I have decided to take advantage of the blog to draw a little attention to some of the legal research aids for my primary jurisdiction, the United Kingdom, that we have available online through the Law Library of Congress website. There are a mixture of resources available from this site on the U.K., from research guides […]
This week’s staff interview features Brian Kuhagen, a technician in our Collection Services Division. Describe your background I was born across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, and still live in Arlington to this day, though in a different spot. My only sibling is a younger twin brother. Growing up in the DC area was […]
A young American woman dies while scuba diving on her honeymoon in Australia in 2003. After lengthy police investigations, an inquest in 2008 finds that it is likely that her husband (an experienced diver) killed her by holding her under the water. The husband voluntarily returns from the U.S. to face murder charges in Australia. […]
The following is a guest post by Hanibal Goitom, Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. This is his second guest post – the first discussed cases and legislation relating to women’s rights in Africa. Here at the Law Library of Congress we have a great tradition called the “Power Lunch” – a […]
When you step through our main office in room 240 of the Madison Building, you’ll be greeted by our logo behind the front desk.
Whether or not you’re enjoying the day off, take a minute today to explore the Library’s Veterans History Project. There’s also a bill in THOMAS, S.Res. 670, that would designate this week beginning on Monday, November 8, 2010, as “National Veterans History Project Week.” Want to learn more about Veterans Day? The Department of Veterans […]
It is a strange week in collection services. There has been a lot less movement of library materials but something else is missing. Noise. There is a noticeable quietness. A lack of keyboards and mice clicking away. This is the week the Library’s ILS (integrated library system) is in read-only mode while upgrades are being […]
After the success of my Guide to Law Online blog post, I decided to draw some attention to other areas of the Law Library’s website that users may not be that familiar with. Current Legal Topics is a guide that provides legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance. New content […]
The following is a guest post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist in the European Division. Whenever I enter the Law Library offices, I see a nice grouping of items on the north wall. The large image features S. 68 which established the Law Library of Congress in 1832. The image on the right is of […]
Last week I did a post on the Library’s facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. All items sent to Fort Meade are placed in one of ten different sized boxes (like the one below) to protect them from dust, light, and water damage.