As we prepare to roll from spring to summer, the Law Library of Congress is offering more educational webinars next month. The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will focus on an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research. In the “U.S. Federal Statutes” webinar, attendees will learn about how to navigate and use the U.S. Code and U.S. Statutes at Large.
The Law Library staff will also host a webinar detailing a basic overview of Congress.gov. The presentation will discuss how to research federal legislation and highlight recent updates to the site. More information about the content of both webinars and registration links can be found below.
Orientation to Legal Research Webinar: U.S. Federal Statutes
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023, 1:00 p.m. EDT – 2:00 p.m. 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: Louis Myers. Louis is one of the Law Library’s legal reference librarians. He holds a B.A. in history from Kent State University, a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law, and a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from Kent State University.
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 2:00 p.m. EDT – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Content: This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted.
Instructors: Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a B.A. in history from Duke University, a J.D. 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 B.A. in political science from the University of Kentucky, a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a Master of Library Science from Florida State University.
To learn about other upcoming classes on domestic and foreign law topics, visit the Legal Research Institute.
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