Library Newsletter - November 11, 2020
- Veterans Day as we know it was originally designated by President Wilson as Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the signing of the 1918 agreement that led to the cease-fire between opposing forces in World War I. At that time, World War I was considered the war to end all wars. This, however, was not the case; World War II broke out in 1939 and the US officially entered the war in 1941. World War II required the largest mobilization of troops in modern history. Recognizing the efforts and sacrifices, the US Congress passed legislation in 1954 to recognize November 11th officially as Veterans Day to honor Americans that served in all wars, not just limited to World War I.
- This year’s National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday, November 18. You can browse the short list and the long list of the finalists in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature at the National Book Award website.
- Get the most out of your reference appointment: The reference librarians at MacPhaidin Library are eager to help you navigate the research process and find the right sources for your assignment. Have a research appointment coming up? Keep reading to learn a few things you can do to make process run smoothly and get the most out of your appointment.