Library Exhibits

McDermott Library At-A-Glance
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
Whether you are new to campus or a seasoned library veteran, visit this display to learn more about the expanded services and ever-growing resources at your fingertips at McDermott Library.
Matt Young
Access and Delivery Services
Banned Books Week
Elevator Anteroom Two Cases – 2nd Floor
Banned Books Week is September 21-27, 2014. This display featured some of the most challenged or banned books today. Why are they banned? Check out the exhibit to see why some people want these books kept out of libraries.
Julie Gaida
Assistant Head of Acquisitions
Tour The World's Oceans
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
Come on an aquatic adventure with September's juvenile display case, exhibiting treasures from the world's oceans.
Katie Zlotnik and Doug Boedenauer
Access and Delivery Services
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Come by this display and read last year’s proclamation made by President Obama about Constitution Week. McDermott Library holds many resources on the topic of the United States Constitution as well as the Bill of Rights and a few of these are on display.
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
Labor and Aviation Safety: The PATCO Strike of 1981
Special Collections Department Case – 3rd floor
On August 1st, members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) went on strike seeking concessions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to federal statue, this strike was illegal. On August 3rd, President Ronald Regan fired those controllers who refused to return to their jobs. The strike and firings caused chaos in the aviation industry, changed the pattern of labor relations in the United States, and had lasting effects that persisted into the 1990s.
The History of Aviation Collections is proud to display material from the collections of James S. Kippen. Kippen was an air traffic controller at Andrews Air Force Base, a member of PATCO, and one of the fired strikers. This collection offers a first-hand look at the personal effects on a tumultuous moment in American labor history.
Thomas Allen, PhD
Curator of Special Collections
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15
Stacks Case – 3rd floor
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Stop by this exhibit to learn more about this rich heritage.
Kendra Boyd
Ordering Specialist
Famed Mystery Writer, Agatha Christie
Stacks Right Case – 4th Floor
Learn all about Agatha Christie, the bestselling author of all time. See where her play, The Mousetrap, has been in production for over 60 years. Meet Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, two of Christie’s famous detectives.
Carol Oshel
Reference/Computer Science and Engineering/
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Librarian
Jady Neal
Ordering Specialist, Technical Services
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.
Library Administration