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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for the Congress.gov Public Forum on September 2nd!

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for the Congress.gov Public Forum on September 2nd!

We hope you can join us for the Congress.gov Public Forum, which will be held online, on September 2nd at 1pm ET. We will provide an overview of the latest Congress.gov enhancements, but most importantly, we want to hear from you about how we can better serve your federal legislative information needs. 

Please register here.

You can also use the Congress.gov – Public Forum Feedback Form to submit your feedback today.

 

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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for the Congress.gov Public Forum on September 2nd!

Take the Library of Congress Survey

Take the Library of Congress Survey

Over the past year, like you, the Library of Congress has adjusted, recalibrated and learned. We want to continue to learn from you about what more we can do. As a friend of the Library of Congress, your feedback is critical to us as we look to the future. The Library of Congress is your library and we want to build plans based on YOU.

Please take a moment to complete the survey and share more about how you’ve engaged with the Library, what we can do better, and what more you want to see from us. No matter where you are in the country (or world!), or how you’ve connected with the Library before – we want your feedback.

Take the survey: https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162090351735&src=1

The survey will close in 10 days, so please take 10 minutes to complete it now. We look forward to sharing the insights we learn and, most importantly, using your feedback to chart the path forward.

Thanks for your time!

Carla Hayden
Librarian of Congress

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for the Upcoming Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations

Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for the Upcoming Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations

On June 10 at 11:00am, join Legal Reference Librarian Jason Zarin for an Orientation to Legal Research, this time focusing on Tracing Federal Regulations. 

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

Instructor Jason Zarin has a BA in economics from Tufts University, an MA in economics from UCLA, a JD from the University of Southern California, an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University, and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.

Register here.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for the Upcoming Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations

Law Library: News & Events: Join Us this Thursday for the Webinar – “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Law Library: News & Events: Join Us this Thursday for the Webinar – “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Join Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley on May 27th at 2pm, as she discusses central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and how they fit in the general monetary system. In particular, the webinar will discuss the definition of money, fiat currencies, digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, and their similarities and differences. Will CBDCs eventually replace cash? What effect will they have on cryptocurrencies? Specific examples from jurisdictions around the world and their progress with CBDCs, including the Bahamas, China, Sweden, the European Union, Great Britain, and the United States, will be highlighted.
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here to register.

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

NOTE: Please disregard any “event is over capacity” notice for this event if you receive one from Zoom.

 

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us this Thursday for the Webinar – “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for the Upcoming Webinar – “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for the Upcoming Webinar – “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Join Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley on May 27th at 2:00pm, as she discusses central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and how they fit in the general monetary system. In particular, the webinar will discuss the definition of money, fiat currencies, digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, and their similarities and differences. Will CBDCs eventually replace cash? What effect will they have on cryptocurrencies? Specific examples from jurisdictions around the world and their progress with CBDCs, including the Bahamas, China, Sweden, the European Union, Great Britain, and the United States, will be highlighted.
Click
here to register.

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

NOTE: Please disregard any “event is over capacity” notice for this event if you receive one from Zoom.

 

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for the Upcoming Webinar – “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Law Library: News & Events: We hope you can join us for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar on May 18th

Law Library: News & Events: We hope you can join us for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar on May 18th

On May 18th at 1pm EDT, the Law Library of Congress will provide an Orientation to Law Library Collections. This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would like an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite. Please register here: https://www.prekindle.com/event/98634-orientation-to-law-library-collections-webinar

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Law Library: News & Events: We hope you can join us for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar on May 18th

Law Library: News & Events: Join Our Newest Crowdsourcing Campaign: Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress

Law Library: News & Events: Join Our Newest Crowdsourcing Campaign: Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress

The Law Library of Congress is excited to announce the release of a collection of historical foreign, international, and comparative law reports. This collection of reports dates back to the 1940s, and many of them have never been seen by the public. In order to make these reports full-text searchable for researchers, we are recruiting volunteers to help transcribe them (and review transcriptions) in the Library’s By The People crowdsourcing platform.

Please take a moment to explore this unique collection: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/legal-reports/?loclr=eacdg

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Our Newest Crowdsourcing Campaign: Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for the Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes Webinar on May 13th

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for the Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes Webinar on May 13th

We hope you can join us for the Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes Webinar on May 13th at 11am EDT. This webinar provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
Please register here: https://www.prekindle.com/event/24482-orientation-to-legal-research-webinar-series-us-federal-statutes

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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for the Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes Webinar on May 13th

Law Library: News & Events: Join the Law Library of Congress to Celebrate Law Day this Thursday!

Law Library: News & Events: Join the Law Library of Congress to Celebrate Law Day this Thursday!

The Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association will present the Law Day 2021 program, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now: A Global Perspective,” this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET. This event will be presented as online program. Please click here to register. 

Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law and an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect liberty and promote justice. The theme of Law Day for this year is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” This year’s program will explore the rule of law from an international perspective; specifically, how the United States contributes to global understandings of the rule of law, including through funding of rule of law projects, championing rule of law principles in international entities and settings, and cultivating an image as a rule of law country both at home and abroad.

The panel will be moderated by Executive Director of the World Justice Project Elizabeth Andersen. She will be joined by Former Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia and Former Ambassador for Georgia to the United States Temuri Yakobashvili, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Ashley Quarcoo, and Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley. We hope you can join us.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join the Law Library of Congress to Celebrate Law Day this Thursday!

Law Library: News & Events: Please join us for an Orientation to Congress.gov Webinar on May 6th at 2pm EDT

Law Library: News & Events: Please join us for an Orientation to Congress.gov Webinar on May 6th at 2pm EDT

On May 6th at 2pm EDT, the Law Library of Congress will provide an Orientation to Congress.gov. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted. Please register here: https://www.prekindle.com/event/87592-congressgov-webinar

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Law Library: News & Events: Please join us for an Orientation to Congress.gov Webinar on May 6th at 2pm EDT