February 6th, 2013
The Documentary HAPPY
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
7pm, Rosebud Theater, University Center
Money? Family? Work? Do we live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award nominated Genghis Blues brings us Happy, a documentary which seeks to answer these questions and more.
In accordance with this year’s FLOC theme of “Wellbeing,” Freshmen Leaders On Campus (FLOC), LiveWell MavWell and the UT Arlington Library are presenting this award winning documentary intended to bring the UT Arlington campus and community to consider their wellbeing and what happiness means to them.
The film is free and open to the community. For questions, please contact 817-272-2293.
May 9th, 2012
The May 7, 2012 Arlington Citizen Journal ran a front-page story about UT Arlington Librarians Lea Worcester and Evelyn Barker’s latest history book collaboration: Legendary Locals of Arlington. According to Max Baker:
A book being written by University of Texas at Arlington librarians Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester will preserve [Marshall Pryor] Morton’s memory along with other notable Arlington names like Tom Vandergriff, James Fielder, Ott Cribbs and Tillie Burgin.
Barker and Worcester say their book Legendary Locals of Arlington is scheduled to be published next spring and will include photographs with extended captions that are really short stories on not only the city’s founding families but on other inhabitants that made Arlington Arlington.
“The focus will be on the people who not only developed Arlington but also on those characters who were unique to the city, that gave it its special flavor,” said Barker. “The characters often get lost in the shuffle.”
Researched through personal interviews and and deep research into local newspapers, city directories maps and public records, the pair have about 200 indviduals to consider for inclusion in the book, which is due in spring of 2013, will be produced by Arcadia, the same publisher who put out their book Arlington: Images of America. Read Baker’s full story at http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/05/07/3942532/arlington-history.html
November 17th, 2011
The Staff Advisory Council and Golden Key International Honour Society have joined forces for third annual food drive. The groups aim to collect 600 pounds of food for Tarrant Area Food Bank and Mission Arlington.
In a November 14, 2011 press release the groups stated
In 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that one out of every five children living in Tarrant County lived in poverty. Poverty and hunger go hand in hand so, for the third year, the UT Arlington Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and UTA’s Golden Key International Honour Society have joined in November to fight hunger in our area.
“Hunger can happen to anybody,” SAC Representative Angela Ezell said. “It’s important for us to be compassionate to each other.”
In that spirit, SAC and Golden Key urge the UTA community to donate non-perishable food items for those in need. Collection boxes are located in the following buildings: https://www.uta.edu/sac/events/index.php
Maverick Activities Center
Collected food will be distributed to the Tarrant Area Food Bank and Mission Arlington.
“Ten pounds of food feed a family of four for a day,” said SAC Chair Kevin Schuck. “Our goal is to raise 600 pounds of food to feed a family for two months.”
Suggested donations include canned fruits, vegetables, and meats; boxed pasta; soups; peanut butter; and rice.
The drive runs through Nov. 28. For more information about the drive, contact Angela Ezell at 817-272-5667 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Golden Key President Kaiem Joseph at email@example.com. Visit http://www.tafb.org for information about the Tarrant Area Food Bank or www.missionarlington.org for information about Mission Arlington.
There is a box inside the front doors of Central Library to leave food donations.
August 2nd, 2011
As you know, Dr. Gerald Saxon will be stepping down from his role as Dean of the UT Arlington Library as of August 31, 2011*. After a year’s leave to prepare for his duties in the classroom, Dr. Saxon will be returning to the faculty in the history department. I am pleased to announce that Ms. Julie Alexander has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the UT Arlington Library effective September 1, 2011. Ms. Alexander has worked in UTA’s library since 1978, and as associate director since 1995, so her years of executive experience will be a valuable benefit for the University’s administration.
Ms. Alexander is a member of the American Library Association and the Library Administration and Management Association, serving on numerous committees for both associations. She received her B.S. degree from Sam Houston State University, her M.L.S. degree from the University of North Texas, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science also at UNT. Julie has received several honors, including her selection to attend the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute in 2004, and her appointment to the UNT Library Capital Campaign Steering Committee which is helping raise more than $1 million.
