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Weekly News Digest

September 12, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Latest Awards From the Library of Congress

On Sept. 8, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the recipients of the 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: the News Literacy Project, Downtown Boxing Gym, and Worldreader. The Literacy Awards honor “organizations that provide exemplary, innovative and replicable strategies to combat illiteracy. For more than 10 years, the Library of Congress has recognized the urgent need to achieve universal literacy through the program.”

On Sept. 7, the Library of Congress shared the following:

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) at the Library of Congress … recognized two of its cooperating libraries in New Jersey and Michigan for their outstanding service to readers with visual, physical or print disabilities.

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center in Trenton, New Jersey, received the 2023 Regional Library of the Year Award, while the Library for the Visually and Physically Disabled Branch of Muskegon Area District Library in Muskegon, Michigan, received the Sub-regional Library/Advisory and Outreach Center of the Year Award.

On Aug. 31, the Library of Congress named its next class of fellows for the National Stereoscopic Association Research Fellowship: Rachel Lee Hutcheson (a Ph.D. candidate in art history and archaeology at Columbia University), Isabelle Lynch (a Ph.D. candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania), and Lynn Marie Mitchell (an independent researcher and former archivist for the National Park Service and Western Archeological and Conservation Center). “Established in 2022 with a generous monetary donation from the National Stereoscopic Association, the fellowship supports research on stereoscopy and the history of photography within the Prints and Photographs Division holdings and the unparalleled photographic history collections at the Library of Congress—including over 15 million photographs, rare publications, manuscript materials and historic newspapers,” the Library of Congress notes. “Stereographs are paired photographs that provide an illusion of three-dimensionality when placed in a special viewer called a stereoscope. They were among the first photographic entertainment formats. …”

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