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Quotes on Black History Month...

"We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice."

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Author, Journalist, Founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

11 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 12 Feb

Quotes on Black History Month...

"The current aim of Black History Month should not be the construction of a mere timeline of events and personas. Instead, it should be to explore the many and varied journeys of our black citizens today. This approach will inherently intersect with the seminal moments in black history while also providing and accompanying personal narrative that commands a deeper appreciation. In this way, facts in textbooks leap off the page and become life-changing inspirations more accessible to all Americans."

Theodore Johnson, Opinion Columnist, Naval Officer, and White House Fellows Alum.

11 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 12 Feb

"From Then to Now"

The Library is pleased to host an exhibit which features posters from Dr. Mickie Koster's History 4372 class poster project. The posters highlight the history of several African Americans and related events. The exhibit is entitled: "From Then to Now".

The display will be showcased throughout the month of February. Want to learn more? Go to the Library Research Guide about Black History:

9 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 10 Feb

Faculty and Staff Reception

On Tuesday, February 3rd, the Library will celebrate the scholarship and enterprise of our faculty and staff at The University of Texas at Tyler. All are invited to attend. Dr. Ross Sherman will be the keynote speaker for this event.

3 February 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Published by aravenell3 on 28 Jan

A Mad Hatter's Tea Party

The Library Mad Hatter Tea Party was an utter success! This tea party was coordinated by April Borromeo. The event was hosted in honor of National Tea Month.

We laughed. We drank tea. We listened to theme music from Alice in Wonderland. We met new friends. We ate lemon bars, chocolaty cookie delights, cheese cake, and other yummy sweets! We balanced delicate cucumber and orange marmalade sandwiches on our fingertips for moments before they disappeared. We took lots and lots of photos.

Then we drank more tea and laughed some more!

The Mad Hatter (aka VandyDubre) was awesome! All of the artwork was created by Tamara Brown and Tracy Thompson.

And so, the Mad Hatter Tea Party came to an end. And the flamboyant hat of the Mad Hatter returned home. But there's always next year!

27 January 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 28 Jan

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 19th, we will celebrate the 29th year of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) day as a federal holiday. This day is as special to many African Americans as the 4th of July is to Americans in general. For it was when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was successful with his fight for civil rights, that American persons of African ancestry finally began to actually feel freedom. It is a day that is a day of movement and purpose for most persons of this race. There are still marches, parades, speeches, banquets, and numerous other celebrations!

It is a day when Americans truly remember what Martin Luther King, Jr. did for this nation. It was his choice to fight with a nonviolent approach that caused the movement to be successful. He was criticized by many for this choice, but he persevered. Today, we should be proud that he did. Dr. King set an example not only for the United States, but for the world. It was because of this, that the world's leading officials saw fit to present him with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Hopefully, people will remember Martin Luther King, Jr., not only on the 3rd Monday, but often. As often as we ride public transit, shop, work and speak to our fellowman, we should remember Dr. King. For Dr. King has walked, where we now stand.

15 January 2015 (All day)

The Ultimate Cataloger

Annie Jump Cannon (1863–1941)
was a pioneering American Astronomer responsible for the classification of hundreds of thousands of stars.

10 December 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 Dec

Happy Thanksgiving!

During the holiday season, Thanksgiving is the forerunner! This wonderful day filled with feasting, families, and fun is one that is cherished by many. So, how will you celebrate? Turkey? Dressing? Football? Goofy family traditions?

However you celebrate, remember the very reason for the day is to give thanks! We have so much to be thankful for as humans, as Americans, as students, as professors, administrators, and staff! Let's pause for a few minutes and reflect on those blessings this Thanksgiving Day!

All our best to you and yours! From the Robert R. Muntz Library staff!

20 November 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 21 Nov

Outstanding October Displays

The library is overflowing with wonderful displays! This month, we feature several displays. We are honored that most of the displays have been set up by groups outside of the library or in collaboration with library staff.

The Library is hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Month display, which was done in cooperation with the Susan G. Komen group in Tyler. The University of Texas at Tyler's Alpha Chi Omega Sorority has included a display in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The exhibit that the Tyler League of Women Voters have put together is purposed to raise awareness of the league's history. They have chosen to feature their ongoing activities via a historical representation of the local chapter's memorabilia.

Samantha Godwin, a UT Tyler GATE (Global Awareness Through Education) student, has created a display dealing with "Cross Cultures." The creation includes books and artifacts from the GATE department. She has also included information about the GATE program and how to apply to it.

The UT Tyler Chemistry department is celebrating Chemistry Week/Mole Day! Their exhibit includes factual and interesting information about the subject matter and even some fun little "mole creatures !" UT Tyler's Career Services has teamed up with the library to create a table display on Careers. The arrangement features dates of events and also information and tools needed as students start their career path.

With this many choices, there should be something for everyone to enjoy! It is our hope that you will come over to view the assortment of displays available and possibly learn a thing or two!

1 October 2014 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 02 Oct

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