Category Archives: information

Continuing Addition of New Features to Congress.gov Based on User Feedback

Please see:

New Features Added to Congress.gov Based On Your Feedback

From the above blog post, note in particular the intent of the Law Librarians of Congress:

“Since the unveiling of Congress.gov in September of 2012, we have been constantly adding new features with each release, and many of the features in this release are based directly on your feedback.

Accessibility
We want to make Congress.gov more accessible…. [Emphasis added]”

Cross-posted at Legal Research Plus.

Some Rather Differing Takes — in Two Recent Law Library Journal Articles — on the Future of [Academic] Law Libraries…

Legal Education in Crisis, and Why Law Libraries Are Doomed vs. Like Mark Twain: The Death of Academic Law Libraries Is an Exaggeration

American Library Association (ALA) Report: The State of America’s Libraries 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) has issued the report:

The State of America’s Libraries 2015

For the associated press release, “New State of America’s Libraries Report finds shift in role of U.S. libraries,” please see here.

From the press release:

[A]cademic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society. No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as anchors, centers for academic life and research and cherished spaces.

Cross-posted on Legal Research Plus.