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Interview with GIS Bootcamp guest lecturer, Stace Maples

The Initiative for Spatial Literacy is  preparing for another GIS Bootcamp taught by Stace Maples on  March 20th, 2018.  This year’s focus is on the utility of GIS to graduate student research. In advance of the GIS Bootcamp we took

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Join Us to Discuss the Library Collections Budget

SMU Libraries collection development staff will hold a Library Collections Budget Town Hall meeting on Thursday, January 18th from 2-4 pm in DeGolyer Library, room 309.  Collections staff will present information about the library’s budget and the cost of current

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Finals Week at the Libraries

Finals week is a stressful time of the year for any university campus. Research shows that effectively managing stress improves memory, mood, and academic performance. The “Week of Wellness” is a series of events and activities that the libraries, with our

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Building a Digital Collection for Academic Research

A digital collection, which can contain just a few or thousands of items, can be an incredibly useful tool for a researcher who needs a searchable database of digital files relating to an academic project or area of interest. For

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5 Minutes with GIS: What is it?

We met with Sylvia George-Williams to spend a few minutes talking about GIS. Sylvia is one of Fondren Library’s Science Research Librarians and the subject librarian for engineering. She and Dr. Jessie Zarazaga, Project Director for Initiative for Spatial Literacy, will be

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Library Staff Music Playlist: Listen Now!

Listen Now! Get the playlist Finals are almost here so it is time to hit the books! Enjoy a playlist of hand-picked songs from the Libraries Staff to help you focus while studying. Have Spotify Premium on your phone? Enter spotify:user:ncdsatsmu into the Spotify search.

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Angela Duckworth Book Signing, May 12

Thursday, May 12 Angela Duckworth presents GRIT: The Power and Passion of Perseverance 6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included. 7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book

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Paws and Take a Break

Reduce the stress of studying for finals! Spend some time with a therapy dog! About the Event: Our canine friends from Pet Partners will visit with students to help reduce stress from finals.  Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm

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Fondren Library Celebration, April 15

SMU TO CELEBRATE FONDREN LIBRARY TRANSFORMATION April 1, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – The renovation of SMU’s Fondren Library, to be unveiled during Founders’ Day Weekend, features a transformation of information technology resources for student and faculty researchers and a restoration

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