Archive for September, 2006
The University of Montana has a long tradition of school spirit, and one important symbol of that spirit over the years has been the UM mascot – always a bear, but not always that fur-costumed ball of energy we know today as Monte. An exhibit tracing the evolution of UM’s mascot is on display in [...]
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is now available on all Mansfield Library public computers on the main floor. If you have questions, please inquire a the Information Center Reference Desk. We Can Help.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield library subscribes to Value Line, which is available on a dedicated computer inside the library. Please ask at the reference desk and we’ll guide you to the Value Line computer. Value Line is an independent service that collects data and analyzes performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 13,000 mutual funds, 80,000 [...]
Constitution Day is September 17th. The holiday commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The National Archives offers resources for Constitution Day, including a digitized copy of the Constitution and lesson plans for teachers. The Department of Education provides background information on the holiday and teaching resources via the Federal [...]
Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association (ALA), the [...]
This coming Monday, the 11th, Stephen M. Walt of Harvard University will present the first Presidential lecture of the academic year. Entitled “What Went Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy,” the lecture will be held in the University Theatre at 8 pm. Professor Walt is facing controversy over a recent essay he and John J. Mearsheimer [...]
Issue of the Month: September 2006 Issues in Leadership in Times of Transition – Bonnie Allen, Dean of Libraries (email@example.com) Libraries everywhere are in transition, but to what? Are libraries ultimately to be virtual collections of digitized books and articles that have been contextualized by content specialists, formerly known as librarians? Is librarianship to be [...]