Meet Stace Maples from Stanford Geospatial Center

February 26, 2017

To prepare for this week’s GIS Bootcamp, we took some time to get to know Stace Maples. He is a graduate from SMU earning his bachelor’s degree in archaeology and will be returning to teach a series of workshops on GIS

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Help Us Build a Better Website

February 24, 2017

We are updating the library search experience this summer and need your feedback before it goes live. We are requesting faculty, student, or staff volunteers from all majors and departments to join us in conversations to tell us how they do research

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Copyright Basics: Nothing to Fear

February 23, 2017

Heard of copyright? Afraid of copyright? Well, copyright is not something to be feared. It is a system that seeks to protect the rights of work creators, while also allowing the public access and use of those works to foster

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5 Minutes with Fair Use

February 20, 2017

Today marks the beginning of ARL’s Fair Use Week. According to the Fair Use Week website, the purpose of this week is to “celebrate the important doctrines of fair use in the United States” and “promote and discuss the opportunities

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SMU Libraries Join HathiTrust

February 16, 2017

SMU Libraries are now among the newest members of HathiTrust. SMU faculty, students, and staff now have access to in-copyright works and additional text mining tools as part of the new membership in the HathiTrust Digital Library. As a digital repository

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5 Minutes with GIS: What is it?

February 3, 2017

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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Starbucks Extends Hours For Finals in Fondren

December 5, 2016

To accommodate the long nights of studying, SMU Dining Services has extended Finals Hours for the Starbucks in Fondren Library! Monday 12/5 – Friday 12/9: 7AM – Midnight Saturday 12/10: 7AM – 3PM Sunday 12/11: Noon – Midnight Monday 12/12

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Paws and Take a Break

December 2, 2016

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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Late Night Snacks: Free Food!

December 2, 2016

Late Night Snacks returns to Fondren Library! Join us for free snacks while you study in Fondren during the Reading Days. Late Night Snacks will be brought to you by SMU Dining Services. Find the menu by following @smudining on

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Long Night Against Procrastination

December 1, 2016

Start your finals week right and finish your semester strong by joining us for Fondren Library’s first ever Long Night Against Procrastination! The Long Night Against Procrastination, or LNAP, is a structured environment with timed study sessions and breaks to help keep you productive

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