Library Exhibits

Geeks Unite!
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
July 13th is Embrace Your Geekness Day! Celebrate all month long, no matter what type of geek you are. Computer geeks, pop culture geeks, film geeks, and Trekkies can all find something at McDermott Library.
Julie Gaida
Assistant Head of Acquisitions
The Impact of Inventions
Elevator Anteroom Two Cases – 2nd Floor
American inventions and inventors, from the automobile to the internet, significantly affect our life every day. Many inventions have taken several centuries to develop into their modern forms and are rarely the product of a single inventor's efforts. This exhibit looks at various breakthroughs and how they’ve affected ideas and technology.
Loreen Henry
Head of Information Literacy Services
Liaison to the School of Management
Pirates of McDermott
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
Ahoy Matey! Come visit the display case in the juvenile section to check out July’s selection of swashbuckling pirate tales!
Katie Zlotnik and Doug Boedenauer
Finding U.S. Government Statistics on the Internet
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
The U.S. government does not have a centralized statistical reporting agency. There are thirteen principal statistical agencies that collect data. The Government Documents display case on the 2nd floor lists each of the thirteen principal agencies and briefly explains what type of data each collects. .
Marna Morland
Special Formats Metadata Librarian
McDermott Scholars Cultural Experiences
McDermott Scholars Case – 3rd floor

This exhibit showcases the diverse travel locations and cultural experiences of the McDermott Scholars through the existence of The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program. As McDermott Scholars, students are required to study abroad for at least one academic term during their time in the Program. This case holds a collection of some mementos that the Scholars have brought back from their travels. To date, over 60 countries have been visited by over 150 Scholars.

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
Graphic Novels and Manga
Stacks Case – 3rd floor
This exhibit highlights examples of graphic novels, as well as anthologies of stories by Latino, women, and black authors. There are also instructional books on how to create your own graphic novel and advice on starting a career in the field.
Una Scott
Copy Cataloger
Harlem Renaissance
Stacks Left and Right Cases – 4th Floor
The Harlem Renaissance occurred during the years 1918–1937. It was a renaissance of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history. This exhibit case embraces the literary, musical, theatrical, and visual arts contributions of this period.
Loreen Henry
Head of Information Literacy Services
Liaison to the School of Management
International Space Station Flag
The University's first Ceremonial Mace
James F. Reilly II
McDermott Suite Case – 4th floor
Highlighted is a UT Dallas flag that was taken to the International Space Station in 2007 by NASA astronaut and UT Dallas alumnus James F. Reilly II. Reilly donated the flag to the university.
Tom Koch
Communications Coordinator