New Book Display: Inauguration 2009

By - Systems Librarian January 23rd, 2009

Sandra Chauvin – Circulation Librarian

In honor of the historic Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, the staff at Ohrstrom Library has assembled a display of related materials.

Please take a moment during the next week or two to learn about other Presidential inaugurations in such books as The inaugural addresses of twentieth-century American presidents edited by Halford Ryan (353.03 In1R) and Lincoln’s greatest speech: the second inaugural by Ronald C. White Jr. (Big. L638W5).   Listen to the actual voice of FDR give three of his inaugural addresses on the recording FDR: nothing to fear (CD Biog.  R6772).

Learn more about what experiences have shaped and inspired our new president by reading Obama’s  The audacity of hope: thoughts on reclaiming the American dream (973.931 Ob1A) as well as the DVD Senator Obama goes to Africa (DVD Biog. Ob1S).

Finally, enjoy some recordings of two of the featured performers at the inauguration: Aretha Franklin [The Best of Aretha Franklin (CD 785.42 F85)] and John Williams [John Williams greatest Hits, 1969-1999 (CD 782.85 W67).]  All of these items and many more are on display in the Baker Reading Room.

Image courtesy of Jetheriot under this Creative Commons license.

Spotlight On: Biography Resource Center

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 20th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Ohrstrom Blog is celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th President with the following database search tip:

Interested in comparing the legacies of past presidents?  Check out the reference articles available in Biography Resource Center, one of Ohrstrom Library’s online database resources.

Simply visit the Library’s website and select Biography Resource from the database menu:

Now, conduct a biographical facts search by clicking on the link:

Click on: Category Browse

Now choose: American Presidents

Select & Compare!