For the last fifteen years, the University of Wisconsin Law Library has encouraged research and learning through our National Library Week celebration. Over the years, we’ve organized numerous events, including trivia and research contests, displays, book giveaways, and reading recommendations. But the most popular and long lived of all our National Library Week events has been our “celebrity” READ posters featuring UW Law School faculty and staff.
Since we unveiled our first READ poster in 2006, over twenty Law School faculty and staff have been featured, each holding a book that has sparked their interest or that has had an influence in their lives. Book subjects have varied broadly, ranging from contract law to Muslim jurisprudence, from science fiction to shoes, and from mathematical proofs to metaphysical motorcycle journeys.
In commemoration of our ten years of UW Law School faculty and staff READ posters, we’ve put together a photo book featuring all seventeen posters. See Deputy Director, Bonnie Shucha if you’d like to view or order a copy.
All of our “celebrity” posters are permanently on display throughout the UW Law Library. You can also see them in our Pinterest READ Posters collection.