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Join the Law Library at the 17th Annual National Book Festival!

The Library of Congress 17th annual National Book Festival kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 2 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Law Library of Congress staff are delighted once again to have an opportunity to discuss our legal collection and services, and share a number of family-friendly activities with festival attendees. […]

An Interview with Anu Rai, Interim Chief of Asset Management

This week’s interview is with Anu Rai, interim chief of the Law Library’s Asset Management team within the Office of Administrative Operations. Anu works to develop the Law Library’s information technology infrastructure and align Law Library information technology plans and processes with the Library’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). Describe your background. I am […]

Pioneering Women in Congress

The following is a guest blog post by Christina Miskey and Allison Bailund, Law Library metadata interns, University of Washington MLIS students, and women’s history buffs. Today is the 97th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote. In honor of this culmination of the women’s suffrage […]

Browse Law.gov Content by Topic or Jurisdiction

A few years ago, Andrew mentioned the possibility of adding a page where users could browse by jurisdiction among our different content types.  Our content types include In Custodia Legis, the Guide to Law Online, the Global Legal Monitor, Legal Reports, and other content materials such as research guides. We are adding more content in […]

“Would You Be Interested in Getting (Attorney General) William Wirt’s Head Back?” Rebecca Roberts Brings Us a Tale From the Congressional Cemetery

This is a guest post by Rebecca Boggs Roberts. Rebecca is a program coordinator at Smithsonian Associates, writer, and the former program director for the Historic Congressional Cemetery. In 2003, an unidentified man called the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. and asked the cemetery manager, “Would you be interested in getting William Wirt’s head back?” The answer, of course, […]