I look forward to working with Julie in her role as dean. Please join me in congratulating her on this interim appointment.
Donald R. Bobbitt
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
June 30, 2011
*A note from Gerald Saxon to Library staff on July 28:
As you know, Julie has been appointed Interim Dean of the Library, and I am sure you are as happy as I am about this, knowing that the Library will be in good hands as the University begins a search for a new Dean in the fall. With my tenure as Dean coming to a close, Julie and I thought it would be best if we begin the transition of leadership in August. So effective on August 1, Julie will take the lead in decision-making and guiding the Library into the future.
May 2nd, 2011
Second Life Grand Opening and Exhibit
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (CDT)
Link to teleport to the Alamo at UT Arlington: http://bit.ly/alamoexhibitatuta.
The Grand Opening celebration will include a live vocal performance from 5:00-6:00 pm by Jean Munro http://www.myspace.com/jeanmunrosl
March 11th, 2011
March 9th, 2011
The Mavs Book Club is a monthly book discussion group open to all Mavericks – staff, faculty, and students. The club, which is sponsored by the UT Arlington Library, meets at 5:30 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of every month in the basement of the Central Library. Arrive at 5pm for the meet and greet. The next meeting is March 10, when we will discuss Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. In a return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order.
Mav Book Club selections will be in stock at the UTA Bookstore with a 20% discount available for the bookclub. The books will have a sticker showing the discount. For more information, call Mary Levesque, general book manager, at 817-272-7173.
The current year’s titles are in place, but please provide your ideas for future readings. Send the title, author, description, and reason you are recommending it to Evelyn Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org), Diane Shepelwich (email@example.com) or C.D. Walter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Learn more about the books at http://blog.uta.edu/bookclub/
March 3rd, 2011
The repairs have been made and the restrooms are now open for use.
The Library has developed a serious plumbing problem, resulting in several overflows on the ground floor in the Sam’s Click Cafe area. In order to repair this problem, all restrooms will be closed on Friday, March 4, from 7:30am to 8pm. The water will also be turned off during this time.
This could extend to Saturday as Facilities staff dig and replace 80′ of sewer pipes.
Restrooms are available in adjacent buildings – Life Science, Hammond/Trimble Hall, Chemistry. ONLY the library is involved in this closure and repair work.
February 25th, 2011
As with other public service professions such as teaching and nursing, we all have some experience with librarians. Historically women’s professions, these jobs are now all fully occupied by men and women of all ages.
A few librarians may still have pencils protruding from buns in their hair, but technology marches on and that stereotype is defunct. Many of us now have smart phones bulging in our pockets for easy communication via various media, and it is as easy, probably easier, to send search results to a printer as it is to pull out a pencil to write something down.
Recent librarian representations have been counter to the old stereotype, they are now the pendulum in the other direction, as demonstrated in the article from the web’s Bitch Magazine (I didn’t name it, I just read it). There is a kind of sweet and salty approach – cleavage and horn-rim glasses.
Regardless of how sexy we are, we are smart and do have well-developed senses of humor. I’d hazard a guess that the only thing unchanged about librarians is that a lot of us still probably wear glasses.
February 2nd, 2011
Uncle! The Weather Wins!
Feb. 4 Friends of Library meeting cancelled.
The Friends of the Library meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30pm in Central Library has been cancelled.
The speaker, Joe G. Bax, would have had to drive to Arlington from near Huntsville, TX, and Friends members would have had to drive from their homes and navigate the icy campus from the parking garage to get into the library for the meeting. Neither sounded like a good prospect late on Wednesday afternoon when it was announced that the University of Texas at Arlington would be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3, for a third consecutive day due to the frigid temperatures and icy conditions.
Gerald Saxon, Dean of the UT Arlington Library, announced this afternoon that he plans to reschedule this speaker for later in the year.
Not all Friends members who receive our printed invitations are on our email list yet, so if you know someone who might regularly attends our meetings but might not receive this email, please pass on the word, to save them the trip on Friday. Thanks!
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