President Barack Obama

Today, January 20th 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as our 44th President. If you missed the swearing in, you can see it on YouTube: YouTube Preview Image

You can read the text of his inauguration speech online also.

His team is not wasting time. Check out the White House web site, for example. You can read the blog and sign up for emailed updates about major decisions.  Weekly videos are planned (for Saturday mornings). Under “About the White House” you can select “Presidents” and get to the official brief biography of President Obama.

The University Library has a couple of books by Obama if you’d like to get to know him a bit better: The audacity of hope: thoughts on reclaiming the American dream (2nd-floor Browsing Books E901.1.O23 A3 2006) and Dreams from my father: a story of race and inheritance (2nd-floor Browsing Books E185.97.O23 A3 2004).

Addendum:
You can read the text of Elizabeth Alexander’s reading at the Inauguration, or see the video at YouTube:
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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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2 Responses to President Barack Obama

  1. Andrea Musher says:

    I am glad that you posted this link to the text and video. Could you do the same for Elizabeth Alexander’s poem?
    Thank you,
    Andrea Musher

  2. Melanie says:

    Thanks for posting, it’s so inspiring!

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