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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is a busy commemorative month! Law Day was May 1st, while the entire month is dedicated to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to American history, society […]

What Do You Call A Gathering of Librarians?

A stack.* Annual meetings (or conferences) allow law librarians to come together in one place to share ideas, whether formally through programs or informally through the conference-hosted events. Sometimes, we’re the ones sharing ideas and other times we spend more time listening to others. For me, the most valuable part of conferences can be talking […]

Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?

No, May 5th is not Mexican Independence Day.  Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16th and shouldn’t be confused with the holiday of May 5th.   The celebration of “Cinco de Mayo” commemorates the “Battle of Puebla” (May 5, 1862).  In this battle, Mexican forces led by Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (from what is now the city […]

Celebrating Sign Language

We often blog about different commemorative events, anniversaries, and holidays, with a particular focus on their legal and cultural history and on items in our collection.  I thought I would add to this collection of posts by highlighting New Zealand Sign Language Week – taking place this week, May 2-8. New Zealand Sign Language is […]

April Retrospective

In Custodia Legis surpassed 14,000 email subscribers in April.  We also celebrated our 200th post! During the month, Roberta wrote a guest post on the release of our strategic plan.  The strategic plan has been mentioned a few times since the post was published including by INFOdocket, Federal Computer Week, Library Research, and Slaw. And […]