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An Interview with Kimberly Allen, Planning Officer

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Our latest interview is with Kimberly Allen, Planning Officer for the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Allegan, a small town in southwestern Michigan. My family still resides in that area so I make the occasional pilgrimage back to visit. I attended the University of Michigan in Ann …

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The Law Library of Congress Strategic Plan Released

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress.  The complete Law Library of Congress Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2011-2016 is available in PDF. The Law Library is proud to present its 2011–2016 Strategic Plan.  We have taken the overall goals set out in the Library of Congress Strategic Plan as …

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Celebrate National Library Week

Posted by: Christine Sellers

April 10-16, 2011, is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Create your own story @ your library.” John Grisham is the Honorary Chair. April 12th was also National Library Workers Day . “First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country …

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An Interview with Megan Lulofs, Library Technician

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

This week’s interview is with Megan Lulofs, who is a contractor from CGI working in our Collection Services Division as a Library Technician and as an independent consultant in our Public Services Division. Describe your background. I have worked in various positions throughout the Law Library, and I have been here off and on for …

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The Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence Featuring Professor Joseph Raz

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services in the Law Library of Congress. On October 5, 2011, Professor Joseph Raz will deliver the second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence at the Library of Congress.  Professor Raz teaches at Columbia University Law School and is …

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March Retrospective

Posted by: Andrew Weber

As we wrapped up our eighth month of In Custodia Legis, I noticed that we’ve posted over 175 times.  Our blog just kept growing this month.  The number of page views doubled from February to March led by our two most popular posts ever: Top Law Library of Congress Web Pages and Maps, Parliaments, and …

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The Jewish Law Collection

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

The following is a guest post by Nathan Dorn, Rare Book Technician at the Law Library of Congress. In a previous post on this blog, a colleague of mine points out that the Law Library possesses significant collections in the area of religious law. An outstanding example of these, which he describes in his post, …