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  • Post date: February 18, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to announce that we now have a mobile website. Now you can point your mobile phone or mobile device browser to:

    • Do you need to see if we have a book? Check the call number?
    • Want to check our hours?
    • Contact a librarian?
    You can do that and more via our new mobile website. We would like to thank Anthony Micchelli, Reference Librarian, for creating this excellent new resource.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 16, 2010
    Last Friday, February 12 (you know, the big snow day) was Darwin Day. "Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born on in 1809." Since the celebration can take place on or around February 12, I say we are still on track. Darwin Day is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about science and humanity. We...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 11, 2010
    Due to the imminent inclement weather, the administration has ordered that the campus be closed at 5:00pm today. Evening classes at all three UT Tyler campuses are cancelled. The Robert R. Muntz Library will close at 5:00pm today. An announcement regarding the status of classes on Friday, Feb. 12 will be made at 6 a.m. tomorrow via the university’s emergency notification system, area media and the university web site.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 11, 2010
    Haiti has been in the news due to the recent catastrophic earthquake that nation suffered. I have posted a couple of items of interest with additional information about the country and ways in which readers can help the relief efforts. But did you know that Haiti also has a rich literary tradition? In my readings around the web, I have come across some reminders of the great literary treasures by and about the nation of Haiti. Books we have here at the Muntz Library:
    • Youme, ...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 8, 2010
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a display to honor Black History Month, which takes place every year during the month of February. The display can be viewed on the third floor of the library. In addition, we are also featuring a series of facts about African Americans, their contributions and achievements in our monitor display in the second floor. We are featuring the following books in the display case. All books are available...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 2, 2010
    The Office of Management and Budget issued the Budget of the United States to Congress on Monday. You can get a copy of the document via GPO Access, which is the Government Printing Office's online portal. According to GPO Access, the Budget of the United States "is a collection of documents that...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 28, 2010
    January 28 is International Data Privacy Day. This is an annual observance to raise awareness and generate discussion about information privacy issues. The event is currently observed in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries. Private companies, libraries, colleges and universities, and other nonprofit organizations observe the event with various activities. This post today is a small way...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 25, 2010
    This past Christmas, the infamous "underwear bomber" made the news. It was part of the news that he had ties to Yemen, but what do we know about that country? While scanning some of the feeds I use to keep up, I came across this small report from the Brookings Institution entitled "What You Should Know About Yemen." Brookings also has posted a transcript of...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 21, 2010
    I posted previously with some links and resources about Haiti and the earthquake. I have found some additional resources to help people learn more about the nation of Haiti as well as get some disaster-related information.
    • Databases for searching for loved ones in Haiti. CNN has made available a missing persons database. The CNN tool is mostly user-generated. It is basically a compilation of what CNN calls "iReports" (i.e reports sent by readers and users) about missing persons. The database is searchable. You can also file your own...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 20, 2010
    Web Resource of the Week is our new semi-regular feature on neat and interesting reference resources that are freely available online. For our first post in this new series we are featuring, and we are highlighting their speech archive. In a fashion similar to the President's Annual State of the Union Address, state governors give State of the State Addresses. Those speeches usually take place early in the year. For instance, Governors Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Steve Beshear (D-KY), and David Paterson (D-NY) delivered their speeches for the previous year on January 6th. These speeches are significant because governors use them to discuss their vision and priorities for their state in...
    Posted By: root