Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Ebrary can now be used off campus.

Monday, September 22, 2008

You are Invited!

You are invited to a ULM Library program, "Celebrating 60 Years of Documents," and a reception, Thursday, Sept. 25th:

Program 1:00-3:30, ULIB Conference Center, 7th Floor:

Ms. Charlene Cain, LSU Law Library,
“The Cornerstone of Democratic Values: The Librarian's Role in Access to Government Information”

Ms. Lori Smith, Southeastern Louisiana University,
“Government Sources 101: An Introduction to Online Government Publications and Web Sites”

Reception 4:00-5:30, ULIB Special Collections, 5th Floor:
• Cake and punch
• Constitution Day Essay Contest Awards

Please join us!

Monday, September 15, 2008

September 17th is Constitution Day

What is "Constitution Day"?

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention. We commemorate the birthday of our country's most important document, and the courage of the founders, every year on the anniversary of the signing. As expressed by the National Constitution Center, "Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans." (

At ULM University Library we are marking Constitution Day 2008 with a special web page (, displays on the first floor of the University Library (including copies of the Constitution that you may check out), and an essay contest. (Contest winners will be recongnized at the reception in the University Library on September 25th.)

The theme of this first annual Constitution Day essay contest, open to all students at ULM, is "The Freedom to Express Yourself." For essay requirements, contact Dr. Joshua Stockley,, in the political science department. Essays are to be turned at the University Library reference desk no later than 9 p.m. on Monday, September 22nd.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Come Celebrate With Us!

On behalf of Dean Smith and the University Library, you are invited to attend an upcoming program, "Celebrating 60 Years of Documents."

The University Library is celebrating its 60th year as a proud member of the Louisiana State Documents Depository Program, and 45 years as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program. In commemoration of these two milestones, the Library is hosting an afternoon of activities on Thursday, September 25th. We would be honored to have you as our guest.

Events begin at 1:00 p.m. in the University Conference Center, on the 7th floor of the University Library building. The program will commence with two expert speakers: Ms. Charlene Cain, Head of Access Services, LSU Law Library, an expert on intellectual freedom, will share her expertise on “The Cornerstone of Democratic Values: the Librarian’s Role in Access to Government Information.” Next, Ms. Lori Smith, Government Documents Department Head, Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University, will showcase federal and Louisiana resources in “Government Sources 101: An Introduction to Online Government Publications and Web Sites.”

These excellent presenters will be followed by a reception at 4:00 p.m. — complete with dignitaries and, of course, a special cake — in Special Collections, on the 5th floor of the Library. There will be displays throughout the Library to be viewed at your leisure; Library tours will be available upon request.

For more information, please contact Dr. Karen Cook, Government Documents Librarian, at, or call the Government Documents Office, 318.342.1066.

We hope to see you at the Library!