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  • 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 Stateline.org, 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
  • Post date: January 13, 2010
    By now, most readers know of the catastrophic earthquake (link to BBC News Service) that hit the Caribbean island nation of Haiti. Relief efforts are already on the way, and they do need help from folks in terms of donations. Here are some resources that may be of interest:
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 11, 2010
    Note: this article was written by Angel Rivera, Outreach Librarian,  in the Fall 2008 edition of the library newsletter Muntz Library Musings. We are cross-posting it here since this is a very common question we get at the reference desk.

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    We often get this question at the reference desk: “Do you have any textbooks?” The person asking is usually asking if we have textbooks for classes at UT Tyler. The basic answer is “no.” The library does not purchase textbooks for the classes at UT Tyler. This is a common request, but there are some...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: December 23, 2009
    By order of UT Tyler President Dr. Mabry, the UT Tyler campus is closing down at 12:00 noon. THE ROBERT R. MUNTZ LIBRARY WILL CLOSE TODAY AT 12:00 NOON. We will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2010. Remember you can always visit our website (http://library.uttyler.edu) any time, and if you are affiliated to the university, you can use the databases and other subscription-based resources. Have a safe and happy holiday.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: December 11, 2009
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  • Post date: November 25, 2009
    President Mabry has ordered that the campus close at noon today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Robert R. Muntz Library will close at 12:00pm (noon) today, Wednesday November 25. We will reopen for regular hours on Saturday November 28. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 24, 2009
    The Robert R. Muntz Library will have the following hours for the 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday:

    Wednesday November 25, 2009: 7:30am-5:00pm

    Thursday November 26, 2009: CLOSED

    Friday November 27, 2009: CLOSED

    The library will reopen for regular hours on Saturday November 28, 2009.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 19, 2009
    The Robert R. Muntz Library has a book display in observance of National Native American Heritage Month. In the course of putting together that display, I found various links to website and free online resources that may be of interest. Here is the list:

     

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    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 17, 2009
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a display to honor National Native American Heritage Month (link to the 2009 Presidential Proclamation) which takes place every year during the month of November. The display can be viewed on the...
    Posted By: root

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