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Remote Library of Congress – Pic of the Week

The last few weeks have brought about a lot of changes.

I am extremely proud of the Congress.gov team. We have been working remotely for three weeks, and our team continues to work to improve the website. We had a release last week and are wrapping up development for our next one.

Margaret continues to update the Coronavirus Resource Guide with new legislation and timely items published from the Law Library of Congress.

I find myself in an unfamiliar situation of teleworking. Our blog team met remotely this week. For the Pic of the Week, we often share pictures of libraries that we have visited or glimpses of views around the Library of Congress. Of course, travel is out of the question right now. Even being at the Library is not an option for most. So instead, how about photos of where we are now?  Here are a few photos of our remote workstations.

My Desktop. Picture by Andrew Weber.


Betty’s Makeshift Standing Desk. Picture by Betty Lupinacci.


Jim’s Laptop and Piano Bench. Picture by Jim Martin.


Robert Brammer’s Desk. Picture by Robert Brammer.

Although I don’t get to see my Library of Congress co-workers in person right now, I do have some great new co-workers sharing this space.

Picture by Andrew Weber.

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This guest post is by the chief of the Law Library’s Public Services Division, Andrew Winston. Andrew has written several posts for the blog, including The Constitution Annotated–Impeachment Clauses, Federal Courts Web Archive Launched, A Visit to the Peace Palace Library, and The Revised Statutes of the United States: Predecessor to the U.S. Code. Our reading room is closed, […]

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As airlines and airports are limiting operations across the globe, many airports are significantly less busy and noisy than usual. However, they are not completely quiet and there are reports that some commercial airplanes continue to fly, without passengers. In a recently-published report, Airport Noise Regulations, the Law Library of Congress looks at national strategies and rules for reducing noise from […]

New Report Compares Regulation of Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa

A recent Law Library of Congress report, Legal Provisions on Gender Equality, examines the legal provisions governing inheritance rights, the legal age of marriage, and the transmittal of citizenship through the mother in 18 Middle Eastern and North African countries. The countries surveyed include Israel, Iran, and 16 Arab countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, […]

Join Us for an “Orientation to Legal Research” Webinar on Federal Regulations

The following is coauthored by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Recently, the Law Library of Congress started a new webinar series on U.S. laws and legal resources. We welcome you to attend the next entry in this series, regarding tracing federal regulations, which will take place on Thursday, […]

Congress.gov Keeps You Up To Date With Email Alerts

Our latest Congress.gov release concerns a lot of work on back end infrastructure that is being built to support future enhancements, such as adding new collections and alerts to the site. Since this work concerns building support for future alerts, I thought this would be a good opportunity to review the many alerts that Congress.gov […]

Historical Law Library Reports to be Published Online

The Law Library of Congress has digitized and published its first batch of historical legal reports as part of a multi-year effort to archive and share thousands of these reports with researchers and other members of the public. These first 250 digitized reports are now available through the Publications of the Law Library of Congress […]