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The Journey of Library & Information Science

The Journey of Library & Information Science

2000-2099

2000-2099

2000 – Library of Congress – The Library celebrates its bicentennial during the year, culminating in the actual anniversary date on April 24. 2001 – Library of Congress – The first National Book Festival, developed in cooperation with First Lady Laura Bush, takes place on Sept. 8. 2007 – Library of Congress – The new Packard..Continue

1900-1999

1900-1999

1901 – Library of Congress – On Oct. 28, the Library announces that its printed catalog cards are now available for sale to libraries around the world. 1903 – Library of Congress – President Theodore Roosevelt issues an executive order on March 9 directing the transfer of the records of the Continental Congress and..Continue

1800-1899

1800-1899

1800 – Library of Congress – The Library of Congress was established as the fledgling legislature of the new Republic prepared to move from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. On April 24, 1800, Pres. John Adams approved legislation that appropriated $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be..Continue

1700-1799

1700-1799

1731 – Benjamin Franklin founds United States’s first lending library in Philadelphia. Most Americans in the 1730s had limited access to books. Books, in early America, were rare and expensive. There were no public libraries. Only the very wealthy and the clergy had access to large numbers of books. Even..Continue