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  • Post date: November 16, 2009
    Read the Fall 09 Muntz Library Musings online at Some of the topics in this issue include:
    • The library director discusses library assessment and how it helps us serve the campus community
    • A recap of the University Archives' fall event and display
    • New library zoning for quiet and group study
    • The library has two new librarians
    Printed copies of the newsletter are available on the 2nd floor of the library. You can read all previous issues at the link above or by going to the library's homepage and clicking About > Newsletters.
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 13, 2009
    Check out the Muntz Library's new Research Guide on Health Care Reform & Management. With links to statistics, surveys, policies, books, databases, news, etc., it is a great place to start as a point of reference for a research assignment, or to satisfy your personal curiosity about the national debate. The library offers 51 Research Guides on all subjects—all created by librarians. If you have an assignment for class but are unsure where to start, use one of these guides. Each guide also has a chat widget on the right side of the screen, in which you can ask for help from a librarian. Don't be shy about asking chatting with us; we like to...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: November 9, 2009


    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".
    Posted By: root