National Library Week: April 14-18, 2014


National Library Week has been observed in the United States since 1958 as a way to promote the contributions of all types of libraries -- academic, public, school and special.  Please join us as the UW Law Library celebrates National Library Week with a series of fun events.

Our Book Give-Away starts on Monday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. when carts of 'gently used' law books are rolled out into the 5th floor reading room.  Browse the FREE selection of casebooks, study guides, and other legal titles too good to discard.

We are excited to sponsor a new National Law Library Week activity this year: write a note to an incoming 1L.  Is there something you wished you knew before starting Law School? It can be as simple as "get some sleep" or sharing the best place on campus to study.  During NLW there will be special stationery in the Law Library's Copy Center where you can jot down some thoughtful advice. The Law Library will post your notes during fall orientation to greet incoming students. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to stop by and compose notes for the class of 2017.

On Wednesday, April 16 the Law Library hosts the second annual NLW Trivia Contest.  Recruit a team of up to six players and head to the Law School Atrium from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. to match your trivia skills against fellow law students, faculty and staff.  Kris Turner, law librarian by day / trivia emcee by night, has compiled 15 categories of challenging, non-legal questions. Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law generously donated prizes for the winning teams. And as an added incentive to participate, Lexis is providing pizza and soda during the contest.

Have you always yearned to be one of those celebrities on a READ poster? Visit the Law Library Circulation Desk on Weds. April 16 or Thurs. April 17 and bring along your favorite book. Our staff will create a READ poster with you.  Nothing says "Happy National Library Week" like your very own READ poster.

For the NLW finale, we will reveal the Library's 2014 Faculty READ poster.  These posters have been commissioned since 2006 and now grace the library walls commemorating past NLW celebrations. This year's Faculty READ poster will be on display near the Library entrance by the end of the week.

Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on April 9, 2014

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