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Jewish American Heritage Month

To continue this month’s commemorative observations, May is also Jewish American Heritage Month. The Law Library has a unique and growing collection on the subject of Jewish law. Jewish American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate the contributions Jewish Americans have made to America since they first arrived in New Amsterdam in 1654. Jewish […]

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is a busy commemorative month! Law Day was May 1st, while the entire month is dedicated to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to American history, society […]

What Do You Call A Gathering of Librarians?

A stack.* Annual meetings (or conferences) allow law librarians to come together in one place to share ideas, whether formally through programs or informally through the conference-hosted events. Sometimes, we’re the ones sharing ideas and other times we spend more time listening to others. For me, the most valuable part of conferences can be talking […]

Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?

No, May 5th is not Mexican Independence Day.  Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16th and shouldn’t be confused with the holiday of May 5th.   The celebration of “Cinco de Mayo” commemorates the “Battle of Puebla” (May 5, 1862).  In this battle, Mexican forces led by Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (from what is now the city […]

Celebrating Sign Language

We often blog about different commemorative events, anniversaries, and holidays, with a particular focus on their legal and cultural history and on items in our collection.  I thought I would add to this collection of posts by highlighting New Zealand Sign Language Week – taking place this week, May 2-8. New Zealand Sign Language is […]