Category Archives: Did You Know?
September 17, 1787. 229 years ago tomorrow the drafters of the U.S. Constitution gathered to sign the document they created. Constitution Day was established by Congress in 2004 and since then, schools and universities in the U.S. have celebrated Constitution … Continue reading
In the 1930s S.R. Ranganathan formulated his five laws of library science: Books are for use. Every reader his / her book. Every book its reader. Save the time of the reader. The library is a growing organism. In 2004 … Continue reading
The Library of Congress celebrates its 215th birthday today. Though not the oldest library in the United States (this honor belongs to the Darby Free Library in Darby Pennsylvania which has operated continuously since 1743), the Library of Congress (LC) … Continue reading
In the last blog we learned that some of the most valuable documents in determining legislative intent are the committee hearing notes. The methods of accessing these hearing notes depend on the legislative year in question. Here is a breakdown … Continue reading
Former Jameson law librarian Cynthia Condit wrote an an excellent guide to using the online library catalog – I present it to you below. Thanks Cynthia for this week’s blog entry! The online catalog is your key to determining what … Continue reading