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  • Post date: November 9, 2009

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    The Robert R. Muntz Library has created a book display to honor Veterans Day and those who served. The display features books and images related to veterans and their service.According to the Library of Congress (from the American Memory...

    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 3, 2009
    We featured The United States Government Manual (link to the online edition at GPO Access) as a Reference Book of the Week back in 2008 at this post. If you read the earlier post, you can get a description of this excellent resource, and how it can be useful in getting to know the structure of the federal government. Well, the manual has been updated once again:
    • For access to a print version, the Muntz Library has a copy of the 2008-2009 edition. You can find it in the library's ready reference...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 22, 2009
    Our very capable electrical technician

    Our very capable electrical technician

    Due to required electrical maintenance work, the Robert R. Muntz Library will be CLOSED all day on Saturday, October 31, 2009. Please note that all online library resources (databases, the website, our reference e-mail service, so on) will be unavailable from Friday evening October 30 until we reopen the library on Sunday...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 15, 2009
    The month of October has a few observances. For instance, October  is American Archives Month (see our note on the excellent program our Archivist put together here) and National Hispanic Month overlaps into October (September 15 to October 15; see notes on our programs on that here and...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 5, 2009
    Deirdre Joyce, University Archivist, informs us of a new event and exhibit at the library in honor of American Archives Month: The University Archives and Department of Special Collections (UASC) at The University of Texas at Tyler will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Honk if You Like Ike: American Political Campaigning in the Twentieth Century” on October 14, 2009 at 6:00pm.  The event will be held on the fourth floor of the Robert R. Muntz Library and will feature a discussion that complements the UASC’s most recent acquisition, the Tim Anthony Jackson Collection of Presidential Campaign Memorabilia. The discussion is being held in conjunction with American...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 1, 2009
    The Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 annually. This month celebrates "the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 29, 2009
    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Robert R. Muntz is presenting "Voces Americanas/American Voices: Latino Literature in the United States." This is an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Voces Americanas DisplayThe exhibit shows a celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, and it presents images of authors, books, movie...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 16, 2009
    Want to learn more about our Constitution? While this resource is designed for teachers and includes lesson plans and other neat resources, I think this would be a great place for any of us who want a "refresher".  http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 15, 2009
    U.S. Constitution and Quill Pen

    U.S. Constitution and Quill Pen

    The Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in observance of Constitution Day. Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. As part of the library's educational mission and to promote learning more about this important document that is the foundation of the United States, we are displaying some books and material that may be of interest. The display is located in...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 8, 2009
    When making a book display, I often pick out more books than I can fit in the display case. I still think these books are worth reading. This second list includes the books that did not make it into the display case for the "Learn about Islam and the Middle East" book display we have running until the end of September, which is part of our September Project celebration. The books on this list are located in the third floor stacks of the library unless noted otherwise. They are listed in call number order. I would like to invite our library patrons to pick up any of...
    Posted By: root

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