W&M Library of Congress 2019 faculty trip

W&M Libraries and the W&M Washington Center have partnered with the Library of Congress to offer a day trip to Washington, DC exclusively for W&M faculty.

  • First time visiting the Library of Congress? Tour the Library and get your Library Reader Card.
  • Visit the Library's Rare Books Division for an exclusive open house. 
  • Want to target your research? Sit one-on-one with a Library of Congress reference librarian or archivist in your area.
  • Spend time with W&M librarians. We want to hear about your research and share what materials our libraries have that may be of interest to you.
  • Access the Library of Congress collections. Spend the afternoon conducting research, if you choose.
  • In the afternoon, join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian's entertainment collection by Ryan Lintelman '09, curator of the National Museum of American History's Entertainment Collection. 
  • Find out what W&M has for you in DC. Learn more about the W&M Washington Office and how we can support you.

Interested? The total cost of the trip – including dinner and transportation – is $25. (Lunch is on your own.)

Space is limited, so register by Monday, February 18 to reserve your spot.

Prior to the trip, we will have a meeting about requesting materials at the Library of Congress and scheduling appointments. 

Questions? Contact Tami Back, director of communications and strategic planning for W&M Libraries at 757-221-3127 or tcback@wm.edu

 

Tentative Itinerary

6:45 AM – ASSEMBLE IN REAR PARKING LOT OF SWEM LIBRARY

7:00 AM – DEPARTURE FROM WILLIAMSBURG

10:00 AM – ARRIVAL IN DC; AT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

10:30 AM – LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ACTIVITIES

  • Tour of Library with Guide
  • Rare Books Open House, 10:30AM-12:00PM, Rosenwald Room

12:00 PM – READER CARD REGISTRATION

12:30 PM – LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

  • Library Cafeteria suggested, Madison Building

1:45 PM – LIBRARIAN MEETINGS / RESEARCH TIME / FREE TIME 

3:00 PM – DEPART LIBRARY FOR AFTERNOON OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Smithsonian National Museum of American History's entertainment collection 

5:00 PM – DEPARTURE FROM NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY TO DINNER RECEPTION

5:30-7:30 PM – DINNER RECEPTION – W&M WASHINGTON CENTER

7:30 PM – DEPARTURE FROM WASHINGTON

10:00 PM – ARRIVAL IN WILLIAMSBURG