Category Archives: News

Prothro Learning Commons Now Open at Fondren Library

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!

  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

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

Buzz Aldrin Book Signing, May 22

Sunday, May 22 Dr. Buzz Aldrin presents No Dream is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon 7:30 p.m. FREE Lecture. No RSVP required. Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)

Friends of the SMU Libraries Announce 2016 Grant Recipients

The Friends of the SMU Libraries are pleased to announce the following 2016 grant recipients: $10,000 to the Fondren Library Center renovation project. $3,500 to the Business Library for digital signage. $3,000 to the SMU Archives to continue digitizing the

Study late for finals! 24/7 hours go through May 10!

The Fondren Library has 24/7 study hours from April 24 to May 10. Overnight study will be available in the science wing of the library. Students will have the first floor, mezzanine, second floor and the second floor over the

Faculty Information Literacy Stipend: Deadline Extended to May 2

About the Award A stipend of $1000 will be given to the winning faculty member for designing and implementing an information literacy assignment for a Fall 2016 course in collaboration with the department’s subject librarian. The stipend will be disbursed

Fondren Centennial Reading Room Now Open!

The Fondren Centennial Reading Room is now open! The centerpiece of the Fondren Library Center renovation is the restoration of the reading room to its former grandeur, made possible by the generosity of The Fondren Foundation. Enjoy custom-designed handcrafted tables

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

Love your Federal Depository Library

What do you love about your local Federal depository library? During the month of February, send a shout out to your library and tweet about your experience using the hashtag #lovemyFDL. Follow Central University Libraries: @smucul Did you know: Southern