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Finals Hours at Muntz Library

Please be advised of the following Hours during Finals:
Saturday                    9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday                       1:00pm - 2:00am*
Monday - Thursday   7:30am - 2:00am*
Friday                         7:30am - 5:00pm

*Only UT Tyler students, faculty, and staff are allowed in the Library after 12am.

28 April 2016 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 29 Apr

National Women’s History Month 2016

Women are prevalent throughout history. Mentioned or unmentioned, they are there. They are engineers, soldiers, writers, waitresses, artists, musicians, ministers, housekeepers; teachers, sales clerks, doctors, police officers, lawyers, managers, librarians, fire fighters, professors, chefs, and homemakers. It is only right that women should be acknowledged and remembered when they achieve excellence. This is what Women's History Month is about. It is a time when we pause to reflect on women who have gone above and beyond - no matter what their profession is.

This year The National Women's History Project had chosen to focus on: "Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”.

Muntz Library will host events in honor of this very special month. More details on these events is forthcoming

Want to know more? Go to The National Women's History Project

7 March 2016 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 08 Mar

February is Black History Month

When revolutions rocked Europe in 1848, Frederick Douglass responded almost immediately by framing these movements across the Atlantic in global terms. As the rebellions against monarchy spread from Paris to Prague, Douglass reprinted poems by Alphonse de Lamartine in his abolitionist newspaper, the North Star; wrote essays in which he tied class strife in the Old World to the contest over slavery in the New; and delivered lectures in which he heralded this upheaval as part of an international uprising against tyrants.“France,” he declared, “is not alone”; it is “in direct communication with all the great cities” from London to Washington and Rome, “and the influence of her example is everywhere powerful.”

Taken from a Library owned database:
"Academic Search Premier"
Author: Cody Marrs
Source: American Literature. Sep2013, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p447-473. 27p. .

Want to know more? Refer to the African American History LibGuide

31 January 2016 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 01 Feb

Library Open House

The Library will host an Open House, Thursday, October 8th from 4-6pm. The event will take place on the 3rd floor of the library. There will be refreshments and giveaways for the first attendees to the event. Also, library Facebook followers will have a chance to win Muntz t-shirts .

We hope to see you there!

4 October 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 05 Oct

Banned Books Week

Robert R. Muntz Library will host and/or support the following events in observation of Banned Books Week:

Tuesday, September 29th - A Debate on Censorship (in collaboration with UT Tyler's award winning Debate Team)

Wednesday, September 30th - Barnes and Noble at UT Tyler will host a "Read In"

Thursday, October 1st - The Library will be a virtual host site for "The Robert Cormier: Censorship and Intolerance Symposium" at Fitchburg State University

More Questions? Please call Alma Ravenell at 7314

28 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 29 Sep

What week is this?

...It's Banned Books Week! And we are celebrating at Muntz Library!

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 311 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2014, and many more go unreported.

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28 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 29 Sep

Celebrating Our Constitution

Constitution Week is this September 17-23. Constitution Day is September 17th. It is actually mandated that any institution receiving federal aid, must recognize this day. As Americans, we should recognize this day because we have love for our Country and that which it stands for.

The Tyler chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have set up an impressive display in the Muntz Library to honor this day and week. Below is an excerpt from the DAR website:

The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:
• Emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
• Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
• Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

13 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 14 Sep

International Literacy Day

Today is International Literacy Day! The Library is recognizing the day with a display featuring: The Top 10 Most Read Books in the World! Come by and see what they are! We even have several available in our library!

Want to know more? Click on this link:

7 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 08 Sep

Vote for Your Favorite Librarian

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

Each year 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Nominations for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award are open through September 28.

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23 August 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 24 Aug


President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which was delivered on January 1, 1863 had little to no impact on slavery existing in most southern states - particularly Texas. It was not until June 19, 1865 that slaves in Texas realized their freedom. This day has come to be known as Juneteenth.

Want to know more? Come to the library and view the display on the 3rd floor.

14 June 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 15 Jun


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