CUL NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2005

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

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CALENDAR

LIBRARY HOURS:

   Fondren Library Center (FLC)

  • Monday-Thursday:    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

  • Friday:    8:00 a.m. - 12 midnight.

  • Saturday: 9:00am-12 midnight

  • Sunday:    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

CMIT

  • Monday-Thursday:   8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • Friday:       8:30 a.m.-5:00pm

  • Saturday:  CLOSED

  • Sunday:     2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

DeGolyer Library

  • Monday-Friday:   8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Hamon Library

  • Monday-Thursday:    8:00 a.m. - 12 midnight

  • Friday:    8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Saturday: 9:00a.m.-5:00pm

  • Sunday:    1:00p.m.- 12 midnight

ISEM

  • Monday-Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Thursday-Friday:  8:30a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday:   CLOSED

  • Sunday:     1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

For other library hours see web page at www.smu.edu/libraries/hours  

HR BENEFITS FAIR

October 19th from 10:30-2:30 in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom.

FALL BREAK

Friday, October 7, 2005                 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2005             9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2005               1:00pm-10:00pm
Monday, October 10, 2005           8:00am-10:00pm

OPPORTUNITIES

PLEASE STEAL THIS IDEA

According to the Louisiana Library Association’s web site, www.llaonline.org , it is still to early to assess the damage wrought by Katrina on libraries throughout the gulf coast region. We can all imagine, however, the devastation caused by such severe flooding. It is clear that they will need an enormous amount of financial support, and it is never too early to consider what individuals can do to help.

With that in mind, I’d like to share something that has been going on in my household. Feeling frustrated at our inability to do anything concrete in the first days after Katrina hit, my daughter and I began stringing beads onto lengths of embroidery silk and creating little bookmarks. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could sell these to raise money for all the readers out there who lost their community libraries in the flooding,” we thought. So we tried it. We printed a card on the home computer with a list recommended reading about New Orleans, attached the beaded bookmark to it, and asked $5 a piece for them—slightly over the cost of a stop at Starbucks for many people. We pledged to send 100% of the proceeds to the LLA’s disaster relief. In less than a week we’ve raised over $250. How’s that for a return on a little time, some silk, and a few beads?

Now think of how much money could be raised if even a few of you on this list tried doing this? The elegance of this notion is that it adapts beautifully to any life--from that of the busiest adult to the smallest child (think about cub scouts and brownies). Make a bookmark with whatever materials are at hand and ask for a donation for library disaster relief, then send it to

LLA-Disaster Relief
Louisiana Library Association
421 South 4th St
Eunice, LA 70535

If you would like help developing the idea, or would like a sample of the card we’re using, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you. And please pass it along!

Best regards,

Jane Elder
LEAD EVENT

Tour of Science with Dev Bickston, Wednesday, October 26th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

DIVISION NEWS

LEAD HAS A NEW LOOK

I (Theresa) have been hard at work on the LEAD website.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  http://www.smu.edu/cul/LEAD/index.html

STAFF IN THE NEWS

Ellen Buie Niewyk Curator, Bywaters Special Collections has an article on Velma Dozier and Esther Houseman mentioned on the front page of the Dallas Preservation web-site: http://www.preservationdallas.org/

FORMER STAFF IN THE NEWS

Former Library Specialist Arthiss Kliever was featured in two articles, one in Texas Living and one in D Magazine.

  STAFF NEWS

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18-Oct McCombs, Gillian CUL Director
20-Oct Dworaczyk, Bill CMIT
A SAD FAREWELL

As many of you know, my assistant Mary Ann Herbel will be leaving SMU on October 14th to take up a new career in real estate. We are planning an informal open house for all well-wishers to come to the Dean's Suite and say farewell. That date will be Wednesday, October 12th at 3 - 4pm. The room number is FLE 300.

I look forward to seeing you there

Gillian

DAWN'S VACATION

Here are some photos of Dawn Youngblood's yachting adventure in the San Juan and Gulf Islands off the coast of Washington State and British Columbia.  The vessel is “Quantum Leap” and belongs to my husband (Edwin)’s cousin (Keith Stone).  We ran across several pods of Orca whales in our travels.  The town is Victoria.

