University of Wisconsin–Madison

Celebrate National Library Week


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is observed every April to promote the important contributions made by all types of libraries across the country. Take a quick break from your studies and join the staff of the UW Law Library as we celebrate NLW April 13-17. Here is a run-down of our planned events:

The book give-away starts on Monday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. when carts of “gently used” law books are rolled out into the fifth floor reading room. Browse the FREE selection of casebooks, study guides, and other legal titles too good to discard.

Ever wonder what our faculty are reading when they are not entrenched in teaching? Get some great book recommendations from them for your summer reading list. Their picks will be displayed on the digital sign near the circulation desk as well as on the Law Library’s website.

On Thursday, April 16 law librarian Kris Turner hosts our third annual NLW Trivia Contest. Match your trivia skills against fellow law students and staff in the Law School Atrium from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Bloomberg Law and Westlaw are generously providing the prizes, while Lexis will supply the pizza. And always a NLW favorite, bring in your favorite book and pose for your very own READ poster. Please stop by the circulation desk Monday, April 13 to Thursday, April 16 between 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the staff will gladly create a poster with you. 

The 2015 Faculty Read poster will be officially revealed on Friday, April 17th, but take a guess at this year’s featured model. A facsimile will be displayed near the Reference Desk and the winner will receive a Starbucks gift card. The Faculty Read Poster tradition has been in place since 2006 and a wonderful collection of these NLW portraits now enhance the walls of the Law Library.

Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on April 17, 2015

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