Library News Archives

December 2014

De-Stress in December. Library Helping Students Relax During Finals

December 3, 2014
McDermott Library is offering ways to ease some of the nerves before and during finals. Now through December 7, customers who check out a movie at the Multimedia Desk will receive a free... Read more


November 2014

Library Curator to Step Up at Fundraiser

November 13, 2014
Patrizia Nava, a curator at UT Dallas’ Eugene McDermott Library, is used to working with rare books, pictures and other historical items on display in the library’s Special Collections Department. But now, the spotlight shifts and she will be the one on display. Read more


Library Adds Live Chat Option to Website

November 5, 2014
Through a new online service called Chat with a Librarian, library customers at UT Dallas can communicate with librarians in real time and get immediate responses. Read more


Geosciences Professor Reflects on Journey

November 4, 2014
UT Dallas has come a long way since its inception in 1969. No one knows that better than Dr. Richard Mitterer, professor emeritus of geosciences, who recently sat down with University archivist Ty Lovelady to look back at how his time here began. Read more

September 2014

Core Curriculum Textbooks Are Available at Library

September 10, 2014
Eugene McDermott Library's pilot program allows students to check out textbooks for required undergraduate core curriculum courses that they can use inside the library. Read more

August 2014

Library Plans Literary Cosplay Event During Welcome Week

August 28, 2014
Students, staff, and faculty get a chance to learn about the Library and show off their creativity at BookCon 2014. Read more

Library Adds New On-Demand Service

August 28, 2014
McDermott now has a growing selection of downloadable audiobooks that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. Read more

July 2014

Generous Donor Gives Rare Map to Library

July 21, 2014
McDermott proudly received an antique map of Africa made by Dutch cartographer Johannes Blaeu. Frank Kyrza, says it will be the first of several maps he plans to donate to the Library. Read more

June 2014

Flying Into History
Award-Winning Writer to Speak at 2014 Jalonick Lecture

July 12, 2014, 4pm in the Clark Center Auditorium
How the Navy Learned to Fly in World War I - Award winning writer and author Marc Wortman delivers a powerful story of a group of privileged students from Yale who had it all: wealth, power and respect. They sacrificed everything to fight on the front lines of World War I. The haunting history of this elite group of undergrads as well as the legacy they left behind is also the subject of Wortman's book, The Millionaire's Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power. ... Read more

McDermott Library Honors Distinguished Faculty During Reception

July 9, 2014
The Library recently recognized dozens of professors for their creative works as well as the accomplishments of the University’s newly tenured faculty. Read more

May 2014

UTD Senior Impresses Judges With Humor, Wins 2014 Haiku Competition

May 12, 2014
A simple seventeen syllable poem about books and coffee is the winner of the 2014 McDermott Library Reference Department Haiku Contest. The author, Madeline Renals, is a senior mathematical sciences major... Read more

Reference Librarian Honored with CARE Award for Outstanding Service

May 9, 2014
Carol Oshel has been a librarian since she left high school. The past 11 years, she has called McDermott Library home. Most days she can be found working at the reference desk, eager to help students as they walk into the Information Commons area. Read more

April 2014

McDermott Gives Away Freebies During Finals

April 30, 2014
McDermott Library wants to do its part to help students conquer exams. Beginning April 30th, throughout finals, each person who checks out a book or reserves a study room gets a free blue book. Read more

McDermott Accepts Submissions for Annual McLemore Award

April 25, 2014
UT Dallas begins nomination process for Library Staff Awards. The Ethel Ward-McLemore Award for Library Excellence is presented annually to two library staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to McDermott Library. Read more

Lives Change @McDermott Library

April 14, 2014
Eugene McDermott Library is celebrating National Library Week April 14-18. This year’s theme is "Lives Change @McDermott Library." Through several events, McDermott Library is encouraging students, staff and faculty to read, learn something new and change their lives. Read more

March 2014

Special Collections Volunteer To Be Honored

March 24, 2014
Helen Small spent years building her family business and raising a family. After decades of caring for others, she finally took the steps to achieve her life-long goal. Fox 4’s Clarice Tinsley has her unique story of determination and commitment. Read more

Eugene McDermott Staff Member and Husband Leave a Lasting Impression with Generous Gift

March 7, 2014
Nadira Zakhidova and her husband had two reasons to celebrate. They did so by giving back to UT Dallas. Read more

February 2014

McDermott Library Teams up with Chess Program for Events

Feb. 12, 2014
ChessFest 2014 is scheduled for February 25th in the McDermott Suite in the Library. Blindfold Chess will be held in the Library on February 26th. Read more

January 2014

Library Updates Furniture, Carpet and Installs New Equipment

Jan. 15, 2014
While students were away enjoying winter break, crews were busy updating the McDermott Library. Students returning this semester are the first to enjoy new seating, carpet and equipment. Read more

Volunteers Bring Zeal to Special Collections

Jan. 13, 2014
Three volunteers in Special Collections are using their personal experiences to make a difference in the library. Despite their age, they show no signs of slowing down. Read more

December 2013

UT Dallas’ University Archivist Completes First Major Project

Nov. 22, 2013
Visitors to the University of Texas at Dallas can view documents and other research materials related to President John F. Kennedy’s fateful visit to Dallas in November 1963. Read more