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Orange Shirt Day

In Canada today, people are commemorating Orange Shirt Day. This July, the Canadian government passed legislation to create the federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation– also known as Orange Shirt Day, as it was named before the federal holiday was established. Orange Shirt Day is so named because the grandmother […]

Aslihan Bulut Has Been Appointed Law Librarian of Congress

Aslihan Bulut has been appointed as Law Librarian of Congress after serving in that position in an acting capacity for almost five months. Since 2019, Bulut served as the deputy law librarian for collections at the Law Library of Congress, where she oversaw the Global Legal Collections Directorate in establishing priorities, design, launch, and execution […]

Meet the Remote DRD Interns! (2 of 4)

We hope you enjoyed part one of our four-part mini-bios of our remote interns working on data and creative projects with the Digital Resources Division! Our interns this summer represented 60 schools from 30 different states or countries. The University of Washington had the biggest representation with 11 students, followed by San José State University […]

Meet the Remote DRD Interns (1 of 4)

This summer, the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress had the honor of hosting over 100 remote interns. Several of them worked on the Herencia project, and many more worked on other digital projects. Over the next few blog posts, we will highlight those remote interns that worked on the Data and […]

An Interview with Jacklyn van der Colff, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Jacklyn van der Colff, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. In 1990, my parents immigrated from South Africa to Los Angeles, California, where I was born and lived up until moving to New York City for […]

An Interview with Naomi Welikala, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Naomi Welikala, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I was born and raised in Southern California, so the blend of cultures here has really impacted my life. Growing up with a Black mother and a Sri […]

Would Britney Spears’ Type of Conservatorship be Possible in Israel?

Britney Spears’ plea to a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to end her conservatorship has drawn global attention to the legal arrangement of conservatorship, also known as guardianship, existing under the laws of many countries. Spears has been subject to conservatorship since 2008, following highly-publicized mental health problems. As a result, she has had no […]

Marriage Equality in the US

The following is a guest post by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division. He previously wrote a post on Theodore Roosevelt. In honor of tomorrow being the anniversary of the decisions being handed down, I thought it would be interesting to revisit three of the cases that lead to marriage […]