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An Interview with Penelope Fay Heavner, Special Assistant to the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services

This week’s interview is with Penelope Fay Heavner, Special Assistant to the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services. Penelope, known here as Penny, is a lovely, cheerful lady with British accent and knowledge and experience in many areas including reference librarianship and outreach activities. Describe your background I have lived in Washington, D.C. for so many […]

Dahlia Lithwick to Speak at the Library of Congress on September 24th

In celebration of Constitution Day (September 17), the Law Library will host Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine as she presents the lecture, “Supreme Court Review: Election Year Issues and Highlights of the Last Term.”  The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday, September 24th in the Mumford Room, which is on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 […]

Food for thought . . .

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.  He has previously guest posted Another Trip Down Memory Lane, 2012 Burton Awards – Pic of the Week, Shreddy: From the Office of the Law Librarian – Pic of the Week,  From the Desk of the Law Librarian, The Law Librarian in London, and Rebellious Children […]

An Interview with Emily Carr, Senior Legal Research Specialist

This week’s interview is with Emily Carr, a Senior Legal Research Specialist in our Public Services Division. Describe your background. As a native of northern Virginia born into a Red Sox-Yankees household, I choose to be neutral and am actually a Nationals fan. Growing up in suburban Washington, I was fortunate to have access to the capital’s […]

Presidential Signing Statements

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division.  Shameema is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis; her most recent post was entitled Where Can I Find a Congressional Bill? Law Library patrons often approach us with inquiries on presidential statements.  Examples of these types of inquiries include: […]

An Interview with Sophia Schick, Foreign Law Intern

This week’s interview is with Sophia Schick.  Sophia is spending time working for the Law Library this summer as an intern in the Global Legal Research Center. In addition to the valuable contribution she is making, Sophia brings tremendous enthusiasm to her work. Describe your background.  I grew up in Meersburg, a small town of five  thousand inhabitants, […]