Jenkins Blog

The trade war between the US and China has escalated this month, with both the US and China introducing new tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods. Last week, the US announced that it would be raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. China then retaliated with increased tariffs on $...
Regina L. Smith, Executive Director of Jenkins Law Library for more than 36 years, officially retired last week. She imparted a little of her extensive knowledge to us at her retirement ceremony: All you need to know to be the director of a law library (in 22 seconds.) pic.twitter.com/PxDRUEgs0L...
Pennsylvania Judicial Discipline Handbook by Sarah A. Steers, J.D. and Joel Fishman, PH.D., M.L.S. (George T. Bisel Company, 2018) pulls together important information and case law on judicial discipline. It is a great resource for attorneys and judges, and specifically for those who serve as...
Wearing a “HELLBENDER DEFENDER” t-shirt, Governor Wolf signed Act 3 of 2019 (SB 9) into law on April 23rd, officially designating the Eastern hellbender as Pennsylvania’s state amphibian. While this fun fact might be useful to tuck away for trivia night or a game-show appearance, it’s also about “...
Researching Pennsylvania statutes can be confusing. Currently, Pennsylvania does not have one “official” publication that includes all current Pennsylvania laws. Instead, the current Pennsylvania statutes are split into two groupings: Consolidated and Unconsolidated. Because of this, multiple...
From May 1 - 7, the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association is celebrating Choose Privacy Week . Choose Privacy Week “promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in...
The PA Supreme Court has adopted a new rule , effective May 1, 2019 that allows parties to cite unpublished opinions in the intermediate appellate courts for persuasive authority. The provision to Rule 126 allows parties to rely on unpublished non-precedential memorandum decisions of the Superior...
ALA Preservation Week Logo
Every April, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), celebrates the work libraries do and the resources they provide to ensure the preservation of personal and shared collections. This year, ALA Preservation Week...
When the HeinOnline Blog featured an article on millennials and the workplace, we had a moment of realization at Jenkins: All three of our current Reference Librarians - Michelle, Tom, and Kristen - are considered millennials (at least by Merriam-Webster ’s standards, which defines a millennial as...
HeinOnline logo
HeinOnline's newest database, GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions , is now available to Jenkins members! The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is "an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress." At the request of congressional committees and subcommittees, or when...