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Magna Carta Connection in Historic Jamestown – Pic of the Week

Magna Carta has had a great influence both on the United States Constitution and on the constitutions of the various states. Sharing in Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, the Library of Congress celebrated with an exhibition and a year-long program of events. On a recent trip southeast, I stopped at Jamestown in the Colonial National Historical Park […]

Law Library of Congress Will Present at the National Book Festival

It is the most beloved time of the year for bibliophiles like myself–it is National Book Festival time! The festival is this Saturday, September 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As in previous years, the Law Library of Congress will host a table at the festival. Law Library staff will be available starting […]

Moving the Collections Back into the Renovated Law Library Reading Room- Pic of the Week

The Law Library Reading Room is preparing to move into its newly renovated space on the second floor of the Madison Building.  A big part of this project entails moving the Reading Room’s collections into our new compact shelving.  This work is done by the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division (CALM) of the Library […]

Law Library to Commemorate Constitution Day with Discussion on Religious Freedom

In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion about the importance of religious liberty in America and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution with Princeton University professor of jurisprudence Robert P. George and Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal. The discussion will take place […]

An Interview with Noah Lapidus, Intern

Today’s interview is with Noah Lapidus. Noah has been working on the Indigenous Law Portal for several months as an LC Knowledge Navigators Intern. We have previously written about the Indigenous Law Portal several times, including an introduction to the Portal and our addition of Alaskan and Canadian indigenous laws to the portal.   Describe […]

Bob Adelman and Ira Glasser Discuss Struggle for Human Rights in America

On Monday, August 3, 2015, Robert R. Newlen, chief of staff for the Library of Congress moderated a discussion between renowned photojournalist Bob Adelman and retired executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Ira Glasser in the Library of Congress Mumford Room. Newlen expressed his high regard for Adelman and Glasser’s life-long commitment […]

An Interview with Faith Hamby, Metadata Technician

Today’s interview is with Faith Hamby. Faith worked with us last year and we were very happy she came back this year to continue working on the Statutes at Large as a metadata technician. Describe your background. During my undergraduate days, I worked at Marquette University’s Memorial Library in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Intrigued by the J.R.R. Tolkien […]