Hi Everyone -
I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the
Department of the Interior Library on Tuesday, August 17th from 2:00 to
4:00 pm for a training session entitled "Compiling a Federal Legislative
History: A Step-By-Step Example," part of our series of free training
sessions at the DOI Library.
In order to find the legislative intent of a bill or public law,
researchers need to compile reports, testimony, debate, and other materials
related to that piece of legislation to find keys as to what Congress hoped
to accomplish by passing this bill. The final compilation of all these
materials provides the researcher with a "legislative history" of the bill
or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what Congress
intended with this legislation.
Those interested in learning the process involved in compiling a federal
legislative history will find this program invaluable. A specific Public
Law will be the focus of a step-by-step piecing together of a legislative
history, using print resources such as the U.S. Statutes at Large,
Congressional Record, and U.S. Congressional Serial Set. Online sources of
federal legislative history information will also be highlighted. This
program will be conducted by DOI Law Librarian Maureen Booth and Reference
Librarian Shyamalika Ghoshal.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming. For more information about future DOI Library Training Sessions,
we encourage you to visit our Training Sessions website at
We hope to see you here on August 17th!
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