FEDLINK ORIENTATION TO FEDERAL LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION CENTERS SERIES
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The museum’s core mission includes a global effort to “rescue the evidence” of the Holocaust, make it accessible, and preserve it for future generations. The museum’s collections memorialize the victims, provide authenticity to exhibitions and programs, and advance efforts to educate the public.
The library serves as the museum’s repository of published works, with its holdings of more than 125,000 books, serials, audio and video recordings and other works in 61 languages. Adding approximately 4,000 items annually, the library contributes its bibliographic records and holdings to Worldcat and participates in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging as a NACO and SACO contributing library. The Library’s collections may be discovered via its Voyager OPAC, as well as in the Museum’s Collections Search catalog at https://collections.ushmm.org. The centerpiece of the Library’s holdings is the Rare Book Collection, comprised of more than 5,000 chiefly Holocaust-era publications, currently digitized.
The library plays an essential role in promoting education and scholarship on the history of Holocaust and its lessons. Responding to more than 25,000 inquiries annually, the library serves staff, visiting scholars, educators, students, and the public through onsite and remote Library and Archival reference services and resources. The Library is preparing to open a second reading room in 2020, and relocate most technical services operations to the Museum’s David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center, in Bowie, Maryland.
The tour will include an orientation to collections and operations, a display of items from the library’s collections, and a tour of the library and Archives Reading Room. Attendees may wish to visit the museum’s exhibitions, before or after the program.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Please allow time to pass through security.)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library
5th Floor Conference Room
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Directions and Metro
Located near Independence Ave. & 14th St., SW, one block west of the Smithsonian Metro Station (12th & Independence Exit). Take the elevator near the museum shop to the fifth floor, pass through the double-doors to the Library. You will be directed to the conference room. Only bottled water is permitted in the building. Large bags should be checked in the coat check on the first floor.
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