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Upcoming online workshops in October 2011: Learn from your desk

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library announces the following online workshops this month:

 

Online Web of Knowledge Workshop with Reference Librarians Jessica Graves and Anthony Micchelli

Wednesday October 19, 2011 @ 2:30pm

Participants will be guided through Web of Science’s search features and functionalities in this hour-long workshop.

  • Participants will be guided through Web of Science’s search features and functionalities in this hour-long workshop.
  • Participants will become familiar with EndNote Web
  • Participants can join the session 30 minutes before the event.
  • Use the link to attend the online workshop: http://bit.ly/webofsciencefall2011

 

Online RefWorks Workshop with Reference Librarians Jessica Graves and Anthony Micchelli

Wednesday October 26 @ 3:00pm

Participants will be guided through RefWork’s features, tools and functionalities in this hour-long workshop

  • How to import references from  EBSCOHost, Wiley Online Library (Cochrane), JSTOR, and OvidSP Nursing Collections 1 & Premier Collections Databases
  • Participants can join the session 30 minutes before the event.
  • Use the link to attend the online workshop: http://bit.ly/refworksfall2011

For more information, you may call the library reference desk at 903-566-7343 or send us an e-mail to library AT uttyler DOT edu.

 

 

Help Us Serve You Better. Take a moment and complete our survey

A Note from Our Library Director:

On Monday October 10, 2011, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will again participate in the national library quality survey called “LibQual”.  We have participated twice before and do so only every three years.

This survey gives us lots of valuable feedback.  Based on comments from the first time we did the survey, we added more computers and expanded library hours.  The second time we did the survey we tried to address the noise issues that many patrons brought up.  As a result, we established the red and green “zones” and also added soundproofing to the group study rooms.

Starting on Monday, you’ll see posters around campus and other marketing material.  You’ll also see a link on the Library’s website and within Blackboard.

This year we are participating in the LITE version of the online survey, so takers will receive a random selection of the questions.  For patrons who may prefer to fill out a paper copy of the survey, we will make some print copies available at the Reference desk for distribution if anyone asks for it.  Please note that all surveys are anonymous.  Any email addresses submitted for prize eligibility are totally separated from the submissions.

We strongly encourage the University community to take the survey. As a small participation incentive, we’ll be giving away campus dining gift cards (12 campus dining gift cards worth $25 each) and gift cards to the Campus Bookstore (1 each of $200, $150, $75, $50, $25).

The Library Quality Survey will run for three weeks, October 10-October 28th.

For questions or further information, patrons may contact Jeanne Standley, Library Director at jstandley AT uttyler DOT edu or at 903-566-7351 or any of our other librarians.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Some resources of interest

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month is a national observance to recognize and celebrate the history, culture, achievements and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic and Latino heritage. The dates coincide with the independence days of various Latin American countries. The holiday started as Hispanic Heritage Week, approved by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. The observance was expanded to a month in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Here are some links and resources so you can learn more:

Published by arivera7 on 06 Oct

Learn without leaving your desk: Library online workshops in business and nursing

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will be providing the following online workshops. The workshops are being presented via the Elluminate (now known as BlackBoard Collaborate) platform. You do not even have to leave your desk to take advantage of these learning opportunities. The details are:Business Source Complete Elluminate WorkshopHosted by Jessica Graves and Anthony MicchelliFriday September 30, 2011 @ 1:30pmParticipants can login 30 minutes beforehand: http://bit.ly/bscworkshopThe session will be recorded for later viewing.More information: http://libguides.uttyler.edu/workshopsAny questions, please contact the library 903-566-7343 or library@uttyler.eduEvidence Based Searching in CINAHL and Cochrane Library Elluminate WorkshopHosted by Anthony MicchelliMonday October 3, 2011 @ 10:00 amParticipants can login 30 minutes beforehand: http://bit.ly/cinahlfall2011The session will be recorded for later viewing.More information: http://libguides.uttyler.edu/workshopsAny questions, please contact the library 903-566-7343 or library@uttyler.edu

Muntz Library Presents 9/12: From Chaos to Community on Monday September 26, 2011

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library presents the final screening of its September Project Film Series. September 2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of the events of September 11, and we are featuring a film series to invite the university and community at large to remember and reflect.Our last screening for the month features the documentary 9/12: From Chaos to Community. Details are as follows:

