The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler   •   Longview   •   Palestine
A centerpiece for learning,
culture and natural beauty

The Patriot Spot

  • Post date: July 27, 2010
    Welcome to another edition of our semi-regular feature Web Resource of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. This week we turn our attention to Europe to bring you a great resource for statistics: Eurostat. Eurostat is the European Union's Statistical Office, which is located in Luxembourg, and it is also an online information portal that you can...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: July 16, 2010
    Welcome to another edition of Reference Book of the Week at The Patriot Spot. This week we are featuring a resource for education: the Digest of Education Statistics. This resource is a compilation of statistical information in the field of American education. It covers from prekindergarten to graduate school, and it features data from government and private sources. The digest especially draws data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). If readers wish to know what sources are used to compile the digest, the book features an appendix with a "Guide to Sources" that lists sources used. A description of the various sources and how they are used is provided as well. What...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: July 9, 2010
    Welcome to a special edition of our semi-regular Reference Book of the Week feature. This week I would like to highlight some recent additions to our collection. These are the most recent print editions of books we have reviewed in the blog previously. With the listing, I will include the link to the review to remind readers of the book's content and utility.
    • Texas Almanac. We now have the 2010-2011 edition available in the library's ready reference shelf (that is the shelf behind the reference desk). Call number is AY311.D3 T55 2010-2011. Review here.
    • The Statistical Abstract of the United States. We...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: July 7, 2010
    Report cover for State of the States 2010The Pew Center on the States, providers of the excellent resource on state information, Stateline, has recently released its State of the States 2010 publication. This report looks at trends in state government in light of the recent recession and...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 29, 2010
    In observance of Independence Day (the 4th of July), the Robert R. Muntz Library will have the following special hours: Friday July 2: 7:30am-1:00pm Saturday July 3: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday July 4: CLOSED Remember that you can always access our online resource 24 hours a day via our library website at
    4th of July Cupcakes

    Image from Flickr user...

    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 23, 2010
    Welcome to another edition of Reference Book of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. This week, in honor of LGBT Pride Month, we are featuring the book Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide. This book is part of the popular Genreflecting series. The series features guides on various genres and reading interests, and the series is very popular with librarians, especially librarians who do readers' advisory (RA). RA is basically what some of us do when we help readers with suggestions and ideas of what to read based...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 22, 2010
    Channel 7 (KLTV) featured a piece on the Tyler Black Film Collection. SMU Professor Bill Jones discovered the collection of rare films, which is now stored at SMU. The films are rarely shown to the public due to their fragile nature. Library Director Jeanne Pyle informs us that the Robert R. Muntz Library has a DVD set of that collection. At the moment, patrons wishing to view the DVD can come to the library and view the film in our media room; media does not check out for circulation, but patrons are welcome to view the films in the library. You can find the DVD set in the library catalog under the title "Black Film Collection." This DVD set brings together a collection that...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: June 8, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride (LGBT) Month. You can find the link to President Obama's proclamation here. The history of the observance goes back to 2000, the year President Bill Clinton declared June to be "Gay and Lesbian Pride Month" on June 2...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: May 28, 2010

    Flags decorate the graves of U.S. service members on Memorial Day at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in Madingley, England, May 26, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Perry Aston/Released). Used by terms of a Creative Commons License.

    This is a small list of books that did not make it into our...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: May 28, 2010
    Sarah McClendon's first office.

    Sarah McClendon stands by the door of her first office as a Washington newswoman, in the National Press building.

    The University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) announces a new digital exhibit: Sarah McClendon: An East Texan in Washington. The exhibit showcases materials from the Sarah McClendon collection housed...
    Posted By: root