Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association

A chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.


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July Link Roundup

  A thoughtful email from Cindy Cicco to all WPLLA members:

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Lori Hagen for being appointed as Reference Librarian at the Allegheny County Law Library!  
  An equally thoughtful email from Lori Hagen describing changes to the Allegheny County Law Library’s website, including:
– a redesigned site available at http://www.acllib.org (now available on Google Chrome and Safari; kinks still being worked out for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge), and
– a job opening at the ACLL for full-time employment (please follow the link).  
So, Gutenberg Didn’t Actually Invent the Printing Press: On the Unsung Chinese and Korean History of Movable Type Acclaim for Margaret Leslie Davis’ recent book (The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book’s Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey) notwithstanding, M. Sophia Newman describes other printing innovations from Asia that were developed years before the Gutenberg press. A thoughtful piece on LitHub!  
  In an update provided to WPLLA from member Betty Ward, Vince Deliberato of the Legislative Reference Bureau secured funding so that the Purdon’s site will be up and running again by January. Great news!  
Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Beginner’s Guide beSpacific links to an Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer’s’ research guide, A comprehensive research guide on finding federal legislative history documents, including congressional committee reports and hearings, presidential signing statements, and the debates of Congress. Ms. Bavis is a Bibliographic and Research Instruction Librarian and Robert Brammer is a Senior Legal Information Specialist (both at the Law Library of Congress).  
  WPLLA member Ann Unger thoughtfully provided details regarding Christine Silver’s memorial service, to be held in Philadelphia on July 23rd. For those unable to attend, donations in her memory may be made to:
Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 (Note in Memory of Christine Silver on your check or electronic payment. FCCC Secure Online Donation)
or
Scleroderma Research Foundation, 220 Montgomery St, Suite 484, San Francisco, CA 94104 (Note in Memory of Christine Silver on your check or electronic payment. https://srfcure.org)  
The Essential Guide to Legislation This informative beSpacific post identifies how to track proposed legislation as it moves through Congress. Originally available on PoliticoPro, it even has a detailed resource guide available for download!