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  • Post date: May 26, 2010

    Poster created by the Federal Art Project, New York, 1936 or 1937. From the WPA Collection, Library of Congress. In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library has placed a book and photo display in the library's third floor in observance of Memorial Day. The...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: May 14, 2010
    The library is featuring a display through the month of May recognizing the history, achievements, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans in American history. As if often happens, I have a few extra books I was not able to put in the display case. So I am listing them here so people can find them. The books are located in the library's General Collection (third floor).
    • Bain, David Haward, Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad. I include this book, which is not just about Asian Americans, because Chinese immigrants, along with Irish...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: May 11, 2010
    May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The observance was created in 1992 to honor and recognize the many contributions and achievements of Asians and Pacific Islanders instrumental to enriching the culture and prosperity of the United States. The month of May was chosen because it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843. May also features the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: April 27, 2010
    The Spring 2010 edition of Muntz Library Musings, our library's newsletter is now available. You can get the direct link here (note: PDF). You can also access the current issue as well as past issues from the library's website ( by clicking on the "About" link, then on "newsletter." I provided the direct link as well. You can also pick up a print copy of the newsletter in the library's second floor area. Some highlights from this semester's newsletter include:
    • Jeanne Pyle, Library Director, on libraries and what...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: April 20, 2010
    We received news that Tina Bausinger, who placed in third place this year in the 2010 Student Poetry Contest for her poem "Remember Us,"  has a story featured in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. The details are as follows (from press release):
    Patriot Talon columnist Tina Bausinger, an English major at the University, is among the authors featured in the national bestselling series “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. Her short story, Dad’s Tomatoes, is appearing in the new “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad. 101 Stories about Gratitude, Love and Good Times.” Bausinger wrote the story as a tribute to her father, who died in 2003. A special book signing is set for 11 a.m. April 22 at...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: April 20, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library hosted the 2010 Student Poetry Awards on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. This was the library’s capstone event for National Poetry Month. The event took place at Braithwaite Auditorium. Our keynote poet for the evening was Karla Morton, the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate. After the reception and book signing, the event drew students and members of the community for an evening of verse and recognition. The 2010 winners of the Student Poetry Contest are:
    • First Place: Laura Ragsdale for "and linger and orbit."
    • Second Place: Jennifer Simmons for "Stream of Consciousness."
    • Third Place: Tina Bausinger...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: April 19, 2010
    We continue our celebration of National Poetry Month in April. As part of the celebration, the library is featuring two book displays of poetry selections. Our main display is on the third floor. We have a small display highlighting the words of Billy Collins,  who is the 2001 U.S. Poet Laureate. As always, any book inside the display cases is...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: April 12, 2010
    National Library Week 2010 Promo

    Author Neil Gaiman is the Honorary Chair for National Library Week 2010

    April 11-17 is National Library Week. Libraries across the United States celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers in all types of libraries. To launch the celebration, the library is inviting the...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: April 5, 2010
    Karla Morton, 2010 Poet Laureate

    Karla Morton of Denton, TX. 2010 Texas Poet Laureate. She has been described as "one of the more adventurous voices in American poetry."

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library, in cooperation with the Poetry of Society of Texas, would like to invite you to share in an evening of entertainment and recognition. The 8th Annual University of...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: April 2, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library has the following special hours for the Easter Holiday:
    • Friday, April 2, 2010: We close at 12:00pm (NOON).
    • Saturday, April 3, 2010: We are open regular hours. 9am-6pm.
    • Sunday, April 4, 2010: CLOSED.
    Posted By: root