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June Retrospective

Thanks for visiting In Custodia Legis in June!  Our page views went up from May, our email subscribers surpassed 14,500, and we posted our 250th item.  Christine talked about Congressional apps for a variety of mobile devices, which was our most popular post.  I blogged about our latest tweaks to THOMAS.  Somehow we even managed to work in posts on the devil and witches!

We also spent a week discussing all aspects of the Wickersham Award Ceremony including William C. Burton, the book (Casus breves), an interview with Robert Newlen, live tweeting the event, and a great picture of the Honorable Justice John Paul Stevens.

Nathan and Hanibal officially became a part of our blogging team this month.  We continued to encourage and solicit guest posts from across the Law Library of Congress.

Here are the posts that made the top ten for June:
1. There’s a Congressional App for That
2. Tweaking THOMAS
3. I’m Just A Bill
4. The Devil and Thomas Dale
5. The Punishment of Rebellious Children and Witches
6. A Career in Law? – Pic of the Week
7. An Interview with Hope O’Keeffe, Associate General Counsel
8. Gay Rights and the Law: The Library of Congress Displays Gay Rights Documents
9. Canon Law Update
10. Tattoos and Copyright in The Hangover Part II

Tattoos and Copyright in The Hangover Part II was one of the top posts from the May Retrospective and is the only post from a different month to crack the top ten.

Our top commented on posts were:
1. An Interview with Hope O’Keeffe, Associate General Counsel
2. Tweaking THOMAS
3. Blackstone, Burton, and Brevity
4. Violence, Censorship, and the Human Centipede II

On our Facebook page, the most commented on post was A Career in Law?, and the most liked were I’m Just A Bill and The Punishment of Rebellious Children and Witches.

The interview series looked at a great group of five this month.  The first was with Bacilio, one of our interns for the summer (and a guest blogger).  Next was Hope who helps the Library of Congress work out legal agreements to use social media.  We also interviewed Robert who is the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services.  Bill, an Assistant Reference Librarian in the Public Services Division, provided a great photo for his interview.  The final interview of the month was with George, who works for the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) and knows how to use a Beretta.  I hope you’re enjoying getting to know our staff as much as I am.

We had a lot of fun in June and can’t wait to continue in July.

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