We had a great time at the National Book Festival this past weekend talking with visitors about how the Law Library can help people connect with Congress, including through THOMAS. We handed out lots of gavel pencils as souvenirs!
Andrew gave a presentation in the Library of Congress tent on Saturday about “THOMAS Takeaways for the Curious and Concerned Citizen: How To Easily Access FREE Legislative Information at the Library of Congress.” Can you guess which audience member in the picture below we were most surprised to see?
Talking about THOMAS at the National Book Festival
As you can see in the bottom left picture below, there were plenty of non-four-legged audience members for the presentation as well.
On Sunday, Nathan gave a presentation on “The Timelessness of Law: 18th Century Legal Philosophy in the 21st Century.”
Erin Engle, on NDIPP’s blog The Signal, highlighted some her of experiences at the Book Festival. If you also attended the festival, please fill out the survey!
Learning about THOMAS
Christine and Andrew
The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services in the Law Library of Congress. Robert has previously blogged about the Kellogg Biennial Lecture, Souvenirs from Moscow, and Humboldt University Law Faculty. I recently had the honor of visiting the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico while attending the annual meeting of […]
Next week, on October 5, 2011, the Law Library will host Professor Joseph Raz for an afternoon of great legal scholarship. Professor Raz – internationally recognized as an expert in the field of jurisprudence – will deliver a lecture titled “Sovereignty & Legitimacy: On the Changing Face of Law-Questions and Speculations” as the second Frederic […]
This week’s interview is with Jim Thurn, a Preservation Specialist in the Preservation Directorate’s Conservation Division. Describe your background. I grew up in Syracuse, New York, in a family of eight children. As an outdoors type, I was fortunate to grow up in close proximity to Lake Ontario and the Adirondack Mountains. My family and I […]
The following is a guest post by Francisco Macías, Senior Legal Information Analyst. In a recent pic of the week we featured a group shot of the 18th Annual Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) Directors’ Meeting. Today, I’d like to share some of the highlights of the event. During the two-day meeting, which took place […]
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I took a walk last night down to the National Mall to see how the set-up for the National Book Festival was going. As Andrew mentioned yesterday, we will be there to talk with visitors about how we can help people connect with Congress, including THOMAS. The tent in the foreground is where we will […]
This year the Law Library of Congress will be represented at the National Book Festival! We will be in the Library of Congress Pavilion (near the 7th Street end of the Festival) to talk with visitors about how we can help people connect with Congress. There will be two tables with laptops so you can […]
This week’s interview is with Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. Describe your background My background is a bit complicated: my mother was Slovenian and my father was a Levantine from Egypt. I grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, spoke French at home, and went to […]
On September 6, 2011, staff and management of the Law Library of Congress listened with much interest to Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer as she shared with us her vision for a World Law Library for the 21st Century. She reiterated the Law Library’s commitment to acquire, preserve, and provide access to a universal […]