JULY 2001

Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University



The Libraries will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.



Beth Walker (Public Services) announced that the OPAC Team will be offering four one-hour workshops in early July to help introduce SMU library staff to the new enhanced PONI. As you know, PONI now has a new user-friendly interface designed to help guide users more efficiently through an effective search, as well as provide additional options for individual users (renewals, etc). Please join us for one of the following sessions:

Tuesday, July 3, 2 pm

Friday, July 6, 10 am

Monday, July 9, 3 pm

Thursday, July 12, Noon

All sessions will meet in Fondren Library Center East, Room 323. For additional information on PONI changes, please look at the enhancement page ( Or better yet, check out PONI (Library Catalog).



Mary Queyrouze, Systems Librarian: "The Voyager Upgrade has been successfully completed thanks to the hard work of so many staff members. I can't begin to thank all of you by name, but I did want to give you a collective THANK YOU!  In addition, I wanted to thank a few of the staff members who spent a tremendous amount of time on this upgrade:

Chris Milazzo, Lisa Jue Bishop, Mike Linley, Janie Autrey, Matthew Fullerton, Allen Hughes, Joe Gargiulo, Abby Kinney-- ITS

Jorge Cruz, Toni Nolen, Andy Maupin, Brad Wehring, Christine Asberry, Ed Viator, Amy Turner -- Systems Office & CUL ISS, Public Services

Voyager Team leaders and back-up leaders:

1. Circulation -- Cindy Olson, CUL; Back-up - Clayton Crenshaw, CUL

2. Acquisitions -- Kris Murphy, CUL; Back-up - May Foreman & Sue Wright, Underwood

3. Catalog and Database Maintenance -- Angela Kull, CUL; Back-up - Linda Umoh, Bridwell

4. OPAC and End User - Greg Ivy, Underwood; Back-up - Beth Walker, CUL

5. Serials -- Nancy Rubenstein, CUL; Back-up - Ellen Frost, Bridwell

6. Media Scheduling - Clyde Putman, CUL

7. All the Voyager Team members

This was a great team effort! Mary



Betty Friedrich in DeGolyer reminds us that Russell Martin's first day at SMU will be Monday, July 16th.

Barbara Stockton (CIP) and family will be hosting a young man from Nagoya, Japan for four weeks starting July 15th as part of the CISV program (Children's International Summer Villages). His name is Yoshihisa Kawashima and he will arrive in Dallas on his 15th birthday along with 3 other young men and 4 young ladies and a group leader. Next summer the 8 hosting students from here will spend four weeks in Nagoya with their partner's family.

In June Eva Cernosek (CIP) took a 3 1/2 week trip to her homeland Czechoslovakia for her niece's wedding in Prague. Eva also went on a bicycling tour of southern Bohemia near the Austrian border.

The University of Mississippi Press has accepted Jane Elder's (Public Services) manuscript  "Alice Faye:  A Life Beyond the Silver Screen."  It will be published in the fall of 2002.

As a part of the all-staff picnic, Toni Nolen, and CIP-ers Cindi Ruppi, Terre Heydari and Bruce Evans took part in the tricycle race. They ended up coming in second place. Their efforts were noticed by the Daily Campus, as a picture of CUL's own Bruce Evans (with teammate Cindi Ruppi in the background) made it on the front page of the June 5 online version (June 6 print) of the paper.


Monday, July 2nd--Dev Bickston, FLC IIS

Friday, July 6th--Cindy Olson, FLC Circulation

Tuesday, July 17th--James Horne, CMIT

Sunday, July 22nd--Stephen Short, FLC Gov Docs

Monday, July 23rd--Ding Po Chang, FLC Circulation

Tuesday, July 24th--Maria Bellavance, CIP & Michael Garrett, FLC ILL

Thursday, July 26th--Tinsley Silcox, Hamon & Dawn Youngblood, FLC Maps



DeGolyer's "Destination Mexico" exhibit will remain up through the end of the month.

Sam Ratcliffe recently installed his own tourism in Mexico exhibit in the FLC cases.  Entitled "Vacaciones en Mexico:  One Family's Souvenirs," it draws on a collection of souvenirs, such as blankets, baskets, and gourds, purchased by Edwina Ratcliffe Smith and her husband Randolph in the 1940s and 1950s.

The Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Library will be featuring the exhibit entitled "A Passion for Flowers, An Eye for Detail" from July 5 through August 24. The work in the exhibit was produced by students in the beginning and intermediate Botanical Art courses presented last spring by SMU's Informal Courses for Adults. Cynthia Padilla, professional artist and illustrator, was the instructor for the courses. For more information regarding the exhibit, please visit .



Team CUL at Staff Appreciation Day.  Photos courtesy of Hillary Campbell (scanner), Clayton Crenshaw (camera owner), and Mary Queyrouze (actual photographer).


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