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RSS In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress
  • An Interview with Haviva Yesgat, Foreign Law Intern August 16, 2019
    Interview is with Haviva Yesgat, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Tariq Ahmad at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress.
    Ruth Levush
  • FALQs: Sweden’s Pre-Trial Detention Laws August 15, 2019
    Answers to frequently asked legal questions regarding the Swedish pre-trial detention system.
    Elin Hofverberg
  • An Interview with Timofey Velenchuk, Global Legal Research Intern August 14, 2019
    Describe your background I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and moved to the United States when I was two and a half.  I lived in northeast Philadelphia for about five years and after that moved to Warminster, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where I went to high school at William Tennent High School. What is your […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • Suffrage for Swiss Women – A More than 100-Year-Long Struggle August 13, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Anne-Cathérine Stolz, a foreign law intern working with Jenny Gesley in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. On June 14, 2019, Swiss women organized a strike to highlight the gender inequalities in Swiss society and particularly disparities in wages. This was the second time Swiss women have gone on […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • American Association of Law Libraries 2019 Conference Recap August 7, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Osborne, Legal Reference Librarian at the Law Library of Congress.  A number of Law Library of Congress staff members recently attended the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 112th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC. The conference provides law librarians and legal information professionals with opportunities for […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • Maggie Kuhn and Age Discrimination Law August 6, 2019
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 was the 114th anniversary of Maggie Kuhn’s birth. She was born to a financial executive and a stay-at-home mother (with a business school degree), both of whom valued education. Her grandmother had raised her mother and aunt while running the family store after Ms. Kuhn’s grandfather had died when the children […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • The Changing Nature of UK Divorce Law August 5, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Kathryn McNickle, a foreign law intern working with Clare Feikert-Ahalt in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has begun to make its way through the House of Commons, where it enjoys cross-party support. If passed, it will make it much quicker for couples […]
    Kelly McKenna
  • Egyptian Gazette – Pic of the Week August 2, 2019
                              Today’s Pic of the Week is a resolution, contained in a special supplement to the official gazette of Egypt, that can be roughly translated as a resolution from the Prime Minister, “Issuing the Administrative Regulations for the Law Concerning Persons with Disabilities.”  […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • Developments in the Regulation of Cryptoassets August 1, 2019
    In April 2019, the Law Library’s foreign law specialists completed a new multinational report titled Regulatory Approaches to Cryptoassets. This was our fourth major report on cryptocurrencies and other assets that utilize distributed ledger technology, such as blockchain. We first wrote in 2014 about what forty governments were saying and doing in relation to the emergence of […]
    Kelly Buchanan
  • An Interview with Kathryn McNickle, Foreign Law Intern July 31, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Kathryn McNickle, a foreign law intern working with Clare Feikert-Ahalt at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. Describe your background I am from Bangor, a town near Belfast, in Northern Ireland. I am part of the Washington Ireland Program Class of 2019, which brings 30 students to the United States […]
    Kelly McKenna
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Latest News - Library of Congress

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  • NEW ONLINE: Rare Buddhist Scroll July 29, 2019
    The Library of Congress has restored and made available online the Gandhara Scroll, a manuscript dating back to around the first century B.C., that offers insight into the initial years of Buddhism. The scroll is one of the world’s oldest Buddhist manuscripts. The scroll originates from Gandhara, an ancient Buddhist region located in what is […]
  • New Series: National Book Festival Presents July 25, 2019
    The Library of Congress National Book Festival will expand to include a yearlong series of events – to be known as National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures beginning this fall, following the signature daylong festival on Aug. 31, the Library announced today. Neil Patrick Harris, an accomplished […]
  • News: Garfield Papers Online July 24, 2019
    The papers of President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated in the first year of his short presidency, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The Garfield collection includes approximately 80,000 items, mostly dating from 1850 to 1881. The collection is online at: loc.gov/collections/james-a-garfield-papers/about-this-collection. Garfield’s […]
  • Latest News: Letters About Literature Winners July 2, 2019
    Letters About Literature, a Library of Congress national writing competition, has announced its winners for 2019. The national program asks students in grades 4 to 12 to write to an author about how his or her work affected their lives. More than 29,000 students from across the country participated in this year’s initiative. Click here […]
  • National Book Festival: Full Author Lineup June 25, 2019
    The 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival will offer an outstanding lineup of authors for readers of all ages for the festival’s 19th year, with more than 140 nationally recognized authors, poets and illustrators, as well as the addition of stages devoted to science and international subjects. On Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Walter […]
  • Latest News: Joy Harjo Named Poet Laureate June 19, 2019
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Joy Harjo as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020. Harjo will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium. Click here for more […]
  • Latest News: New Director of Special Collections June 14, 2019
    Michelle Light, formerly director of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been named director of the Library of Congress Special Collections Directorate. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: Jane Sánchez Named to Senior Post June 10, 2019
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Jane Sánchez, the law librarian of Congress, has been named the deputy librarian for Library Collections and Services, effective June 10. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: Local Teachers in National Program at Library June 10, 2019
    Local educators across the nation have been selected from a pool of more than 280 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress’ Summer Teacher Institute, part of the Teaching with Primary Sources program. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: Frances Lee Named Chair in Policymaking June 7, 2019
    The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress today announced the appointment of Frances Lee, Princeton University professor of politics and public affairs, as the inaugural chair in congressional policymaking at the Library. Click here for more information.
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Upcoming Events

