The following is a guest post by Donna Sokol, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress.
This was an eventful week for the Law Library!
The Library of Congress’ largest single event of the year, the National Book Festival, took place this past Saturday and Sunday. In the photo below, our Stacks Services manager, Sabrina Hsu (second from right) answers questions about the Law Library’s services and collections while Hanibal Goitom (right) gives a festival attendee a goody bag.
The Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services, Robert Newlen, pitches in to help fill goody bags the day before the National Book Festival. The goody bags were provided by the Friends of the Law Library of Congress. Here, he uses one of the now-legendary gavel pencils to call the bag-filling session to order.
The prolific legal writer, Professor Allan Brewer-Carias, donated 141 of his 178 titles to the Law Library’s collection (we already had 37 titles in the collection). The Law Library now has the most complete collection of Brewer’s works anywhere in the world. Above, Law Librarian, David Mao, helps Professor Brewer unpack the collection.
As we did with AALL, we decided to collect feedback from Law Library staff about their participation in this year’s National Book Festival (NBF). As I noted in last week’s post, this is the Law Library’s second year for participating in the National Book Festival and here is what some of the Law Library participants had to […]
It was a dramatic week for panda lovers in Washington, D.C.: we were thrilled when Mei Xiang gave birth to a baby panda last Sunday night, and were then heartbroken for her loss this past Sunday, September 23, 2012. I started drafting this post on the laws and agreements that would affect the baby panda’s […]
This week’s interview is with Meg Peters, an Information Architect in the Office of Strategic Initiatives. It is the first of a new series of interviews that focus on some of the fantastic Library of Congress staff who contributed to Congress.gov. I spent a lot of time working with Meg and a team of colleagues from […]
While looking through the Law Library of Congress’s collection of a set of valuable Chinese judicial gazettes from the Minguo (or Republican) Period (1912-1949), I came across a picture of the Supreme Court (da li yuan) of China that was taken in 1913, ninety-nine years ago. So what functions did these nine men in the […]
On September 20, 2012, Kenneth Randall, dean of the University of Alabama School of Law, presented author Michael Connelly with the second annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his work, The Fifth Witness. The Fifth Witness is a legal thriller that features Connelly’s recurring character, lawyer Mickey Haller. Haller represents a woman accused of killing a banker […]
Our top most viewed Global Legal Monitor articles in August covered seven different legal areas: Communications and Electronic Information; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law and Procedure; Foreign Investment; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and Citizenship. Here is a list of these articles in the order of their popularity: Japan: Stricter Sentences for Sex Offenders South Korea: Permanent […]
This has been a busy week for the Law Library of Congress. We have unveiled Congress.gov (our new legislative website), celebrated Constitution Day, and to round the week out, we are preparing for the National Book Festival. This will be the Law Library’s second year at the National Book Festival. Our staff will be manning […]
The following is a guest post by Donna Sokol, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Her most recent posts included a 6-installment series regarding the legal themes in the art and architecture of the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building. Three of our law librarians were furiously live-tweeting at Wednesday’s Congress.gov launch. Thirty fingers […]
Today’s post is one that I have been very excited to write for some time now. My favorite posts involve talking about tweaking, tweeting, revamping, or updating THOMAS.gov. Today marks the launch of the biggest project that I have been a part of in my professional career. Today is the launch of Congress.gov, a new […]