Library Exhibits

Earth Day
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
As Spring activities commence, this month is a prime time to be mindful of our effect on the environment. In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, this exhibit offers inspiration and a few practical suggestions that can make a positive impact on our lives and the environment.
Kendra Boyd
Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Team
What’s Your Favorite Book?
Elevator Anteroom Two Cases – 2nd Floor

In honor of National Library Week (April 13-19), members of The McDermott Student Advisory Group share their favorite books and their guilty reading pleasures. Member pictures and individual thoughts on the importance of McDermott Library are also included.

McDermott Student Advisory Group
Awakening the Leader Within
Elevator Small Case – 2nd Floor

The world needs more great leaders. This exhibit case spotlights books on leadership and how to succeed in all aspects of life. If you’ve ever aspired to be a leader, there’s a book to help you achieve your goals.

Student Leadership
Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
On April 21st, Queen Elizabeth will be celebrating her 88th birthday. To commemorate this occasion, the juvenile cabinet will showcase a selection of true and fictional stories about royalty of all different types.
Katie Zlotnik and Doug Boedenauer
U.S. Government Apps
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
Ever wanted to morph yourself back into time to see what you’d look like as an early human? How about learning about comets while controlling a spacecraft? This exhibit shows you free mobile apps that let you do these cool tricks and a whole lot more. Swing by the exhibit case to see how you can have fun with Comet Quest, MEanderthal, Tornado, and Leafsnap. You can also go to and browse various apps from government sources.
Marna Morland
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
Holocaust Remembrance
Stacks Case – 3rd floor
Between 1933 and 1945, more than 11 million men, women, and children were killed in the Holocaust. Approximately six million of these were Jews. Jewish author Elie Wiesel is an author, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and survivor of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. This exhibit includes a selection of his works and other items in our large collection of Holocaust books and DVDs. Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 28, 2014.
Paula Perkins
Center of Values Lecture Series: Food For Thought: What Should We Eat?
Stacks Left and Right Cases – 4th Floor
The lecture series launches with a beautiful movie entitled Babette's Feast on Thursday, October 17, at 7:30pm., Jonnson Performance Hall.
We will be discussing the ethical implications of food with a renowned philosopher Peter Singer of Princeton University (November 4, 2013; 7:30pm, Jonsson Performance Hall); With Dr. David Kaplan of UNT, we will focus on food additives (February 26, 2014, 7:30p, Jonsson Performance Hall).
Finally, Dr. Roberta L. Millstein of University of California at Davis, will walk us through the intricacies of ethics, philosophy and Genetically Modified Organisms (April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm., Jonsson Performance Hall).
We will also have a chance to watch and discuss two documentaries, one on production of food, and the other on a quest for the perfect diet.
The display cases will be changed periodically to reflect the library’s resources covering the various events from now until the end of April.
Susan Kutchi, MLS
Senior Instruction Librarian
Carol Oshel, MLS
Senior Librarian, Reference
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