Library Exhibits

Audio Appreciation Month-Music in Me
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
Plato once said, "Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life." Since August is Audio Appreciation Month, we wanted to focus on music. This display celebrates music and the joy it brings in its many forms. From DVDs of popular musicals, live concerts, and biopics about your favorite musicians, to books on the creation and editing of music, this month's display has a wide variety of material for music lovers to check out!
Access and Delivery Services
Meet Your Librarians
Two Elevator Anteroom Cases – 2nd Floor
Eugene McDermott Library has librarians who specialize in a host of subjects. These specialists are here to assist students, faculty and staff with their research and class assignments. Stop by the display or visit us online, to see who the specialist is in your area.
Loreen Henry
Head of Information Literacy Services
Liaison to the School of Management
Parks and Recreation
Elevator Right Case – 2nd Floor
There are still a few weeks of summer left. This display offers some safety tips and ideas for those who don’t breaking a sweat. So before you plan your next camping, hiking, or canoeing trip, please stop by and see what all there is to consider when venturing outdoors.
Kendra Boyd
Ordering Specialist
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
Come explore the secretive world of espionage, with tales of spies from multiple titles in the juvenile collection.
Katie Zlotnik
Library Assistant III
Who’s Out There?
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
Why is there so much interest in life on other planets? This display highlights electronic U.S. Government documents about the search for life in the universe. Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA in 2009 to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars in our region of the Milky Way.  On July 24, 2015, NASA announced the discovery of Kepler-425b, a confirmed exoplanet that is near-Earth in size and found orbiting the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.  Two resources in the display are films made available for online viewing by the National Archives, Who's Out There? and Life Beyond Earth and the Mind of Man.
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
Enola Gay Controversy
Special Collections Department Case – 3rd floor
The Enola Gay was the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb in warfare. An exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) sparked controversy with veteran groups who claimed that the display omitted the true reason for dropping the atomic bomb and sympathized too much with the Japanese. Several WWII veterans were part of the push to change the NASM exhibit through letter-writing campaigns and articles on the subject. Our exhibit includes items that document the Enola Gay controversy. This display also contains photographs of the veterans working to change the Smithsonian exhibit as well as books on the Enola Gay, political cartoons, and newspaper articles.
Ally Boland
Special Collections Intern
The United States Transcontinental Air Speed Record
Special Collections Department Case – 3rd floor
One of the major goals of aviation technology development has been a race to increase aircraft speed. This display highlights the evolution of the transcontinental aviation speed record and the record-breaking aircraft involved. Also included are two other important speed records. The Schneider Trophy was awarded to the fastest flight by a seaplane over water. The Thompson Trophy was presented to the winner of the Cleveland National Air Races, where designers built custom aircraft designed for speed.
Dr. Thomas Allen
Special Collections Curator
UT Dallas Faculty Authors
Stacks Case – 3rd floor
UT Dallas employs some of the best professors in the world. Many of them are also published authors. Stop by this display to see just a few of the titles written by your favorite professors.
Library Administration
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