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April 11, 2005.
Kristy Moon, editor.


National Library Week 2005

Come celebrate National Library Week with us!

  • “Banned Books” Display

As you walk into the library, take a look at the glass display cases. You’ll see some of the books that have been legally banned (prohibited “as by official order”) at one time or another for political, religious, sexual, or social reasons. You may be surprised to learn that they include The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, The Bible, Ulysses, Leaves of Grass, Doctor Zhivago, Of Mice and Men, and A Wrinkle in Time.

  • Crossword Puzzle on “Law and Popular Culture”

Pick up the puzzle at the Circulation Desk and submit your answers by 6:00 PM on Friday, April 15. Correctly completed puzzles will be put in a drawing for one of two $10 gift certificates to the University Book Store. If no puzzles are completed correctly, puzzles that are completed at least half correctly will be entered into the drawing.

  • “Count Chocula” Candy Contest
Guess how many chocolate pieces are in the jar at the Circulation Desk. Pick up a submission forms at the Circulation Desk and return it by 6:00 PM on Friday, April 15 (one entry per person please). The winner gets the jar of chocolates.

A Day in the Life of the Law Library

--Cheryl Nyberg

During National Library Week, April 10-16, library staff will be taking pictures throughout the Gallagher Law Library. We will be capturing images of how you and other visitors use the Library’s resources, services, and facilities.

Several of the photos will be entered into the American Association of Law Libraries’ “Day in the Life of the Law Library” photo contest which is intended to document all aspects of work done by law librarians throughout the country. We may also use these photos on the Library’s web site from time to time.

Individual users will not be identified by name. If you object to having your picture taken, please let the photographer know and we will respect your request.

We hope that you will enjoy this and other National Library Week activities.

Book of the Week: Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road (8th ed. 2005) by Craig H. Allen

--Vicenç Feliú, Reference Intern

If I say the word “Titanic,” almost everyone will immediately get a picture in their mind of a huge luxurious ocean liner sinking into icy waters. But that was 1913 and nothing that catastrophic is ever likely to happen again, right? Wrong!

Today, our waters are more crowded than any other time in history. Almost ninety percent of all global trade is carried by sea. Because of the huge number of sea-going vessels, maritime case law reporters abound with collision cases. The risk of collision is very real and puts vessels, crew, passengers, and cargo in jeopardy. Furthermore, a rapid growth in passenger ferries and cruise ships exacerbate both the nature and the magnitude of the risk. These problems are particularly disturbing for us in the Pacific Northwest where our waterways are becoming as crowded as our freeways.

Back in 1941, Raymond Farwell, a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve and a professor of transportation at the University of Washington, published The Rules of the Nautical Road. The book became so well-known and respected among mariners, Captain Farwell’s name became permanently attached to the publication. Seven editions later, Professor Craig Allen of the University of Washington School of Law, himself a licensed master of sea-going vessels, has brought the publication full circle to its place of origin by authoring its latest edition.

Farwell’s Rules is a comprehensive work on the art of collision avoidance in the open sea and should be required reading for all sailors. The book, however, is more than just a navigational aid. It is an examination of the laws, rules, regulations, and customs that govern navigation and offers studies of actual collision cases with histories and annotations. It is a clear and well-crafted resource for anyone interested in the intricacies of maritime laws of navigation, and specifically collision avoidance.

The 8th edition is available at K4184.F37 2005 in Classified Stacks.