Happy Birthday, Law Library of Congress!

Tomorrow (July 14, 2007) the Law Library of Congress will celebrate its 175th birthday. (You can trace its history here.) Established in 1832, it was the first distinctly created unit of the Library of Congress.

We used the Library of Congress?s 207th birthday (an odd number, I know) to launch this blog, so we thought tomorrow’s milestone would be a good reason to help some of our Law Library colleagues get in on the blogging game.

Actually, we’ve been discussing this for a while, as the Law Library folks have been one of the earliest groups at LOC to take an active interest in blogging. Because we anticipate an institution-wide policy to allow the creation of additional audience-specific blogs, some of our own the legal eagles will be guest-blogging a couple of posts in this space to get their feet (or talons?whatever eagles have) wet.

I will be publishing two LLOC-related posts today by Andrew Weber of the Law Library. (And no, his middle name is not ?Lloyd.?) So if you?re a lawyer or you have an interest in the topics, join the fray!


  1. Przeprowadzki
    July 18, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Friend of my works there, they where celebrating all nigh long he told me.

  2. formal wear
    August 26, 2007 at 10:42 am

    How can I contact Andrew Weber?

  3. Motorhomes
    September 13, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I’m a little late on this one…but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  4. Richard Wilson
    November 9, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    That’s awesome actually, more government groups should have open communication with constituents. Many nonprofits are missing this boat completely.

  5. Ethnu
    July 4, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Wooow, 176 years + seems a fantastic achievement. Keep up the good work.

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