CUL Newsletter
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES     SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

OCTOBER 2000

CALENDAR | OPPORTUNITIES | DIVISION NEWS | STAFF NEWS | EXHIBITS | HUMOR
 
CALENDAR

10/19 Director's Tea, 10 am, Bonelli Commons, Meadows.
10/23 LEAD Brown Bag: Gift Processing, 12 noon, CIP Conference Rm.
 
OPPORTUNITIES

LEAD Brown Bag: Gift Processing
Monday October 23, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, CIP Conference Room.
A presentation by Curt Holleman, Joel Eatmon, Janet Allmon and other collection development staff on policies, procedures, and etiquette of gift processing. Bring your own lunch. Drinks will be provided.

October Library Workshops
10/4 Political Science Research in LEXIS-NEXIS, 3:00-5:00 pm
10/9 Researching and Paying for Graduate or Professional School, 3:00-4:30 pm
10/17 Effective Internet Searching, 11:00 - Noon
10/17 General Science Research, 6-7 pm
10/26 Art History Research 2-3:30 pm (Hamon)
All workshops (except Art History) will be held in FLE 323.
Please register online here.

ITS Computer Workshops
10/6 Outlook 98, 11:30 am
10/27 Outlook Exchange 11:30 AM
Both classes will be held in Bradfield. Registration is Required.
Register online here.

Legacies Dallas History Conference
For those of you who love Dallas, its history, and its people-- SMU will be hosting the second annual Legacies-Dallas History Conference in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on Saturday, October 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Speakers ranging from scholars to buffs will present papers on the conference theme "Twentieth-Century Dallas," and specific topics will include the founding of SMU, historic preservation in Dallas, the establishment of the Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas race relations, etc. The luncheon speaker will be Gov. William P. Clements, Jr., who will share his memories of growing up in the Park Cities and attending SMU in the 1930s. The conference also includes a book sale, including new, out-of-print, or simply hard-to-find books about Dallas history, biography, cultural institutions, and architecture. The conference is open to everyone, and conference tickets are $25 each, which includes morning refreshments and lunch. For registration forms and further information, please contact Jane Elder at x81233 or jelder@mail.smu.edu. Registration is due by October 11th.
 
DIVISION NEWS

Arco Oil Donates Maps
Arco Oil Company is donating their International collection of oil and gas exportation maps to the Edwin J. Foscue Map Library.  These include topographic and geologic sheets of areas not currently covered in our collection, so we are very happy to receive them.  Additionally, they are donating the map cases they go in!

FLC Inaugurates "Adopt a Shelf" Program
FLC circulation staff would like to thank everyone for participating in our "adopt-a-shelf" stack maintenance program. The stack maintenance program will continue on a monthly basis through the end of the year 2000.  At that time, we will have everyone draw for new call number sections.  Please send any comments or suggestions concerning the program to Chris Leamy or Cindy Olson.

Congratulations to Toni Nolen, SMU Systems and CUL Information Support Services Office, for her appointment to the Voyager OPAC Enhancement Subcommittee.  Toni was selected out of 66 volunteers for one of only 11 slots available.  We are extremely pleased to have a representative on this important group which evaluates enhancement requests for the Voyager OPAC.  Toni will be SMU's first Voyager representative. Great job, Toni!

CIP Division News

STAFF NEWS

October Birthdays
07-Oct, Judy Searles, Friends of the Libraries
13-Oct, Judy Abbott, CIP
18-Oct, Gillian McCombs, CUL Director
20-Oct, Bill Dworaczyk, CMIT

Lisa Shinomiya Jue (CUL ITS) was married to John Matthew Bishop on September 15, 2000 by the Justice of the Peace. They will have a Chinese wedding banquet for family in NYC on September 24, 2000.  "Oh boy," she says, "a bunch of Chinese people and a bunch of Polish-Americans using gestures to communicate to each other!"

Lisa Kozlowski (FLC Circulation) gave birth Sept. 3 to a boy, 8 pounds 9 ounces.  His name is Samuel Kozlowski.  Lisa promises to bring him in soon to visit with staff.

Dave Schmidt (SEL Periodicals) has accepted a role in the play "Singin' In the Rain." It's a stage adaptation of the classic 1952 MGM musical which stared Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Conner.  He will play "R. F. Simpson," the head of the film studio, a nice supporting role. The show is being produced by the Irving Community Theater and will be performed in the Dupree Theatre (one of the nicest small theaters in Dallas) at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. just north of Hwy. 183 in the city of Irving. Performance dates begin November 8 and run through November 13 (3 weekends). Performance are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 PM and two Sunday 2:30 PM matinees.  Call the box office at 972-252-2787 if you would like ticket information.

Theresa Van Goethem Meyers (FLC Reference) will be performing at the SMU Staff Talent Show Luncheon on November 15. She will sing a song called "I Hope You Dance." She is also having a voice recital at Meadows on Saturday Oct. 28 from 2-4 pm. Theresa has a long resume of voice and stage performances, with roles in 13 musicals and plays and 5 different choirs, including the SMU University Choir. Very recently she sang the National Anthem for a Dallas Burn soccer game.
 
EXHIBITS

Political Button Collection
October 15 to December 1, 2000, Fondren Library Center

The Fondren Library Center will be featuring political buttons and memorabilia from the private collection of Hervey Priddy.  Highlights of the collection include gold bug buttons from the 1896 presidential election, buttons from all of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential--and even vice presidential--runs, as well as inaugral invitations.  Materials from the Central University Libraries collections will be displayed alongside the memorabilia to help provide historical context.

Ongoing Exhibits

"Governments at War:  The Art of Persuasion in World War II"
Hawn Gallery Exhibit, Hamon Arts Library
September 11 to October 20, 2000

"Gutenberg:  Man of the Millennium"
The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries, Bridwell Library
September 21 to December 21, 2000, Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm

"Books of the Millenium"
September - October, Fondren Library Center Lobby
Carole Brandt--The Complete Pelican Shakespeare.
Jasper Neel--1623 First Folio of Shakespeare's Plays
 
HUMOR

More library humor than you ever wanted may be found at the IFLANET Library Humour page. Enjoy!


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Last updated: 2-28-2001
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