Skip Navigation Links  The Library of Congress >> Especially for Researchers >> Virtual Programs & Services
Virtual Programs and Services (Virtual Services, Digital Reference Section)
  HOME >> Web Discussions

Web Discussions

Delve Into, Discover, Discuss

The Digital Reference Section offers Web-based programs that provide participants an opportunity to interact with Library of Congress specialists and librarians and other participants around a focused topic based on the Library's collections. Topics reflect the depth and breadth of the resources available in the Library's collections, both digital and physical.

Examples of recent programs are The Civil Rights Movement in America: A Tribute to Rosa Parks, From Telephone to Ice Cream Cone: Inventions and Their Inventors, and Irish in America. Currently, the Library's Web site contains over ten million sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, documents, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience, as well as a growing body of international and multi-lingual materials.

Web discussions are offered through OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries), an international collaborative effort by libraries to provide cooperative web-based programs and training for library users and staff. For a list of upcoming programs, see

Ask a LibrarianFor more information or to request a program on a particular topic for your group, contact the Digital Reference Section via the Ask A Librarian form at


Top of Page Top of Page
  HOME >> Web Discussions
  The Library of Congress >> Especially for Researchers >> Virtual Programs & Services
  September 10, 2008
Contact Us:  
Ask a Librarian