Posts by Kristen Matteucci

Jenkins is pleased to announce that we have added 13 new eBooks on several topics - such as causes of action, insurance, and eDiscovery - to our collection. Each title offers a practical, one-volume summary of a subject as it relates to either Pennsylvania or New Jersey. The eBooks, from American...
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In recognition of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings (see NPR , KYW Newsradio , and this TIME article about Stonewall archival material for various news coverage), we are highlighting select resources that are centered on the LGBTQ community and the law, including those...
HeinOnline recently released a new beta feature called Venn Diagrams to help visualize the relationship between various terms used in a keyword search. Many of us likely remember Venn Diagrams from math class, or perhaps when learning about Boolean searching in legal databases. Mary Whisner,...
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The influential American Law Institute (ALI) recently held its 96th Annual Meeting in Washington DC on May 19 - 22, at which topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Policing, The Law of American Indians, and Data Privacy were discussed. ALI members voted to approve drafts of the Restatements of Law...
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 “...
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...
You may have seen Jenkins’ invitation to join us for our Grand (re-)Opening at our new location during National Library Week. So what is National Library Week all about, anyway? According to its sponsor, the American Library Association (ALA), “National Library Week is an annual celebration...
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting select resources that underscore the role of women in American history, including items in Jenkins’s collection that highlight women and the law. Womenshistorymonth.gov offers a trove of online collections that amplify women’s voices and...
If you’ve been seeing PACER in the news a lot lately (see this NYT Editorial , ABA Journal article , or The New Republic article for starters) and you’re wondering what all the buzz is about, read on for a summary of current events surrounding the federal courts’ electronic docketing system,...
Last fall, Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, announced that the library had begun to provide Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public for the first time in history. Authored by experts, CRS reports provide policy and legal analysis, offering multiple perspectives on...