November/December 2002

Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University




Friends of the SMU Libraries Holiday Luncheon and Program/ Friday, December 6th at 12:00noon.  (see details below)
24 Hour Study Hall/ Friday, December 6th-Friday, December 13th (yes, Friday the 13th) 5:00 pm .

Massages by AquaSpa/ December 11 and 12 from 10:00am-1:00pm, FLE 402

  • Price: $10.00/15 minutes
  • Sign up sheet has been sent out by e-mail
  • Deadline to sign up is December 6th
  • Please make checks payable to Aqua Spa

Call or contact Angela Laack for an appointment 83591.

An updated schedule will be available for viewing on the V drive, V:\ShareSpace\LEAD\Massages sign-up.doc

“SAFEGUARDING OUR PATRONS' PRIVACY: What Every Librarian Needs to Know about the USA PATRIOT Act & Related Anti-Terrorism Measures.”--Teleconference/ December 11 from 11:00am-2:00pm, 100D Fondren Library West (CMIT)
  • Bring your lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
  • The national teleconference is scheduled to end at 1:15 at which time Carol Weber, Vice President for Legal Affairs at SMU will be available to respond to points made by panelists and to answer questions.
  • The teleconference panel consists of:
    • Tracy Mitrano Policy Advisor, Director of Computer Law and Policy Office of the Vice President for Information Technology Cornell University 
    • James Neal Vice President and University Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
    • Gary Strong Director Queens Borough Public Library,
    • Thomas M. Susman Partner, Ropes & Gray, Washington, D.C.

CUL Holiday Party/ December 17 from 11:00am-2:00pm, Texana Room

  • Will include an ornament exchange and door prize
  • Be on the lookout for invitations and signup sheets
All-University Holiday Party/ December 19 from 3:30pm-5:00pm, Grand Ballroom Umphrey Lee Center
Winter Interim 2002/ December 14 - January 12
  • Monday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed
Holiday Break/ December 29, 2002-January 1, 2003
  • December 21 - December 29 Closed
  • Monday December 30 8:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday December 31 8:30 - 5:00
  • New Year’s Day January 1, 2003 Closed



Friends of the SMU Libraries


 cordially invites you to a

 Holiday Luncheon and Program

Friday, December 6th, 2002

12:00 noon

Popolo's Restaurant

707 Preston Royal Shopping Center

Doug Jackson and Amy Mills

Perform dramatic readings


The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry and other Holiday Stories

Doug Jackson and Amy Mills have been an integral part of the Dallas-Fort Worth theater scene for over twenty years.  Doug has recently performed as Ed Kleban in Theatre Three’s production of A Class Act, at the Dallas Theater Center in The Front Page and Our Town, and in the Dallas Shakespeare Festival’s Henry IV.  Amy Mills has been seen in the Dallas Children’s Theater production of You’re a Good Man, Charile Brown, Casa Mañana’s 42nd Street, and Theatre Three’s Spinning Into Butter.  They have performed together in such shows as Anything Goes, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and their own musical duo show Our Love is Here to Stay

Reservations are required and must be received by December 3.

Cost is $25 per person

Send checks, payable to SMU, to: Friends of the SMU Libraries SMU Box 750153 Dallas, TX 75275-0153

For additional information call 214-768-3225 or email Judy Searles


Organic Field Greens with Roasted Tomato and a Grilled Vegetable Crostini


Choice of Entreé

1.  Fettuccine tossed in Popolo’s Light Cream Sauce with Fresh Parmesan


2.  Hickory Grilled Chicken with Herbed

New Potatoes and Garlic Green Beans


3.  Hickory Grilled Trout with Mashed

Potatoes and Sautéed Garlic Spinach


 Angel Food Bruschetta topped with Seasonal Berries and a Raspberry Pureé


Professional Development Day/ January 8, University of Texas at Arlington

  • See future issues for further details

Professional Video Brown Bag Presentation/ January 16 and 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CMIT 100D

  • January 16 / The Cataloguer, the Public Services Librarian and Metadata: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
  • January 30 / Taming the Paper Tiger: Paper Management Tips for Librarians

