2012 Densho Annual Report available online
Read about what Densho did in 2012 to keep the story alive. Send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive a printed copy of Densho's annual report.
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Early-Bird Tickets to Sushi & Sake Festival
Densho's Sushi & Sake Fest returns on October 16, 2013! We are going back to the reception-only format of sushi appetizers paired with premium sake and beer. And to help make it an interesting evening, we are holding the event at the NEW Museum of History & Industry at South Lake Union where participants will enjoy a private viewing of MOHAI's exhibits. Tickets are available online with the first 300 tickets being offered at the early-bird price of $100 each. After these tickets are gone, the price goes up to $150.
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Teaching the Teachers in Honolulu
Densho's next teacher training workshop is scheduled for September 14, 2013, in Honolulu in partnership with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i. Funding for the workshop is provided, in part, by a grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service, and the Teaching with Primary Sources Program of the Library of Congress.
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Society of American Archivists Award
Densho is the 2013 award recipient of the Hamer-Kegan Award of the Society of American Archivists for its public presentation of materials about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Past winners of this award include: Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, National Library of Medicine's Profiles in Science, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the CBC Digital Archives, and the Giza Archives at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Award Committee expressed high regard for the "invaluable firsthand accounts of the Japanese American experience [that] document a dark period in our nation's history that deserves to receive the thorough, compelling examination that Densho provides."
American Library Association Acknowledges Densho Website
Densho's website has been selected as one of the MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites for 2013. MARS is the "MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference" section (formerly known as "Machine-Assisted Reference Section") of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association (ALA).
Voted on by member librarians from around the United States, Densho's site is one of 26 web pages to be recognized by MARS this year as an outstanding site for reference information and is included in the list of MARS Best of Free Reference Web Sites of 2013.
Thank You to the City of Seattle
The Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle is generously providing ongoing support for this month's eNews and other core programs. Thank you!
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