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Interim 2002/ December
14 - January 12
|First Day of Class/ Monday, January 13|
Professional Video Brown Bag Presentation/ January 16 and 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CMIT 100D
Martin Luther King Jr.
Day/ Monday, January 20
In order to better serve our library users during the spring semester, Fondren Library Center will be open Monday, January 20 (MLK Holiday) from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. The FLC Circulation desk and Reference desks will be staffed. It is the plan of the University to begin spring semester classes after the MLK holiday in the future.
|ALA Midwinter Conference/ January 24-27, Philadelphia, PA|
SAVE THESE LEAD DATES!
DeGolyer Cookbook Collection Presentation/ February (time and date TBA), Texana Room
For complete details, please see the handouts being
distributed by Mary Ann Herbel
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
Are you looking for a way to share your knowledge and expertise about the SMU Libraries? Students are waiting to hear from you. Opportunities are available in the following categories: Library Tours, PONI Workshops, and Introduction to SMU Libraries. Library Tours have cards available, PONI has a script and Intro to SMU has a PowerPoint all ready for you. Of course you can use your imagination, too!! Anyone in CUL can share there knowledge on the following days:
Introduction to SMU Libraries
To volunteer contact Carrie Esch 8-2942.
Back by popular demand… The Book Roadshow
The Friends of the SMU Libraries
cordially invites members to
The Book “Roadshow”
Sunday, February 2, 2003
Free, but reservations are necessary.
Call 214-768-3225 or
Join fellow members for afternoon tea, scones and conversation on a winter’s day. You may bring up to three books for quick appraisals by local area book experts. The afternoon concludes with a discussion of the most unique ‘finds’ of the day. If you wish to attend, you MUST make reservations as this is a MEMBERS ONLY event.
Date for Tables of Content
Saturday, April 5, 2003
Invitational brochures will be sent in March.
Table Hosts for 2003 are:
Anne and Alan Bromberg
Elizabeth Forsyth Hailey
Bonnie and Lou Jacobs
Rose Mary Rumbley
The Friends of the SMU Libraries is joining with the Meadows Museum to co-sponsor a book club that will explore literary works connected to the museum’s renowned collection of Spanish art. The group will meet once a month on a Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $5 per book club meeting; $2.50 each for Friends and museum members
Info: Call Judy at 214-768-3225 or Lisa at 214-768-2516.
New Information Facility at SMU-in-Taos
On December 30, 2002, SMU issued a press release announcing $2 million dollars in gifts to build an information commons building and provide wireless connections on the SMU-in-Taos campus. Although some preliminary work has been done, construction on the 5,000-square-foot building, which will house the library collection and computing laboratory, is set to begin in the spring. Equipping the campus for wireless technology will be the second phase of the project.
One of the principal donors is Former Texas Governor William P. Clements, who has contributed more than $17.3 million for SMU’s academic programs and facilities, including $3.5 million in support of SMU-in-Taos. A second donor wishes to remain anonymous.
SMU archaeology students excavated the site of the building in the summers of 2001 and 2002. They mapped and documented the area and concluded that the original structures on the site probably were hastily constructed storage facilities, built late in the Fort’s history. The garrison, called Cantonment Burgwin, was established in September 1852 and abandoned in May 1860. It was a small post, designed for about one hundred soldiers, but its population often doubled as troops heading west stopped there temporarily.
Linda Sellers continues to be actively involved with SMU-in-Taos administrators in the planning of the new facility and selection of shelving and furniture.
CUL Interlibrary Loan is now offering another improvement in user services. Thanks to a new scanner with a speedy automatic document feeder, we can offer electronic delivery for all articles requested on interlibrary loan--even those that libraries send to us as photocopies. No more explaining to users why some articles are delivered electronically and some aren't!
Saturday, January 4th, Beth Farmer CIP
Friday, January 10th, Mary Queyrouze CUL ISS
Wednesday, January 22nd, Curt Holleman Collection Development
Beth and Todd Walker are happy to announce the arrival of Ethan Nicholas Walker. Ethan was born December 2nd at 3:21 PM. He is 9 pounds 4 ounces, 19 3/4 inches long and certainly has healthy lungs. Mom and baby are resting and doing well.
Skye Marie Leamy was born early Sunday morning, December 1st, weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Mom and Skye are doing fine. Papa Chris is doing great, too! (Photo forthcoming)
Senta McClafferty is happy to announce the arrival of her new grandson Aaron Joseph, born 11/15/02 in California. He weighed 9 pounds and 6 ounces.
Jan Buford has a new grandson born 10/10/02. Welcome, Landon Miles Buford.
Tim Silcox is the proud "papa" of Molly, a 2 year old huskie/chow mix. He adopted her the day after Christmas from the SPCA.
We are very glad to welcome Toni Nolen and Amy Carver back to work!!
Here are some recent pictures of the 2002 CUL
LIAM THOMAS SANDERSON b. 3/23/02
GRANT CARVER b. 10/30/02
MICHAEL WAYNE NOLEN JR. b. 9/19/02
CONGRATS! (AND A SAD FAREWELL)
Michael Garrett, Library Specialist III in charge of Interlibrary Loan Lending, received his MLIS degree from UNT in December, 2002, and has accepted a position as Access Services and Web Librarian at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. The rest of the Interlibrary Loan staff is thrilled about Michael's exciting opportunity and his new office with windows (!) overlooking the main quad of OLOL University. But we will really really miss him. Congratulations and good luck, Michael!
EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS
An exhibit for the Shuler Museum will be put up in the display cases in the Fondren Library Center Lobby, in late January. It will highlight the fine Paleontology program we have at SMU. Included in the display will be information on the development of the paleontology program, and current research and information on the scholars and graduate students associated with the program.
According to the 2003 Chase's Calendar of Events January is:
Who Reads What Newspapers?
(Thanks to Troy Sherrod for this )
Page author: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers