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  • Post date: March 24, 2010
    2010 Census LogoReaders may have seen the advertisements on television or maybe seen a poster on campus about the Census. I am writing this post to provide some information and help our readers learn more. The census is basically a count of everyone residing in the United States at the time of the census. All U.S. residents are counted; the Census Bureau does not ask about residency status. For starters, the U.S. Constitution...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 22, 2010
    We want to invite all currently enrolled UT Tyler students to submit their original  poems to our Student Poetry Contest. This event is part of the library's celebration of National Poetry Month during the month of April. The Academy of American Poets started the event in 1996, and since then, libraries, bookstores, schools, and other institutions join in to enjoy and celebrate poetry. The contest runs from today...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 18, 2010
    Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know LogoThis week, March 14-20, is Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week is "a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include print, broadcast and online news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know" (from the website). This nonpartisan effort is basically...
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  • Post date: March 15, 2010
    This small list features a selection of books that did not make it into the third floor's display case. The only reason they did not make it in was lack of space; in other words, I found a lot of good books. So I am taking a moment to highlight the books in this post. The books are listed by author's last name, and they are located in the library's third floor (General Collection) unless noted otherwise.
    • Acosta, Teresa Palomo and Ruthe Winegarten, Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History. F395 .M5 A75 2003. "Tejanas have been community builders, political and religious leaders, founders of organizations, committed trade unionists, innovative educators, astute businesswomen, experienced professionals, and highly...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 9, 2010
    When putting together the book display for Women's History Month, which can now be viewed in the library's third floor, I came across a few books on topics about women in the Arab world and women and Islam. I decided to create a second smaller display to promote these books. This display is located in the second floor, in one of the flat cases next to the computer lab. Like our other book displays, the books in the case are available for check out. Just ask the friendly folks at the Circulation Desk to open the case for you. The following books are featured. They...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 9, 2010
    March is National Women’s History Month. In addition, March 8 is International Women's Day. To honor the achievements and contributions of women, the Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to present a book and artifacts display in the library's third floor. The display can be viewed on the third floor of the library during library...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 2, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will have the following special hours during the week of Spring Break 2010:

    Monday March 8: 8:00am-8:00pm.

    Tuesday March 9: 8:00am-8:00pm.

    Wednesday March 10: 8:00am-8:00pm.

    Thursday March 11: CLOSED

    Friday March 12: CLOSED

    The Muntz Library will resume regular hours on Saturday March 13. Remember that you can always access the library's website and its electronic resources 24 hours a day.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 24, 2010
    On February 11, President Obama and the Council of Economic Advisers released the 2010 Economic Report of the President. According to the council's website, "The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. An important vehicle for presenting the Administration’s domestic and international economic policies, it provides an...
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  • Post date: February 22, 2010
    Once again, I have put up a book display, and I have a bunch of books that did not fit into the display case. I think these books are worth a look, so I am listing them here for any interested readers. The books on this list are located in the third floor stacks of the library unless noted otherwise. I would like to invite our library patrons to pick up any of these books, and if they do, to let us know what they think about what they read. Feel...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 18, 2010
    This is a small list of books that did not make it into the display case for this year's  Darwin Day book display. The books are shelved in the General Collection (third floor) unless otherwise noted.
    • Berra, Tim M., Charles Darwin: the Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man. QH31 .D2 B47 2009. If you want a short and easy to read biography of Charles Darwin, this book is it. In addition, this book includes a series of illustrations and some photos by the author of Darwin's home. "This succinct biography spans Darwin's life in 15 brief chapters and...
    Posted By: root