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National Library Week at University of Arizona Libraries

Dates: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

Location:   Main Library


To celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18), the University of Arizona Libraries are highlighting the ways they connect students, faculty and staff to the world through a new international resources web page
http://www.library.arizona.edu/nlw. The page features extensive, far-reaching global resources available through the UA Libraries. Need a copy of Albert Einstein’s dissertation? An early African-American newspaper? The UA Libraries provide these resources and more through its membership in the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a consortium of North American universities, colleges and independent research libraries, which specializes in publications and archives from developing nations. The UA Libraries give students, faculty and staff access to the CRL’s diverse materials which include four million newspapers, journals, 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), and the more than 100,000-page archive of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge security force.

In addition to the international resources web page, the libraries will also observe National Library Week in several other ways:


RefWorks Workshops: Join UA librarians to learn how to maximize the power of RefWorks, an online bibliographic management tool that allows you to create, store and manage your own database of citations and effortlessly create flawless bibliographies. Two workshops in the Main Library Information Commons Classroom, 112A will be Tuesday, April 14, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Retrospective Exhibit:  An exhibit, The Evolution of the University Libraries, is on display in the lobby of the Science and Engineering Library for the week. The exhibit traces the library’s history from its birth as one room in Old Main to its current multiple-location incarnation complete with a collection of 5,266,051 print titles, 645,463 electronic book titles and 54,464 electronic journal titles.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an observance of librarians and library services sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) at libraries across the country each April.