Announcing the Fall 2012 Student Art in the Library contest

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The library wants to display your work.

The Student Art in the Library contest awards a First Prize of $300 and a Second Prize of $150. Submission deadline for the Fall 2012 contest is September 21. If you create any particularly inspired works this summer, keep in the mind the Student Art in the Library contest. The library is looking for two-dimensional works to be displayed in our exhibit area in 135 Hodges Library throughout the fall semester.

We will need all works in hand by Oct. 1, 2011.

Student Art in the Library will unveil the fall exhibition of student works and announce the First Place and Second Place award winners at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in 135 Hodges Library. This semester, Student Art in the Library received 88 entries from 34 UT student artists. Selected works are being installed the week of Oct. 1.

Email submission information to

Please include:

  • Artist name and contact information
  • For each piece submitted (Up to 3): Title of work, dimensions and medium
  • Attach digital image of each work (jpg, gif or png only)
  • Name image file with your last name and submission number (eg.  Smith1.jpg)

Artwork will be selected by the Student Art in the Library Committee.  The Committee exercises curatorial discretion and will determine if the artwork submitted is appropriate for the library setting.

Questions? Email

Selected artwork must be ready to install when delivered to Hodges Library.  Work on paper must be framed or securely mounted.  Stretched canvases do not need to be framed.

Discover Life in America Photography Exhibit

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Discover Life in America is sharing the biodiversity richness of the Great Smoky Mountains with UT Libraries. From now until September high resolution scans of plants, insects and fungi will adorn the Reference room.

Discover Life in America (DLIA) is the non-profit organization coordinating the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The ATBI seeks to identify every species that exists in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Some scientists estimate that up to 100,000 species live in the park, and as of today a little over 16,000 species have been documented. DLIA’s ATBI program has discovered over 900 species new to science and over 6,500 species previously not known to inhabit the park!

These high resolution scans have been created to showcase some of the beauty and diversity that exists within the park. While black bears and elk are mascots of the Smokies, there is another world to discover if you look more closely.

Learn more about DLIA at