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New Shelving – Pic of the Week

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.

Wisconsin State Capitol – Pic of the Week

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 […]

Vice of the Week: Would a Mezcal by Any Other Name Taste as Smoky?

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 […]

Codrington Library – Pic of the Week

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 […]

Summer Interns 2016 – Pic of the Week

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 […]