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Rep. Frank Requests that Library of Congress Not Appeal Schroer Judgement

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 16:45

As was reported on LISNews last week, Diane Schroer, formerly David, was offered the job as a terrorism research analyst with the LOC’s Congressional Research Service but was later denied the position when she announced her plans to live as a woman. Judge Robinson ruled that the Library of Congress discriminated against Schroer.

Success: Diane Schroer and ACLU Win Sex Discrimination Suit Against LOC

Submitted by birdie on Sat, 09/20/2008 - 14:09

New York Times: A former Army Special Forces commander passed over for a job as a terrorism analyst at the Library of Congress because he was changing genders won a discrimination lawsuit. Judge James Robinson of Federal District Court ruled that the Library of Congress had engaged in sex discrimination against Diane Schroer of Alexandria, Va., formerly known as David Schroer.

Mystery Store Proprietors to Reveal the Mysteries of Modern Publishing at the LOC

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 16:14

From Shelf-Awareness: Barbara Peters and Robert Rosenwald, owners of Poisoned Pen Books Bookstore and Poisoned Pen Press, Scottsdale, AZ, will be the featured speakers at the Library of Congress at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at an event that is part of the Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Wouk To Receive Fiction Award from Library of Congress

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 17:58

Now well into his nineties, author Herman Wouk will be awarded the first Library of Congress Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Writing of Fiction next month. His major works have been The Caine Mutiny, Marjorie Morningstar, Youngblood Hawke, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance and Don't Stop the Carnival.

Project Will Preserve Bush Administration Web Sites

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 08/15/2008 - 17:38

If you didn't manage to save some of the last four years Bush bytes in your computers cache, not to worry.

Preservation efforts are underway to preserve more than 100 million Web pages from President Bush's second term, similarly to what was done in 2000 and 2004, to document the Web pages of President Clinton's first term, and the first half of the Bush administration. The 2004 end-of-term collection has about 75 million addresses for Internet resources, known as Uniform Resource Identifiers, or URIs.