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  • Post date: January 17, 2012

    On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, (US time) the English language Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours in protest against the proposed SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act; the Senate version is called PIPA, the Protect IP Act)) in the US. Other language versions should stay available. The action is in protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) that is working its way through the House. Other sites are planning protests as well, including going dark.In brief, SOPA advocates stopping piracy by making it possible to “blacklist”...

    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: December 16, 2011

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library announces the following special hours for the 2011 Winter Break:

    • Saturday December 17: CLOSED
    • Sunday December 18: CLOSED
    • Monday December 19-Friday December 23: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Saturday December 24 (Christmas Eve): CLOSED
    • Sunday December 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED
    • Monday December 26-Friday December 30: CLOSED
    • Saturday December 31 (New Year’s Eve): CLOSED
    • Sunday January 1, 2012 (New Year’s Day): CLOSED
    • Monday January 2-Friday January 6: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Saturday January 7...
    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: December 8, 2011

    A while back, we put up a small display on the books that inspired a President, a display of books that inspired President Obama as a young man. This was based on a list provided by McNally Jackson books. There is always some interest in reading circles when it comes to what our political leaders may be reading. So when we saw a small feature on President Obama’s family winter reading, via the Fine Books Magazine blog, we decided to put a small display to bring this small piece of book news to life. The...

    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: December 7, 2011

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library continues the tradition. We will open extended hours during Finals Week to help our students study and prepare for their final exams and projects. We will offer free hot coffee and cocoa during the extended hours in the evening starting on Sunday December 11 and go until Thursday December 15.In addition, Library Room 401 has been book for students to use as a QUIET study area. For the specific times 401 is open for study hours, click on this link: http://libguides.uttyler.edu/401studyhours.We want to remind students that they will need to have their P2 cards (student ID) on hand. After midnight, only students with a valid P2 card will be...

    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: November 21, 2011

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library announces the following special hours for the Thanksgiving holiday:Wednesday November 23, 2011: 7:30am-5:00pmThursday November 24, 2011: CLOSEDFriday November 25, 2011: CLOSEDWe will resume regular hours on Saturday November 26, 2011. Please note hours are subject to change, especially for Wednesday 11/23. We suggest calling ahead to verify hours. You can call us at 903-566-7343.

    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: November 9, 2011

    November is Native American Heritage Mont (link to official federal site from the Library of Congress and other agencies). The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a small book and materials display in the library’s second floor. This year we focused on Native American literature, and we have books for children and adults. As always,books in the display case are available for checkout. Simply let us know at the Circulation Desk, and we will be happy to open the case for you. Don’t worry. We can always put another book in; we do want people to read our books.The following books, with call numbers, are featured in the second floor display case this year:

    • Alexie,...
    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: October 12, 2011

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library announces the following online workshops this month:

     

    Online Web of Knowledge Workshop with Reference Librarians Jessica Graves and Anthony Micchelli

    Wednesday October 19, 2011 @ 2:30pm

    Participants will be guided through Web of Science’s search features and functionalities in this hour-long workshop.

    • Participants will be guided through Web of Science’s search features and functionalities in this hour-long workshop.
    • Participants will become familiar with EndNote Web
    • Participants can join the session 30 minutes before the event.
    • Use the link to attend the online workshop:...
    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: October 7, 2011

    A Note from Our Library Director:

    On Monday October 10, 2011, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will again participate in the national library quality survey called “LibQual”.  We have participated twice before and do so only every three years.

    This survey gives us lots of valuable feedback.  Based on comments from the first time we did the survey, we added more computers and expanded library hours.  The second time we did the survey we tried to address the noise issues that many patrons brought up.  As a result, we established the red and green “zones” and also added soundproofing to the group study rooms.

    Starting on Monday, you’ll see posters around campus and other marketing material.  You’ll...

    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: October 6, 2011

    September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month is a national observance to recognize and celebrate the history, culture, achievements and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic and Latino heritage. The dates coincide with the independence days of various Latin American countries. The holiday started as Hispanic Heritage Week, approved by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. The observance was expanded to a month in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

    Here are some links and resources so you can learn more...

    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: September 27, 2011

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will be providing the following online workshops. The workshops are being presented via the Elluminate (now known as BlackBoard Collaborate) platform. You do not even have to leave your desk to take advantage of these learning opportunities. The details are:Business Source Complete Elluminate WorkshopHosted by Jessica Graves and Anthony MicchelliFriday September 30, 2011 @ 1:30pmParticipants can login 30 minutes beforehand: http://bit.ly/bscworkshopThe session will be recorded for later viewing.More information: http://libguides.uttyler.edu/workshopsAny questions, please contact the library...

    Posted By: arivera7

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