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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The Retirement of Stephen Clarke, Canadian Law Specialist

A number of our Law Library of Congress colleagues retired at the end of October.  Stephen Clarke, Mark Strattner, and Alvin Wallace are retiring this month after a long and productive service to the Law Library of Congress (LLC). We hope you enjoy our profiles on them. We are sad to see great friends leave, […]

An Interview with Jim Thurn, Preservation Specialist

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 […]

An Interview with Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division

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 […]

An Interview with Peter Roudik, Director of the Global Legal Research Center

This week’s interview is with Peter Roudik, Director of the Global Legal Research Center. Describe your background. I was born in Moscow, Russia into a typical Russian intelligentsia family.  My parents taught me to appreciate books, art, and classical music.  For 30 years I lived two blocks from the Red Square in this building. What […]

An Interview with Kimberly Zellars, Program Specialist

This week’s interview is with Kimberly Zellars, Program Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I am a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Southwest Washington, DC.  I am  a middle child with an older sister and younger brother, southern parents, and a Catholic school education. What is your academic/professional history? I […]