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Law Library Staff Night at Nationals Park – Pic of the Week

On Tuesday, July 21, I had the delightful, albeit hot and humid experience, of enjoying a night out with my colleagues and our 2015 summer interns at Nationals Park to watch the Washington Nationals play against the New York Mets. If you have been following In Custodia Legis, it probably does not come as a surprise that we attended a game after work since many of my colleagues have expressed their passion for the national pastime on this blog.  For those readers who may have missed it, you can check out my colleague Betty Lupinacci’s posts, Opening Day and the Law and Baseball and the Law, which highlights what is in the Law Library’s collection related to baseball and Baseball Americana, an exhibit held at Nationals Park which highlights the Library’s vast baseball collections.

Today’s picture captures the moment when our attendance at last week’s game was announced on the Nationals Park scoreboard; of course this ten second moment was accompanied by enthusiastic cheers and claps from me and my colleagues.

In case you are wondering, the Nats did not win the game, but we won a delightful opportunity to spend time together outside of work and eat hot dogs and countless peanuts, so I would consider it a winning night!

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Lessons Learned from the AALL Annual Conference in Philly

This post is coauthored by Jeanine Cali and Andrew Weber. It seems like only yesterday we were running around Philadelphia for the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The week before the conference, Kelly wrote a post previewing the programs in which our staff would make presentations on subjects from content management, to […]

An Interview with Antoine McDonald, Public Services Intern

Today’s interview is with Antoine McDonald, a summer intern working in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Rochester, New York where I graduated high school in 2010. I then attended The Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black […]

New Features Added to Congress.gov Based On Your Feedback

Since the unveiling of Congress.gov in September of 2012, we have been constantly adding new features with each release, and many of the features in this release are based directly on your feedback. Accessibility We want to make Congress.gov more accessible, and our new feature, “Listen,” helps us deliver on this goal. Listen appears on […]

The Civil Law System – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions.  Eduardo has previously published posts about the Brazilian law collection, capoeira and the law, and on a Law Library report on citizenship pathways and border protection. Foreign and comparative law research involves not […]

Comics and the Law

It is the current fashion, both in academics and popular culture, to convey information about more serious topics, such as war, chemistry, military life in a combat zone, autobiography, cancer, and pandemic preparedness in graphic novels. As a librarian and a reader, I’ve enjoyed the ability of graphic novels to communicate dense non-fiction material in […]

Law Library Summer Interns 2015 – Pic of the Week

The Law Library benefits every year from the energy and enthusiasm of our summer interns!  We had another large group of interns this year, and many of them recently convened for the traditional group photo. This year, international interns hailed from Afghanistan, Canada, China, and Ireland.  We welcomed students from University of Washington, North Carolina […]

An Interview with Lucy Jones, Foreign Law Intern

This week’s interview is with Lucy Jones, a foreign law intern working this summer in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background I am from a small village (Coolagown) in Cork, Ireland. I have just graduated with my undergraduate law degree (BCLI) from  University College Cork. During my studies I spent […]