February 2014 | Rebecca Rego Barry

The Center for the Book on Wikipedia

The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress has a new Wikipedia page, courtesy of occasional Fine Books blogger Jeremy Howell. Although a basic entry existed before consisting of only a couple of sentences, Jeremy managed to fill out the page with information he had gathered over the past few months.

The Center for the Book serves as a public face for the Library of Congress, managing such programs as the National Book Festival, office of the Poet Laureate, and the Literary Awards. It also hosts the Young Reader's Center and the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.

Jeremy noted that the Center had to take a "hands off" approach in creating the citation, but says they are pleased now with what's there. "The Center for the Book is really a significant institution doing important work," says Jeremy. "They deserve all the recognition they can get."

Jeremy says his next task will be to update numerous other Wikipedia pages with reference to the Center, ultimately creating more links to their page. "I think this will do them some good, and it will be exciting to see it grow," says Jeremy.