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Law Library News for November 26, 2001

Ann Hemmens, editor

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Extended Hours During Exams

On Friday Dec. 14th and Saturday Dec. 15th, the Library will stay open until 11pm. So if you need a quiet place to study or access to a computer in the Computer Lab - stop by the Library on Friday or Saturday night.

Lost & Found

Have you lost a coat? umbrella? sunglasses? comic books? We have all of these items (and more!) in the Library's Lost & Found. If you have lost anything in Condon Hall, please check the Lost & Found at the Circulation Desk soon. Unclaimed items will be taken to the HUB (Husky Union Building � located in the center of campus) soon.

Access Services

by Larisa Bosma

Looking for material to satisfy your legal research needs? Members of the Lbrary's collection development team do their best to make sure our holdings (over 500,000 items) satisfy our primary patrons - you, the faculty and students of the Law School. If you search the online catalog, MARIAN and find that the Law Library doesn't have a resource you need, try searching Cascade.

When you search the Cascade catalog, you're accessing the library holdings of the six major degree-granting institutions in Washington (Central, Eastern, Evergreen, UW, Washington State, and Western, along with the Law Library's catalog). If you find the materials you want in the Cascade catalog, you can request the book online, and it will be sent to the circulation desk at the Law Library - usually in under a week.

If you still haven't found the item you want after consulting the Cascade catalog, contact our Resource Sharing team, part of the circulation department. You can fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form online. We'll do our best to get you what you need!

You'll find the newest member of the Circulation Department, Roberta Williams, staffing the circulation desk on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Please join us in welcoming her!

Book of the Week: Conduct Unbecoming

by Mary Whisner

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military: Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, by Randy Shilts (St. Martin�s Press, 1993). UB418.G38 S55 1993 at Classified Stacks

With a lively, journalistic style, Shilts presents the history of gays and lesbians in the United State military. (Despite the subtitle, there is a little coverage of the period before the Vietnam War, with a short chapter on 1776-1954.) There are hundreds of stories here, giving a human face to a controversial policy issue.

By the way, a couple of significant cases have arisen in Washington. The book briefly discusses Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, whose case was still pending when the book appeared (see Cammermeyer v. Perry, 97 F.3d 1235 (9th Cir. 1996)), and extensive reporting about Sgt. Perry Watkins (see Watkins v. United States Army, 875 F.2d 699 (9th Cir. 1989)).

Also of interest:

  • Don�t: A Reader�s Guide to the Military�s Anti-Gay Policy, by Janet E. Halley (Duke University Press, 1999). UB418.G38H35 1999 at Classified Stacks
  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue Database, a project of the Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford Law School,

For additional descriptions of selected books see the Book of the Week Archive.