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  • Upcoming Events: Library of Congress Announces 2019-2020 Concert Season August 8, 2019
      Clockwise: Midori (photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders), Asko | Schönberg, Chucho Valdés (photo by Carol Friedman) and Jörg Widmann.   The Library of Congress is launching a spectacular and richly diverse 2019-2020 season with a concert by jazz icon and master pianist Chucho Valdés on Oct. 12, 2019. Marking the 95th season of the “Concerts […]
  • New Series: National Book Festival Presents July 25, 2019
    The Library of Congress National Book Festival will expand to include a yearlong series of events – to be known as National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures beginning this fall, following the signature daylong festival on Aug. 31, the Library announced today. Neil Patrick Harris, an accomplished […]
  • Upcoming Events: "Anime for All" July 25-26 July 18, 2019
    The exclusive screening of the newly released GKIDS animated film “Okko’s Inn” will highlight the Library of Congress’ “Anime for All” series, which is being presented in conjunction with Otakon, Washington, D.C.’s annual convention celebrating Asian pop culture (anime, manga, music, movies, video games, etc.) and its fandom. Click here for more information. Request ADA […]
  • Upcoming Events: Tonight at the Library July 11, 2019
      The Library of Congress and the Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Arts D.C. project will co-host the “Summer Concerts on the Lawn” outdoor musical performance series. The performances take place Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from July 11 through Aug. 15 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol.  Tonight's performance […]
  • Upcoming Events: Programs, Community Day Related to Suffrage July 5, 2019
    Music and theatrical performances, an outdoor film screening, tours and gallery talks this summer will accompany the new exhibition “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote” at the Library of Congress, along with a full day of family activities during a Community Day on July 13 and a featured author at the National […]
  • Upcoming Events: Axelrod, Rove Discuss Political Leadership June 26, 2019
     On Tuesday, July 16, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, in conjunction with the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, invites the public to attend the 2019 Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture. The fifth and final event of the series will feature political strategists David Axelrod and Karl Rove, who will discuss leadership, […]
  • Upcoming Events: 2nd Annual Summer Concerts On the Lawn June 24, 2019
      The Library of Congress and the Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Arts D.C. project will co-host the “Summer Concerts on the Lawn” outdoor musical performance series. The performances take place Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from July 11 through Aug. 15 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The performances will […]
  • Upcoming Events: Happening Week of June 17 June 14, 2019
    Featured Events  Friday, June 217 p.m.Presented part of LGBTQ Pride Month.James Madison Building- West Dining Room  Stonewall 50 A panel discussion with Franklin Robinson Jr. (National Museum of American History), Lisa Warwick (DCPL), Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (Lesbian Herstory Archives), and Jake Newsome (U.S. Holocaust Museum). The panel will be moderated by Meg Metcalf, LGBTQ+ Studies librarian at the […]
  • Upcoming Events: Happening Week of June 10 June 7, 2019
    Featured Event  Thursday, June 136 p.m.Changemaker Conversation  Conversation with the Librarian: Women in Leadership Please join the John W. Kluge Center and the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for a Changemaker Conversation with the Librarian: "Women in Leadership, Featuring Drew Gilpin Faust." Drew Gilpin Faust is the 2018 recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize […]
  • Upcoming Events: 3rd Annual Outdoor Summer Film Festival on Capitol Hill June 6, 2019
      The Library of Congress will host the third annual “LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer. The six-film series — which showcases iconic films from the Library’s National Film Registry — will be presented on Thursday evenings at sundown from July 11 through Aug. 15 on the north lawn of the […]
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Library of Congress Magazine (LCM)

RSS Library of Congress Magazine – Recent Updates
  • Library of Congress Magazine: New Issue Features Suffrage July 8, 2019
    In the July/August issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, Library kicks off the run-up year to the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with a powerful new exhibition displaying the history of the struggle through photos, documents and the papers of the movement’s greatest figures. Click here for more information and to […]
  • Library of Congress Magazine: March-April: The Art of Song March 8, 2019
    In this issue celebrating our Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, we look at the creative process of songwriting. Plus: Native American voices restored, the story of a slave memoir written in Arabic, and more. Click here for more information.
  • Still Time for Last-Minute Giving December 31, 2018
    The Library’s resolution for 2019 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2018! Your gift supports FREE exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our […]
  • Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library December 26, 2018
    The Library’s resolution for 2019 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2018! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children to read more books and reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful […]
  • Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library November 27, 2018
    The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress depends on donations from people like you to produce exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services. Gifts bring the Library […]
  • Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning November 20, 2018
    This year is the second year the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 27, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Your gift supports FREE exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around […]
  • Library of Congress Magazine: A Library for Kids September 12, 2018
    The Library of Congress can be a library for kids. This back-to-school issue highlights resources for children and their teachers, kids' questions to librarians, great figures of history (as kids) and more. Click here to download the issue.
  • LCM: Baseball Nation June 29, 2018
    Library of Congress Magazine June 29, 2018 Subscribe Baseball Nation: July-August 2018 From sandlot to the major leagues, baseball remains a source of community in small towns and big cities alike. We devote our entire issue to the national pastime and our exhibition "Baseball Americana." Download the PDF of the complete issue. Visit the LCM […]
  • Library of Congress GDPR Notification May 25, 2018
    Attention subscriber to bulletin services from the Library of Congress: As you may be aware, on May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) came into force in all EU member states. The GDPR applies to “personal data,” meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or […]
  • LCM: Building Black History January 30, 2018
    Library of Congress Magazine January 30, 2018 Subscribe Buuilding Black History: Jan-Feb 2018 The cover story of the latest issue of Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) tells how the Library partnered with the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to bring a newly-found treasure of African-American history to light. Plus, stories […]
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