Library Exhibits

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
This display showcases the work of legendary screenwriter, director, and producer Alfred Hitchcock. Come see what the library has to offer from the original Master of Suspense.
Interlibrary Loan Department
LGBTQIA History Month
Two Elevator Anteroom Cases – 2nd Floor
October is LGBTQIA history month, so be sure to check out some of the great resources that the Eugene McDermott library has on the subject! Highlights of the display include books on asexuality, transgender rights, and important historical LGBTQIA people and events. The Galerstein Women’s Center, Pride at UTD, and Rainbow Guard UTD are proud to support UTD’s LGBTQIA Students, and celebrate their history.
Galerstein Women’s Center
LGBTQIA Trailblazers
Elevator Right Case – 2nd Floor
In 1994, high school teacher Rodney Wilson advocated for a month dedicated to gay and lesbian history. He and other teachers selected October because public schools are in session and existing events, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur this month. The month-long celebration showcases important people and events in LGBT history. This exhibit includes works by and about LGBT people and their history in the United States.
Maria Balduf
Library Assistant III
Halloween Treats
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
Halloween is creeping up on us. We have some real treats in our display. Enjoy a variety of spooky titles or find others inside the library.
Katie Zlotnik
Library Assistant III
Back to the Future
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
The movie franchise Back to the Future will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on October 21, 2015. This is the date Marty McFly time traveled forward to in Back to the Future Part II. In honor of one of our favorite movies, we are featuring books and materials found in McDermott Library with the words “back to the future” in their titles, as well as some books on the subject of time travel. Come by and find something great to check out!
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
Helicopters at Work
Special Collections Department Case – 3rd floor
With their ability to operate in a variety of environments, helicopters are an effective means of transportation. Operating in industries such as passenger transport, law enforcement, medical evacuation, traffic and news reporting, and petroleum exploration and support, helicopters provide a wide variety of services. The History of Aviation Collection highlights some history of the helicopter as well as recognizing the Twirly Birds, an organization of pioneering pilots of helicopters and other vertical take-off aircraft.
Thomas Allen, PhD
Curator of Special Collections
UT Dallas: The Beginning
Stacks Cases – 4th Floor
In the Early 1970s, Margaret and Eugene McDermott of Texas Instruments visited UT Dallas to see a model of what would become the Eugene McDermott Library. The library was the first of three new buildings opening in preparation of the school becoming a four year institution. Joining them is the University’s first president, Dr. Bryce Jordan. View this image and other historical moments from UT Dallas’ past in this display.
Library Administration