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ACRL Conference: Tour of the World Bank Group's Library and Archives of Development
March 22, 2017Washington, DC

Attending the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference? Register for a free tour and seminar at the World Bank Group's Library and Archives of Development in Washington, D.C.

Participants of the ACRL Conference are invited to attend a free tour of the World Bank Group's Library and Archives of Development. Participants will learn about our wide offering of content and resources available to researchers. While the tour is open to all, the program will be of particular interest to government, political science, international studies, data, reference, business, and economics librarians.

*Exact pickup location to follow. If providing your own transportation to the World Bank, please arrive at the Visitor's Center at the corner of 18th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC by 11:45am for security screening. A valid passport or government-issued photo ID will be required for all participants.

10:30am Complimentary shuttle bus to World Bank headquarters departs from Baltimore Convention Center*
12:00-1:00 Welcome Luncheon and Opening Remarks (Shana Wagger, Program Lead, Digital Publishing and Eliza McLeod, Program Lead, World Bank Group Library, World Bank ITS Knowledge and Information Services)
A brief overview of the World Bank’s history and work towards its twin goals of eliminating poverty and boosting shared prosperity.
1:00-2:00 Opening the Vault: The World Bank’s New Open Archives, Oral History Program, and Access to Information Policy (April Miller, Program Lead, World Bank Group Archives, World Bank ITS Knowledge and Information Services)
An introduction to the World Bank’s new Open Archives site; its archival holdings; public services; and a (virtual) peek into its storage facility. In addition, the new Oral History program, demonstrations of the Projects and Operations portal, and an overview of the Bank’s Access to Information Policy, the kinds of documents available through it, and how the public may access them will be included.
2:00-2:15 Q & A
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:00 What’s New in the World Bank eLibrary(Devika Levy, Sales and Outreach Manager, Digital Publishing, World Bank ITS Knowledge and Information Services)
A brief tour and demo of the latest features for librarians and researchers, including data enhancements and new collections.
3:00-3:30 Tour of the WBG Library & Archives of Development
4:00-4:15 Boarding and departure to Baltimore Convention Center (arrival approx. 5:30)
  • Date:: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Venue:: World Bank Group Main Complex, 1818 H St NW, Washington DC