What are My Library Accounts?

You can access thousands of library resources anytime, anywhere on lib.utk.edu/agvet. To get the most out of these resources, you’ll need to use your library accounts.  You have TWO separate accounts, one for items at UT, and one for items from other libraries:

1.) For books at UT, use your OneSearch Account:

Use your OneSearch Account to do everything related to books you check out from UT. Renew items to keep them longer. See information on items you have checked out and items you have requested for pickup.

To access your OneSearch Account: From the library homepage, click on “Off-campus users: Sign in” above the OneSearch box. Enter your NetID and password. Choose “My Account” in the upper right to view a list of books, fees, and more.

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2.) For books from other libraries, use your Interlibrary Services (ILS) Account:

Use your Interlibrary Services (ILS) Account (also called ILLiad) to request books and articles that UT does not own. We will locate and deliver materials to you from across the country and beyond!

To access your ILS Account: Enter your NetID and password on lib.utk.edu/ils. You’ll see a list of items you have requested or checked out from other libraries.

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To choose your delivery location: Select “Your Account” in the bottom left to choose Pendergrass Library or your department as your delivery location for physical materials.

To request an item from another library: Select “Request a Loan” to ask for a physical book, or “Request an Article” to ask for a scanned article or book chapter. Remember to include important information like the author, title, and page numbers.

Questions about your library accounts?  Ask a Pendergrass staff member at agvetlib@nullutk.edu or (865) 974-7338.

Nancy Reisman at UT’s Writers in the Library on October 5

Reisman_smallWriter Nancy Reisman will read from her work on Monday, October 5, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Nancy Reisman is the author of the novels Trompe L’Oeil (Tin House 2015) and The First Desire, a New York Times Notable book, and the short story collection House Fires, recipient of the Iowa Short Fiction Award.

Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Tin House, Narrative, Five Points, Yale Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Best American Short Stories 2001, and O. Henry Prize Stories 2005. She has received awards and fellowships from the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Commission for the Arts, and others.

Reisman has been a member of the Creative Writing faculty at Vanderbilt University since 2005.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (chebert3@nullutk.edu).

Visit library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of readings for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Cuarteto Latinoamericano: East Tennessee Artists-in-Residence, Oct. 12-14

CuartetoThe acclaimed Cuarteto Latinoamericano will visit Knoxville in October. As part of an artist-in-residence program sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the string quartet will coach local music students and conduct master classes for students in UT’s School of Music, as well as offering programs on classical music in Latin America.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s most renowned classical music ensembles acclaimed for its performances of the standard string quartet repertoire, and for more than thirty years, the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. Founded in Mexico in 1982, the Cuarteto has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan and New Zealand. They have premiered more than a hundred works written for them and continue to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre. The Cuarteto has won a Latin Grammy Award, were recognized with the Mexican Music Critics Association Award, and received the Chamber Music America/ASCAP’s Most Adventurous Programming Award three separate times.

All Cuarteto Latinoamericano events are free and open to the public:

Monday, October 12

UT String Chamber Ensembles Master Class

Individual coaching with UT String Chamber Groups

Presentation at the Blackboard Theater, hosted by Hora Latina (Emporium Building, South Gay Street)

Reception at Casa HoLa (Emporium Building)

Tuesday, October 13

ASTA Breakfast (Meet-and-greet with student chapter of the American String Teachers Association)

UT Solo Master classes for individual studios
(Saul and Aron Bitran, violin studios)
(Javier Montiel, viola studio)
(Alvaro Bitran, cello studio)

Presentation at the Joy of Music School for the students and teachers
(non-profit music organization providing free music lessons to socio-economically disadvantaged children)

Wednesday, October 14

Austin-East Fine Arts Magnet High School: In-School Demonstration

Lecture: Classical Music History and Traditions in Latin America
(Lindsay Young Auditorium, John C. Hodges Library, UT campus)

The UT School of Music and the UT Libraries are co-sponsors of the above events.

The Cuarteto Latinoamericano also will be guest artists at UT’s Ready for the World Music Series, which brings renowned artists to perform and talk about musical styles and literature from diverse regions around the world. The Cuarteto will present a free program combining performance and a short lecture at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 11, in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. A reception and display on Latin American music will precede the program, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

For more information about the Cuarteto’s residency, please contact music librarian Nathalie Hristov (865-974-9893, mhristov@nullutk.edu).For information on individual events, contact the School of Music (865-974-3241, music@nullutk.edu).

