CUL Interim Dean Wins Outstanding Administrator Award

Congratulations are in order for our Interim CUL Dean Elizabeth Killingsworth, who received the Outstanding Administrator Award presented by the SMU Student Senate! This award is presented to one administrator for outstanding contributions to the SMU community and more importantly, for dedication to the SMU student body. We all know how awesome Elizabeth is but apparently even our students have noticed! We are so proud to see all of Elizabeth’s hard work recognized by the SMU community and most especially by SMU students.

Way to go, Elizabeth!!!

KUDOS to Hollie Gardner

KUDOS to Hollie Gardner for all of her persistence and hard work bringing therapy dogs to the library during finals week. In a recent application to SMU, a potential student wrote:  “…the one thing that really stood out to me about SMU was the fact that they brought puppies during finals week as a stress reliever for students. The students are always the priority, and a school where that is the truth is a school where I can best prepare myself to succeed in the future.” Well said. Way to go, Hollie! Keep the dogs coming!!!

KUDOS to Evelyn Day and Chris Lopez

KUDOS to Evelyn Day and student worker Chris Lopez from Francine Simpson in OIT for your helpfulness last week. She could not have been happier with the lengths you both went to in order to help her find the play she was looking for, and to give her directions on how to get to the library. So many thanks to you both for once again going above and beyond, when the library was about to close, and showing how service oriented our library staff are. Great job!!!


KUDOS to Four CUL Librarians for Promotions

KUDOS to the following librarians for their recent promotions!


Hollie Gardner:                 User Experience Librarian, will be promoted to Librarian 2

Emily Grubbs:                    Archivist, Hamon Arts Library, will be promoted to Librarian 2

James Kessenides:           Humanities Research Librarian, will be promoted to Librarian 2

Cynthia Franco:                Special Collections Librarian, DeGolyer Library, will be promoted to Librarian 3


Thanks to all of these individuals for their dedication to enhancing services for SMU’s students, faculty, and staff, and for their service to the library profession.

Kudos to Evelyn Day!

Kudos to Evelyn Day from Zoltan Szentkiralyi for building inroads to the Simmons School’s expanded research efforts! Her initiative in promoting the Simmons Colloquium Series on Survey Research and Design has resulted in my newly established connection with the statistical and survey research community at SMU.