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NEW SECTION: CLASSIFIEDS
Fall (August 19, 2004 - December 11, 2004)
Fondren Library Center
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UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A GOOD CATALOG RECORD!
The following e-mail was sent to the DeGolyer Library (followed by the response from Russell Martin):
I live in San Jose, CA, and would like to
find out how I can obtain a copy of a book you recently acquired.
I would like to get either a photocopy via mail or a digital scan file via email. Can you tell me how I can request this, what the cost would be, and what forms of payment you accept?
This fellow restores old stoves in San Jose, CA; found our listing on the internet (he'd been searching high and low for illustrations of early Spark stoves) and thanks to Katherine's catalogue record, he's now able to complete his project. This is the kind of thing that makes my day.
P.S. We're copying only the illustrations, not the entire book, by the way.
NEWS FROM CMIT!
Rob Walker'sshort film “The Dancing Possum” has been selected to play at the Women in Film “Chickflicks” screening.
The Dancing Possum is a mockumentary that chronicles Patricia Noble’s transformation from corporate CEO to poet. The film was written and edited by Rob Walker and received an honorable mention in the Eight Day video race.
WAY TO GO!
Gillian McCombs was elected President of the SLIS Board for the coming year.
Here is little Naomi Danling Norton. She was adopted by Andy and Dana Norton from Wuhan, China on July 19th, 2004. Naomi will celebrate her 1st birthday on September 8th.
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
FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER EXHIBITS
EXHIBITS FOR 2004/2005
Frist Part of Summer Exhibit: DRAGONS (The collection of Ruth Ann Swanson)
Second Part of Summer: RAMBLIN: A Century of African American Music from East Texas (Collection of Joe Milazzo)
First Part of Fall: ARCHAEOLOGY AND IDENTITY AT CHAVES/HUMMINGBIRD PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO.
[A seminar will be held in association with this exhibit.]
Second Part of Fall: MARSH TERRY: A Man for All Seasons.
First Part of Spring: PERIODICALS: An SMU Treasure--Old and New
Second Part of Spring: SCHOLARS OF SCIENCE: Claude Albritton and Harold Jeskey
Late April: Faculty Recognition Exhibit
WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY:
1 "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published. (1830)
1 Germany invades Poland, starting World War II (1939)
2 The Great Fire of London is started (1666)
2 V-J Day (1945)
3 TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow premieres on CBS. (1951)
4 George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".
5 Russian Czar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards. (1698)
5 The First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia (1774)
6 Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.(1995)
7 The first Miss America beauty Pageant is held in Atlantic City N.J. (1921)
8 Star Trek premiered on television (1966)
8 President Ford give unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon for any crimes. (1974)
9 California became the 3st state (1850)
9 Elvis Presley first appears on the Ed Sullivan Show. (1956)
11 The Beatles recorded their 1st single "Love Me Do". (1962)
12 Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier. (1953)
13 New York City becomes the capitol of the United States. I bet you didn't know that! (1788)
13 Chiang Kai-Shek became the president of China (1943)
14 Francis Scott-Key composed the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner". (1814)
20 Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match. (1973)
21 Henry Ford retires from Ford Motor Company. (1945)
22 The record for drinking Ketchup belongs to Dustin Phillips (USA). On this day, he drank a 14 oz. bottle of Ketchup through a 1/4" straw in 33 seconds. (1999)
23 The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle. (1846)
25 Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice. (1981)
26 The Federal Trade Commission was established.
26 The U.S. Postal Service was founded. (1789)
30 Rayon is patented. (1902)
Classical Music Month
What A Southerner Knows:
Submitted by Dawn Youngblood.
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