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Lessons Learned from AALL

Last week I had the pleasure to present at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia with Christine, Tammie, and Bob.  Ours was one of several presentations by staff from the Library of Congress.  It was my first time to attend the conference, and it was a great way to learn more […]

July Retrospective

Kelly’s Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela inspired a lot of views and was one of our top posts so far.  If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead… I can wait. We also learned the answer to “What lets you search for laws passed by Congress?” when THOMAS was on Jeopardy. Our intern, Bacilio, was […]

The Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela

Today, July 18, is Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday and the second annual Nelson Mandela International Day.  This day was officially observed for the first time last year following the adoption of a resolution by the U.N. General Assembly on November 10, 2009.  The resolution acknowledged “Nelson Mandela’s contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and […]

What is THOMAS.gov on Jeopardy?

This government website was mentioned in the Library of Congress category during the recent Jeopardy! Kids Week. It’s always fun when someone you know references your work.  And it’s definitely rather cool when it is referenced on TV.  One of my colleagues, Tammie, received an email from a friend that said: Jeopardy just had a […]

June Retrospective

Thanks for visiting In Custodia Legis in June!  Our page views went up from May, our email subscribers surpassed 14,500, and we posted our 250th item.  Christine talked about Congressional apps for a variety of mobile devices, which was our most popular post.  I blogged about our latest tweaks to THOMAS.  Somehow we even managed […]

I’m Just A Bill

The old Schoolhouse Rock lesson “I’m Just a Bill” provides a quick introduction to the legislative process. However, there is more detailed information available through the Law Library of Congress on the legislative process. There is a Legislative Process page in THOMAS which contains links to very detailed guides: the House of Representatives’ “How Our […]