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Upcoming US Law Webinars – May 2021

Posted by: Kelly Goles

Next month, the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute will host U.S. law webinars on researching federal statutes, navigating Congress.gov, and utilizing the Law Library’s collections, including collections that can be accessed online. Information about the contents of each class can be found below. Congress.gov webinar Date: Thursday, May 6, 2:00 – 3:00 PM …

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An Interview with Lindsay Braddy, Head of the Law Cataloging Team

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

This interview is with Lindsay Braddy, section head of the Law Section of Library Services’ Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division. Lindsay is new to the Library, and she runs the section that is responsible for cataloging all new law titles. She and her staff make access to our collection …

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RECAP: Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns

Posted by: Geraldine Davila Gonzalez

In March 2021, the Law Library of Congress celebrated the first anniversary of the crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Herencia became the first ever crowdsourcing campaign in By the People in a language other than English. This rare collection of Spanish legal documents from the 15th to 19th centuries includes royal decrees, …

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Cooking with Congress: Celebrating April Food Holidays

Posted by: Anna Price

We previously published a blog post inspired by the recipes in The Congressional Club Cook Book, recognizing the life of former Senator Margaret Chase Smith (and her food). We are back with more recipes, but this time we are giving a nod to food holidays. Typically, in the United States, we associate April 15 with …

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Explore Congressional Reactions to Historic Events on Congress.gov

Posted by: Robert Brammer

The Congress.gov team has received feedback requesting that we add content from prior congresses to the Congressional Record and public law text collections. We are pleased to announce that we have made substantial progress on this request. The Bound Congressional Record collection now goes back to the 82nd Congress (1951-1953) and the full text of …

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National Library Week: Support Your Local Librarian

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

In April in Washington, D.C., residents and workers enjoy the coming of spring, cherry blossoms, Poetry Month and National Library Week. This week is a good time to reflect on the value that libraries provide to everyone, and to find a way to show love for our libraries. Here at the Law Library, we are …

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Join Us to Celebrate Law Day on April 29th

Posted by: Robert Brammer

The Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association will present the Law Day 2021 program, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now: A Global Perspective,” on April 29th at 3:30 p.m. EDT. This event will be presented as a free, streaming program. Please click here to register. Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate …