Thursday, July 21, 2022

2022 Constitution Day Poster Contest


Constitution Day Poster Contest

This message is being posted on behalf of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT), Government Information for Children (GIC) Committee.

K-12 students (including homeschoolers) are invited to celebrate Constitution Day (September 17, 2022) by designing a poster showing how they benefit from the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution Day Poster Contest is promoted by the GIC Committee of ALA’s GODORT. There are prizes for each grade, and each grade winner will receive a Constitution commemorative coin with the grand prize winner also receiving a $100 cash prize. Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2022.

  • Download the poster rules/deadlines.
  • Access the 2022 entry form.
  • View the GIC Committee’s Constitution Day LibGuide.

Friday, May 06, 2022

Presidential Proclamation 10000

 Have you ever wondered what are proclamations and where are they published? Are you curious about what is the 10,000th presidential proclamation and when was it issued by which U.S. President? Read this blog article written by Margaret Wood to find out.

President Signing Banking Bill / Harris & Ewing, photographer. [1933]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. //

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

NIST: Taking Measure Blog



Detecting Methane Gas Leaks and Other Pollutants Using Frequency Combs: A Q&A With Sammie Finalists

Measure Blog

IRS: Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship

IRS information and resources for small business

In celebration of National Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service is featuring information and resources to help small business owners, employers and self-employed individuals succeed: 

What is National Small Business Week 2022?

 A proclamation on National Small Business Week, 2022
Presidential action. The White House. April 29, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022

International Atomic Energy Agency: Nuclear Safety and Security in Ukraine

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

New: Obama Presidential Library preview 4/11 zoom

Obama Presidential Library preview 4/11 zoom

Thursday, April 07, 2022

New Kelley Center LibGuide: Discover Government Resources for Earth Month


URL to the new LibGuide:


Copyright Office Launches New Copyright Claims Board Website



Today, April 7, 2022, the U.S. Copyright Office launched, a website serving as a gateway to the first copyright small-claims tribunal in the United States, the Copyright Claims Board (CCB). The launch of is a major milestone toward the full opening of the CCB to creators and users of copyrighted materials later this spring.

The website is the new online home of the CCB and is focused on helping everyone understand the mission and the processes of the CCB. Once the CCB starts hearing claims later this spring, will become the primary location for information about filing and responding to claims, opting out of a proceeding, accessing the CCB’s Handbook, and contacting the CCB with questions.

The new website features clear, helpful information about the CCB, including what potential claimants and respondents need to know about CCB proceedings. The website will also host the CCB’s Designated Service Agent Directory, the list of libraries and archives that have preemptively opted out of CCB proceedings, and updates on the status of CCB-related rulemakings.

The CCB’s Designated Service Agent Directory is a public directory in which corporations, partnerships, and unincorporated business entities can designate an individual to receive service of the initial notices of all proceedings and claims asserted against them before the CCB. The directory is now accepting submissions and will be regularly updated. Please note that this directory is different from the existing section 512 designated agent directory under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The CCB’s Libraries and Archives page will feature a public list of the libraries and archives that have preemptively opted out of CCB proceedings. A form for libraries and archives to preemptively opt out is now available on, and the list of libraries and archives, when compiled, will be regularly updated. A library’s or archives’ opt-out election also covers those entities’ employees acting within the scope of their employment.

Please bookmark for future reference.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Over Two-Thirds of the Nation’s Counties Had Natural Decrease in 2021


Over Two-Thirds of the Nation’s Counties Had Natural Decrease in 2021

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COVID-19 pandemic's impact on births and deaths results in a record number of counties experiencing natural decrease

MARCH 24, 2022 — More than 73% (2,297) of U.S. counties experienced natural decrease in 2021, up from 45.5% in 2019 and 55.5% in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2021 estimates of population and components of change released today. Natural decrease occurs when there are more deaths than births in a population over a given time period.

In 2021, fewer births, an aging population and increased mortality – intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic – contributed to a rise in natural decrease. The statistics released today include population estimates and components of change for the nation’s 384 metropolitan statistical areas, 543 micropolitan statistical areas and 3,143 counties.  


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Friday, February 11, 2022

Lincoln and Logan – Pic of the Week


Lincoln and Logan – Pic of the Week
02/11/2022 09:36 AM EST
Since Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday is tomorrow we thought we might share some Lincoln-related resources, chief among them a document written in Lincoln’s hand that the Law Library recently acquired. The document is a complaint that Lincoln wrote when he was practicing law with Stephen Trigg Logan (1800-1880). Lincoln worked with Logan from 1841-1844, following his […]