Webinar: In Focus: Flickr and the Library of Congress

  • Last Updated: April 18, 2022
  • Published: April 01, 2022

Register to attend the live training webinar, "In Focus: Flickr and the Library of Congress."

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)


Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.

  • Speaker: Hanna Soltys, Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
  • Learning outcomes: In January 2008, the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division joined the Flickr Commons. The Library’s Flickr Pilot provided a way to share collection items with a new audience and gather community feedback, strengthening online records and providing insights on tagging language. Today, the Flickr Commons has grown to include participating institutions around the world, totaling millions of “no known copyright restriction” images. This webinar will look at the Library’s Flickr work, including the COVID-19 American Experiences project, as well as general guidance on finding visual materials in the Library’s catalog.
  • Webinar Series: Gov Docs 101 is a series of introductory subject webinars on frequently-requested Government information topics. The webinars are designed for newer depository coordinators, however anyone with an interest in the subject may attend.

Registration confirmation information:

Upon registering, a confirmation email from [email protected] will be sent with instructions for joining the webinar. To ensure delivery of that email, configure your junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that address. GPO staff will also email your access information the day before the webinar. If you do not receive your login information, please email [email protected].

Prior to the webinar:

For those participating via a desktop or laptop computer (preferred method), a WebEx plug-in must be installed (one-time only). Download instructions. Some features will not be available for users participating with a tablet or smartphone. Devices need to have a WebEx app installed from the device’s app store, which may take time. After installation, the app will ask for you to Allow or Deny permissions.