Sunday, April 8, 2012

Alumni Authors @ Your Library

Today marks the kickoff of National Library Week, an annual celebration first sponsored by the American Library Association in 1958. Libraries across the country will sponsor special events and programs this week in order to promote the use of their resources and services, and the Goodson Law Library is no exception.

On Monday, April 9, the Goodson Law Library is proud to present a free lunchtime event in Room 3037 with alumni author Duncan Maysilles. The 1979 graduate of Duke Law School (and current litigator at King & Spalding in Atlanta), will discuss his recent book Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South’s Greatest Environmental Disasters. The book provides a fascinating historical account of the seminal air pollution case Georgia v. Tennessee Copper Co., which was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1907. The event begins at 12:15 p.m., and is co-sponsored by the student Environmental Law Society.

Maysilles’ book resides in our Alumni Authors collection, a section of works by Duke Law alumni which can be found in the Reading Room near the windows. Titles range from serious examinations of legal topics and casebooks to lighter fare like the novels Off the Menu and Dead Lawyers. Explore the Alumni Authors section in person, or discover the many great works by Duke Law authors in our online catalog, where they will be marked as “Alumni Authors” in the Location field. If you can’t find a publication by a particular alumnus, be sure to send us a tip in the Library Suggestion Box.