Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information Day, celebrated annually on March 16, promotes public access to government information and the public’s right to know.  Held during Sunshine Week, the day also celebrates the birth of our fourth President, James Madison (1751-1836).  Madison is...
Did You Know Batgirl Was a Librarian?

Did You Know Batgirl Was a Librarian?

The “Superheroes and the Law” display at the Jacob Burns Law Library answers that question as it explores the relationship between comic books and the legal profession. The display features six famous Superheroes and Villains who were all attorneys. Read...
Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2019: February 25 – March 1

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2019: February 25 – March 1

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week, coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (of which GW is a member), is “an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.” Fair use and fair...
Realia Collection at the Jacob Burns Law Library

Realia Collection at the Jacob Burns Law Library

Why Does the GW Law Library Collect Realia? Physical objects offer an unexpected and memorable dimension to the narrative of GW Law’s history and culture, and to themes and authors represented in the Law Library’s collections.  They bring to life aspects of an event,...
The Laws of Misfit Toys

The Laws of Misfit Toys

December is a time for magic, especially for the children among us. While they may wish for toys to come to life like Clara’s did in The Nutcracker, we sometimes find that toys take on a not-so-pleasant life of their own. Our latest display, The Laws of Misfit Toys,...

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