The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Libraries, Technology, and Educational Media

Libraries, Technology, and Educational Media

Libraries, technology, and educational media



Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology (Smithsonian Institution), National Museum of American History, 12th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., MS 672, 20560 (mailing address: P.O. Box 37012, MS 154, Washington, DC 20013-7012); (202) 633-3872. Lilla Vekerdy, Head of Special Collections. Press, (202) 633-1522.

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Collection includes major holdings in the history of science and technology dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century. Extensive collections in engineering, transportation, chemistry, mathematics, physics, electricity, and astronomy. Open to the public by appointment.

Education Dept., Educational Technology (OET), Lyndon B. Johnson Bldg., 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., #5W114, 20202; (202) 401-1444. Jim Blew, Director (Acting).

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Web, and Twitter, @OfficeofEdTech

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