Library Exhibits

Read in March
Main Lobby Case – 2nd floor
March is the month to read! This month includes Read Across America Day (March 2nd) and World Book Day (March 5th). Make sure the book lover in you is ready with recommendations from the Eugene McDermott Library staff! If you've already read the book, check out the movie and see how cinema reinterpreted your favorite book.
Extended Hours Staff
National Womens' History Month
Two Elevator Anteroom Cases – 2nd Floor
Although many of the accomplishments and contributions of women have been lost from the history books, women have played a vital role in the course of human civilization. From raising families to leading armies, women have made untold contributions to history. Visit this display by the Women’s Center to learn about famous firsts by women, read the history of women's history month, and find information about milestones in women's history.
The Galerstein Women’s Center
Interlibrary Loan Services
Elevator Right Case – 2nd Floor
Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) provides access to materials not owned by UT Dallas. Simply put, ILL is your library card to libraries worldwide. This exhibit provides an overview of what Interlibrary Loan is and does as well as offers tips on using ILL to enhance and support your research.
Interlibrary Loan Department
Four Seasons
Juvenile Literature Case – 2nd floor
Come celebrate our whacky weather at the juvenile section, which will be featuring books and movies about the four seasons.
Katie Zlotnik and Doug Boedenauer
Access and Delivery Services
Income Taxes
Government Documents Case - 2nd Floor
This display will give you a brief history of income taxes in the United States and details about the IRS.  Come by this display to see some interesting books available in McDermott Library on the topic of "taxes."
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
50+ Shades of Skin Color
Stacks Case – 3rd floor
The world is full of different skin tones and hues. These varying shades are part of the genetic make-up which, ultimately, makes each one of us unique in our own special way. Come check out our display and learn about the biology of skin color, and how its used to identify ourselves and others.
Lizbeth Munoz
Periodicals/Binding Specialist
National Craft Month
Stacks Cases – 4th Floor
March is National Craft Month! Check out the 4th floor display case for ideas and books on how to celebrate. Unleash your creativity!
Julie Gaida
Assistant Head of Acquisitions
St. Patrick’s Day
Stacks Cases – 4th Floor
St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17. Don’t forget to wear green… and while you’re at it, check out a green book! Head to the fourth floor for book and movies featuring famous Pats.
Julie Gaida
Assistant Head of Acquisitions
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