Student Art in the Library: vote for your favorite

artworks2Cast a vote for your favorite work of art. The Student Art in the Library juried exhibition is now on view in the Miles Reading Room, 1st floor, Hodges Library. Cash awards will be presented to the winning artists this Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. The “People’s Choice Award” will be determined by your vote. Vote today at facebook.com/utklibraries or tiny.utk.edu/votelibart. And join us Thursday for the awards ceremony and reception at the Student Art in the Library exhibition.

Open House for Graduate Students

GradOpenHouse3Two days into the fall semester, the Libraries held another highly successful Open House for Graduate Students.

Graduate students are intensive users of the university library, and their research needs are very different from those of undergraduates. In addition to their roles as students, they often work as teaching assistants. So their demands on library resources overlap with those of university faculty.

They are doubly in need of our help! Therefore, we try to establish relationships with graduate students as soon as they arrive on campus.

More than 150 students from 29 disciplines attended our Open House for Graduate Students on August 21. Students were able to meet the subject librarian who specializes in their discipline, learn about library resources, and register for interlibrary loan and Library Express delivery to their departmental offices. We offered refreshments and gave away prizes.

While we had their attention, we administered surveys so that next year we’ll be even better prepared to meet graduate students’ unique research and teaching needs.

At the Open House, the Library Society signed up 36 new student members. Their memberships were sponsored by an anonymous donor.

New Special Collections Exhibit Area

Construction begins soon on a new gallery in Hodges Library that will feature interpretive exhibits of our special collections.

Special Collections acquires and preserves manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other unique research materials. Rotating displays of items from our unique collections are always on view in the Special Collections reading room, 121 Hodges Library. And we continue to expand the use of our special collections by creating digital collections and making them available online. But the new exhibit area in the heavily trafficked first-floor galleria of the Hodges Library will allow us to entice and inform many more students and passers-by.

Pictured here is an early concept drawing of the exhibit area. We can’t wait to see the new gallery!


The Scholars’ Collaborative: Librarians confer on digital projects

New modes of digital scholarship have transformed the academic librarian’s role. Librarians traditionally organize, preserve, and connect researchers to the products of research and scholarly inquiry. Today, librarians pursue those same goals in nontraditional ways. At the UT Libraries, twenty-first-century services for university researchers are gathered under the title Scholars’ Collaborative.

Our librarians are proficient in many aspects of digital scholarship, including digital media, geographic information systems, research data management, and the digital humanities. Librarians collaborate with university scholars throughout the research process. Through the Scholars’ Collaborative, librarians help researchers prepare data management plans required by government grant-funding agencies; incorporate geospatial data or data visualization techniques into digital projects; or preserve and publish their scholarly work in online repositories.

Librarians are available to confer on the best software, tools, and methods for digital projects.

Interior Design professor Liz Teston partnered with the Scholars’ Collaborative on her Knoxville Oral Histories project, which explores Knoxville’s architecture through memories of Market Square. She wanted to showcase her work online, follow best practices for file preservation, and increase visibility of her research. Librarian Ashley Maynor assisted with website design and with preparation of digital objects and metadata to enhance discovery of the project. The two are currently working together to add interactive data maps to the website.

Members of the Scholars’ Collaborative also offer workshops and classroom instruction on digital tools and best practices in digital scholarship.

Our librarians’ expertise with digital scholarship and data can help UT scholars, artists, and innovators create and share their work and demonstrate its value to the university and beyond.

Visit library.utk.edu/scholar to learn more about the Scholars’ Collaborative.

A Relief Map of Tennessee

mapUnique among the thousands of maps held by the University Libraries is a ten-foot-long plaster relief map of the state of Tennessee. Lettered on the map is its provenance: A Relief Map of Tennessee Colored to Show the Typical Soils . . . Compiled by the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station . . . Modeled by Edwin E. Howell . . . 1897.

This year the Libraries decided that the hundred-year-old map was due for conservation treatment. Over the course of several months a conservator repaired cracks in the plaster, removed a yellowing varnish (apparently applied in an earlier, misguided attempt at preservation), and restored colors to an approximation of the original tones.

