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In February, a welcome message with a custom banner and display was posted on the library website, on the ads and Twitter.

“In support of our mission to provide leadership in innovation and learning, the Public Services Division of the University of North Texas Libraries affirms the principles described in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Core Values of Librarianship. We are committed to welcoming the entire UNT community, in all its diversity, to enjoy the information and services provided by the Libraries.” (News page)  The story also has a list of resources on campus, and at the libraries.

Please visit the full page to learn more:

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The second of our two 2016 finals events was Coffee and Cookies.  Volunteers included the advisors and members of the Student Library Advisory Boards (SLAB),This year, the event was co-sponsored by the UNT Graduate Student Council (GSC)  who, coordinated by Graduate SLAB member Giselle, provided a couple of volunteers, granola bars and GSC branded supplies.


Feedback from two nights of this event was positive.

Finals are done. Phew : )
Hope every one enjoys the break!
~ Lilly

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The first of our two 2016 finals events was Paws and Relax pet therapy dogs courtesy of Paws Across Texas. The event was sponsored by the Student Library Advisory Boards (SLAB), and volunteers included the advisors and members of the boards. We not only had hundreds of students stop by, but saw UNT faculty and staff enjoying the event as well!


One of our Undergraduate SLAB members, Evi, did a Paws and Relax UNT libraries news story for the library website and included several great pictures if you would like to learn more about the event.


Thanks to all involved!

~ Lilly

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We have a library webpage in honor of International Education Week Nov 14-18

Thank you to Nicole at UNT International for reaching out to me, and cross-promoting out “Foreign Correspondent” Reel to Real Classics film showing  (11/16 from 5-7pm, Willis Library 340) on the calendar of events. Thank you  to User Interfaces for the amazing customized logo and collaborating and posting the web page. Thank you to Access Services for processing a few books to put on the book drop.

Have a great week!

~ Lilly

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  • The monthly books display in Willis will feature select items to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 – Oct 15th)
  • Since the timing involves another nice display from Access Services, feel free to browse the full Willis Library 1st Floor Monthly Books Display list.
  • Carnaval! (from UNT Multicultural Center) is Sept 20th from 11-1 Library Mall. I will be at a UNT Libraries table if you want to learn about services and more!
  • The UNT Media Library also has a spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month on display.
  • Reel to Real Classics, Meeting 1: September 28 at 4pm, Media Library – A new classic film discussion group I am facilitating with Steven Guerrero of the Media library. For our first meeting and in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be discussing Gilda/Rita Hayworth. See Meeting 1 post for more information.

~ Lilly Ramin (@lillylibrarian)

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Monthly Books honors Asian-Pacific American heritage this month with resources that celebrate the significant contributions that Asian-Pacific Americans have made to our country’s history, artistic, literary and contemporary culture. Read more about this national heritage month at

Click the links below to listen to our Asia in America streaming music selections.

Young Rang Kim Guest Artist Recital

Chinese Music Concert Faculty Recital

The Bamboo That Snaps Back performed by Fred Ho and the Asian Art Ensemble

See all the resources on display here.

Our differences in beliefs do not truly separate us, or elevate us over others.
Rather, they highlight the rich tapestry that is humanity.
— George Takei


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March is National Women’s History Month and Monthly Books has books, films and other resources on display to honor the contributions made by women throughout history.

Checkout these resources and many more at

Makers: Women Who Make America Season 1

Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution

Oral History Interview with Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek Dickerson


“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison

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This February Monthly Books celebrates African American History Month with a collection of resources that honor the rich cultural, political, literary and musical history of African Americans.

Check out these digital collections from the Portal to Texas History:

Find eBooks, Streaming Video and more at



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It’s a new year! Check out our Monthly Books display to start the year with books and resources that will help to increase your health, improve your mind, reach your goals and become a new you in 2016.

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The Willis Library will close today, December 23rd, at 7 PM and reopen January 4th at 7 AM. While we are closed, you may still access your library account to manage holds and renew materials online at

Library materials may be returned at the Highland St. book drop, the Willis entrance book drop, the Eagle Commons Library entrance book drop and the Chilton Hall Media Library outdoor drop box. Streaming Media, EBooks and other resources are available through our online catalog at

If you have questions about library resources or services, please contact Access Services at and we will respond promptly when we return from the holiday break. We look forward to serving our students in 2016!