Monthly Archives: September 2015

Films on Demand Links

For a lot of boring reasons the library had to remove and reload all of the records for Films on Demand from Search@UW.  Links created before 9/12/2015 will no longer work; new durable links need to be created.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience .  If you need assistance re-creating durable links please send an email to reference@uwrf.edu.  One of the librarians will work with you.  If you need express frustration about the timing of the reload email michele.mcknelly@uwrf.

Content comes and goes from Films on Demand,it is highly recommended that instructors check links at the beginning of each semester to ensure content availability.

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:

Changes in Newspapers

The current issues of the following newspapers are now located in the University Archives and Area Research Center: Amery Free Press, Baldwin Bulletin, Burnett County Sentinel, Central St Croix News, Hudson Star-Observer, News (New Richmond), Oceola Sun, Pierce County Herald, Prescott Journal, River Falls Journal

All of these titles plus nearly 200 other Wisconsin based newspapers are available via the Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research database.  Coverage is from April 2005 with a two month embargo period. Each edition is covered cover to cover in a searchable PDF

Twitter Pre-Party for #NatBookFest15 TODAY

The National Book Festival is two days away (Sat. Sept. 5) but you can join in the fun at the Library of Congress’ Twitter Pre-Party from 1-2 pm TODAY!  Come talk about your favorite authors and books.  Follow @LibraryCongress and use the hastag to join the party.

NationalBookFestival2015

The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, and feature more than 170 authors, poets, illustrators and special presenters. To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson’s quote, “I Cannot Live Without Books.”  [LOVE that quote!]

To download the National Book Festival App, visit the Library of Congress Apps page at loc.gov/apps/.