Profile: Jennifer Davis

Library of Congress

Jennifer Davis is a Collection Specialist in the Law Library's Collection Services Division. This division is responsible for managing the Law Library's collection which includes collecting, maintaining, retrieving, and preserving 2.8 million volumes from over 240 jurisdictions. She began working for the Law Library in 2014. Prior to this position, she worked in Federal libraries as a blogger, a technical writer, a program analyst, a supervisor of a cataloging team, and a serials cataloger. Jennifer holds an MA in English from The College of William and Mary, and an MLIS from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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Francis Scott Key: The Lawyer-Poet

Both law and poetry require a fluid grasp of language and a critical need for precision and economy with words; possessing these skills can be the key to making one person successful in both endeavors. There are a few times in history when well-known poets started their professional lives in the law (John Donne, Archibald MacLeish), and there are a few instances when good lawyers have been poets on the side, such as Wallace Stevens and Francis Scott Key.

Category: History

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Tips for Improving Writing and De-Stressing at Your Desk

January is traditionally the time when a large number of people take stock of their activities from the previous year and vow to make changes in their lives. They work to quit old habits or adopt new ones. Recently two new books crossed my desk that relate to the law and self-reformation, and I wanted to highlight these volumes for those times when users are taking a break from their research.

Category: Business

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Miranda Rights and National Police Week

My dad had started his law enforcement career just a few years prior to the Supreme Court’s Miranda decision on June 13, 1966, so I asked him for his memories of it when I was studying the decision in school.
Betty mentioned that his stories would make a good blog post. And, as this is National Police Week, I am following up with her suggestion.

Category: Social Awareness

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