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Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is here and in full swing The University of Texas at Tyler Muntz Library! During this week, libraries, groups and other institutions remind us of our right to read. We should be aware that there are those which seek to infringe upon this right. Each year books in libraries are challenged and even sometimes banned because an individual or group feels that it is not in the best interest to circulate that book.

There are times when this may be acceptable, such as when it involves minors. It is the right of any parent or concerned citizen to be wary of anything that may harm a child. However, adults should be able to read whatever they seek to read and no person should be able to bar that right from them!

This is the reason for Banned Books Week! We hope you will enjoy it with us!

23 September 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 24 Sep

Constitution Day!

Today is Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.

The library is hosting a display created by the Daughters of the American Revolution on the 3rd floor.

Taken from:http://www.constitutionday.com/

16 September 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 17 Sep

New Art!

The library has new art! Come by and view it at your earliest convenience. The picture in this post is only a small portion of the work.

26 August 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 27 Aug

Transfer Your Historic Records to the University Archives!

The University Archives and Special Collections Department at the Robert R. Muntz Library collects and preserves historic materials that document the research, teaching, community and administrative functions of UT Tyler. - Terra Bianchi, University Archivist

Want to know more? Call 903-566-5849 or tbianchi@uttyler.edu

31 July 2014 (All day)

Speaking of July. . .

If you want interesting, this display has it! If you want informative, this display has it! If you want fun, this display has it! And the display is. . ."This Month in History"! The creators have included, facts, pictures, memorabilia, and information, all related to the month of July from a historical perspective. Come by and view this display before the month is over!

2 July 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 03 Jul

eBook Display

What's the most innovative book in libraries today? It's the eBook! The Library is hosting an eBook display. It includes information about eBook collections that we carry. And, it's interactive! If you get a chance, come over and try it out!

Want to know more about our eBooks? Click on the link below:

http://libguides.uttyler.edu/ebooks

2 July 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 03 Jul

The Library is Weeding!

This is a good thing. The term itself, gives indication of this. Just as a good gardener pulls weeds and debris which hinder the health and growth of plants, the Library does the same with books. We take away the old, and underused books, to make way for - not only new books, but new and improved resources and services!

Currently, the Library collection is overrun with many print books more than 40 years old. Therefore, we are evaluating all books which are over 10 years old and have not circulated in 10 years. We will then determine which of these books are no longer acceptable for the collection. When this project is finished, there will be more room for collaborative spaces, and users will be able to "see" what we have!

Our director and staff envision a progressive, innovative, functional, and inviting space for our patrons! So, please excuse our mess, in the ensuing months! We are improving our library for you!

The Library also has over 60,000 eBooks available! http://libguides.uttyler.edu/ebooks

Still have questions? Contact your library liaison or Jeanne Standley, Library Director.

24 June 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 25 Jun

Space Available

Do you have an idea, passion, special day, assignment, group, or subject matter you would like to promote? Great news! The Library has space available for you! You only need to contact our Outreach Specialist, April Borromeo at (903)566-5731 or call (903)566-7342 and we will help get you started on your special project!

19 June 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 20 Jun

Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.

The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Article taken from: Juneteenth.com http://juneteenth.com/history.htm

18 June 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 19 Jun

Trial Database: Psychological Experiments Online

The library has a trial of Psychological Experiments Online until July 31, 2014. It has been added to the Databases by Title page and under Psychology on the Databases by Subject page.

Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of primary-source documents.
Click on this link: http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pexp

Please give us your feedback on this database: http://uttyler.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bfR6bW4YD5ZUW8J

Information for this post was received from Margo Duncan, Systems Librarian for Muntz Library.

17 June 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 18 Jun

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