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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

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.

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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

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:

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