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  • Post date: December 9, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will hold extended hours during Finals Week. The special hours run from Sunday December 12 to Thursday December 16 as follows:
    • Sunday December 12, 2010: 1:00pm to 2:00am
    • Monday December 13, 2010: 7:30am to 2:00am
    • Tuesday December 14, 2010: 7:30am to 2:00am
    • Wednesday December 15, 2010: 7:30am to 2:00am
    • Thursday December 16, 2010: 7:30am to 2:00am
    Some things to keep in mind:
    • Once again, the library will offer free hot coffee and cocoa during the extended hours. Coffee table will be in the library's reading room (2nd floor) starting at 7:00pm during the extended hours week.
    • Library Room 401 will be available as a quiet study area...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: December 9, 2010
    This week we are featuring a reference source that may be useful for readers interested in the United Kingdom and all things British. This week we are highlighting Whitaker's Almanac. This publication has been published annually in the United Kingdom since 1868. Like any almanac, it features a calendar, some astronomical information, anniversaries, and lists of events. However, Whitaker's Almanack also provides articles, lists, and tables. In addition to the focus on the United Kingdom, there are also sections on world information. The 2010 edition starts with a 2010 calendar, and it includes things like religious dates, UK civil holidays such as the Queen's Birthday and Commonwealth Day, and a small list of centenaries...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 11, 2010
    Veterans Administration 2010 Veterans Day Poster

    Veterans Day 2010 Poster produced by the US Veterans Administration. Document produced by federal agency and thus available for reuse.

     

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book and photo display in observance of Veterans Day in the third floor. What started as Armistice Day, to honor the...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 11, 2010
    The fall 2010 edition of Muntz Library Musings, the Muntz Library newsletter, is now available. You can pick up a copy at the library. You can also read it online on our website (direct link to our newsletters page on the library website). Some highlights from this edition:
    • Features about University Archives and Special Collections.
    • For students, how to survive finals week.
    • Library hours for upcoming holidays.
    Comments on the newsletter are always welcome. You can comment here on the blog, or you can find our contact information on the newsletter.  
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 21, 2010
    Here are two places with collections of links to online resources for voters. From information about candidates to finding out your voter eligibility to learning about local initiatives, you can find it in these resources. Readers may also want to remember they can visit their local library. Libraries, especially public libraries, often keep files with clippings from local news about local candidates and issues, voter guides, and other election resources specific to their communities.Your local library can also help you if you need to figure out where to vote. For our UT Tyler community, feel free to visit the Muntz Library if you have any questions or need further information to help you be an informed voter in this and every election....
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 13, 2010
    Cover for Mad Men seriesThe AMC original series Mad Men follows the lives of a group of advertising men in 1960s Madison Avenue. It is a very successful series; it has won consecutive Golden Globes and back-to-back Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series. The show’s creators and writers pride themselves on their historical authenticity. One of the ways in which they achieve that authenticity is with books. If you are a...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 11, 2010
    October 11 is internationally observed as National Coming Out Day. In spite of the name, this day of civil awareness is celebrated around the world in nations including Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Croatia, and Poland. The United Kingdom celebrates it on October 12. The day is designed to promote awareness and discussion of LGBT issues including the issue of coming out as an LGBT person. The concept of coming out does include allies coming out as well. Allies are those who support equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBT social issues. This year the event takes on an additional urgency in the light of the recent, unrelated suicides...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 24, 2010

    Boys in fiesta costumes, Taos, New Mexico, 1940. Photo by Lee Russell for the Farm Security Administration--Office of War Information. Used under fair use provisions (government document)

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library has created a book display for Hispanic Heritage Month. The display features a selection of books and DVDs from...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 24, 2010
    Our Acquisitions Department has informed me that we have received some new titles for our Bestseller Collection. The Bestseller Collection is the collection of recreational reading materials we have located in the library's second floor reading room. It's in the two shelves near the glass partition. The new books this month are as follows. Book descriptions are provided by the Acquisitions Department; I added the call numbers from the library catalog: Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. When former CIA agent Jack Morgan inherits his father's detective business, it comes with a heavy caseload. There's an NFL gambling scandal, 18 unsolved schoolgirl slayings, and the murder...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 14, 2010
    Charlie Wilson's War Movie PosterThe UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library, as part of its activities for the International September Project, will screen the film Charlie Wilson's War. The film is based on the 2003 book by George Crile entitled Charlie Wilson's War: The...
    Posted By: root

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