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Carla Hayden Confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the nation's 14th Librarian of Congress on July 13, 2016. Dr. Hayden the first female and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress. View her confirmation testimony here.
National History Day Seeks Teachers for WWII Project
NHD is seeking 18 experienced educators for a journey to San Francisco, Honolulu, and Manila to research and develop classroom materials for WWII. The travel for this program is fully funded for the teachers, they only have to pay to get to Washington, D.C. Travel overseas, room and board, and courses are all paid for. Deadline for applications is September 2, 2016.
American Library Association and Bazan ED Seek Volunteers
ALA and Bazan ED seek historians knowledgeable about the slave trade in America to volunteer to conduct a free public lecture on the topic of Slaver, Resistance, and Abolition. This free public lecture series will take place at libraries, museums, and schools throughout the United States between August 21 and October 30, 2016, and is inspired by the new film "The Birth of a Nation," which depicts Nat Turner's rebellion.
National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2017-18
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply.
Oppose Cuts to Federal Funding for International Education
House and Senate Appropriations Committees are in the process of finalizing fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Department of Education funding bills. Unfortunately, severe cuts to Title VI/Fulbright-Hays international education programs are on the table.
Urge the Senate to Confirm Dr. Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress
President Obama's nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to become the 14th Librarian of Congress is pending before the U.S. Senate and may be voted on at any time. We are asking you to contact your senators and urge them to support her confirmation and that a vote be scheduled as soon as possible so she can assume her position, which has been vacant since October 2015. Dr. Hayden would become the first woman and the first African-American to lead the Library of Congress. Please contact your U.S. Senators in support of Dr. Hayden's nomination today!