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From the Law Librarian of Congress

The following is a guest post by Roberta I. Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress. Roberta has posted to the blog on multiple occasions including: Happy Old Year, The Law Library of Congress Strategic Plan Released, and My Trip to the Future. Another year has passed and I am pleased once again to send you great cheer and […]

An Interview with Yasmeen Khan, Senior Rare Book Conservator at the Library of Congress

From time to time we have the pleasure of working collaboratively with members of other service units of the Library of Congress.  Today’s interview is with Yasmeen Khan, Senior Rare Book Conservator in the Preservation Directorate’s Conservation Division at the Library of Congress.  We have worked with her on numerous conservation projects involving the Law Library’s treasures and […]

November Retrospective

This month we premiered a retirement series that included the top new post of the month, The Final Act – Mark Strattner Reflects on Retirement.  The series also featured An Interview with Alvin J. Wallace and Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The Retirement of Stephen Clarke. A couple of our posts were mentioned in other blogs.  Dante’s […]

‘Twas the Day After Christmas…

I’ve been getting into the holiday spirit and wanted to blog about something related to the season.  I thought I could follow up my Thanksgiving Day post with something about the laws relating to Christmas Day, but then I thought that something with a little more international flavor might be interesting (I did find some […]

The Romance of Language

The following is a guest post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist in the European Division. A lawyer I know who does legal drafting says that there is no need to use archaic terms such as “aforethought,” “forthwith,” “wherefore,” or “to wit.”  Legal language should be clear, concise, and unambiguous.  Everybody should be able to understand […]

An Interview with Brian Kuhagen, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution

This week’s staff interview features Brian Kuhagen, a technician in our Collection Services Division. Describe your background I was born across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, and still live in Arlington to this day, though in a different spot.  My only sibling is a younger twin brother.  Growing up in the DC area was […]