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Good Friends or Neighbors: Compurgators in Medieval Times

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Dante has contributed a number of In Custodia Legis blog posts, including on The Rehabilitation of Dante Alighieri, Seven Centuries Later, Resources and Treasures of the Italian Parliamentary Libraries,  Legislation Protecting Italian Cultural Heritage, Proposed Anti-Sect Legislation […]

The Law Library of Congress at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Osborne.  Beth most recently wrote about the retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Librarians at the Law Library recently returned from the 2018 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  The conference is an opportunity for legal information professionals to share knowledge and connect with colleagues from across […]

Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland – Pic of the Week

Carrying on the tradition of Law Library staff visiting, and taking photos of, beautiful and interesting libraries around the world, today I bring you pictures from my recent visit to the Library of Trinity College Dublin. The Trinity College Library opened in 1592 and is the largest library in Ireland, currently holding ”over 6 million printed […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Leah K. Ibraheem, Web Metrics Analyst

This week’s interview is with Leah K. Ibraheem, web metrics analyst within the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. This is at least my fifth career in the past 20 or so years. I have also worked as a meeting & convention planner, an inventory manager, a database marketing manager, a […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for August 2018

At the end of July, Andrew wrote about the updates to Congress.gov, which included enhancements to House committee search functionality; adding a legislative interest column to the House: Legislation with Actions Related to Committees browse page; and the ability to search on legislative interest from the Committees section of the Advanced Search page. Adrienne provides more […]

Congress.gov at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park – Pic of the Week

Summer and travel go hand in hand.  A manager who oversees Congress.gov, Bill Kellum, was visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park when he noticed the following legislation from the Library of Congress website. H.R.267 – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017, sponsored by Representative John Lewis, became Public Law […]