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Library Cart – Pic of the Week

We have written many posts highlighting materials in the Law Library’s collections, but today we are providing a glimpse of the day-to-day work which goes into keeping our collections up-to-date.  This library cart contains replacement volumes, pocket parts and softbound supplements which Alex LoBianco will file in the Law Library Reading Room.  Although the work is […]

Republic of San Marino – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs Kuhagen, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division.  Meg has previously posted on a variety of topics including States in the Senate, House Committee Hearings Video, the Cardiff Giant, the Canadian Library of Parliament, football blackouts, and librarian services. I recently visited the Republic of San Marino, a tiny, landlocked nation located entirely inside […]

The Chicago Legal News, Myra Bradwell and Susan B. Anthony – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by James Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The Chicago Legal News has the distinction of being the first legal publication in the United States that was edited by a woman, Myra Bradwell.  In 1868, Myra submitted a prospectus for a legal newspaper for […]

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla (aka Cinco de Mayo!) – Pic of the Week

  Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! (And just as everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, everyone is Mexican on Cinco de Mayo.)  This year marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Mexican forces’ victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.  (If you’re interested in reading more, see last year’s post, […]

American Bar Association in the Library – Pic of the Week

Earlier this week, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress paid a visit to Capitol Hill.  The Committee is composed of legal professionals from across the United States and “serves as the voice of the legal profession concerning the Law Library of Congress (LLC)“.  The Standing Committee is the second-oldest […]