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Portrait of John T. Vance – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This week’s Pic of the Week is a portrait of John T. Vance found inside our small conference room.  The portrait was donated to the Law Library by his family.  According to the note by the portrait, he was the Law Librarian of Congress from 1924 until his death in 1943.  Archibald MacLeish, poet, scholar, …

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An Interview with Kevin Long, Information Technology Specialist

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This week’s interview is with Kevin Long, Information Technology Specialist in our Information Technology Office. Describe your background I was born and raised in Northwest Washington, DC.  I’ve been married to my wife Michell for 18 years. We have two sons.  My family and I have been residents of Prince George’s County, MD for over …

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Introducing our Guest Bloggers…

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Our funny and brilliant blogger of British origin, Clare, is taking a wee break at the moment – we’ve excused her from blogging duties while she looks after a very new addition to her family – congratulations, Clare!.  Therefore, in the interests of maintaining a good coverage of foreign law and a broad international perspective, …

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What Does This Symbol Mean?

Posted by: Christine Sellers

Sometimes, the online questions we get through “Ask A Librarian” are harder to answer than others, as my previous posts can attest.  A couple of weeks ago, someone* inquired about a reference notation in the Internal Revenue Code of 1939, Public Law 76-1, 53 Stat. 1.  At the end of Section 22 on page 9, …

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Welcome to a Sea of Blawgs

Posted by: Christine Sellers

The following is a guest post by Matt Braun, Legal Reference Librarian in our Public Services Directorate. Over the last five years, legal blogs (or “blawgs” = law + blogs) have increasingly become vehicles for legal scholars, practitioners, and observers from across the globe to share information on developments in various areas of law, as …

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The Man of Mystery Revealed!

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist in the European Division. A few weeks ago, I asked if anyone knew who the distinguished man of mystery was on the left side of the photo. Thanks to Law Library’s Dr. Janice Hyde, we now know he’s Senator Felix Grundy, also instrumental in …

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Microform Reading Room – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Christine Sellers

You’ve seen the entrance to our Reading Room in a previous Pic of the Week. This week features some of the cabinets in the Microform Reading Room, which is right off the main Reading Room. Because of the volume of materials in the Law Library, many items are in microfilm or microfiche format. The microfilm …