TITLE: Books That Shaped the World
SPEAKER: James Billington, Roberta Shaffer, Mark Dimunation, John Y. Cole
EVENT DATE: 02/08/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 6 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
In keeping with the theme of this year's National Book Festival theme, Library of Congress staff share their thoughts and opinions on books that shaped the world.
Speaker Biography: Dr. James H. Billington was sworn in as the 13th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 1987.
Speaker Biography: Roberta Shaffer was named Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress effective January 2012.
Speaker Biography: Mark Dimunation is chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: John Y. Cole is the director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.