Category: Fondren Library

Top tips on data, databases and datasets

Letters D, A, T and A on wooden squares from the game of Scrabble

SMU Libraries will host Drop-in with Data on Tuesday and Thursday. Drop in and see us and bring your questions about using data and datasets. We’ll have experts in GIS, data visualizations and Tableau, business, humanities, and social sciences. November 14 (registration recommended), 1 p.m. in Fondren Library November 16 (registration required), 12 p.m. online…Continue Reading Top tips on data, databases and datasets

Anti-Racism Starter Kit

Dismantling systemic racism requires individuals, especially those privileged by a racist system, to proactively inform themselves, recognize their role, and take an active stand against the racism inherent in our society – including SMU. The resources below are by no means exhaustive, but can help you get started in that process. Antiracism/Talking About Race America’s…Continue Reading Anti-Racism Starter Kit

Discussing Racism With Children (by Age Group)

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times about racism, the author Ibram X. Kendi discussed the need to talk about racism with children: “When children ask a racial question and we don’t want to talk about it, the message is that race and racism should not be talked about. White parents especially don’t…Continue Reading Discussing Racism With Children (by Age Group)

Meet the Librarians: Jonathan McMichael

 User Experience Librarian Originally a teacher, User Experience (UX) Librarian Jonathan McMichael found his interest in librarianship while getting his Master’s in Education. “In my first year of real teaching after student teaching, we had to take classes to get a Master’s degree, and they were night classes,” McMichael said. “In between teaching and [my…Continue Reading Meet the Librarians: Jonathan McMichael

Modern Masters Tapestries in Fondren

Blue Tapestry on brown wall

The Modern Masters Tapestries series, which hung in the DeGolyer Library Reading Room before Fondren’s completed renovation in 2016, is now on view in Fondren’s Collaborative Commons and other areas of the library.   A Bit of History about Tapestries During the Middle Ages through the Renaissance (14th to 16th centuries), tapestries became commonplace in…Continue Reading Modern Masters Tapestries in Fondren