As I wrote last June, we have been installing new compact shelving in the smallest of the four quads which house the bulk of our collection.
Well, the new shelving is in and it looks great!
Not only does it look good, but the mechanics are much smoother than its aging counterparts, making the units move more easily. With some of the older ranges, staff really felt all of the 1,000 or so volumes that they were moving. Whereas the new units glide along as if they weigh just a few pounds.
So far we couldn’t be happier with our new shelving.
Washington, DC is such a beautiful city. Occasionally, you get to see it from a new perspective. Recently, I was fortunate to have this lovely view as the sun was starting to set. This view brings the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial almost into alignment. Do you have a favorite view of […]
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Madison, Wisconsin, and while there I took a few minutes to tour the state’s beautiful capitol building. I enjoy seeing various capitol buildings and previously blogged about my tour of the Indiana State House. You might not be able to tell from the above photo, but the capitol […]
As today is September 16th, which is Mexico’s Independence, it seems fitting to highlight something Mexican. And there’s nothing quite as deeply Mexican as mescal. Many people refer to mescal (or mezcal) as the “tequila with the worm.” In fact, this notion of tequila with a worm is touched upon in the Pura Belpré Award […]
In one of the latest blog team meetings, Betty and I discovered that not only had we both made recent trips to New York, but we also made visiting the New York Public Library (NYPL) a main part of our sightseeing itinerary. The choice of location likely comes as no surprise, as the NYPL is […]
As a law librarian, I always try to spend some of my vacation time visiting local law libraries. This year, while visiting the New Mexico Supreme Court Library, I was also able to take a peek at the New Mexico State Supreme Court courtroom, although the court was not in session. The New Mexico State […]
Earlier this month I attended the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) annual course on law and legal information. This year’s course was held at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the theme was Common Law Perspectives in an International Context. In addition to excellent lectures on common law in the UK, there […]
Since the summer includes Flag Day, we thought we would treat you to some shots of flags around the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Once again, the Law Library is playing host to another stellar group of summer interns. They come from as far away as Pakistan and as close as Rockville, MD, yet they all share the same enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge. We here in the Law Library thoroughly appreciate their hard work and dedication to their […]
While on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earlier this week, I had the chance to visit the New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library. The Library was recently renovated and is housed in the Administrative Office of the Courts building near the New Mexico state capitol building, known as the “Roundhouse.” The symbol on the […]