials and services. Highlights include the card catalog of the library’s pre-1975 holdings, the James Taylor Collection containing some of the library’s rarest historic labor materials, and the 1939 edition of the Flint Auto Worker—printed on asbestos!

 

Date

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 

Time

2:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Place

Wirtz Labor Library U.S. Department of Labor

Frances Perkins Building Room N-2445

200 Constitution Ave, NW Washington, DC 20210

 

Metro/Directions

Judiciary Square Exit in the direction of 4th Street NW, and walk straight ahead through a small plaza to the corner of 4th and D Streets. Cross D Street, turn slightly left, and follow the diagonal walk toward the west side of the large building which is the Frances Perkins Building. Walk along the west side of the building to the Visitor’s Entrance at 3rd and C Streets.

 

Sponsor

FEDLINK Education Working Group

 

Information

Please call (202) 707-4813

TTY (202) 707-4995 Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at [log in to unmask].

 

Registration

This program is FREE, but registration is required. Limited to 20 attendees.

 

Cancellations

Please notify FEDLINK at (202) 707-4813 if you cannot attend to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to register