Muntz Library Features Book Display for Constitution Day 2009
The Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in observance of Constitution Day. Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. As part of the library's educational mission and to promote learning more about this important document that is the foundation of the United States, we are displaying some books and material that may be of interest. The display is located in the library's second floor next to the Circulation Desk. The following books and materials are inside the display case. Like other displays, books and A/V material on display is available to be checked out. If you look them up in the catalog, and they show as checked out, they are “checked out” to our display case. Just let us know at the reference desk, and we will be happy to open the case so you can take the book and read it. We really want people to read our books, which is why we display them. Note that A/V material is usually kept behind circulation. If you wish to check it out (after the display), jot down the call number and request it at circulation. Books, unless otherwise noted, are usually in the library's general collection in the third floor. DVDs:
U.S. Constitution and Quill Pen
- You Can't Say That: "Politically Correct" Free Speech. JC 591 .Y68 2004.
- Key Constitutional Concepts. KF 5130 .S9 K3.
- Our Constitution: A Conversation. KF 4550 .O87 2005.
- Peter Spier, We the People: The Constitution of the United States. 342.73 S755w (CML-Dewey).
- Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy, The Right to Privacy. KF 1262 .A97 1997.
- Jack N. Rakove, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. KF 4541 .R35 1997.
- Craig R. Smith, To Form a More Perfect Union. KF 4541 .S58 1993.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- Reporters Without Borders‘ Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents.
- From the Law Library of Congress, part of the Library of Congress, information about Constitution Day. This includes links to the various pieces of legislation that have led to the observance as we know it today.
- The National Constitution Center. Here is their page on Constitution Day. Their page for the observance has some good educational resources including a challenge: can you pass the citizenship test?
- Resources for observing Constitution Day, from the National Archives.