Way back in April 2011 we published a Pic of the Week post showing Hanibal holding pages from an interesting-looking book. We wanted to show that we use a wide range of print resources in our day-to-day research work – including things published in 1869! I was reminded of that post recently when I walked past Tariq‘s office and saw him surrounded by piles (and piles, and piles) of books. He was about to start sending some of them back down to the stacks, but I asked him to hold off until I had taken a photo for the blog! The below photos, taken by Donna, don’t actually have all of the piles showing, but you get the idea.
Tariq is responsible for providing legal research services related to several South Asian jurisdictions and he also covers Canada. The books in his office show just how broad the range of topics is that we are tasked with researching. For example, on the book cart in the picture below there are titles such as Canadian Criminal Law (2007), The Hand Book of Muslim Family Laws (2005), Mental Disorder and the Law (2006), Commentaries on the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 (2008), and Migrant Smuggling: Illegal Migration and Organised Crime in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region (2003).
In the picture below, on the closest desk we have things like the Complete Family Laws in Pakistan (2005), The Islamization of the Laws in Pakistan (1994), Mayne’s Hindu Law (13th ed., 1991), and Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia (2013). The piles on the far desk include a book on Child Marriages and the Law in India (2006), several books related to the Indian Succession Act, copies of the Gazette of India from 1963, and the Catalogue of Pakistan Laws, 1847-2008.
So, do you too have any interesting books in your office at the moment?
On August 8, the American Bar Association debuted the traveling exhibition, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, at their annual meeting in Boston. Nathan Dorn gave a “pop-up speech” at the conference’s expo to discuss how the narrative and images came together to tell the story of 800 years of Magna Carta. Law Librarian of Congress […]
Here it is, our beloved Law Library card catalog–in its day, a glorious collection of information on all legal material in the Library of Congress’ collection, sorted by Author, Title and Subject. So admired that a smaller version was housed behind the reference desk, holding duplicate cards for those titles shelved in the Reading Room. […]
I was recently in Paris for my friends’ wedding and thought it might be a great opportunity to find something to photograph for a pic of the week. I recalled that we previously posted a pic of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, so that option was out. Then, during a walk around the city, I noticed […]
Today’s guest post is by Betty Lupinacci, supervisor in the Processing Section of the Law Library Collection Services Division. I can’t tell you how delighted I was to receive the object pictured above in the mail. The Collection Services Division has been trying to get hold of this elusive item, and it finally arrived! I was […]
The National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia adopted its first democratic constitution on January 26, 2014. We were fortunate to recently acquire a copy of the new constitution of Tunisia. Not only did we acquire the volume for our collection, Dr. Mustapha Ben Jaafar (Mustafá Bin Ja’far), the president of the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia, personally […]
Earlier this week, during the American Association of Law Libraries annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, I visited the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Below are just a few of the pictures that I took while we were treated to a tour of the law library by librarian […]
I was very excited to see yesterday’s announcement of the Fastcase 50. My next door neighbor at work and fellow In Custodia Legis blogger, Tina Gheen, made the list! The Fastcase 50 honors “the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” Tina did an excellent job this year organizing the two […]
In May, I took a walking tour of the western campus of St. Elizabeths (there is no apostrophe) hospital in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The tour was hosted by the D.C. Preservation League. The hospital is situated high above the city, providing the panoramic view you see pictured below. Dorothea Dix, an advocate for the mentally ill […]
From November 6 through January 19, 2015, the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four remaining originals from 1215 will be on display along with other rare materials from the Library’s rich collections to tell the story of 800 years of its influence on the history of political liberty. Using your search engine of choice, do a […]