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An Interview with William Mahannah, Assistant Reference Librarian

This week’s interview is with William Mahannah, an Assistant Reference Librarian in the Public Services Division. Describe your background. Baltimore, MD, is my home. While my immediate family is deceased, I am extremely fortunate in having a great god-niece who will receive a Ph.D. in biophysics this year. Her progress is a continual joy. What […]

Blackstone, Burton, and Brevity

The following is a guest post by Jean Marie Layton, Part-time Contractor in the Office of Collections, Outreach, and Services. William C. Burton received the Blackstone Award at the Friends of the Law Library of Congress Wickersham Awards Ceremony on June 13, 2011.  I was fortunate to attend the gathering at which the Honorable Justice John Paul […]

An Interview with Robert Newlen, Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services

This week’s interview is with Robert Newlen.  He is the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services.  Robert is an active participant on our blog.  He reviews items before posting.  Robert has been extremely busy leading up to this week coordinating the Wickersham Award Ceremony. Describe your background. I am a third generation Washingtonian (although I now live […]

Casus Breves – Acquisition of 15th Century Legal Reference

Through the generosity of Julie Chrystyn Opperman and in honor of her husband, Dwight D. Opperman, the Law Library recently acquired two volumes of an extraordinarily rare 1478 edition of the Casus breves of Johannes de Turnhout (c. 1446–1492). This new acquisition had its first public viewing yesterday at the Law Library’s 15th Wickersham Award […]

Friends Honor Justice John Paul Stevens with the 2011 Wickersham Award

The following is a guest post by Matthew Braun, Legal Reference Specialist. The Friends of the Law Library of Congress honored retired Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States with the Friends’ 2011 Wickersham Award at a ceremony at the Library of Congress on Monday, June 13. The Wickersham Award […]