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Getting Cranky at the Law Library

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Once in a while we come across something unusual in the Law Library of Congress.  Generally these items are from a bygone era, when things were more hands-on.  Curiously, today’s object is from one of the few times when the Law Library was a little more high-tech than it is now. When the Law Library …

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An Interview with Alia Hussain, Collections Technician

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

This week’s interview is with Alia Hussain, the newest technician in the Collection Services Division.  With her writing background, I’m hoping she decides to contribute to our blog. Describe your background. I was born and raised in New Jersey, then moved to Chicago after graduating high school to attend college. What is your academic/professional history? …

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Music and the Law, Part 2

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

The following post is cross posted on the In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. As promised, we present Part 2 of our look into Music and the Law where we polled our staff to determine their favorite songs/musical works regarding the law.  The submissions were very diverse!  Here we take a look at those that fit …

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Music and the Law, Part 1

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

The following post is cross posted on the In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. As much as I love Christmas carols, I’m usually tired of them by mid-December as they seem to have been playing continuously since before Thanksgiving.  Well, it’s the Law Library to the rescue.  We polled our staff for their favorite songs about …

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Moving On, Again – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Typical depictions of librarians (on the nicer end of the spectrum) include people who are fastidious and exacting and who keep cats.  In the Law Library, we may have to add “those who are magical” to the list. (Hmm, maybe that explains the whole cat thing.) Last October I wrote about stage 1 of our …

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National Police Week

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

This week is National Police Week. President John F. Kennedy is credited with creating the commemoration as part of a proclamation signed in 1962, which designated May 14th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as Police Week.  If you recall my recent post, it takes Congressional action to make …