Faculty Information Literacy Stipend Winners are Announced

September 22, 2016

Central University Libraries is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Faculty Information Literacy Stipend. Both Dr. Kathleen Gallagher and Dr. Beth Newman are implementing assignments into a Fall 2016 course that address information literacy concepts and skills, working

GIS@SMU Kick Off! Thursday 9/29 at 5PM

September 21, 2016

Interested in what’s happening with mapping and GIS at SMU? Help kick off this year’s GIS@SMU research cluster on Thursday September 29th at 5pm in the Group Projects Room, Room 106 in Fondren Library. Klaus Desmet (economics), Mark McCoy (Archaeology)

2015-2016 CUL Annual Report Available Online

September 15, 2016

The Central University Libraries 2015 – 2016 Annual Report is available online.  Learn about the Fondren Library renovation, library accomplishments, and staff achievements. 2015 – 2016 A 21st Century Transformation Mustangs Give Back Friends of the SMU Libraries grants Scrapbooks for

Library Closing Early Friday September 23rd

September 14, 2016

Fondren Library will be closing at 3pm this Friday, September 23rd for Game Day. Regular hours will resume Saturday September 24th at noon.

Study, relax and get caffeinated in the new Collaborative Commons!

September 13, 2016

  This new school year brings the opening of the Collaborative Commons. This space in Fondren Library features group study stations with whiteboards and AV equipment, moveable furniture for our students to study how they want and a Starbucks to

24-Hour Study Space Starting Sept 11

September 1, 2016

Time to break out the all-night snacks and 5-hour energy! Fondren Library will be open 24/5 (Sun at noon through Friday at 6pm) starting on Sunday Sept 11. All of the new study spaces will be open all night, including

Study with a View at Fondren!

September 1, 2016

Students and faculty can now enjoy remarkable views of the Dallas skyline in the newly-renovated 4th floor Skyline Study Area at Fondren Library. This is a quiet study area where students can study and be inspired in a comfortable environment set against a stunning

Prothro Learning Commons Now Open at Fondren Library

August 23, 2016

The Caren H. Prothro Learning Commons at the Fondren Library opened this week to welcome students back to campus. The Learning Commons offers concierge service support for information and research. The space also houses two new computer labs and many

Starbucks Now Open in Fondren Library!

August 9, 2016

  It’s official! Starbucks is now open in Fondren Library. Drop by today to get your caffeine fix! Stick around and watch the Olympics on the four big-screen TVs in the adjacent Collaborative Commons area. Or bring your laptop and do a

Gillian M. McCombs announces retirement as SMU Central University Libraries dean and director

August 4, 2016

Dean and Director of SMU’s Central University Libraries Gillian M. McCombs has announced her retirement from that position effective in summer 2017. McCombs joined SMU in 1998 and guided the University’s central library system through a transformation of resources, facilities

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