Library Exhibits

Sea Hope. Sea Change. Sea Future.
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
Discover a variety of marine topics with a focus on exploration, preservation, and the ungoverned sea. Additional information and resources in areas such as scientific advancement, engineering challenges and climate change are also presented.
Access and Delivery Services Staff
LGBT History Month
Two Elevator Anteroom Cases – 2nd Floor
LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In 1994, the annual observance of LGBT History Month began in the US, and it has since been picked up in other countries. Observed during October in the United States, LGBT History Month includes National Coming Out Day on October 11. To learn about the history of the LBGT community around the world and at UTD, stop by our case in the lobby.
The Ebola Virus
Elevator Right Case – 2nd Floor
The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Now the virus has spread to the U.S. and Spain. Learn important information about the outbreak, symptoms and how the virus is contracted. Also included in the display are books which provide more historical information on Ebola.
Library Administration
Trick or Treat!
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
Come to the Juvenile display case and fill your bag with scary stories about Halloween monsters.
Katie Zlotnik and Doug Boedenauer
Access and Delivery Services
Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, the landmark conservation bill that created a way for Americans to protect their most pristine lands for future generations. Come by the display in Government Documents to see a photocopy of the act, as well as to view a variety of materials available in McDermott Library on the topic of "wilderness".
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
National Poetry Day
Stacks Case – 3rd floor
Thursday, October 2nd is National Poetry Day! This year’s theme is "Remember." Be sure to check out the display case on the 3rd floor to see a selection of poetry from McDermott Library’s collection.
Julie Gaida
Assistant Head of Acquisitions
The Foods We Eat, The Brands We Love
Stacks Cases – 4th Floor
Research shows that consumers are deeply loyal to specific brands for specific reasons. It could be the friendly clown that represents a favorite burger, or the company uses "green marketing" appealing to today’s environmentally conscious consumer. Brand preference and brand loyalty have been rigorously surveyed and studied. McDermott Library has several resources for researching consumer preference, market shares and brands. Stop by the display to learn interesting facts about some of your favorite food companies.
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.
Library Administration