Information Resource Center
The American Center
03106 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: (370-5) 2665412
Fax: (370-5) 2665310
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Closed on: Official Lithuanian and American holidays
The Information Resource Center (IRC) located at the American Center in Vilnius is part of a network of IRCs operated throughout the world by the U. S. Department of State. Its role is to make available accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about the United States. Through access to electronic databases, as well as a collection of reference materials and current periodicals in both paper and CD ROM format, the IRC staff provides rapid delivery of information about the U.S. to Lithuanian Government institutions, media representatives and academic researchers.
The book collection provides materials on American Studies with emphasis on political science, economics, government, law, American history, American literature, culture and society. The reference collection contains works relevant to these disciplines.
AMERICAN CORNER in ŠIAULIAI
On Thursday, November 10, 2005, the United States Embassy celebrated the opening of the first American Corner in Lithuania at Povilas Višinskis Public Library in Šiauliai. After the opening ceremony, the Marlon Jordan Quartet, a New Orleans Jazz Ensemble, performed at Šiauliai Philharmonic Hall.
Information has never been so free, but threats to the free flow of information on the Internet are growing. How governments and societies confront new and transformative Internet technologies is the subject of this eJournal USA.