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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Post date: September 9, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is announcing the following events in observance of the International September Project. This is our third year participating in the September Project. Since 2004, libraries around the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voices over silence. In addition, September is also the month for Constitution Week (September 17-23) and for Banned Books Week (this year it falls on September 25 to October 2). We bring those events under our umbrella of the September Project as well. The library will host or present the following activities this month:
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  • Post date: September 8, 2010
    The Robert R. Muntz Library is announcing the winners of our raffle at the Welcome Week tables. Library workers hosted a welcome table and tent during the first two days of class this semester. As part of the event, we raffle two "survival kits." The winners for Fall 2010 are:
    • Adam Shackelton, Laundry Survival Kit.
    • Rebecca Pope, Library Survival Kit.
    Readers can visit our Facebook page to see photos of the winners collecting their awards. We would like to thank all the students who stopped by during the first week. Remember that if you need any research or information assistance, we are here for you.
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  • Post date: September 7, 2010
    Penny Reynolds 10-year Service Award

    Penny Reynolds, ILL and Circulation Librarian, receives her award for 10 years of dedicated service to UT Tyler. The award was presented by Dr. Peter Fos, University Provost and VP of Academic Affairs.

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is proud to announce that Penny Reynolds, ILL and Circulation Librarian, has been honored by the university for 10 years of...
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  • Post date: September 2, 2010
    Members of Mary Tyler Chapter NSDAR

    In photo, left to right: Sara Kerfoot, Constitution Week Chairman, and Anna Marie Lee, Regent, from the Mary Tyler Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. They created and set up the Constitution Week Display at the library. The Muntz Library would like to thank them for their generosity. The display is on view throughout the month of September.

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  • Post date: August 30, 2010
    Ever wonder about the new library/research technologies? Are you trying desperately to keep up with all the new tools available to make your research life easier but right now they just seem to overwhelm you? Now you can keep up with the latest in research technology by attending our open library workshops. Anyone can join us for one or all of the workshops; no need to be in a class or schedule a meeting, just pop in. Dates, times, and locations are described below as well as each session topic. ILLiad Have you ever visited the Library and searched for books and articles only to find the Library does not own what you are looking for? Don’t panic! Attend one of our free sessions and learn how easy it is to request...
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  • Post date: August 24, 2010
    The summer 2010 edition of Muntz Library Musings, the library's newsletter is now available. Here is the direct link (PDF), so you can read it online, or you can print out a copy. Highlights from this issue:
    • Jeanne Pyle, Library Director writes about the dedication of the Muntz Library Gardens. Please note that you can view additional photos of the event on our Facebook page.
    • Sabra Jennings, our Head Reference Librarian, writes this quarter's "Reference Q&A."
    • We have a new librarian and new folks in library systems.
    • And much more.
    As a reminder...
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  • Post date: August 20, 2010
    Logo for USA.govWelcome to another edition of Web Resource of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. Today we are featuring an excellent resource of government information: The official website of the U.S. federal government,, recently launched a redesigned website that makes things easier to find and is much more user-friendly. You can read the official announcement...
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  • Post date: August 13, 2010
    Financial services firm UBS maintains a Dictionary of Banking. This small resource is available online, and it is free. This dictionary is basically a glossary of financial terms, mostly focused on wealth management. The dictionary contains over 2,400 terms with definitions, and it is based on information from the research department at UBS. According to UBS, the current edition is an update to the 2000 edition. The dictionary is arranged alphabetically. You can visit the site, and then you can peruse the terms via the links on the left side of the screen. The terms are presented in English, German, French and Italian (UBS is a Swiss...
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