The rest of the Thomas Jefferson Building will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where docents will be available starting at 9:30 a.m. to talk to visitors about the architecture, history, and art of the building, as well as the Library’s collections and the exhibitions. For families attending the event, the Young Readers Center features a large collection of children’s books and activities for kids of all ages, and will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Today’s interview is with Jonathan Donovan, a library technician in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina for college. Since then, I’ve lived and worked in Delaware, Maryland, and the Philadelphia area. Growing up, my parents often took me to […]
Have you tried the Law Library of Congress Chatbot lately? The chatbot provides answers to frequently asked legal reference questions through Facebook Messenger. You can interact with it by clicking through a series of menu options or you can type in a natural language question. The chatbot debuted in October 2017, and since that time we […]
Last week, Geraldine talked about the events the Library is hosting to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates Mexico’s independence day (September 16: ¡Viva Hidalgo!), and the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. With these celebrations in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the new materials […]
October 6, 2019, this coming Sunday, marks the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark. […]
The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on The Constitution of India – Pic of the Week, Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, India’s Regulatory Approach to Uber, Sedition Law in India, […]
From September 15 to October 15, 2019 the Library of Congress is hosting a series of events celebrating Hispanic culture and heritage. Here are some of the events you can check out for Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15 – October 15 Hispanic Heritage Display – Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, […]
How long does it take to form an Israeli government? This in-depth blog presents the legal provisions for how and when a prime minister is selected, how a government can be formed, and when a snap-election can be called.
Today’s interview is with Anna Price, a legal reference librarian in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Puyallup (pew-ALL-up), Washington, which is about 30 miles south of Seattle and home of the Washington State Fair. I come from a relatively large family – […]
Sophie Higgerson, a junior fellow in the Collection Services Division at the Law Library of Congress, explores the Law Library’s collection of 18th century French statutes, focusing on the enforcement of the salt tax in pre-revolutionary France.