We are excited to announce the first spring meeting of the Central University Libraries Student Advisory Council (CULSAC).
CULSAC meetings are an opportunity for you to meet with library staff and provide feedback on how we can make improvements. Meetings are also a chance for you to learn about the behind-the-scenes at the libraries.
We will meet Monday, February 24th, from 1:30-2:30p in the Touch Learning Center (Fondren Library East 105). Our big topic for the day will be the CUL website with some fun usability exercises to help inform its future design. Plus, there will be free food!
We look forward to seeing you there! Bring your ideas and bring a friend!
See past topics and conversations here.
Questions? Contact Hollie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The library recently purchased access to BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals all in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet. Built to accompany your searching needs, articles found in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://vimeo.com/75971786?autoplay=1
To learn more and start using BrowZine today, visit http://smu.edu/cul/apps/ResearchCentral/browzine/ OR link directly to http://thirdiron.com/download/
Getting started is easy! From your tablet, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select Southern Methodist University from the drop down list. Enter your SMU ID and password.
From: Dean McCombs
Great photo of a student and the therapy dogs in the Dallas Morning News Metro Section today. Great idea, Hollie – and thanks to all staff who participated in organizing and staffing the event. I know that our students were just delighted with this addition to our support services.
Kudos to Hollie Gardner for inviting the team from Paws Across Texas to our library. This was a huge sucess and the students thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m sure they will want the dogs back for Spring finals.
Great job, Hollie!
From: Dean McCombs
Thanks to the heroic efforts of several staff and students, we were able to keep the library open every day during the ice storm. Special kudos go to Jane Wong, Julia Stewart, Samantha Cavanaugh and various student workers. I know that our student studiers were very grateful for you being there for them – there was not an empty seat on my floor yesterday afternoon.
Reduce the stress of studying for finals!
Spend some time with a therapy dog at the library!
Location: Fondren Library Center, Touch Learning Center (1st floor, Fondren Library East)
Date: Tuesday, December 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
About the Event: A team of registered therapy dogs from the Paws Across Texas group will be at the Fondren Library Center on December 10th. Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm dog reduces blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones in the body**. Students are welcome to stop by and visit with our four-legged friends as they are getting ready for finals. We are proud to partner with Paws Across Texas and the A-LEC (Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center) to make this event paws-sible.
** Health-related information source: The Health and Psychological Benefits of Bonding with a Pet Dog, Psychology Today