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Vol. X, no. 1

TCU Library Newsletter, Web Edition

March 1998
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Current Library Exhibits
by Roger Rainwater

Liblob.jpg (10406 bytes)      There are at present two exhibits in the lobby of the library. One is a salute to the faculty of the university and displays recent publications and other creative efforts of the TCU faculty. The idea was first proposed by the Exhibits Committee chaired by Hugh Macdonald and is thought to be the first such exhibit in the library. Faculty were asked to loan copies of their recent publications for the display. The exhibit visually demonstrates the widely varying research and creative interests of the faculty. The exhibit was opened 21 February with a reception and library open house honoring the faculty. The open house was the work of the library Public Relations Committee which hoped to acquaint members of the university with the services and resources of the library which support both the research and teaching activities of the faculty.

 Liblob2.jpg (9576 bytes)    The second exhibit is a display of images and objects relating to the history of the Mary Couts Burnett Library. Entitled "The Past as Prologue: Highlights of Library History," it will become a permanent part of the lobby whenever the exhibit cases are not being used of other exhibits. These newly installed cases, the gift of the Friends of the TCU Library, are located in the north end of the lobby. This exhibit, although permanent, will change over time, emphasizing different aspects of the history of the library especially as different artifacts come to light. Special Collections staff plan a web version as well.

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