Goodbye Quarter Notes blog & hello Hamon blog!

Where are the new postings for the Quarter Notes blog? This blog has been retired and you may find archived postings here. However, we invite you to visit our new Hamon blog: for postings about the library’s collections, events, and news. And if you have information related to Hamon that you would like to post, please submit it to: We will get back to you!

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Writing Workshop

hamon writing workshop

Hamon Arts Library is offering a half-hour writing workshop for students. It will cover types of writing assignments and the process as well as tools and resources to help.

For any questions, please email either Beverly Mitchell at or Pam Pagels at Please attend and let us help you jumpstart your writing assignment!

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Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. screened by the Austin Film Society

poster for Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA

Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A., from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection, was screened in July by the Austin Film Society.  According to AFS Programmer Lars Nilsen, “The interest and value of these films comes from the fact that they are made for black audiences. While the humor is typically quite broad, it’s instantly more sophisticated because it need not be slanted to fit a white audience’s preconceptions. It can be very ‘inside’ subversive humor.”

Watch DirtyGertie from Harlem U.S.A. online here.  Read more about the AFS screening here.

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Research Rescue

Deadline looming?
Need a source or citation?
Need more content?
The Hamon Arts librarians are on duty and ready to help!
Stop by for free snacks and assitance on April 23, 2014 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

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New Exhibition in the Hawn Gallery

Please visit the new exhibition, Romantic Visions of the American Southwest – Works on Paper and Paintings by Edward G. Eisenlohr, in the Hawn Gallery –  The exhibition will be on view through May 16, 2014.

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Hamon Library website gets a new look and enhanced features

The Hamon Library debuted an updated and enhanced website on February 9 that was designed with the information needs of the Meadows School of the Arts community in mind.  In addition to improved navigation, the website is optimized for a wide array of mobile and desktop devices and offers a more robust mobile experience.  Headlining the homepage is a new integrated search box, with tabs for the library catalog and an online articles search.


Library users looking for research help will find a consolidated page for online resources in the arts and communication studies, including recommended databases and research guides.  For those needing more personalized research help, our Ask a Librarian service is featured throughout the site.


Pertinent information about using the library has been made more visible and easier to access, especially on mobile devices.  The study room reservation app and Today’s Hours are now among the first things a mobile user sees on navigating to the Hamon website.

The new homepage design highlights Hamon news and events, including current and past exhibitions in the Hawn Exhibition Gallery.  Special collections at Hamon also got an updated look for their pages, where you can get information and see content from the Bywaters Special Collections and G. William Jones Film & Video Collection.

Although the website has changed, the URL has not:  All CUL Libraries websites are now in the process of implementing similar design and functionality updates.  Hamon’s website is the first to launch publicly.

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Follow Hamon Arts Library on Twitter now!

Follow us on Twitter @smucul!

Along with all the Central University Libraries, Hamon Arts Library will be tweeting about upcoming events and happenings at our library on Twitter.

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Regular Hours Resume and Closed for MLK Holiday

SMU Hamon Arts Library will resume its regular hours on Friday, 1/17/14 and will be closed on Monday, 1/20/14 

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Agents of Change by Arthur Koch

Stop by the Hamon Arts Library and see the Agents of Change exhibit by Arthur Koch …

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Updated and new services for Faculty

Faculty! Check out Hamon’s new online print course reserve request form!

 Now, we will pull Hamon books and scores for you!

All the details can be found at

The Hamon Arts Library For information email:

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