Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon
The Friends of the SMU Libraries Grants Committee met on April 25, 2007 to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries. The committee was chaired by Toni Terry and included Missy Collins, Judy McMillin and Donna Wellington. Amy Carver was ex-officio. The following grants were announced at the Annual Meeting on May 1, 2007:
$12,000 to Fondren Library Center Periodicals to purchase a Digital Microform Scanner for the Fondren Library Center Microform Area. The new scanner will provide viewing and printing services for both microfilm and microfiche.
$9,000 to CUL Collection Development to fund membership in the Text Creation Partnership covering the Evans Early American Imprint Collection. The Evans Text Creation Parnership makes the most important texts of Early American history fully searchable by keyword to support a cooperative effort led by the English Department, CUL and the Bridwell Library to purchase the Evans Collection (American books, 1639-1800) and the Eighteenth Century Collection Online (British books of the 18th Century).
$3,000 to the DeGolyer Library to purchase fiction and poetry for the Colophon Collection of Moderns.
$2,400 to Bridwell Library for a new flatbed scanner and desktop computer and screen for use in the circulating collection area.
$2,000 to the Hamon Arts Library to partially support the acquisition of a special edition of Watermark, Joseph Brodsky’s collection of reflective essays on Venice. This edition is one of fifty copies illustrated with photographs by the artist Robert Morgan and published by esteemed designer and printmaker Peter Koch. The remaining cost of the publication will be provided by the Art History department, the English department and DeGolyer library.
$1,900 to Hamon Arts Library to purchase six recent advertising reels and one historical advertising collection. Reels are CD or DVD compilations of award-winning or otherwise exemplary advertising. The reels will be housed in the Hamon AV department where they will be readily available as study resources and teaching tools for professors and students in the Temerlin Advertising Institute for Education and Research.
$1,400 to Bridwell Library to purchase a new flatbed scanner for use in processing Interlibrary Loans and reserves.
$1,210 to the Fondren Library Center Reference User Services Team (RUST) for Assistive Technology Software to be used in the Fondren Library, Hamon Arts Library and Bridwell Library to support the assistive technology services provided in these three libraries for patrons with special needs.
$822.50 to the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections of the Hamon Arts Library for the purchase of materials and fabrication of seven frames to be used in exhibiting materials from its holdings. The new frames will be utilized initially in two upcoming exhibitions at the Meadows Museum: “Jerry Bywaters, Interpreter of the Southwest” and “Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker” (Nov. 30, 2007-Feb. 24, 2008).
$799 to the ISEM Library to purchase The Handbook of Paleoanthropology.
$630 to Fondren Library Center Reference to purchase the electronic version of the four-volume Encyclopedia of India.
Amount of grants: $35,161.50
Grants approved for yearly distribution:
$3,000 to CUL to assist in funding the production of the CUL annual report publication.
$1,000 to support the Library School Scholarship Award. This year’s recipient is Chris Edwards from the Hamon Arts Library.
TOTAL of all 2007 grants: $39,161.50
Please make a note of the following event and plan to attend…
Ice Cream Social
Thursday, June 14th – 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Taubman Atrium, Owens Art Center
Fondren Library Center Circulation is pleased to welcome Jane Fillion-Robin as our new Reserves Coordinator.
Jane has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Francis Xavier University and has worked in a variety of Finance and Administration positions. She has worked at the front desk of DCCCD's Brookhaven College Library providing circulation services and processing reserves. Jane was most recently working at a sales associate at Jacadi.
Jane will begin working at SMU on Tuesday, May 29th. Please feel free to stop by and welcome her.
WELCOME ABBY and JACK!
CIP will be welcoming two new staff next week: Jack Bullion and Abby Dover.
Jack is our part-time library specialist who will be working mornings. Jack's main responsibilities are to "step in" where needed in CIP- receiving, checking in, end processing, database maintenance, assistance with projects, etc. His work will help insure that workflow processes that directly affect getting materials on the shelves will continue in spite of staff absences and vacancies. Currently, Jack is working in the Library at UNT-Dallas. His first day of work will be Monday, June 4.
Abby is our new Librarian 1 (cataloger). This position was restructured from the position formerly held by Sherilyn Bird. She received her MLS from UNT in August 2006 and has been most recently working as a Graduate Library Assistant there in the Rare Book and Texana Collections of the Library. Abby's background is in teaching. She holds a bachelor's degree from UT-Austin, where her major was English and Japanese. Her first day at work will be Wednesday, June 6.
Lets welcome these new CUL staff members.
Some Pictures from this year Faculty Recognition Day:
Marshall Terry, Professor of English and Creative Writing with Phyllis Payne, Toni Terry and Ann Early
Gill and Rhonda Blair, the Past-President of the Faculty Senate
Tom Tunks, the Interim Provost and Gill
Cindy, Gill and Tom Fomby and " The Library is the Heart of a University"
Happy Birthday!!!...& many more...
Chris Edwards - June 3rd
Brad Wehring - June 5th
Erika Ripley - June 13th
Billie Stovall - June 13th
Amy Carver - June 21st
Ellen Buie Niewyk - June 21st
Lisa Wall - June 22nd
Melanie Golder - June 23rd
EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS
The Rock Island in Focus : Jules A. Bourquin, Kansas Photographer (1898-1931) June 5, 2007-August 2007
HAMON ARTS LIBRARY - HAWN GALLERY
The Art of the Caricature: Prints
Vanity Fair, 1869 – 1900.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 - 5 pm;
Sunday 1 - 5 pm
"Mail Art : What is your favorite book?"
Exhibit will open between June 13th and August 16th in Fondren Library link.
*Clicking Sticks* exhibition opening!!!!!!!!!
From funky and fun to the classically beautiful, come see the scarves, sweaters, bags and baby clothes produced by the talented hands of your colleagues. “Clicking Sticks” will be on view in the lobby of Fondren Library from June 13th to August 16th . We hope you join the members of CUL Knitting Circle as we celebrate this timeless art!”
Introducing Jack Bullion, Part-time Library Specialist, CIP :
BA, English, Texas Christian; MFA, Creative Writing, Texas State; MLS (in progress), North Texas.
At Texas State, I taught freshman composition for two years while completing my Master’s degree. My thesis, “Who Goes with Ferg?: Stories,” won the 2006 McCormick Award. In addition to my CIP job, I also work as a graduate library assistant in the UNT-Dallas Campus Library. That job, while multidimensional, is mostly oriented towards public service, and I have conducted basic and advanced bibliographic instruction sessions, as well as helping reference librarians on both the Dallas campus and the main campus in Denton develop syllabi, assignments, and lesson plans for a proposed information literacy course to begin in Fall 2007. I’ve worked in several libraries throughout my life, and those great experiences contributed substantially to my decision to pursue a career in academic librarianship.
Hobbies and interests:
I’m always reading and writing—often at the same time. My wife Rachel and I own two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Tex and Belle, that we enjoy walking with in the park. We don’t have much spare time—Rachel is an SMU Law student—so most of our hobbies are focused on decompression activities. Watching television is big in our house; I enjoy watching ESPN, and my favorite shows are The Wire, The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Arrested Development—all of which, interestingly, are either off the air or going off the air.
Interesting facts about you:
Even though my entire collegiate career has taken place south of the Red River, I grew up in Columbia, Missouri, where the University of Missouri is located. My high school mascot was the Kewpie—as in, there was a student roaming the sidelines at home games dressed in a giant naked baby costume.
Book or website you would like to recommend:
I don’t read novels as much as I do short fiction, but I’ve read a couple of comic novels recently that I’ve really enjoyed. “Home Land” by Sam Lipsyte is an epistolary novel in which each chapter is a letter written to a high school alumni newsletter, providing updates that are a little too honest. “Novel” by George Singleton is about the obstacles the titular character faces as he tries to write his life story, which he calls “Novel: A Novel.”
@ "How does the library support scholars, who want to use more advanced technology in their teaching/publication?"
@ "What is the net work experience of the faculty, students?"
@ "Make library a space that is owned by the community!"
@ "Assist students to make the transition from the recreational use of technologies to academic use of technologies!"
These thoughts were presented by Joan Lippincott, the keynote speaker during the Phoenix Consortium Professional Day, May 30th, 2007, at UT Dallas. Link below.
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Electronic book about the net generation:
Educating the Net Generation, Diane G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger, Editors, EDUCAUSE, 2005.
(Recommended by Joan Lippincott)
(From J. Lippincott's presentation. Especially the UCLA link is interesting!)
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