CUL NEWSLETTER

September, 2002

Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University

CALENDAR | OPPORTUNITIES | DIVISION NEWS | STAFF NEWS | EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS |

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CALENDAR

Mon 9-2                                        Labor Day, University Holiday
Tue 9-10                                       LEAD Program: World War II Project, CIP Conference Room, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Wed 9-11                                      Remembrance Ceremony with President R. Gerald Turner, Main Quad Flagpole, 11:45am-Noon
Mon 9-23                                      First Day of Autumn

OPPORTUNITIES

 

Friends of the SMU Libraries and the DeGolyer Library
co-sponsor
the Opening of the Exhibition  
A GATHERING OF FRIENDS:  Selected Volumes from the Collections of Friends
on
Thursday, September 26

 

Several members of the Friends share facts and thoughts on collecting in a panel discussion moderated by Russell Martin, director of the DeGolyer Library. Collectors participating and the focus of their collections are:

 

Joe McKnight             Rare Law Books

Lee Burke                   Kit Carson

Robert Harris              Walt Whitman

 

Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. prior to the program at 7:00 p.m. 

Texana Room, DeGolyer Library.

Everyone is welcomed.

LEAD UPDATE - SAVE THESE DATES!

Managing Your Computer / October Date and Time TBA, FLE 323

  • Presented by SMU Libraries Systems Staff

Public Speaking Without Fear / November Date and Time TBA, Texana Room

  • Presented by Professor Bob Raspberry
SAVE THE DATE

The CUL Annual Meeting will be held on October 4 at 10:00 in Hughes-Trigg. Stay tuned for more information about the specific location.

DIVISION NEWS

FILM COLLECTION UPDATE
 
The Hamon Arts Library and G. William Jones Film and Video Collection have been awarded a Telecommunications Infrastructure (TIF) competitive grant.  The grant, entitled "Preserving the Heritage of African-American Filmmakers:  Digitization and Distribution of the Tyler Black Film Collection to Texas Schools, Community Organizations, and Museums" will digitize and produce 1,000 DVD boxed sets of the Tyler Collection.  Co-Principle Investigators for the grant are Tinsley Silcox (Hamon Library) and Mary Queyrouze (FLC Systems).
TO ALL FLC STAFF from Cindy Olson (Head of FLC Lending Services):

Now that we are back into our regular school year, the stacks will again be in desperate need of shelf-reading. This is just a reminder to all staff who participate in the stack maintenance program to spend a few hours a month cleaning up your call number section. Same sections as before will be assigned. If you have not participated before in this project, please see me and I will assign you a call number section.

Please be sure to note in the stack maintenance notebook located on the Circulation desk, the dates that you shelf-read your section.

Thanks again for your participation!

NEW FACULTY GUIDES COMING SOON

The 2002-2003 Faculty  Guide is back from the press and will be distributed the week of September 9-13. The web version of the guide will follow shortly.

FLC NEWS
  • The FLC Building Emergency Manual is completed. The team responsible for collection and publication of current FLC emergency data waits to hear from BEM organizers as to the next phase in SMU's efforts to improve and standardize campus emergency preparedness.
  • The 20 new PCs purchased with TIFB funds are in place in the FLE Reference Area on the first floor. New tables and chairs were also purchased for the new PC stations, and work is underway to provide permanent electrical access for each machine.

STAFF NEWS

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Tuesday, September 2--Regina St. John, CIP

Friday, September 6--Janet Allmon, CIP

Saturday, September 7--John Milazzo, CIP

Sunday, September 8--Amy Turner, FLC Ref

Sunday, September 15--Claudia Cruz, FLC ILL and Terre Heydari, CIP

Saturday, September 28--Angela Kull, CIP

Sunday, September 30--Daniel Delgado, Hamon

CUL PROMOTIONS

Congratulations to the following CUL staff members, who were recently promoted:

  • Carol Baker, FLC Public Services--Promoted to Librarian IV
  • Brandon Pope, Hamon--Promoted to Librarian II
  • Kelly Sanderson, CIP--Promoted to Librarian II
  • Erika Ripley, FLC Reference--Promoted to Librarian II
  • Angela Kull, CIP--Promoted to Librarian II
Carol Baker's (FLC Public Services) son, Sean Anderson was quoted in a new book by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster, entitled IN SEARCH OF AMERICA. Unfortunately, Carol explains, Sean will not be featured in the upcoming television series by the same title.
Chris Leamy is no longer with FLC Circulation. As of September 3, he replaced Clayton Crenshaw as the new Head of Circulation Services at the Hamon Arts Library.
Carrie Esch (FLC Ref) recently became Level Two Certified in Army Family Team Building. According to Carrie, "Army Family Team Building is a volunteer-led organization with a central tenet: provide training and knowledge to spouses and family members to support the total Army effort. Strong families are the pillar of support behind strong soldiers, and AFTB's mission is to educate and train all of America's Army in knowledge, skills and behaviors designed to prepare our Army families to move successfully into the future."
Barbara Stockton's (CIP) son, Alex, returned from Nagoya, Japan as a participant in the CISV International Exchange Program. His delegation traveled to Hiroshima and Kyoto while living with a host family for four weeks. He enjoyed being waited on by his host's mother and grandmother, but has reassimilated into our lifestyle, somewhat to his chagrin. Programs for next summer will be announced in the fall. Recruitment for adult leaders and participants ages 11-17 is ongoing. Feel free to contact Barbara if you have questions.

EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS

HAWN GALLERY EXHIBITION

Peter Ligon: The New York Drypoints, August 19 through December 15, 2002, Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library

The Pollock Gallery, Division of Art, in conjunction with the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library presents over twenty drypoint etchings by Southern Methodist University alumnus Peter Ligon. The show brings together, for the first time, works the artist has executed during regular yearly sojourns to New York City over the last eight years. The drypoint process has allowed Ligon to intimately record on copper plates his personal and keenly felt observations of both the built and natural landscape of New York City. The exhibition is curated by Shannon Phillips, Assistant to the Director at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art (Ms. Phillips served as the Pollock Curatorial Intern for 2001-2002) and Philip Van Keuren, Director of the Pollock Gallery and Assistant Professor of Art and Curatorial Studies, Division of Art, Meadows School of the Arts.

The Mildred Hawn Gallery, located inside the Hamon Arts Library, is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, please contact Sam Ratcliffe (x82303).

HURRY OVER TO BRIDWELL

The current exhibition in Bridwell Library is Written On/ PRINTED ON, and it highlights the evolution of the written to the printed word. The exhibition, which runs through August 13, 2002, is housed in the Elizabeth Prothro Gallery and was curated by the former director of  Bridwell Library, Decherd Turner. More information about the exhibition.....

LIGHTER SIDE

NEW BABY

Gillian McCombs (Dean and Director of Central University Libraries) has a new grandaughter! Georgia Gillian Parnau, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces, was born to Gillian's daughter, Heather in Appleton, Wisconsin on August 29, 2002.

LIBRARY STAFF GARAGE SALE! COME ONE, COME ALL!

Cindy Olson is having a yard sale, and you are all invited!

Date: Saturday, September 21

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: 3005 Dyer Street, Dallas (3 blocks from FLC library)

Selling: Kitchen/dining set, mountain bike, vacuum cleaner, lots of fun knick-knacks, clothing

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