Thursday, March 24, 2011

Need help with your taxes?

The IRS is providing extra help this year.  To assist taxpayers, select Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offices will be open on Saturday, March 26, 2011. These IRS offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Plus you have a few extra days to do your taxes.  The due date this year is April 18th.

For more information:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Women's History Month

President Jimmy Carter's Message to the nation designating March 2-8, 1980 as the first National Women's History Week.

From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.

As Dr. Gerda Lerner has noted, "Women's History is Women's Right." - It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision."

I ask my fellow Americans to recognize this heritage with appropriate activities during National Women's History Week, March 2-8, 1980.

I urge libraries, schools, and community organizations to focus their observances on the leaders who struggled for equality - - Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Paul.

Understanding the true history of our country will help us to comprehend the need for full equality under the law for all our people.

This goal can be achieved by ratifying the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that "Equality of Rights under the Law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. 

From the National Women's History Project Website at

For more information about Women's History visit

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Books@ the library

The Career Guide: The Employment Opportunities Directory 2011. Dun and Bradstreet. (Call#HF 5382.5 .U5 D86 2011 c.2) 3/8/11

Directory of professional employment and career opportunities. This is a updated version of the reference guide for employment potential includes the areas of Sales, Marketing, Management, Engineering, Life/Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Planning, Accounting and Finance, Liberal Arts, and other technical and professional institutions.

Stryker, Roy Emerson and Nancy Wood. In this proud land: American 1935-1943 as seen in the FSA Photographs. Boston : New York Graphic Society, 1975. (TR 820.5 .S87 1975) 3/14/11

“During 1935-43, Roy Emerson Stryker headed the Historical Section of the Farm Security Administration. He compiled history: some 270,000 photographs of American life. He also made history: assembling one of the greatest teams of photographers ever known, and laying the foundation for modern photo-documentation. From his personal collection of FSA pictures, he has chosen his favorites for In This Proud Land.” From back cover.

Alland, Sr. , Alexander. Jacob A. Riis: Photographer & Citizen. New York, N.Y. : Aperture, c1993. ( HV4045 .R5 1993) 3/14/11

Jacob Riis was a journalist turned crusader in the late 1800s. He took pictures of the extreme conditions in the New York tenements for his exposes and using them to promote social justice. His photographs in this book capture the abject poverty and day to day life of the lowest level of society in New York during that time period.

Cronin, Blaise, ed. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. Vol. 45. (Call # Z 699 .A1 A65 v. 45 2011 c.2) 3/14/11

This volume includes articles published on the subjects of information management, information retrieval, data sharing in the sciences, economic aspects of the scholarly journal system, human-computer interaction, history of information technology, online social movements, and functional understanding of fair use in U.S. Copyright law.

Hoover’s Handbook of World Business 2011. Austin, TX: Hoover’s Business Press, 2011. (Call #HG 4009 .H66 2011) 3/14/2011

Contains information on 300 of the world’s most influential companies based outside of the United States. The 18th edition is one of the most complete sources of in-depth information on large, non-US-based business enterprises. Includes profiles and indexes.

Hoover’s Handbook of American Business, 2011. Austin, TX: Sycamore Productions, Inc., 2011. (Call # HG 4057 .A28617 2011 v.1, c.2) 3/14/2011

Profiles of major U.S. companies. One of the most complete sources of in-depth information on large US-based business enterprises. Includes profiles and indexes.

Simkin, J. Ed. Manufacturing and Distribution USA. 6th ed. Vol. 1-3. San Francisco, CA: Thompson Gale, 2011. (HD 9721 .M3495 6th ed. 2011). 3/14/2011.

This resource gives statistics of the manufacturing and distribution sectors of the American economy. The volumes are arranged alphabetically and by NACIS code. Volume one gives an overview of some current trade issues in the preface.

Dallas Business Journal 2011 Book of Lists. December 13, 2010. Vol 34, No 17. Dallas: Dallas Business Journal, 2010. (HF 5065 .T4 B512 2011). 3/14/11

This is quick reference guide to companies grouped by their similarities and rankings. Bills itself as “The definitive who’s who in business throughout the North Texas region.”

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NEW!! Fiction Collection

New at UNT Dallas Library

We have a brand new fiction collection. It is small but we hope to have it grow as the university grows. So come by and check out a book to read.

Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. (Fic .F73co)

Cold Mountain is about a soldier’s perilous jouney back to his beloved at the end of the civil war. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author’s great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart. Inman’s odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada’s struggle to revive her father’s farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter. (From book cover).

Childs, Lee. 61 hours. New York: Delacorte Press, 2010. (Fic .C4si)

A new novel about Jack Reacher, the ex military man turned drifter, who has a knack for finding trouble and then eliminating it.

Childs, Lee. Gone Tomorrow. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009. (Fic .C48go)

Lee Childs continues his Jack Reacher series with Reacher finding trouble on a New York subway that reaches out to Washington, California, and Afghanistan.

Hynes, James. Next. New York: Little, Brown & Co.: 2010. (Fic .H96ne)

An electrifying, mordantly funny tale of regret, redemption, and unexpected grace set in Austin, TX. (From book cover)

Steel, Danielle. A Good Woman. New York: Bantam Dell, 2008.

From the glittering ballrooms of Manhattan to the fires of World War I, Danielle Steel takes us on an unforgettable journey in her new novel – a spellbinding tale of war, loss, history, and one woman’s unbreakable spirit. (From book cover).

Connelly, Michael. Nine Dragons. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2009.

A mystery novel which follows Detective Harry Bosch as he tries to untangle the mysterious death of store owner, John Li pursues his daughter’s kidnappers.

Mailer, Norman. New York: The Castle in the Forest. Random House, 2007.

The Castle in the Forest is fiction although closely based on history. It follows the life of Adolf Hitler from birth through adolescence with a surprising hypothesis.

Seuss, Dr. Oh, the places you’ll go! New York: Random House, 1990.

The start of UNT Dallas Library’s special collection of children’s books, Dr. Seuss delights children and adults.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New DVDs @ the library

“Equity-Focused School Counseling: Ensuring Career and College Readiness for Every Student”. DVD  2 discs

“This DVD demonstrates transformative school counseling by providing: a comprehensive understanding of the history of school counseling from the 1930s to present-day… …12 skill-building vignettes that feature a culturally and linguistically diverse range of K-12 students, school counselors, parents, teachers, and principals demonstrating key skills and competencies to ensure every K-112 student has access to career and college readiness.  From back cover.

“Jungian analytical play therapy: a clinical session and interview” produced by UNT Center for Play Therapy”.  DVD

“Dr. Allan describes the goal of Jungian play therapy is to activate the child’s individualization process. He helps the child develop his or her unique identity, overcome or come terms with loss and trauma while accepting and adapting to the demands of life.”  From back cover.

“Adlerian Parent Consultation with Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD”.  DVD.
“Watch Jon Carlson conduct an actual parent consultation session and an actual parenting group with moms who are in power struggles with their teenage children. … Carlson facilitates a parenting group, helping the parents shut down the power struggles with their teens so they can recognize when to give responsibility, when to back off and when to draw boundaries.”  From back cover.