George Franchois, Director, U.S. Department of the Interior Library, extends an invitation to an upcoming free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lecture entitled "Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series: The Washington National Mall".
If you love history, these are fascinating programs to attend. The Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures are a great example of government libraries successfully partnering with other groups in the organization. You can read more about it in this article by Jennifer Klang, Head of Reference Services, Department of the Interior Library: Department of the Interior Offers Popular National Park Service Lecture Series (starting on page 81) and over 70 other articles and submissions provided by more than 75 contributors including librarians in government agencies, courts, and the military, professional association leaders, LexisNexis Consultants, and more. in the 2012 Best Practices in Government Libraries.
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Hi Everyone -
Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled "Telling the Story of America: Initiatives of the Park Service’s Interpretation & Education Office" on Tuesday, January 15th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
The mission of the National Park Service’s Interpretation & Education Office is to tell a more pluralistic and inclusive story of American history. This branch of the Park Service is currently attempting to do so through two ongoing projects; the Digital Storytelling Ambassadors Program, which has been operating in a pilot phase since July 2011, and the March on Washington Youth Summit, which is being planned for August 26-27, 2013. The Digital Storytelling Ambassadors Program focuses on everyday people sharing their perspectives in their own voices similar to NPR's StoryCorps. The March on Washington Youth Summit will bring 300 high school and college aged youth to the National Mall to discuss issues relevant to their lives in the context of the March on Washington and other Civil Rights commemorations.
Please join Jocelyn Cole from the Park Service’s Interpretation & Education Office as she will present what her office has done and where they are going with these projects. With both initiatives, the Interpretation and Education Office aims to incorporate the narratives of Americans whose stories may have been overlooked or ignored.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by e-mail to let us know you will be coming. For more information about future DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our Park Ranger Speaker Series website.
We hope to see you on January 15th!