Thursday, September 06, 2012

Interview With Legal Research Specialist at Law Library of Congress

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.

There are 80 posts in the series.

This week's interview is with Emily Carr, Senior Legal Research Specialist:
"How would you describe your job to other people?"

"My official job title now is Senior Legal Research Specialist, but my responsibilities include a variety of projects and activities. I administer our Law Library Ask a Librarian digital reference service. I curate our Guide to Law Online legal portal. I provide Congressional statutory coverage (2 U.S.C. § 138) during late sessions on three to four evenings a week. I am part of a team that provides coverage through special orders, filibusters, rain, sleet, or snow! I assist Andrew Weber as part of the Law Library social media team, providing updates through our social media outlets on Facebook and two (THOMASdotgov, LawLibCongress) Twitter accounts. Since February of this year, we tweet hearing notices. With three of my colleagues, I am part of a two-year Reading Room Management Training Program. I have worked on a variety of past projects, including: web design, web archiving, publications, and developing special collections bibliographies of topics in the news (impeachment, terrorism, and judicial nominations)."
The Law Library of Congress is the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over 2.65 million volumes spanning the ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction in the world.

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