April 2002

Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University




Sun 4-7       Daylight Savings Time begins

Sat 4-20     Tables of Content, 6:00 pm, Meadows Museum

Sun 4-21     Generations Apart: Post-Shoah Writers in France and Germany, 2:00 pm, lecture held in Bridwell   Library

Thur 4-25   CMIT Documentary Showcase: Year 'Round Lawn Care, 1:00 pm, CMIT

Thur 4-25   LEAD Program: Building Special Collections, time and location TBA

Fri 4-26      CMIT Documentary Showcase: Year 'Round Lawn Care, 12:00 noon, CMIT


TABLES OF CONTENT : An evening of dinner conversations in support of the SMU Libraries

WHAT: An evening of dinner and conversation called Tables of Content, held at the Meadows Museum. There will be thirteen tables hosted by notable Dallas and SMU leaders facilitating the dinner discussions at each. Each table will focus on a theme related to such topics as literature, journalism, history, or the arts. Among the table hosts will be authors Prudence McIntosh and C. W. Smith, columnist Maryln Schwartz, radio host Glenn Mitchell, musician Simon Sargon, art historian Mary Vernon, book collector Decherd Turner, and SMUís Provost, Ross Murfin. Guests indicate at whose table they wish to sit when they make their reservations.

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2002. Social hour at 6:00 pm; dinner to begin at 7:00 pm.

PURPOSE: The Tables of Content dinner is being held to raise funds for all the libraries at Southern Methodist University through the sponsorship of the Friends of the SMU Libraries /Colophon. Participants will pay $125 per person, as a donation to the Friends to attend the dinner. Proceeds from the event will support the SMU libraries through the Friends annual grant program.

COMMITTEE: Honorary chairpersons are Michael M. and Marla Boone. Michael is a member of the SMU board of trustees. A subcommittee of the Friends coordinates the event. Missy Collins, vice president of the Friends, chairs the committee; Pamela S. Lange is the vice-chair.

If you would like to receive an invitation, please call the Friends office at ext. 83225 or email

CMIT Documentary Showcase Schedule:

Year-round Lawn Care on Thursday, April 25th at 1:00 pm and Friday, April 26th at 12:00 noon

The Revolt of Mother (featuring CMIT's own Robert Walker) on Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00 pm and Friday, May 24th at 12:00 noon

For additional information and a synopsis of the films, please visit

Choral Concert Opportunity

The Spring concert of the Meadows School of the Arts Concert Choir and Meadows Chorale will take place on Friday, April 12, 8:00 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium  The program is called From Byrd to Mockingbirds: A Choral Smorgasbord. Tim Silcox, Director of the Hamon Arts Library, is serving as Director of the Concert Choir and Choral Union this year.  The Choral Union will be featured on April 30th at the Meadows "Grand Event" in the Meyerson Symphony Center, when they will present Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

The Eighth Annual Judaica Lecture Series:

Thomas Nolden, Chair of the Department of German at Wellesley College will present a lecture entitled Generations Apart: Post-Shoah Writers in France and Germany. This lecture will be held in Bridwell Library at 2:00 pm on April 21, 2002. For more information regarding the The Eighth Annual Judaica Lecture Series, please visit


Call for Applications:

The Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon has established an annual scholarship of $500 for SMU library full time staff members and student library employees who wish to become librarians. Eligible individuals should have applied to, been accepted in or enrolled in an American Library accredited library and information science degree program. Applicants should have contributed to the goals of the SMU Libraries and shall have a strong record of performance and have demonstrated interest and capability in providing excellent services to the SMU community.

Applicants must be current full time library staff or library student employees of SMU's Central University Libraries, Bridwell Library or Underwood Law Library. Applicants shall have been employed for at least twelve months by the SMU Libraries prior to applying for the Scholarship.

Deadline for applications is April 25, 2002. Please contact Judy Searles (ext. 83225 or if you have questions.

To the Staff of the SMU Libraries:

Once again, it's time to submit grant requests to the Friends of the SMU Libraries. This is your opportunity to get funding for a special library project or acquisition. Traditionally, grants are awarded to purchase materials and/or to fund services or projects that are not within the usual library operating budgets. After discussions with your staffs and supervisor, please submit your requests to Judy Searles by Friday, April 26, 2002. Indicate the dollar amount of your proposal and submit the written requests through the Friends Office, Room 300, Fondren Library East or email your requests to Please contact Judy Searles at ext. 83225 if you have further questions.


April Birthdays

Tuesday, April 2--Kelly Sanderson, CIP

Wednesday, April 3--John Phinney, ISEM and Judy Marley, Hamon

Saturday, April 27--Troy Sherrod, FLC Periodicals

Sunday, April 28--Amy Collins, CIP

Kris Reed (CIP) is invited to attend the Blackwell "Senior Management Retreat" in Portland, OR on March 27th. There are only three librarians attending, including individuals representing Cornell University and Oberlin College. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss strategic directions.
Maria Bellavance (CIP) attended an AMIGOS workshop on video cataloging at the University of Houston on March 21st.
Kelly Sanderson and husband, Dale, are the proud parents of a sweet baby boy, Liam Thomas Sanderson. Liam was born EARLY (2:29 am) on Saturday, March 23rd, weighing in at 9 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches. Mother, son, and father are doing well.
Musical Chairs in CIP!
  • Barbara Stockton was promoted to Librarian I on 2-01-02
  • Sonia Graff was promoted to Library Specialist IV on 2-16-02
  • Maria Bellavance was reclassified to a Library Specialist IV on 2-16-02
  • Terre Heydari was promoted to full-time as a Library Specialist III on 4-01-02
  • Katherine Schacht was promoted to full-time as Librarian I on 3-18-02
Rob Walker (CMIT) and his wife, Carolyn, are thrilled to announce the birth of their new baby girl, Madysen Skye. She's a cutie!
Welcome Shannon Cain! Shannon arrives as the new CUL Administrative Coordinator for Public Services, from the Periodicals department of Abilene Christian University. He earned a BA in English and History, as well as a Masters in History, all from ACU. His wife, Danelle, will be working for the chair of the SMU Math department, and Shannon will soon begin earning his MLS through the UNT School of Library and Information Sciences.
From Brandon Pope (Hamon): "This past month I attended the ARLIS/NA (Art Librarians Society of North America) in Saint Louis.  This is the major national professional conference for Art Librarians and is attended by most of the people working in my specialty in America and Canada.  The conference was very well organized and was held in the Saint Louis Union Station.  This building is the largest example of reclaimed/reused architecture in America and exists due to the efforts of an SMU alum."


The exhibit in Fondren Library entitled The Great Philosophers will be on display until April 12, 2002. This fantastic presentation is a result of the hard work of Joel Eatmon and Barbara Stockton.
The current exhibition in the Hawn Exhibition Gallery, "Andirons to Weathervanes: Drawings from the Potter Art Metal Studio Collection," runs through April 30. The collection was donated to the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections Wing of the Hamon Arts Library in 1992 by SMU alumna Eva Morgan, daughter of Henry Potter, founder of Potter Art Metal Studio. It consists of 1,710 shop drawings and layouts with accompanying invoices for the work from the 1920s to the 1960s. This collection is one of the few remaining that documents the importance of the blacksmith as a worker in metal, producing decorative architectural pieces, primarily with the forge, anvil and hammer. For more information, visit the exhibition webpage.


        Madysen Skye        Walker


Liam Thomas Sanderson

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