Constitution Day

Constitution DayConstitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

The library has free pocket Constitutions for students this week.
Resources for Constitution Day:

Constitution Day Display


Warren Commission Report

President Johnson receiving the Warren Report.

President Johnson receiving the Warren Report.

The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, commonly known as the Warren Commission, was created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy’s assassination. The Commission presented their findings in a report to President Johnson on September 24, 1964. The Commission also released 26 hearing volumes on November 23, 1964 comprised of testimonies from 550 witnesses and evidence.

Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Warren Commission Report)   PDF (81118 KB, 920 pp.)
ZIP file

Volume I PDF (33.3 MB, 524 pp.)
Volume II PDF (36.9 MB, 536 pp.)
Volume III PDF (31.3 MB, 532 pp.)
Volume IV PDF (32.5 MB, 492 pp.)
Volume V PDF (44.9 MB, 640 pp.)
Volume VI PDF (30.0 MB, 488 pp.)
Volume VII PDF (35.7 MB, 612 pp.)
Volume VIII PDF (31.4 MB, 488 pp.)
Volume IX PDF (31.3 MB, 490 pp.)
Volume X PDF (28.3 MB, 444 pp.)
Volume XI PDF (32.7 MB, 500 pp.)
Volume XII PDF (29.6 MB, 468 pp.)
Volume XIII PDF (32.0 MB, 524 pp.)
Volume XIV PDF (41.3 MB, 672 pp.)
Volume XV PDF (57.3 MB, 844 pp.)

Volumes XVI—XXVI
These volumes contain reproductions of exhibits received into evidence by the Commission. The exhibits received in connection with testimony before the Commission are printed first, arranged in numerical order from 1 to 1053.

Next are printed exhibits received in connection with depositions or affidavits, arranged alphabetically by name of witness, and then numerically— e.g., Adams Exhibits Nos. 1-, Baker Exhibits Nos. 1-22.

Finally are printed other materials relied upon by the Commission, consisting principally of investigative reports by law enforcement agencies, arranged in numerical order beginning with 1054. Each volume begins with a table of contents—a descriptive listing of the exhibits in the volume and the page or pages on which each exhibit is printed.

Volume XVI PDF (56.9 MB, 1024 pp.) Exhibits 1 to 391
Volume XVII PDF (47.4 MB, 936 pp.) Exhibits 329 to 884
Volume XVIII PDF (87.8 MB, 960 pp.) Exhibits 885 to 1053
Volume XIX PDF (44.4 MB, 800 pp.) Exhibits Allen to Fuqua
Volume XX PDF (48.1 MB, 828 pp.) Exhibits Gallagher to Oliver
Volume XXI PDF (48.4 MB, 816 pp.) Exhibits Paine to Yarborough
Volume XXII PDF (53.9 MB, 972 pp.) Exhibits 1054 to 1512
Volume XXIII PDF (54.5 MB, 984 pp.) Exhibits 1513 to 1975
Volume XXIV PDF (48.3 MB, 940 pp.) Exhibits 1976 to 2189
Volume XXV PDF (51.0 MB, 968 pp.) Exhibits 2190 to 2651
Volume XXVI PDF (52.4 MB, 980 pp.) Exhibits 2652 to 3154

Eleanor Roosevelt at WSC-River Falls

Are you watching The Roosevelts on PBS? Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt was the first speaker in the then-brand new Karges Center in 1960? The April 11, 1960, Student Voice announced:

New Athletic Building Will Be Scene of Speech by Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt, May 3, 1960 (from the UWRF Archives)

Eleanor Roosevelt, May 3, 1960 (from the UWRF Archives)

Eleanor Roosevelt will speak at Wisconsin State College at River Falls Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education building. The wife of Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and niece of Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, her appearance will be co-sponsored by the college and the River Falls chapter of the American Association of University Women. The title of her speech will be “Is America Facing World Leadership?”

Charge and Chill Lounge

We are all ready to go for the Fall semester!  Check out the new room we refurnished on the main floor of the library…the Charge and Chill lounge. Enjoy comfy seating while charging your mobile devices. We hope you like it!  lounge1lounge2lounge3

New Lost Item Replacement Fee!

All items that are marked as lost on or after Tuesday, September 2 will be charged a $100 Lost Item Replacement Fee. This is a change from the current $50 Lost Item Replacement Fee. The Lost Processing Fee will remain $10 and will be added to all Lost items. Also on Tuesday, September 2, items on the hold shelf awaiting patrons to pick up and check out will only be held for 7 days. This is change from our current time period of 10 days.

Librarian Liaison assignments updated

Librarian liaisons support teaching and learning at UWRF through personal interaction with faculty, staff, and students in their assigned departments. Librarians keep their constituencies up-to-date in regard to new resources and services, provide one-on-one consultations, offer to meet periodically with their departments, and facilitate library instructional sessions tailored to the specific needs of their departments. The librarian liaison program complements but does not replace our faculty library liaison program, in which a faculty member from each department is designated as his or her department’s liaison for collection development purposes.

Librarian liaisons for the 2014 academic year are:

Agricultural Economics—Tom Smisek
Agricultural Education—Kathie Otto
Agricultural Engineering Technology—Tom Smisek
Animal and Food Science—Tom Smisek
Plant and Earth Science—Michele McKnelly

Art—Tom Smisek
Biology—Christy Boyer
Chemistry—Michele McKnelly
English—Brad Gee
Geography and Mapping Sciences—Becca Peters
History and Philosophy—Kathie Otto
Journalism—Kathie Otto
Marketing Communications—Brad Gee
Mathematics—Maureen Olle-LaJoie
Modern Language—Brad Gee
Music—Becca Peters
Physics—Maureen Olle-Lajoie
Political Science—Michele McKnelly
Psychology—Brad Gee
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice—Christy Boyer
Communication Studies and Theatre Arts—Tom Smisek

Accounting and Finance—Becca Peters
Economics—Becca Peters
Computer Science and Information Systems—Maureen Olle-LaJoie
Management and Marketing—Brad Gee
Military Science (ROTC)—Christy Boyer

Communicative Disorders—Lisa Pillow
Counseling and School Psychology—Lisa Pillow
Health and Human Performance—Christy Boyer
Social Work—Lisa Pillow
Teacher Education—Lisa Pillow

Christy Boyer,, x3542
Brad Gee,, x3552
Michele McKnelly,, x4482
Maureen Olle-LaJoie,, x3799
Kathie Otto,, x3567
Becca Peters,, x3924
Lisa Pillow,, x3360
Tom Smisek,, x3312

New Database – ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey is a point-of-care resource for health care professionals designed to provide clinicians with answers quickly.  Includes 1000+ books, 500+ journals, practice guidelines, images and patient education handouts.

This resource will replace MDConsult in August 2014.