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  • Post date: July 8, 2009
    This post could also be labeled as "books that did not make it into the display case" for the "Celebrate American Independence" display we are currently presenting. If you have an interest in the politics of the early days after the United States gained its independence or just the period in general, then some of these may be of interest. The books, unless otherwise noted, are located in the library's third floor General Stacks. I have listed them in call number order.
    • Kenneth C. Davis, America's Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation....
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: July 2, 2009
    Signing of Declaration of Independence

    Signing of Declaration of Independence

    The Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a library display to "Celebrate American Independence." This coming Saturday is the 4th of July holiday commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We have chosen to create a month-long display of books about the Declaration of Independence, the...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: July 1, 2009
    Canada Flag

    Flag of Canada

    July 1st is the Canada's National Holiday, Canada Day. Formerly known as Dominion Day, this holiday celebrates the anniversary of the British North America Act, also known as the Constitution Act, enacted on July 1, 1867. The act is a major part of the Canadian Constitution, and at the time united Canada as a single country of four provinces....
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 30, 2009
    Flag of Honduras

    Flag of Honduras

    There has been a coup d'etat in Honduras. With some of the recent news of celebrity deaths, this political event may have gotten lost in the shuffle. However, if you wish to learn more, here are some sources:
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 29, 2009
    libertyandflagLGBTWelcome to another edition of Reference Book of the Week. We continue honoring LGBT Pride Month with another selection from our reference collection. This week we are featuring the three volume set Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. This excellent work covers more than 500 entries and looks at more than 400 years of historical developments. LGBT history and culture are dynamic. The scholarship in this reference book reflects how thinking on LGBT issues, nature, identities,...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 23, 2009
    Welcome to this week's edition of Reference Book of the Week at The Patriot Spot. June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Let me take a moment to remind readers to please visit our display in the library, which can be viewed throughout the month of June in the third floor. In honor of the observance, we are featuring a work of LGBT History. Our reference book this week is The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay and Lesbian Experience by Louis-Georges Tin. Professor Tin has...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 17, 2009
    libertyandflagLGBTI was fortunate that I had a good number of books on LGBT issues to place in our display cases on the third floor of the library. There were some books I was not able to put in the case, but that I think are important as well. The list includes a couple of books on the gay military experience among others. So, I am listing them in this post. All books are located in the library's General Collection stacks in the library...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 17, 2009
    Effective this Summer I semester, the Library will be migrating the remote, OFF CAMPUS login to our databases to the Patriot Account Login.  This is the same account that is utilized for the new Blackboard version 8, POPS, Patriot Air, Patriot Email (students), Patriot Webspace, the computers in the Campus Computing Center in BUS101, the Library,  the Communications Lab, the Technology Lab, the Nursing Lab, and the Engineering Labs. In addition to providing a uniform means of authentication across these numerous services, this change will allow the Library to more promptly provide access for our faculty, staff and students to our databases at the start of each semester. We...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 12, 2009
    President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. She would be the first Latina woman to the court should she be confirmed. There is a lot of interest in Judge Sotomayor, so I have rounded up a few sources that can help readers learn more about the judge.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 12, 2009
    There has been a lot of coverage in the news about the bankruptcies of major American automakers. One of the issues is auto dealers losing their franchise from GM or Chrysler as the two big auto companies attempt to restructure. The corporate websites do have some information on the companies' plans to restructure. Here are some additional pieces of information about the auto dealerships which may be of interest.
    • The official website of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). According to the website, NADA was "founded in 1917, represents more than 19,700 new car and truck dealers, both domestic and...
    Posted By: root

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