  • Date: Monday September 26, 2011.
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Place: Library Room 401

“In the wake of the September 11 attacks, New Yorkers from all walks of life felt compelled to overcome their sense of powerlessness by volunteering to help out in the recovery effort. They brought in supplies, set up relief stations, and for ten months fed and cared for the recovery workers. Many deep and unexpected — even unlikely — relationships developed out of this.”Davis Guggenheim, who directed the film An Inconvenient Truth, called this moving documentary “a poem to a group of everyday New Yorkers who discover in themselves a quiet greatness born from the darkness of 9/11.”This film is not rated.Our guest scholar for the evening is our very own Dr. Davor Jedlicka, who was a Red Cross volunteer at Ground Zero. He will provide commentary and answer questions after the film. This event is free and open to the public. About the September Project: Since 2004, libraries around the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voices over silence.

Library Features Book Display for September Project 2011

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library has a book display in support of our September Project activities. We are remembering the events of September 11 during this month. The book and media display is designed to encourage people to remember, reflect, and learn more. Feel free to stop by the third floor of the library to view the display. The display will be in place until the end of September.This post features the list of books in the display. All books are available from the library for checkout. If you wish to check out any of the items in the display case, simply go to the Circulation or Reference Desks, and one of our staff members will be happy to unlock the case so you can check whatever item you wish to borrow. Book are listed by author, and call numbers are included. All books are usually located in the third floor stacks (General Collection) unless otherwise noted.

  • Bar, Shmuel, Warrant for Terror: Fatwas of Radical Islam and the Duty of Jihad. (HV6431 .B353 2008).
  • Bergen, Peter L., The Osama Bin Laden I Know: an Oral History of the Making of a Global Terrorist. (HV 6430 .B55 B475 2006. Bestseller Collection).
  • De Blij, Harm J., Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America: Climate Change, the Rise of China, and Global Terrorism. (GF 503 .D4 2007).
  • Feinberg, Kenneth R., What is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11. (KF 1328 .F45 2005).
  • Griffin, David R. The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (HV 6432.7 .G745 2005).
  • Hicks, Melinda and C. Belmont Keeney, Defending the Homeland: Historical Perspectives on Radicalism, Terrorism, and State Responses. (HV6431 .D435 2007).
  • Jacobson, Sidney, and Ernie Colon, The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation. (HV 6432.7 .J33 2006).
  • Kepel, Giles and Jean-Pierre Milelli, Al Qaeda In Its Own Words. (HV 6431 .A4613 2008).
  • Khan, Malvish Rukhasan, My Guantánamo Diary. (HV 6431 .P355 2006).
  • Langewiesche, William, American Ground, Unbuilding the World Trade Center. (HV6432 .L364 2002).
  • Miles, Hugh, Al Jazeera: the Inside Story of the Arab News Channel (HE 8700.9 .Q22 M55 2005). In addition, if you are interested, Al Jazeera does have an English news website at http://english.aljazeera.net.
  • National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, The 9/11 Commission Report: final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (HV 6432.7 .N38 2004). You can also find the report online here via GPO Access. You can also view the official website of the Commission, which has been frozen and is maintained now by the National Archives and Records Administration at http://www.9-11commission.gov/.
  • Pape, Robert Anthony, Dying to Win: the Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism. (HV6431 .P355 2006).
  • Prothero, Stephen R., Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know…and Doesn’t. (BL 42.5 .U5 P76 2007).
  • Strasser, Steven, ed., The 9/11 Investigations: Staff Reports of 9/11 Commission: Excerpts from the House-Senate joint inquiry report on 9/11: testimony from fourteen key witnesses, including Richard Clarke, George Tenet, and Condolezza Rice. (HV 6432.7 .A132 2004).
  • Wright, Lawrence, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. (HV 6432.7 .W5 2006).

 

Published by arivera7 on 21 Sep

Muntz Library Presents Fahrenheit 9/11 on Thursday, September 15

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library presents the second of its September Project Film Series. September 2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of the events of September 11, and we are featuring a film series to invite the university and community at large to remember and reflect.Our second screening features the film Fahrenheit 9/11. Details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday September 15, 2011
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Place: Library Room 401

This is director Michael Moore’s documentary on what happened to the United States after 9/11. The film won the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. The New York Times describes it as a film that “would be, depending on your politics, either a rousing call to arms or an irresponsible provocation” and a film that “is worth seeing, debating and thinking about, regardless of your political allegiances.” The film has an R rating.Our guest scholar for the evening is Dr. Robert Sterken, who will provide some commentary and help answer questions after the screening. Dr. Sterken teaches introductory courses in political science as well as several upper-level and graduate courses: International Law and Organizations, Global Leadership, International Political Economy, and American Foreign Policy.This event is free and open to the public.About the September Project: Since 2004, libraries around the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voices over silence.