 

 
This is a figure for Dawn Youngblood's upcoming article “Map Use across the Disciplines” Vol. 2 # 2 Journal of Map and Geography Libraries.  Projected pub date: May 2006.  (academic publishing takes a long time!) By the way, this is on permanent display, I believe, at the Skillman station. Maybe some of our staff see it when they commute.

Figure 7.         “Circulation” 2001. Southern Methodist University professor of art Debora Hunter created this image relating maps of rivers and the interstate highway system to the human circulatory system for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).  The imagery is silk screened onto reflective sheeting material normally used for road signage and is on public display at a rapid rail transit stop in that city. Artwork used with permission.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

This is a new section in which a CUL staff member will be featured each month.  The purpose is to get to know each other a little better.  Please feel free to send me the profiles of your newest staff members (tvangoet@mail.smu.edu) so that we can introduce them to the rest of CUL. If you have a staff member in your area that you would like to nominate (new or old) please contact me.  (You can even volunteer yourself :) )

 
 

EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS

FONDREN EXHIBITS

Spring 2005
Periodicals: An SMU Treasure - Old and New
Scholars of Science: Claude Albritton and Harold Jeskey
Faculty Recognition Exhibit

DEGOLYER EXHIBITS

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS: Working With Words: Poets and Their Poems through the Centuries, Sept. 8-Oct. 28.

Colonial Encounters: Europeans and Native Americans, Nov. 3-Feb. 24.

HAMON EXHIBIT

Shaped by Water: Landscape Photographs  by Carol and David Farmer

Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library Meadows School of the Arts

This exhibition of large format black & white landscape photographs ranges from grand views in the American West to quiet, intimate scenes along streams in the Texas Hill Country. All depict landscapes carved and scoured by water. They remind us how water, our most critical natural resource, has profoundly shaped the environment of the West for millions of years.

Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://www.smu.edu/swcenter/Farmers.htm

LIGHTER SIDE

WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY: OCTOBER
1 Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida (1971)

2 Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schultz first appeared in newspapers (1950)

3 Frank Robinson becomes major leagues baseball's first black manager for the Cleveland Indians. (1974)

5 The World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time (1921)

6 Thomas Edison showed the 1st motion picture (1889)

9 The general public was first admitted into the Washington Monument.

11 Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. (1984)

14 Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964)

15 "I Love Lucy" premiered on television. (1951)

U.S. Department of Transportation was created (1966)

16 Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason. (1793)

16 Cuban Missile crisis begins. (1962)

17 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. (1931)

19 The Senate passed a bill making Martin Luther King's Birthday a national holiday. (1983)

19 The Revolutionary War ended. (1781)

21 Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric lamp. (1879)

23 25,000 women marched gin New York City demanding the right to vote. (1915)

24 The United Nations came into existence. (1945)

24 Anna Edison Taylor is the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. (1901)

26 The Erie Canal opened. (1825)

27 President Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. (1858) The "Teddy bear" was named after him.

28 France presented the U.S. with the statute of Liberty. (1886)

28 The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is completed. (1965)

29 The New York Stock Exchange crashed on what came to be known as "Black Tuesday", starting the Great Depression (1929)

31 Magician Harry Houdini dies from complications of a ruptured appendix. (1926)

31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi was assassinated. (1984)

OCTOBER IS

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Apple Jack Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Clergy Appreciation Month

Computer Learning Month

Cookie Month

Eat Country Ham Month

International Drum Month

National Pizza Month

National Popcorn Popping Month

Sarcastic Month

Seafood Month

1st World Vegetarian Day

3rd Techies Day

5th Do Something Nice Day

9th Moldy Cheese Day

10th National Angel Food Cake Day

14th National Dessert Day - take an extra helping

17th Wear Something Gaudy Day

21st Count Your Buttons Day

22nd National Nut Day

24th National Bologna Day

25th World Pasta Day

30th National Candy Corn Day

CLASSIFIEDS

This is a new section where staff can list things that they are selling or giving away.  Send items to ( well, not the actual item just a picture or brief description) tvangoet@mail.smu.edu 

 

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