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Black History Month 35mm Screenings from The Jones Film Collection

In collaboration with Bridwell Library, the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection will be hosting four 35mm screenings, each Thursday during February, as part of Black History Month. Each film is part of The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection,

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You Want Longer Hours!? You Can HAVE longer Hours!

You Spoke and We Listened Interim Dean and Director of Central University Libraries, Elizabeth Killingsworth announces longer hours for Fondren Library for the beginning of the Spring Semester: “It’s exciting, we were able to extend the hours in the first

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The Impact of Information Literacy Instruction on Student Success

Librarians’ Role in the Academic Mission of the University We acknowledge that librarians add value to a university’s academic mission. However, there is very little concrete evidence in support of librarians’ contributions to the advancement of academic excellence, unlike the

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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: Nicole Finkbeiner, Open Education on the College Campus

Open Education Week (March 27-31) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. SMU Libraries are helping to celebrate this week with

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5 Minutes With: Daniel Williamson and the Importance of Open Education Resources

Open Education Week (March 27-31) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. SMU Libraries are helping to celebrate this week with

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5 Minutes With: Jonathan McMichael on Open Education Week – “What is it!?”

Open Education Week (March 27-31) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. SMU Libraries are helping to celebrate this week with

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Finding Places to Publish

One of the joys of being a researcher, is seeing the results of the research that one has spent a long time working on, published. However, the process of finding the ideal journal is not always that easy. Experienced researchers

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2017 CUL Staff Service Awards

Special Awards for CUL Staff! Vote for the CUL Team Award and the Dean’s Eureka! Award The 2017 CUL Team Award and the Dean’s EUREKA! Award are an exciting way to bring recognition to the staff members of the CUL

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A Librarian’s Top Tips for Better Internet Searches

We use the internet to find information every day and can often easily find what we are looking for, but there are times when more advanced techniques would yield better results. Here are some recommendations. 1. Consider the language that

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