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Library-News newsletter sent

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Front of Central LibraryThough it is infrequent during the summer, the Library-News newsletter comes out several times during the fall and spring semesters, taking the place of the old paper copies of News You Can Use (RIP). That one began in the late 1990s and died an unattractive death around 2005 when we realized that mailroom clerks weren’t putting it in the boxes of our intended audience (faculty and GTAs).

Today I send notices electronically, often through MavWire, and I can’t believe all of the energy I put into distributing several thousand of those news sheets around campus. Now it has more news and images and is delivered to your email with no fuss about finding campus mail labels and manila envelopes. Or a typewriter with a good ribbon. Yup. Even used one of those on some of the mailing labels. Times have changed!

This link will take you to the subscription page for Library-News.

This link will take you to the web version of Library-News.

Written by dwyer

July 20th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Exhibit and Tour information: Special Collections

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Special Collection's Summer 2010 exhibit: For All Workers

A tour of this exhibit is scheduled for Thursday, July 1, at 1pm in Special Collections, on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

The University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections’ summer exhibit is “For All Workers: The Legacy of the Texas Labor Movement, 1838-2010.” This exhibit features the personal papers of labor and political activist John “J.W.” Jackson, as well as numerous items from the Texas Labor Archives at UT Arlington.

Inspired by J.W. Jackson’s generous donations of labor archive records and personal papers, it explains what labor unions are and why they are important, shows the importance of the labor movement as seen through the life of J.W. Jackson, and concludes with accounts of labor events that have impacted Texas history. The labor movement, a little-known aspect of Texas history, is nevertheless inextricably intertwined with the legacy of what it means to be a Texan, shaping the makeup of who we as a state are today.

“For All Workers: The Legacy of the Texas Labor Movement, 1838-2010″ is open from May 17 through August 7 in the Special Collections Library, located on the 6th floor of UT Arlington’s Central Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Summer hours are 9am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. Call 817-272-7511 for more information.

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Written by dwyer

June 14th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Faculty Creative Works Reception – April 1

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The Shorthorn ran a story about the Library reception on April 1, 2010 to recognize the Creative Works of UTA Faculty. This is the second annual event, and the response from faculty has been enthusiastic.

Below, UTA President James Spaniolo (left) paused for a photo with Tommie Wingfield of the Library and vice provost David Silva.

UTA President James Spaniolo (left) with Tommie Wingfield of the Library and vice provost David Silva.

Written by dwyer

April 3rd, 2010 at 12:07 am

UTA African American Faculty & Staff Assn.

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nullThe UTA African-American Faculty and Staff Association presents the African-American Issues Forum – Violence in the African-American Community

On March 11, 2010, in the E. H. Hereford University Center, Palo Pinto Room, 6pm, present Ms. Joy Strickland, President and CEO, Dallas Mothers Against Teen Violence.

Ms. Strickland grew up in Dallas and attended Lincoln High School and the University of Texas, Austin. After a successful career in corporate America she returned to the neighborhood in which she grew up to raise two sons. In the summer of 1993 tragedy struck. Her oldest son Chris was home for the summer from Morehouse College and was killed in a random act of violence during a carjacking. Out of this personal tragedy Ms. Strickland organized Mothers Against Teen Violence (MATV), an organization that works to prevent violence among young people and that serves as a support network for other parents and young people dealing with violence in our community. She has won numerous awards for her work. She will come to UT Arlington to discuss the causes of violence in our community and how we can begin to address them.

All programs are open to students, faculty and staff and will be followed by a reception hosted by the members of the African-American Faculty and Staff Association. For more information or if you need special accommodations to fully participate in these programs/events, please contact Dr. Marvin Dulaney at 272-9068 or Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodations.

Written by dwyer

March 9th, 2010 at 11:28 pm