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 EDT
Content: This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of hearing transcripts and the bound Congressional Record.
Instructors: Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a BA in history from Duke University, a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a specialization in law librarianship from Catholic University. Robert is the chief of the Law Library’s Office of External Relations. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Kentucky, a JD from Wayne State University, and a Master of Library Science from Florida State University.
Date: Thursday, May 13, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Content: This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
Instructor: Jason Zarin – Legal Reference Librarian. Jason has a BA in economics from Tufts University, an MA in economics from UCLA, a JD from the University of Southern California, an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University, and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
Content: This webinar provides information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections.
Instructor: Anna Price – Legal Reference Specialist. Anna holds a BS in communications from Ithaca College, a JD from the University of Washington School of Law, and an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool.