Category Archives: News

Seven Tips for Spotting False Information and Bias

Trying to determine if that news or social media story you are reading is biased? Check your emotional response, says SMU Information Literacy Librarian Megan Heuer. “A strong emotional response to a news story, positive or negative, is a sign

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October 3rd is #AskAnArchivist Day!

Every wonder what archivists do? Do you have questions about rare items in our collections? Well here is your opportunity to ask all the questions! October 3th is Ask An Archivist Day. Archivists around the United States will be on Twitter

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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,

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Interview with GIS Bootcamp guest lecturer, Stace Maples

The Initiative for Spatial Literacy is  preparing for another GIS Bootcamp taught by Stace Maples on  March 20th, 2018.  This year’s focus is on the utility of GIS to graduate student research. In advance of the GIS Bootcamp we took

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Using GIS in the Classroom, Presented by Anita Palmer

About the Workshop In this workshop, participants will explore several of the 120 pre-built activities that allow teachers to cover required content using the free interactive mapping tool ArcGIS Online. The activities are standards-based and closely follow the map concepts

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Information Literacy through Wikipedia? Yes!

A Wikipedia editing project conducted in a summer anthropology course at SMU recently won the $1,000 SMU Libraries Information Literacy stipend. Yes, Wikipedia! Actually, a project of this type is an excellent way to foster information literacy, critical thinking, and

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New GIS Collaborative Lab Hours and Consultations

The GIS@SMU: Initiative for Spatial Literacy and the Central University Libraries are proud to announce the new GIS Collaborative Lab Hours beginning this fall. This new service was developed in response to the overwhelming demand for research and training utilizing

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Farewell to Dean McCombs

This week marks the final week Dean Gillian M. McCombs is at the helm of the Central University Libraries. Dean McCombs’ contributions have been far-reaching and numerous as she has tirelessly worked for the students, faculty, and staff at SMU.

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New Library System Has Arrived

All SMU libraries have implemented a new search system. The new system, Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo, replaces the 18-year old Voyager library system and the Discover SMU Libraries search. The new library search provides an enhanced user experience while

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New and Improved Access to Your Library Account

With the new library system migration on June 15th, library accounts have been simplified into one easy-to-use interface. The new library account system allows you to view check outs and holds, renew your materials, view fines and fees, and update

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