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NEW SECTION: CLASSIFIEDS
LIBRARY HOURS: January 17-May 3, 2006
For other library hours see web page at http://calendar.smu.edu/libraryhours.asp
EASTER BREAK HOURS
Fondren Library Center
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of CUL collection Development?
Are you curious as to how items are chosen or how funds are allocated?
LEAD is giving you the opportunity to find out!
On Thursday, April 20th LEAD will host a moderated panel discussion on collection development. It will take place at 2:00pm in the Texana room.
The panel will consist of:
The Discussion will be broken into 3 sections:
In order to make this panel discussion run smoothly, LEAD would like you to submit your questions in advance. Please send your questions to Theresa Meyers firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Thursday, April 13th. There might be a few minutes in each section for impromptu questions, but if you really would like for your questions to be answered please submit them in advance.
FUTURE LEAD PRESENTATIONS
Watch your e-mail for details!
May-EndUser Brown Bag
SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
Co-sponsored by the
Norwick Center for Media & Instructional Technology &
Friends of the SMU Libraries
Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th
Both evenings events are from 7pm – 10pm
Thursday evening’s speaker will be:
Professor and Chair, Division of Cinema-Television, Meadows School of
the Arts, SMU
Friday evening’s speaker will be:
Professor, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU
This season we are featuring films of the Silent Era and the CMIT Media Library has a great collection of these classic films to choose from.
Check back on the CMIT website at www.smu.edu/cul/ncmit to get an updated schedule of the films to be shown.
This event is FREE and everyone is welcome.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY EVENTS
The 7th Annual Tables of Content fundraiser for the Friends of the SMU Libraries took place on Saturday, April 8 at the Collins Center. The event was a huge success and featured 15 tables hosted by local authors, celebrities and SMU notables ranging from Gary Cogill and Bob Hinkle (A “Giant” favorite) to Dean Carole Brandt and our own Russell Martin. Guests had quite a time bidding on over 60 auction items including rare books and ephemera from several of the SMU libraries, art and jewelry. The evening was topped off with an impromptu live auction of John Nieto’s “Fancy Dancer at SMU” (donated by the DeGolyer Library). Final numbers are not in, but the event should net over $15,000 for the Friends to help support the annual grants program.
JUST A REMINDER
Grant applications for the annual Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon grants program are due this Wednesday, April 12. Please send a description of your grant request along with the amount you are requesting to Amy Carver (email@example.com).
Scholarship applications for the Library Scholarship from the Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon are due Tuesday, April 18. If you need another copy of the application or guidelines, please contact Amy Carver (firstname.lastname@example.org or 8-1939).
MARSHALL TERRY EVENT
Marshall Terry & The Memorialist
Southern Methodist University
Thursday, May 4
Reception in the Texana Room, 6 pm
Reading in the Stanley Marcus Room, 6:30 pm
Marshall Terry is the E.A. Lilly Professor of English at SMU, where he has taught since 1954. An award-winning writer and teacher, Terry is the author of seven novels and two collections of stories as well as an anecdotal tribute to his “good place,” From High on the Hilltop: A Brief History of SMU. Copies of Marshall Terry’s new book, The Memorialist, volume four in the Northway Chronicle, will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by the DeGolyer Library and Colophon, the Friends of SMU Libraries.
The 2006 CUL Team Award and the Dean’s EUREKA! Award are an exciting way to bring recognition to the staff members of the CUL who serve with their talent, time and goodwill and make the Central University Libraries great.
The CUL Team Award is given to a team that is cross-divisional rather than internal to a specific CUL department, has at least three team members, functions as an on-going permanent team, or just as an ad-hoc team for a specific task.
The CUL EC reviews the nominations and selects the team to receive the award, which is a team lunch at a restaurant compliments of Dean McCombs and the EC. Please read the CUL Team Award attachment for all the details.
New last year was the Dean’s Eureka! Award. This award will be given to the CUL staff member or staff members who have shown the most creativity, ingenuity and imagination, who took a risk, tried an idea, or bled on the cutting edge to make a difference for CUL and the SMU community.
The recipient is selected by a committee comprised of Dean McCombs, Dr. Ellen Jackofsky, Janis Knott and Dr. John Slocum. The award is a $500 cash prize.
Both awards will be presented at the SMU Libraries Staff Recognition event on May 3 at 3:00 pm in the Texana Room of DeGolyer Library.
