New Library of Congress Magazine Debuts
The new Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) debuts this week. The bi-monthly, general-interest magazine features educational and entertaining content about both current and historical events.
“Like our online offerings and exhibitions, the new magazine pulls the Library’s amazing collections off the shelves and out of the archive boxes, bringing information, images and history together in an entertaining and informative package,” said Gayle Osterberg, the Library’s director of communications and executive editor. “LCM will be an important channel for communicating the full breadth and scope of the Library’s mission, its expert staff, its collections and its myriad services to Congress and to the nation.”
LCM is the next-generation publication of a Library magazine that began circulation as a mimeographed staff newsletter during World War II. The transformed magazine, which will publish six issues per year, has been re-imagined to better serve contemporary audiences with information about upcoming programs and more general-interest features that inspire research and learning.
Each issue is beautifully illustrated with historic images drawn from the Library’s collections and contemporary photographs. The premier issue includes a copy of the “Star-Spangled Banner” signed by composer Francis Scott Key, Armenian medieval manuscripts, presidential campaign posters and contemporary images of Library people and places.
The magazine’s circulation of 12,000 includes Members of Congress and libraries and educational institutions throughout the nation and the world. The publication is also accessible free online at www.loc.gov/lcm/.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.