DeGolyer Cookbook Collection Presentation/ February (time and date TBA),  Texana Room

TAX NOTICES: For complete details, please see the handouts being distributed by Mary Ann Herbel
  • Now is the time to take a moment and review your W-4 marital status and allowances.
  • If you are presently claiming "Exempt" on your W-4 you will need to submit an new form for 2003.  If you do not submit a new form, your "Exempt" status will be stopped by February 15, 2003.
  • If you are eligible for the Earned Income Credit (EIC), you may also be able to receive advance EIC payments by completing the W-5 form.
This year LEAD will be teaming up with SMU Staff Association on their annual drive. (See announcement below)

CUL will be placing boxes throughout the libraries for your contributions. Or you can take your items to any of the places listed below.

For the past few years, during the Holiday Season, the SMU Staff Association collects gifts for the Silver Leaves Nursing Home. If you watch the TV ads you will see that most organizations seem to give to children at Christmas and forget the "older" people. Silver Leaves was selected, after visiting a number of nursing homes, because it was the neediest. Most of its residents are on Medicaid and few of them have family members. Silver Leaves residents have greatly appreciated the gifts they have received from SMU in the past. Besides the individual gifts that they have received, they have enjoyed the barbeque grill, swinging bench, VCR player and tapes and a music box. You can really make a difference in these peoples' lives. You can donate an unwrapped gift or money. These items will be distributed to the individuals at Silver Leaves and will show them that they are not forgotten and someone cares.

Gifts that are needed are:

  • All-occasion cards & stamps
  • Books
  • Flannel Shirts
  • Sweat pants
  • Sweat shirts
  • Pajamas (men or women's)
  • Personal Care Items (bath powder, lotion, cologne, cosmetics, etc.)
  • One-size fits all nightgowns
  • Robes (men or women's)
  • Video cassettes
  • Stuffed animals
  • Games (checkers, etc.)
  • Boxed candy
  • Cans of nuts

Silver Leaves residents are also allowed to have pets in their apartments. There are 2 dogs (Elvis the Basset Hound, Skip the Rat Terrier. There are 8 birds. There is also a pig. So some of you might want to give pet items such as Kibbles and Bits, pet toys and pet treats. Rebecca Payan has contacted the home to see what other needs they have. She spoke with Donna Thomason and was told that they love popcorn. They will be asked to pop up to 8 bags in the microwave because the smell permeates through the home and people come to join in the fun. She said a Popcorn Machine would get a lot of use. Please make checks payable to "Staff Association."

All gifts must be in by December 10, 2001. The Staff Association will purchase gifts with all funds collected. There is no administration charge. Every penny will go to gifts. Please contact Rebecca Payan (8-2362 or if you have questions, want to give a gift, or want to be a part of the distribution process. We need representatives in each building to put out a collection box.

Bring items to:

  • Rebecca Sampson - Perkins Administration Building - 8-4085
  • Carolyn Santinga - Perkins School of Theology, Kirby Hall - 8-2306
  • Carol Smith - Carr Collins - 8-2510
  • Rebecca Payan - Perkins School of Theology, Kirby Hall - 8-2362
  • Vera Sohl - Hughes Trigg, Room 315 - 8-4496
  • Sandra Tefft - Dawson Service Center - 8-2134
  • Beverly Vaughan- Health Center - 8-2211



"Ask A Librarian - Chat" now available Central University Libraries is pleased to announce the expansion of our Ask A Librarian service. From any computer with an Internet connection, you can login and chat with a librarian live. Ask questions and receive research assistance without coming to the Reference Desk.

 "Ask A Librarian - Chat" can be found online at and is available Monday - Thursday 12pm - 6pm and Friday 12pm - 3pm. 

If you would like to contact us electronically outside of these times, please use our "Ask A Librarian - Email" service and we will reply to you within one business day. Otherwise, please use our Library Help page for other service options. 

"Ask A Librarian - Chat" has been funded by a generous grant from the Friends of the SMU Libraries.


The Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest is loaning several items to the Dallas Museum of Art for its upcoming exhibition, The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Nov. 2, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003).  These items document art instruction in Dallas in the decades immediately prior to and following the turn of the twentieth century.  They include two photographs of students sketching in the Vivian Aunspaugh art school, one of Dallas' first organized venues for art instruction.  Another of Dallas' earliest art teachers, E.G. Eisenlohr, is represented by two medals that he won in Texas State Fair art competitions in the 1890s; one of the medals is inscribed "Eisenlohr, 1891."  The fifth item being loaned is a catalog of the classes given by the Dallas School of Fine Arts, 1899-1900, which was operated by Frank Reaugh from his Oak Cliff home.  Reaugh taught in Dallas for several decades and his students included such notable Dallas artists as Reveau Bassett, John Douglas, Otis Dozier, Lloyd Goff, Alexandre Hogue, and Florence McClung.




Sunday, November 3-Robert Eason; Hamon 
Sunday, November 3-Bruce Evans; CIP
Tuesday, November 5-Joel Eatmon; FLC Coll Dev
Sunday, November 10-Nancy Rubenstein; CIP
Tuesday, November 12-Geailya Armour; CIP
Thursday, November 14-Clare Lattimore; CIP
Friday, November 15-Bill Jenkins; FLC Ref
Wednesday, November 20-Jan Buford; FLC IIS
Tuesday, November 26-Eva Cernosek; CIP



Sunday, December 1-Cammie Vitale Shuman; DeGolyer

Sunday, December 8-Mary Ann Herbel; CUL Dean and Director Office
Monday, December 16-Jorge Cruz; FLC Systems

Wednesday, December 18-Michael Foutch; FLC Circulation
Thursday, December 19-Sandra Setnick; FLC Ref
Saturday, December 21-Brandon Pope; Hamon


Bruce Evans (CIP)  attended the Texas Music Library Association meeting in Austin on October 18 and 19. The meeting featured a disaster preparedness seminar put on by Amigos, a dinner in the evening at the Charles Moore House (an art house in Austin), and a tour of the Renaissance Hotel at the Arboretum, which is where the national Music Library Association meeting will take place next February. Bruce was to vacate the chair of the organization at the conclusion of the meeting, but because of a special situation with the Vice-Chair, Bruce's term will be extended into the next year until an interim chair can be appointed.

Amy and Dion Carver are happy to announce the arrival of Grant Carver.  He arrived October 30, 4:06 p.m. at  8 lbs., 2 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long. He and Mama Amy are doing just fine.




Peter Ligon: The New York Drypoints, August 19 through December 15, 2002, Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library

The Pollock Gallery, Division of Art, in conjunction with the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library presents over twenty drypoint etchings by Southern Methodist University alumnus Peter Ligon. The show brings together, for the first time, works the artist has executed during regular yearly sojourns to New York City over the last eight years. The drypoint process has allowed Ligon to intimately record on copper plates his personal and keenly felt observations of both the built and natural landscape of New York City. The exhibition is curated by Shannon Phillips, Assistant to the Director at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art (Ms. Phillips served as the Pollock Curatorial Intern for 2001-2002) and Philip Van Keuren, Director of the Pollock Gallery and Assistant Professor of Art and Curatorial Studies, Division of Art, Meadows School of the Arts.

The Mildred Hawn Gallery, located inside the Hamon Arts Library, is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, please contact Sam Ratcliffe (x82303).


According to the 2002 Chase's Calendar of Events: 


December 1st-7th is "Cookie Cutter Week"

December 5th is "Bathtub Party Day"

December 14th is "International Shareware Day"

December 15th-21st is "Tell Someone They're Doing a Good Job Week"

December 20th is "Underdog Day"

December 21st is "Humbug Day"

December 25th-31st is "It's About Time Week!"

December 26th is "National Whiner's Day"

December 29th is "Still Need To Do Day"



A view of Christmas and other Holiday Traditions around the world: list of December Holidays -A page created by the students of the Central Valley Christian School in Visalia California. -International holiday recipes from FoodTV. Yule.  European Christmas recipes from,11731,240590_50782,00.html - links to other holiday traditions - links to other holiday traditions

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