Author Archives: Research Librarians

Edicts from Apartheid

We’ve blogged once or twice before about the books in our Library of International Relations (LIR) collection, built over several decades by Eloise ReQua, a Chicagoan who believed that books could foster better understanding among cultures. One volume that recently … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Documents, Part Two: Worst Quotes From the Financial Crisis

In the second installment in our foray into amusing and amazing government documents, let’s look at two of the more jaw-dropping quotes from the months surrounding the financial crisis. The first is detailed in a series of 2010 hearings held … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Documents, Part One: The Colbert Edition

Researching government documents doesn’t always have to be a dry, dull exercise – this three-part series should prove that point. We’ll start with the sublime, then work our way through some of the ridiculous. Let’s begin with two contributions from … Continue reading

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Where to Turn During Shutdown.gov

The shutdown of the federal government has confounded researchers looking for government information online. That confusion is understandable while some federal government websites are down, some are up but not being updated, and a few are operating normally. This helpful … Continue reading

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Washington’s Papers Slept Here

In April, I wrote about the Library of International Relations (LIR), which has been a valuable part of the Law Library’s collection since 1983. Today, let’s take a closer look at one of the gems of the LIR. In the … Continue reading

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The Secret Library

Have you ever wondered what this sign is all about? The Library of International Relations (LIR) at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the legacy of LIR founder Eloise ReQua, who created the LIR to help promote international understanding of … Continue reading

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Librarians in the Classroom – Teaching problem-solving research skills to law students

Research librarians at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law played key roles in an intensive, seven-day intersession course in January designed to simulate real-life, collaborative work at a busy law firm. Continue reading

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