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Monday, April 14, 2008

National Library Week....

Get your party on! It's National Library Week and a good time to reflect on this unique institution, celebrate its contributions to society, appreciate the vital importance of free and open access to information in a democracy, and be grateful for the expertise and public service of library workers everywhere. And we have presents!
The Library of Congress experience... enjoy the virtual companion to this exhibit about the nation's library and its many treasures, including the $5.00 confederate bill from Lincoln's pocket on the night he was assasinated and a chance to page through the Gutenberg Bible. (I wish I could watch this on campus without all of the buffering and downloading.)

Greenwood Publishing offers the following gifts for National Library Week: Latino American Experience, African American Experience, Praeger Security International Online, Daily Life through History, Daily Life America, World Folklore and Folklife, The Reader's Advisor Online, Greenwood Digital Collection and a daily raffle for $500 worth of free books!

Gale is providing free access to these databases for National Library Week: Academic OneFile, Biography Resource Center, British Library Newspapers, Gale Directory Library, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General OneFile, Health & Wellness Resource Center, History Resource Center: U.S., History Resource Center: World, Literature Criticism Online, LitFinder, Literature Resource Center, Nursing Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking, Popular Magazines, PowerSearch, Science Resource Center, Small Business Resource Center, Sources in U.S. History Online: The American Revolution, Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War, and Sources in U.S. History Online: Slavery in America. (We already subscribe to a lot of these.) Also... they are opening up a new database called Books & Authors and you can compose a song or something and win $5000.

Ain't no party like a library party. Party Girl, pictured above, is an awesome Parker Posey movie about a young woman finding her true vocation. Check out a video preview below...


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