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Lessons Learned from AALL

Last week I had the pleasure to present at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia with Christine, Tammie, and Bob.  Ours was one of several presentations by staff from the Library of Congress.  It was my first time to attend the conference, and it was a great way to learn more […]

Happy Birthday To Us!

In Custodia Legis started one year ago today on August 2, 2010. We celebrated being a mere week old and now can’t believe how quickly a year has passed. We’ve posted 275 times in the past 365 days (this is number 276). It’s been an interesting year for the blog. I thought I’d ask around […]

July Retrospective

Kelly’s Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela inspired a lot of views and was one of our top posts so far.  If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead… I can wait. We also learned the answer to “What lets you search for laws passed by Congress?” when THOMAS was on Jeopardy. Our intern, Bacilio, was […]

Rare Books, a Tiger, and Pecan Pie

The following is a guest post by Dr. Meredith Shedd-Driskel, Law Curator of our rare book collection. She recently attended the 52nd Annual Preconference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries held prior to the American Library Association’s annual conference.  Held in Baton Rouge, the theme of […]

In Praise of Improbable Biology

It’s surprising, but true, that the laws of nature sometimes find themselves at the mercy of the courts. I found a great example of this in a book that the Law Library recently acquired for its rare book collection. Tractatus juridicus & practicus, de partu of Alonso Carranza (Cologne, 1629) is a staggeringly comprehensive book about human embryology […]