Nomination forms and information will be available at the Circulation and Reference Desks, Hamon Circulation Desk, Library Office.
SMU LIBRARIES STAFF AWARDS
The Committee for the SMU Libraries Staff Recognition Awards is seeking nominations for the 2005/2006 awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Libraries, service to library users, and/or to the library profession. This year there are four awards carrying a monetary prize of $500 each. General considerations and criteria for these awards are given below.
All members of the SMU library staff (except the Council of Library Directors and those who have won the award within the previous two years) are eligible for the awards as defined in the criteria. The Awards Committee encourages any member of the SMU Community to submit nominations.
The Awards Committee will maintain confidentiality with regard to all nominations and will vote by secret ballot. The Committee will make recommendations for recipients of the awards to the Council of Library Directors, who will make the final decisions.
Nominations are due by 12:00 Noon, Friday, April 21, 2006. Please submit nominations using the electronic form or pick up a paper form from any campus library and deliver it to Room 300, Fondren Library East (Attn: Cindy Ruppi) or send it to the following address: Awards Committee, Cindy Ruppi, Central University Libraries, PO Box 0135, CAMPUS Print forms will be available April 11, 2006.
The Awards ceremony and reception will be held on Wednesday May 3, 2006 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library. All members of the SMU community are invited to attend.
Award Categories and Criteria
Page Thomas-Outstanding Achievement
Christopher Molinar- Employee of the Year
Janet Allmon – Continuing Excellence
Steven Fratus-Outstanding Student Assistant
Linda Sellers – Outstanding Achievement
Claudia Pulte – Employee of the Year
Sandra Hearne – Continuing Excellence
John McQuillen– Outstanding Student Assistant
General consideration for all awards:
Continuing outstanding performance is a requirement for those nominated
The following may serve as general examples of types of achievement for which staff might be recognized:
Criteria for specific awards:
(Funded by Friends of the SMU Libraries)
Employee of the Year
The CUL Staff gathered at the Bonelli Commons Room
in the Hamon Arts Library on March 31st. Dean Gillian McCombs presented the
certificates to those receiving their Service awards. Those celebrating
milestones this year were:
3-Apr Phinney, John ISEM
CARGO THE POOCH FOUND A HOME
Lisa Wall put out the word that Cargo needed a new home. Dawn told Vanessa Sample, student map library assistant, about Cargo and Vanessa arranged to get the dog for her mom, Cyndy. Cargo has already learned to jump out the window like the cats in the house to get to the back yard and sleeps luxuriously in his new owner’s bed.
Melanie's daughter, Lindsay, was initiated as a new member of Delta Gamma Fraternity here at SMU in March. Here is a photo of the DG girl and her non-Greek mom on Bid Day. She is currently a sophomore (one silly credit hour short of being a junior) majoring in English-Creative Writing and Cinema/TV.
Will, aka Bill when he worked in Science Periodicals, is a Third Grade Teacher
at his old alma mater. Six of his former teachers are now his colleagues. They
say they liked him better when he was shy and kept quiet at school instead
of constantly cracking jokes at faculty meetings. Here is a photo of Mr.G before the
first day of school, practicing "the look" intended to scare small children
(while wearing a kid-friendly pink tie). The highlight of Will's year (and that
of his burnt orange-blooded Texas Ex parents) was attending the Rose Bowl game
in January. Here is a photo of Will and a buddy that accurately conveys the joy
of that event
SAN ANTONIO TOUR
Violet Le would like to share some of the photos that she took while she was in San Antonio March 25th and 26th.
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 (email@example.com) 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
WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY:
FUN WITH LC SUBJECT HEADINGS (brought to you courtesy of CIP)
The following are valid LC subject headings (True or False):
1. Boating with cats
2. Medicinal marijuana
3. Spontaneous combustion
5. Cataloger's judgment
For the answers, highlight the section below
1. True, but don't try that at home.
2. False, valid heading is Marijuana -- Therapeutic use, and don't try that at home either.
3. False, valid heading is Combustion, spontaneous. Again, not to be tried at home.
4. True, used instead of Clown dancing, suitable for trying at home.
5. False, there is no valid heading for this concept. Catalogers -- Mental health services is valid, though.
|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) firstname.lastname@example.org|
Page author: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers