MAY 2004








  • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Saturday CLOSED 
  • Sunday CLOSED

Fondren Library Center will be CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend May 29 -May 31, 2004

For other library hours see web page at 

MAY LEAD PRESENTATION: Monday, May 10th, 12noon-1:00pm;  CIP Conference Room 

Hot Tips from the Voyager EndUser 2004 Conference!

Come join your colleagues at the annual LEAD Brown Bag luncheon on May 10 from noon to 1 PM in the CIP Conference Room to hear the latest hot tips from the Voyager EndUser 2004 conference.  Cindy Olson will share examples from the University of Hawaii Manoa on student training developed using a great software package.  Clyde Putman will focus on advanced MacroExpress tips and other valuable nuggets from the sessions he attended.  Toni Nolen will share tips from other universities and Endeavor on WebVoyage redesign (including cascading style sheets) and plans for future WebVoyage upgrades with Google-type searching capabilities.  Rebecca Graff will focus on tips she learned at EndUser to help her support Voyager at CUL.  Jorge Cruz and Mary Queyrouze will share information on preparing for the Voyager with Unicode upgrade/conversion which will include the Voyager 2001.2 release, on digitization projects using Encompass, and highlights from the keynote speaker on positioning library services in E-learning.  Kris Reed is sending notes from a session on creating online tutorials using Viewlet Builder.   

DIRECTOR'S TEA: Tuesday May 4th, 3:00pm, Texana room

SMU Libraries Staff Recognition Awards will be presented.

The Committee for the SMU Libraries Staff Recognition Awards is seeking nominations for the 2003/2004 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. 


DIRECTOR'S TEAS: (these dates are tentative; location and times will be announced later; watch your e-mail for more information)
  • May 4th,  3pm in the Texana Room for the SMU staff recognition awards



The Government Information and Map Resources (GIMR) Dept. is one of the recipients of this year's President's Partners Grant Awards. the award funds will go toward the purchase of reprints of historic Decennial United States Census volumes from the years 1810 through 1840 and 1910.


Paul Westurn from Underwood Law Library is this year's library school scholarship recipient.




15-May Schmidt, Dave FLC Periodicals
22-May Asberry, Christine FLC Systems
24-May Schact, Katherine CIP



Toni Nolen has been promoted from Librarian II to Librarian III.

Toni has worked in CUL since April 1997. She reports to the SMU Systems Librarian and Director, CUL Information Support Services, and works under the direction of the Director of Public Services. Toni's primary responsibility is for planning, implementing and managing electronic resources within CUL. She has been heavily involved in negotiating our various copier and networked printing solutions and the Serials Solutions product, and works on providing technical solutions to our users' electronic information needs.


Carol Baker won the HR drawing during Stress Reduction month. She attended two activities related to the month's theme - a presentation by Dr. Jaime Pennebaker on how writing about traumatic or troubling events can reduce stress-related problems and a free massage (not by Dr. Pennebaker). The prize was a basket of food goodies from Whole Foods and a $200.00 Whole Foods gift certificate.

Nayera Sadek, student assistant in the Edwin J. Foscue Map Library, was been named SMU student Employee of the Year in ceremonies sponsored by the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators and held on Friday, April 16, 2004. In addition to receiving a $100 cash award and a certificate of recognition, Nayera is now the University's candidate for the regional, then national, competition.

It's graduation year in Melanie Golder's family! Son, Will, is graduating with honors from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles this month with a degree in Screenwriting and minor in Business Administration. Daughter, Lindsay, is graduating from Bishop Lynch High School (also with honors), and plans to join her brother in Los Angeles and attend LMU, majoring in Film Production. Melanie says, "Obviously we spent too much time watching movies when they were young."

Lindsay chose her college for its extreme distance from home and because she has already had 16 years of Catholic Education (17 if you count Mother's Day Out), so why stop now? She denies that she is following in her brother's footsteps because she wanted to go there before he did.

Mary Ann's son, Jeremy Herbel is graduating from the Cox School of Business with BBA in Marketing. He is also a BBA Scholar. While at SMU Jeremy served on the Student Foundation and the Orientation Leadership Institute as well as student employment with the Career Services Office at the Law School and with the Calling Center in the Development Office.

During the summer Jeremy will be continuing his current internship with a software company doing market research for new product lines.

WHAT I DID ON MY SPRING VACATION by Theresa Van Goethem Meyers

Here are a few photos from my vacation to Europe:

This is me in a park in Edinburgh, Scotland with the foothills in the background.  Each of the rocks that you can see is from a different county in Scotland.


This is me on the Millennium Bridge in London, England.  If you look closely, you can see the Tower Bridge behind me.


This is me on the other side of the Millennium Bridge.  That is St. Paul's Cathedral in the background.  


This is me and my husband, Ryan in Greenwich, England.  We are standing on opposite sides of the Prime Meridian. 


This is me with one of the Yeomen at the Tower of London.  They are also called Beefeaters.


This is the Tower Bridge.  Some people think that it is the London Bridge, but the London Bridge is actually quite small and ugly.


Here is a photo of Parliament.  Contrary to popular belief, it is not Big Ben.  Big Ben is the bell inside of the tower.  The tower is actually called St. Stephen's Tower. This is me on Waterloo Bridge in London.  That is the Millennium Eye (also called the London Eye) behind me.  Yes, we actually rode it.  We got the most amazing views from up there.  Unfortunately, it was already dark so my pictures did not come out.


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 ( 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 :) )

Hyeyoon Cho
Music Cataloger, CIP

Ms. Cho has a Master of Library Science with Specialization in Music Librarianship from Indiana University, Bloomington (graduated May 2003) and a Bachelor of Music (Flute Performance) from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Her Hobbies include reading and playing the flute.

Her family lives in California, but she did move here with her two small dogs.



Faculty Recognition Exhibit, April 27, 2004- May 15, 2004


May is:


Date Your Mate Month 
National Barbecue Month 
National Bike Month 
National Blood Pressure Month 
National Hamburger Month 
National Photograph Month 
National Recommitment Month 
National Salad Month 
Older Americans Month 
1st Save the Rhino Day

3rd Lumpy Rug Day

7th International Tuba Day

8th No Socks Day

9th Lost Sock Memorial Day

14th Dance Like a Chicken Day

18th No Dirty Dishes Day

21st National Memo Day

24th National Escargot Day

30th Water a Flower Day

31st National Macaroon Day


1 England releases the first 1st adhesive postage stamp(1840) 

1 The first wagon train 1841 1st wagon train leaves Independence, Mo for California (1841) 

1 "Buffalo Bill" Cody's first Wild West Show (1883) 

1 The Empire State Building was dedicated. (1931) 

1 Cereal food "Cheerios" hits store shelves. (1941) 

1 Slugger Mickey Mantle hits his first homerun (1951) 

1 Mr. Potato Head is introduced. (1952) 

2 Good Housekeeping Magazine first hits the newsstands. (1885) 

2 Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,130th game, a baseball record that will last for 57 years until Cal Ripken come along. (1939) 

3 Christopher Columbus discovers "St Iago". It is later renamed Jamaica. (1494) 

3 Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut with 3 hits for the NY Yankees. (1936) 

3 Martin Luther King Jr. makes his "I Have a Dream" speech. (1963) 

3 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer prize for "Gone With the Wind. (1937) 

4 Manhattan Island is sold! Indians agree to the deal in exchange for $24 in cloth & buttons (1626) 

4 Phonograph is played for the first time at the Grand Opera House. (1878) 

4 Academy of Motion Pictures is founded. (1934) 

4 Atlanta Penitentiary has a new resident after Al Capone is convict of income tax evasion. (1932) 

4 Soap operas "Another World" and "As the World Turns" premiere. (1964) 

5 Mexican forces under Benito Juarez defeated French troops in the Battle of Puebla. Today this battle is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo. (1862)  

5 North Bend, Ohio gets on the map. It's the site of the fist US train robbery (1865) 

5 The New York Stock Exchange crashes, causing the "Great Panic of 1893". (1893) 

5 Alan Shepard rides "Freedom 7" to becomes 1st American in space. (1961) 

6 John Deere produces the first steel plow. (1833) 

6 The Yale lock is patented. (1851) 

6 The Paris Exposition opens with the just completed Eiffel Tower as it's centerpiece. (1889) 

6 The Dirigible Hindenburg explodes into flames at Lakehurst, NJ. (1937) 

6 Chunnel linking England & France officially opens. (1994) 

7 The first inaugural ball is held in honor of George Washington and his wife . (1789) 

7 George Eastman patents the Box Camera. (1888) 

7 The World's largest pearl (6.4kg.) was discovered in the Philippines. (1934) 

7 Big band leader Glenn Miller records the "Chattanooga Choo Choo". (1941) 

7 Germany signs an unconditional surrender at Rhims, France, ending WWII in Europe. (1945) 

7 The Beatles last album is released- "Long and Winding Road". (1970) 

8 The U.S. Post Office is established. (1794) 

8 V-E Day, Germany signs unconditional surrender. (1945) 

8 Mad Magazine hits the newsstands. (1952) 

8 The World Health Organization announces that Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide. (1980) 

9 The syrup for Coca Cola is invented by Atlanta Pharmacist John Styth Permerton. (1886) 

9 The lawnmower is patented. (1899) 

9 Americans Richard Boyd and Floyd Bennett become the first to fly over the North Pole. (1926) 

9 The Birth control pill is approved by the FDA. (1960) 

10 The first color pictures of Earth from space are sent back from Apollo 10. (1969) 

10 Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president. (1994) 

11 Einstein's presents his Theory of General Relativity. (1916) 

11 BF Goodrich manufactures the first tubeless tire. (1947) 

11 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory. (1951) 

12 The flush toilet is patented. (1792) 

13 The Rolling Stones record the now infamous song "Satisfaction". (1965) 

13 The Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres. (1970) 

13 "Mr. October", Reggie Jackson becomes the first major league ballplayer to strike out 2,000 times. (1983) 

14 A party of settlers led by John Smith establish the first permanent English settlement in New World at Jamestown Va. (1607) 

14 Vaseline petroleum jelly slides onto store shelves for the first time. (1878) 

14 The first U.S. space station, "Skylab" is launched. (1973) 

14 The last episode of Seinfeld is aired. It's a sad day in May for millions of Seinfeld followers. (1998) 

15 Regular airmail service inaugurated (between New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC) . (1918) 

15 Nylon stockings hit the market for first time (1940) 

15 "If I had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul, and Mary wins a Grammy (1963) 

16 Charles Hires invents Root Beer. (1866) 

17 "And They're Off!" as the first Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs. (1875) 

18 Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of France (1804) 

19 Ringling Brothers circus premieres. (1884) 

20 Hubble Space Telescope transmits photograph's from space (1990) 

21 The American Red Cross was formed. (1881) 

22 Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried and acquitted for treason. (1807) 

22 The Great Train Robbery. (1868) 

22 First reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. (1933) 

22 The debut of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". (1967) 

23 Legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana. (1934) 

24 Nursery Rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was written by Mary Hale of Boston. (1830)

25 Ford ceases production of the Model "T". (1927) 

25 The movie blockbuster "Star Wars" is released. (1978) 

26 Michael Jackson marries Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley. (1994) 

27 Achsah Young is the first woman to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts. (1647) 

27 The pop-up toaster is patented. (1919) 

27 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British navy. (1941) 

28 President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button that opens San Fransisco's Golden Gate Bridge. (1937) 

29 Famous Abraham Lincoln quote: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time". (1849) 

29 Sir Edmund Hillary is on top of the world. He is the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. (1953) 

29 Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas" into the record books as the biggest selling record. (1942) 

30 The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support. (1889) 

31 The trans-Alaska pipeline is completed. (1977) 


This is a puzzle that was created by one of Hannah Watson's classmates in the UNT SLIS 5715-Digital Imaging class (Nan Smith, Minnesota) using an image captured and processed by another of her classmates (Deb Blunt, Texas). This puzzle was used in her student Team Final Project for this semester. Puzzle.  Be sure to try changing the shapes on the left side of the menu to create different puzzle variations.


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) 

Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University

Page author: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers