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This week the Brown Library welcomes library computer programmers and other library technologists to the 4th annual Code4Lib conference. Code4Lib is a single-track conference, this year capped at 220 attendees. The conference is increasingly becoming THE conference for the library programming community demonstrated by the fact that registration reached capacity in less than 24 hours this year.
Over the course of two and a half days attendees will hear three keynote addresses, 22 presentations selected by the Code4Lib community, and 39 5-minute lightning talks by participants who sign up at the conference. Video of conference sessions will be available at Google Video and Internet Archive.
The Library provided two scholarships to promote gender and racial diversity among conference attendees.
See http://code4lib.org/conference/2009/ for more information
Hear Holly Snyder, Ph.D., North American History Librarian, speak about Brown’s Lincoln Collection for a story about Abraham Lincoln that aired today on WRNI.
A selection of material from the collection is currently on exhibit at the John Hay Library. See: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/libweb/exhibits/
For further information contact Holly_Snyder@brown.edu
On Saturday, February 28th, the Brown History Department, in conjunction with the Library and the Friends of the Brown University Library, will hold a one-day symposium entitled “Abraham Lincoln for the Twenty-First Century” in the Lownes Room of the John Hay Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A schedule of events for the day can be found on the History Department website. The Library’s bicentennial exhibition “Abraham Lincoln: The Man, The Myth, The Making of a President” will be also open for viewing. All events are open to the public.
The symposium will be followed in the evening, by a performance of the Aaron Copland “Lincoln Portrait” by the Rhode Island Philharmonic, narrated by Chief Justice Frank Williams (ret.), at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, located near the Rhode Island State House.
A volume of John James Audubon’s master work, The Birds of America, is on display on the main floor of the John Hay Library. Each plate will be on display for only one month. This month’s bird is the “Nashville Warbler”.
This elephant folio edition of The Birds of America, bound in six volumes, was presented by Albert E. Lownes to the Library on the occasion of his 50th class reunion in 1970.
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January 6 – March 6, 2009
John Hay Library
20 Prospect Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
On January 20, 2009, the United States will inaugurate the first African American president in its long history. This year also marks the 146th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 200th anniversary of its author’s birth. Utilizing materials from the John Hay Library’s impressive holdings of original material on Abraham Lincoln, this exhibition explores the life and career of the nation’s 16th President, his thoughts on questions of race in the United States, and his legacy in modern American life.
President Obama is reading Lincoln. Shouldn’t you?
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