When the UT Agricultural Experiment Station commissioned the plaster relief map in 1897 to illustrate the results of their six-year study of Tennessee soils, they turned to a well-known commercial map and model maker of the day, geologist Edwin Eugene Howell (1845–1911).

The Microcosm, Howell’s successful Washington, D.C. business, sold relief maps (also called relief models or terrain models) to museums and schools throughout the country. In the late nineteenth century, such relief maps were popular teaching tools. Your great-grandparents may have learned about physical geography by tracing the ridges, valleys, plains, and mountains of one of Howell’s relief maps.

Howell was, in fact, a pioneer of terrain modeling in the United States. It is said that his 1870 model of the island of San Domingo was the first relief map ever made in America. And his terrain model of the Grand Canyon, revealing to the American public the astonishing depth of the Arizona chasm, made a sensation at the US Centennial Exposition in 1876.

Howell took part in one of the epic scientific ventures of his generation, the Great Surveys of the American West. These government-sponsored expeditions to explore and map the vast Western territories were the predecessors of the United States Geological Survey.

In 1865, Howell had joined Ward’s Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, New York, where he studied natural history and learned to prepare specimens for museums. Through his friendship at Ward’s with geologist Grove Karl Gilbert, Howell enlisted in George M. Wheeler’s survey west of the 100th meridian, serving as a geologist on Wheeler’s expedition in 1872 and 1873. In 1874 he joined the survey of the Rocky Mountain region under John Wesley Powell, the larger-than-life one-armed former Civil War major whose crew had made the celebrated 1869 traverse of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

A few years after leaving his position on Powell’s survey, Howell moved to Washington, established the Microcosm, and began specializing in the modeling of relief maps.

Our beautifully restored relief map of Tennessee now hangs in the Paul M. and Marion T. Miles Reading Room in the John C. Hodges Library. It is dedicated to the Mallicote family in celebration of their many contributions to the University of Tennessee and the UT Libraries.

Watch our video on conservation of the Tennessee relief map below or at youtube.com/utklibraries.

M.O. Walsh at UT’s Writers in the Library on September 21

M.O. WalshWriter M.O. Walsh will read from his work on Monday, September 21, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

M.O. Walsh is the author of the short story collection The Prospect of Magic, which won the Tartt’s Fiction Prize, and the novel My Sunshine Away, which was a New York Times Bestseller, an Indie Next Pick, an Amazon Featured Debut and an Entertainment Weekly “Must” Pick for 2015. His stories and essays have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Southern Review, Oxford American and Best New American Voices, among other publications.

M.O. Walsh was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is currently the director of The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans and The Yokshop in Oxford, MS. He is a UT alum from the class of 2001.

In addition to the evening reading, the author will participate in a Q&A discussion at 12:30 p.m., September 21, in 1210 McClung Tower. The discussion is open to all UT students and faculty.

Learn more about the author and his work at mowalsh.com.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (chebert3@nullutk.edu).

Visit library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of readings for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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NOTICE: Pendergrass temporarily located in Brehm 243

For the start of the Fall semester the majority of Pendergrass Library services will remain available in the Brehm Animal Science Computer Lab (Room 243). We anticipate re-opening in our usual location by mid-fall 2015.

Our hours will be temporarily modified to accommodate this location:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30-10
Friday: 7:30- 5
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1-10

Services offered in the Brehm location include:

  • Research assistance
  • Writing Center tutors (Wednesdays 12-2)
  • 3-D and large format printing
  • Technology support and select equipment checkout
  • Select leisure reading books
  • Assistance using Interlibrary Loan to access print materials
  • Assistance accessing our extensive electronic e-book and e-journal collections

Ann Viera will continue to offer assistance with veterinary medicine in Room A301 B5 of the Veterinary Medical Center.

Statistical consultations are available Mondays and Thursdays from 1-5 in Brehm Room 363 (Conference Room).  To schedule an appointment, email annreed@nullutk.edu or xsun@nullutk.edu.

More information can be found here: http://libguides.utk.edu/pendergrassconstruction

These changes will help accommodate the final stages of the renovation and maintenance projects in the normal Pendergrass Library location (inside the Veterinary building). We are looking forward to sharing our improved space soon.

We remain dedicated to serving the faculty, staff, and students of UTIA during this time.  If you have any concerns, or if there are services that you know will be important to you during this time period, please let us know so that we can prioritize making them available.

Phone: 865.974.7338
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