Southern Methodist University

April 2007

Central University Libraries, SMU

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SMU Libraries Staff Awards

The Committee for the SMU Libraries Staff Recognition Awards
is seeking nominations for the 2006/2007 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.

All members of the SMU library staff (except the Council of Library Directors
and those who have won the award within the previous two years) are eligible for
the awards as defined in the criteria. The Awards Committee encourages any member
of the SMU Community to submit nominations

The Awards Committee will maintain confidentiality with regard to all nominations
and will vote by secret ballot. The Committee will make recommendations for recipients
of the awards to the Council of Library Directors, which will make the final decisions.

Nominations are due by Noon on Friday, April 13, 2007.
Please submit nominations using the electronic form or pick up
a paper form from any campus library and deliver it to Room 300
Fondren Library or send it to the following address:

Awards Committee
Central University Libraries
PO BOX 0135
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275-0135

The Awards ceremony and reception will be held on May 01, 2007
from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Texana Room in DeGolyer Library.
All members of the SMU community are invited to attend.


LEAD April Event

Have you been asked about the proposed presidential library at SMU?

Because we all have been asked about this Library, LEAD is sponsoring a Brown Bag lunch on Thursday, April 12 at noon in the CIP Conference Room for a discussion of articles that trace the history, development, current practices and challenges of presidential libraries. Joan Gosnell, DeGolyer’s University Archivist for SMU, will facilitate the discussion.  Below are the following articles to read for the Brown Bag:

Source Citation: Howard, Jennifer. "A Scholarly Salesman Takes Over the Nixon Library.(Timothy Naftali appointed at Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library)." The Chronicle of Higher Education 53.27 (March 9, 2007): NA. InfoTrac OneFile. Thomson Gale. Southern Methodist University. 21 Mar. 2007 

Source Citation: Glenn, David. "When History Becomes Legacy.(Southern Methodist University)." The Chronicle of Higher Education 53.27 (March 9, 2007): NA. InfoTrac OneFile. Thomson Gale. Southern Methodist University. 21 Mar. 2007 Now available online.



The Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon is pleased to announce that we will be able to award two library school scholarships this year in the amount of $1,000 each. We have also decreased the employment requirement from twelve months to six months of employment with the SMU libraries for scholarship eligibility.

The scholarship application with full details is attached. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 18, 2007. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions. (


The Grants Committee of the Friends will meet in mid-April to discuss distribution of funds to the SMU libraries.  They will present their recommendations to the Friends board at the May board meeting. 

Traditionally, grants are awarded to purchase materials and/or to fund services or projects that are not within the usual library operating budgets.  Because of the successful fundraising associated with Tables of Content, we are able to offer a minimum of $30,000 for grants this year.  Please note that we usually receive requests that total more than the funds we have available.  Therefore, it is possible that some requests may not be granted or that some may be partially funded.

After discussions with your staff and supervisor, please submit your requests to me by Wednesday, April 18, 2007.  Indicate the dollar amount of your proposal and submit the written requests through the Friends Office, Room 320, Fondren Library East or email your requests to me at 

Thanks so much!










We are pleased to introduce to you Cindy Gautreaux, the new Administrative Assistant for Fondren Public Services. Cindy is a native of Mississippi; she attended the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving her degree in Public Administration.  She has worked in both the insurance and financial industries, and most recently has been involved in running her own business, while volunteering vigorously for several organizations associated with RISD.  Please drop by FLE 204 and welcome Cindy to CUL and SMU!





On Saturday, March 17 Sandra Setnick Zucker's daughter Jessica Setnick was married to Gregory Schon by Rabbi Jeffrey Leynor in the garden of the Heard Craig House in McKinney, TX .  They were attended by the groom's children, Gloria, Derek and Peyton. The Gazebo was lovingly decorated by the bride's sister-in-law Molly Setnick and her mother CarolAnn Ramsour.



The Pipes in CIP

After experiencing some exhausting moments without working air-conditioning, we had an efficient, but not too attractive looking solution in order to circulate the air in CIP. The exhaust tubes were put into the ceiling to remove the warm air. Below the photos...



Happy Birthday!!!

Cina Quezada - April 1st

John Phinney - April 3rd




Spring 2007


Marshall Terry & the Art of Fiction: One Writer’s Life
March 30, 2007 - May 19, 2007


The Art of the Caricature:  Prints from Vanity Fair, 1869 – 1900
(Opening - TBA) - April 26, 2007

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
For more information, call: 214-768-1853





Sacred Harmony:
The Musical Wesley Family - will feature correspondence, hymn and tune collections, books, and scores illustrating the formation and development of eighteenth-century British Wesleyan-style worship song, and the musical education and career of several generations of the Wesley family.

1 February– 28 April 2007
Curated by Carlton R. Young



The CUL Exhibits committee is sponsoring a "Mail Art" exhibit that will be installed in
June.  The staff is invited to create a postcard answering the question, "What is your
favorite book?"  In mid-May, Joan Gosnell will be hostessing a lunch gathering to help
people decorate their postcard for inclusion in the exhibit.  If you are interested in
contributing, please contact Joan.


*Clicking Sticks*

The art of knitting is as varied as each individual who takes up the craft.  With just a little imagination and two trusty knitting needles, simple skeins of yarn can be transformed into something fantastic! This summer, CUL will debut the creations of the CUL Knitting Circle in an exhibition entitled “Clicking Sticks”.  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. We hope you join the members of CUL Knitting Circle as we celebrate this timeless art! 

(Alisa Rata, Amy Carver, Andrea Luttrell, Billie Stoval, Cindy Ruppi, Ellen Niewyk, Erika Ripley, Gillian McCombs, Karla Humphries, Marcella Stark, Maria Bellavance, and Marja Pietilainen-Rom)



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Professional reading:

"Where Do the Learners Go" An article by Joan Lippincott, who is going to be the keynote speaker during the Phoenix Consortium Professional Day, May 30th, 2007, at UT Dallas. Link below.

Some other articles by Joan Lippincott can be found through EBSCOhost.


  • Film buff? Love mysteries? Like puzzles? If you are any or all of those then you should see David Fincher's new movie, "Zodiac". It's based on true events- the (still unsolved) murders and crimes committed by the Zodiac in the California Bay Area beginning in the late 1960s. If you're interested to learn more after seeing the movie, then start by reading the two novels that the movie is based on, "Zodiac" and "Zodiac Unmasked", both by Robert Graysmith (portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie). Still interested after that? Then check out . (John Milazzo recommends)

Texas Library Association calendars are still available:  

This calendar was also featured in the Dallas Morning News. 







If you have comments, suggestions, or requests about the content of the newsletter, please contact Marja Pietilainen-Rom at x83700 or