Last Friday, the Library launched a new public service announcement about the upcoming exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor. The exhibition opens on November 6, 2014, and will run through January 19, 2015. For ten weeks, the exhibition will feature the magnificent 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and explore its emergence as an enduring symbol of the rule of law.
The video features renowned television and radio host, Larry King. We thank Mr. King for his support of our exhibition and encourage you to watch, listen and visit us this fall or early next year to get a first-hand look at Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties.
It is that time of year again – the National Book Festival! This year the Festival will be taking place on Saturday, August 30th at the Washington National Convention Center. Once again, Law Library staff are participating in the Book Festival with six staff members manning our booth. We will have some familiar faces at […]
If you follow our work closely, you know that the Law Library of Congress often produces foreign, comparative, and international law reports on a wide range of important issues. Our recently completed report, titled Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison, surveys the laws of ninety-seven countries related to young children residing in prison […]
This week’s interview is with Ann Hemmens, a legal reference librarian with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My parents were transplants from Illinois and I inherited their interest in travel and living in different parts of the country. I’ve […]
We hosted our second program in the Magna Carta lecture series, “Selecting and Conserving Primary Sources,” on Wednesday, August 20. William “Jake” Jacobs, chief of the Library’s Interpretive Programs Office, the division charged with managing exhibitions, moderated a panel of Library specialists who discussed the methods by which they prepare and select materials for Library exhibitions and […]
Did you know that there are over 60 different species of kangaroo and their close relatives? How many kangaroos do you think live in Australia in total? 10,000? 1 million? 10 million? In fact, the population size of just the four most abundant kangaroo species has fluctuated between 15 million and 50 million over the […]
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 […]
Barbara Bavis, Ashley Sundin, and I are happy to bring you an introduction to Congress.gov. This video provides a brief explanation of how to use the new features in the latest release, such as accounts, saved searches, member remarks in the Congressional Record, and executive nominations. If you would like more in-depth training on Congress.gov, we hold bi-monthly […]
This summer Jolande Goldberg and I had three talented women working with us on the Indigenous Law Portal: Colleen Hybl, Daly Topp, and Shannon Wang. These interns were part of the LC Knowledge Navigators Program Non-paid Internship Program with the University of Virginia. During their time with us, they learned a great deal about LC Classification […]
According to a June 2014 report by the United States Congressional Budget Office (CBO), most of the annual spending by the federal government on surface transportation programs is in the form of grants to state and local governments. These grants are primarily financed through the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF). After decades of stable balances to […]