Mary Tyler Chapter of DAR Sponsors Constitution Week Display at Muntz Library, September 2011

On September 1, 2011, representatives of the Mary Tyler Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) visited the Muntz Library to set up an excellent display in honor of Constitution Week. The theme for this year is “Educate! Commemorate! Celebrate!” The following members of the Mary Tyler Chapter of the NSDAR worked together to put together this patriotic exhibit:

  • Pam Burton, Constitution Week Chair
  • Anna Marie Lee, Honorary Regent
  • Billye Jo Nolan, Honorary Regent
  • Pat Pilgrim, Corresponding Secretary

This is the second year that the Mary Tyler Chapter has provided a display for Constitution Week for our library, and we would like to express our gratitude on behalf of the library and the university community. Items displayed include a replica of the U.S. Constitution, books on and by the framers of the U.S. Constitution, George & Martha Washington dolls, numerous items representing colonial life, Mt. Vernon display and more.The display can be found on the second and third floors of the library during the month of September.  The Muntz Library hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10  p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday  1:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. The display is free, and it is open to the public during regular library hours.The display supports the celebration of Constitution Week, September 17-23.  This will be the 223rd anniversary of the adoption of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.  In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside  September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.  The resolution was adopted by the US Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.In addition the Mary Tyler Chapter of the NSDAR is presenting and sponsoring the following events on campus.

  • Friday September 16, 2011 at 12:00pm at the University Center (UC). The Captain William Barron Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will join the Mary Tyler Chapter DAR in presenting a Song & Flag Program for the UT Tyler Constitution Day Celebration.   Dr. James Newsom, Senior History Professor from UT Tyler will also be the guest speaker.   His speech is titled:  George Washington:  The Man Who Would Not Be King”   Event sponsored and promoted by the Student Government and held in the New University Center Theater.  Cake & ice cream served after the event. THE PUBLIC INVITED. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.
  • Saturday September 17, 2011 at 3:00pm. Patriotic Songs will be heard from the Riter Bell Tower for 15 minutes.  This is the date/time it is believed the Founding Fathers adopted the constitution.

For more information on the Constitution Week display, readers may contact Pam Burton, Constitution Week Chair at Pam@PamBurtonRealtor.com.For more information about Muntz Library programs and events, readers may contact Angel Rivera, Outreach Librarian, at 903-566-7165  or arivera@uttyler.edu.

Congratulations to winners of library gift baskets

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library had a drawing during its Welcome Tent event during the first week of classes. We held a drawing for two gift baskets. Our winners are: 

  • Sarah Clark (library survival basket)
  • Kelsey Murphy (laundry survival guide)

Thanks to all our students for visiting our tent, getting some goodies, and participating in the drawing. As always, if you need any assistance, we are here for you.

Published by arivera7 on 09 Sep

Muntz Library Presents United 93 on Thursday Sept. 8

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library presents the first of its September Project Film Series. September 2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of the events of September 11, and we are featuring a film series to invite the university and community at large to remember and reflect.The first screening is the film United 93. Details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday September 8, 2011
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Location: Library Room 401

United 93 is director Paul Greengrass’ real time account of the events on United Airlines Flight 93. This was one of the flights hijacked by the terrorists. In this flight, the passengers rose against the hijackers, preventing the plane from hitting its target in Washington D.C. The plane did crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Roger Ebert described it as “a masterful and heartbreaking film, and it does honor to the memory of the victims.” The film has an R rating.Our guest scholar for the evening is our very own Dr. Rachel Bzostek, who will provide some commentary and help answer questions after the screening. Dr. Bzostek’s primary area of research is in foreign policy analysis, focusing on when states use preemptive or preventive force.  She teaches classes in international relations, international conflict, politics of the Middle East, and international terrorism. This event is free and open to the public. About the September Project: Since 2004, libraries around the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voices over silence. 

Published by arivera7 on 06 Sep

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