On Tuesday, July 21, I had the delightful, albeit hot and humid experience, of enjoying a night out with my colleagues and our 2015 summer interns at Nationals Park to watch the Washington Nationals play against the New York Mets. If you have been following In Custodia Legis, it probably does not come as a surprise that we attended a game after work since many of my colleagues have expressed their passion for the national pastime on this blog. For those readers who may have missed it, you can check out my colleague Betty Lupinacci’s posts, Opening Day and the Law and Baseball and the Law, which highlights what is in the Law Library’s collection related to baseball and Baseball Americana, an exhibit held at Nationals Park which highlights the Library’s vast baseball collections.
Today’s picture captures the moment when our attendance at last week’s game was announced on the Nationals Park scoreboard; of course this ten second moment was accompanied by enthusiastic cheers and claps from me and my colleagues.
In case you are wondering, the Nats did not win the game, but we won a delightful opportunity to spend time together outside of work and eat hot dogs and countless peanuts, so I would consider it a winning night!
This post is coauthored by Jeanine Cali and Andrew Weber. It seems like only yesterday we were running around Philadelphia for the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The week before the conference, Kelly wrote a post previewing the programs in which our staff would make presentations on subjects from content management, to […]
Today’s interview is with Antoine McDonald, a summer intern working in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Rochester, New York where I graduated high school in 2010. I then attended The Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black […]
Since the unveiling of Congress.gov in September of 2012, we have been constantly adding new features with each release, and many of the features in this release are based directly on your feedback. Accessibility We want to make Congress.gov more accessible, and our new feature, “Listen,” helps us deliver on this goal. Listen appears on […]
The Law Library benefits every year from the energy and enthusiasm of our summer interns! We had another large group of interns this year, and many of them recently convened for the traditional group photo. This year, international interns hailed from Afghanistan, Canada, China, and Ireland. We welcomed students from University of Washington, North Carolina […]
As you may have seen from Andrew’s pics over the last several months, work on our Reading Room has been coming along apace. We are in the home stretch now as the new reference desk and other furniture are being installed. However, before we can transfer operations back to the renovated space on the second […]
This weekend several Law Library of Congress staff members will be traveling to Philadelphia for the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Below is a quick rundown of the panel discussions at which attendees will be able to hear about some of our work: Janice Hyde – “Effective Content Management for […]
This week’s interview is with Julia Heron, one of our summer interns in the Global Legal Directorate. You may already know Julia from a post she co-authored for In Custodia Legis, “National Holiday of Quebec: An Introduction to Quebec Dual Legal System.” Describe your background. I was born and raised in Montreal. I recently completed […]
Now that we are midway through the year I thought it would be a good opportunity to look at our metrics at this point. What In Custodia Legis blog posts have been popular? What Law Library of Congress reports? What legislation? The mix of the top ten new blog posts highlights both our foreign and […]
Our Mother’s Day post generated an inquiry from one of our readers: “Is the history of Father’s Day similar?” The answer is, at once, yes and no. As with Mother’s Day, there may have been informal or even local celebrations that took place prior to it becoming a nationally observed holiday. However, the reality with Father’s Day is […]