Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Deirdre Scaggs Represents UK Libraries at D.C. Meetings:

 On June 25th, Deirdre Scaggs attended "Creating a Dynamic, Knowledge-based Democracy:
The passage of the Morrill Act and the establishment of the National Academy of Sciences and the Carnegie libraries" at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  Among the sessions she attended were The Morrill Act and the Land-Grant Universities. The panel was comprised of five land-grant presidents and they discussed the pioneering role of Congress and the Federal government in challenging and partnering with the states to establish throughout the nation new universities build around the library and laboratory, not just the classroom and the classics. This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act.

Later that day, Deirdre served on a panel of experts to address “Preserving the Senate’s Legacy.” Hosted by the Secretary of the Senate and the Senate Historical Office, the panel was held at the U.S. Capitol and was attended by staff of the senate.

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