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Celebrating National Library Week

National Library Week is this week: April 12-18. At Muntz Library we have several events planned. Events include:

Poetry Contest. - March 27 - April 17
Poetry Slam - April 16 on the 2nd floor of the library in the living room, Starts at 4:30 pm
Swap, Swipe, Share - Participants may trade a book, take a book or donate a book to the table. Also a mobile version will be on the campus.

We hope that you will be able to participate and/or come by during this week.

12 April 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 13 Apr

It's Saint Patrick's Day!

Today is Saint Patrick's Day! Want to read a scholarly article on the subject? Try the library databases! One recommended article comes from Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism journal which is found in the Academic Search Premier Database. The title of the article is: "Whose Day Is It Anyway? St. Patrick's Day as a Contested Performance of National and Diasporic Irishness" written by Marc Scully. Below is a short synopsis:

"One of the more intriguing aspects of St. Patrick's Day celebrations as a nationalised ritual of a performed Irishness, both within and outside Ireland, is the extent to which it represents a dialogue between territorialised and diasporic expressions of Irish identity, and claims of belonging to Irishness. St. Patrick's Day celebrations in English cities are a particularly intriguing example of this contestation, due to the proximity of the two countries and the historical structural and cultural constraints on the public performance of Irish identity in England, as well as their more recent reinvention within celebratory multiculturalism. This article examines how debates around the authenticity of St. Patrick's Day parades in English cities are employed in the identity work of individual Irish people. In doing so, it provides insight on the tensions between Irishness as transnational, diasporic, and ethnic, as experienced in England."

Featured picture taken from: Walt Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"

16 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 17 Mar

Women's History Month

To celebrate Women's History Month, a display entitled, “American Women in World War I” is being featured in the library. The display highlights women's contributions and support efforts during World War I. This is quite appropriate, since our nation is now commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. The display guides the viewer through many ways that women assisted during that time. Half of the presentation is devoted to revealing how women in Tyler gave aid during the war. An added item of interest is a little known fact that black women raised $125 million for the purchase of comfort kits for the “colored troops”.

10 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 Mar

Ancient Literature Display

From Gilgamesh to Indian Sanskrit, ancient literature is well worth surveying again and again. This exhibit is composed of a wide array of literature from the period to peruse and for check out! This display was developed after a request from a UT Tyler student.

10 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 Mar

Focusing on the East

As requested by one of our students, “Mindfulness and Eastern Spirituality” is now a featured display at Muntz Library. The exhibit is made up of books focusing on the wisdom and spirituality of those from the East. The East is considered the world’s foremost culture when it comes to wisdom and philosophy.

10 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 Mar

Quotes on Black History Month...

"If the only time you think of me as a scientist is during Black History Month, then I must not be doing my job as a scientist."

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysicist, Cosmologist, Author, and Science Communicator

18 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 19 Feb

Quotes on Black History Month...

"You're going to relegate my history to a month?" the 68-year-old actor says in an interview on CBS' 60 Minutes" ..."I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."

Morgan Freeman - Acclaimed American Actor

18 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 19 Feb

ProQuest Upgrading

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will last for five (5) hours.

Want to know more? Contact your Library Liaison!

17 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 18 Feb

Quotes on Black History Month...

"I vowed then not to ever separate black history from American history again. It is one story that has many different parts, but the parts all work together. We are a nation that has come through slavery and have moved past legalized segregation, and though we are not yet living in a post-racial society, we are not where we used to be. We have witnessed a slow but steady change in American race relations, and things that were once taboo are now commonplace. I believe that the next step in our development is to reintegrate black history back into American history."

Dr. Kay Wise Whitehead - Assistant Professor at Loyola University

16 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 17 Feb

Quotes on Black History Month...

"Black History Moth must be more than just a month of remembrance: it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead. As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work."

Marty Meehan - Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell

16 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 17 Feb


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