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It's a New England gift basket sitting on a giant pile of candy--it can only be Love Your Library Fest! HLS students, join us starting at 2 this afternoon for chances to eat this #candy and win one of four gift baskets full of New England treats!
See us #sprint! This week, staff from every part of the Library are contributing time to do some #qualitycontrol on our #NuremburgTrials project. For many of us, it's not only a nice change of pace from our usual work, but also a chance to contribute to the important work our #digitization crew is doing. #collaboration #libraryteam #behindthescenes
Our Circulation Desk is hardly ever closed during Library hours, but today was a rare special exception! Enjoy our fun eclipse closing sign (photo by Brian Sutton) and a photo of the eclipse (through eclipse glasses, of course, by Patty Sutton). We hope everyone had fun watching  #eclipse2017 too!
Happy #caturday! This feline friend is featured in a rare book about Roman priests published in Venice in 1539. It's possible that this cat was the resident print shop kitty! All the printers' devices used by the Sessa family- something of a printing dynasty- included cats. (HOLLIS 4309844) #bookprinting #bookprinters #printersdevice #catsofinstagram #hlslspecialcollections
Want to learn something quick as a flash? Our research librarian and instructional services coordinator AJ Blechner (on right, representing Ravenclaw) presented a #postersession at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting about @harvardlaw library's Lightning Lessons along with @chapmanu Fowler School of Law's Heather Joy (representing Hufflepuff) who pioneered a similar program. AJ talked about our great success snagging students for quick research instruction moments. Lightning will strike twice: watch for another round of #LightningLessons this fall! #aall17 #hlslontheroad #researchinstruction #legalresearch
Many of our staff are leading, learning, and connecting this week at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries in #Austin. This morning we were moved and inspired by plenary speaker Bryan Stevenson (@harvardlaw '85) who spoke about the importance of four things in creating a more just society: proximity, changing the narrative, having hope, and doing things that make us uncomfortable. We also appreciated his noting that once he found his passion and returned to HLS "you couldn't get me out of the law school library." We look forward to coming back recharged and ready to help you find material to propel your passion. Stay tuned for more #hlslontheroad photos! #aall17 #bryanstevenson #justmercybook
Here's a little red, white, and blue to kick off the Fourth of July weekend! 💥🎆 This image is of the cover of a rare treatise on Roman law that was found by our rare books cataloguer in the course of her work. (HOLLIS 4316922) Enjoy the holiday weekend and don't forget that the library will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, 7/3 and 7/4! #librariesofinstagram #rarebooks #hlslspecialcollections
Did you know the #hlslibrary has chess sets on the third floor? Check out a timer at the circulation desk and see a complete list of indoor and outdoor games at bit.ly/hlslgames! #chess #harvardlawschool #librariesofinstagram
Congratulations to all the students who are being recognized at today's #hls2017 Class Day! Historical & Special Collections staff swung by to pick up a few programs to add to our collection of HLS Commencement publications. Congrats to all! #harvardlaw #hlslspecialcollections
#Commencement isn't until next week, but the signs are starting to appear, especially in the form of these special new #banners commemorating the @harvardlaw #bicentennial! #hls200 #hlslibrary #langdellhall
Good morning from Bavaria! Jennifer, one of our librarians for international, foreign, and comparative, is on leave for the year teaching legal English and getting her LLM at the University of Würzburg. This weekend she took a long walk through neighboring Höchberg and shared this beautiful photo with us. We miss Jennifer, but we love keeping up with her adventures from afar! #blueskies #landscape #hochberg #bavaria #bayern #germany #deutschland
Ready for some beach reading? 🌊📚🌞 Maybe you should consider "Dicta," an HLS student publication of fiction, poetry, humor, and more! (HOLLIS 163392) Volumes one and two of the magazine are held by Historical & Special Collections and include work by John Jay Osborn, Jr., Muhammad Kenyatta, and many other students who attended HLS in the 1980s. #harvardlaw #hlslspecialcollections