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Novelist Shannon Burke at Writers in the Library April 6

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Burke_smallNovelist Shannon Burke will read at “Writers in the Library” Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

Burke’s latest novel, Into the Savage Country (2015), is a historical adventure set in the American West of the 1820s — at once a tale of complex friendships, a love story, and a panoramic retelling of a crucial moment in American history. In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly calls the book “a masterpiece of historical accuracy and exciting storytelling” and raves that it’s “a raucous tale of a young man’s dream colliding with reality.”

Before moving to Knoxville, where he currently works as a screenwriter, Shannon Burke was a New York-based paramedic, a milieu that informed the author’s two previous novels, Safelight (2005), a love story between a disaffected paramedic and a professional fencer with HIV; and Black Flies (2008), a New York Times Notable Book, which the author is working to adapt for television.

Writers in the Library hosts readings by noted authors of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The series is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund.
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For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@nullutk.edu).

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Student Art in the Library: vote for your favorite

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Cast a vote for your favorite work of art.

Artworks selected for the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition are ready for your critique. We want you to determine the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” by liking your favorite. Voting begins Friday, March 27, at facebook.com/utklibraries.

The Student Art in the Library competition, which was open to all currently enrolled UT students, drew entries from 46 artists. Almost 100 individual pieces were submitted. The selected artworks will remain on display at the gallery in the Miles Reading Room, 1st floor, Hodges Library, until April 24.

First-, second-, and third-place winners, as well as the People’s Choice, will be announced at a reception on Thursday, April 2, 4 p.m. in the Miles Reading Room. Cash awards will be presented.

Cast your vote! And join us at the reception April 2.




UT Research to host ‘Patent Essentials,’ March 27

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utrf tech talksHave you ever had an idea you thought might have commercial potential?  If so, where do you start?  What resources are available at UT to help?

The UT Research Foundation (UTRF) provides knowledge and resources to help protect your intellectual property and take it to market.

To learn more, join UTRF this Friday, March 27, for ‘Patent Essentials.’  This free 90-minute seminar will dive into some important questions about intellectual property and how you and the university can benefit from commercialization efforts.  You will learn about the patent process and how it differs from trademarks and copyrights.

utrf incubator mapRegister for free for the morning session (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon session (1:30-3 p.m.).  The seminar will be held at the UTRF Business Incubator, 2450 E. J. Chapman Dr., on the Ag campus.

This event is part of UTRF Tech Talks, a series for the UT research community.  For more information, visit utrf.tennessee.edu.




Harvard Librarian Robert Darnton to speak on the future of the book

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Robert DarntonRobert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and librarian at Harvard University, will wrap up the Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture Series at on Wednesday, April 1, speaking about the future of books and libraries in today’s digital world.

Known as a pioneer in the history of the book, Darnton will present a talk titled “Books, Libraries and the Digital Future.” The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of John C. Hodges Library. It is free and open to the public.

Darnton contends that—contrary to assumptions that they will become obsolete—books and libraries will become increasingly important in the digital future. One way to increase their importance, he says, is to democratize access to knowledge.

The Digital Public Library of America, which went online in April 2013, exemplifies the possibilities of democratization. It aims to make America’s cultural heritage available free of charge to everyone in the world.

Darnton graduated from Phillips Academy and Harvard University and received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

He worked briefly as a reporter at the New York Times and then joined the faculty at Princeton University. In 2007 he attained emeritus status at Princeton and took his current positions at Harvard.

He serves as a trustee of the New York Public Library and the Oxford University Press. He also has served as president of the American Historical Association.

Darnton was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1982. He received the National Humanities Medal conferred by President Obama in 2012 and the Del Duca World Prize in the Humanities from the Institut de France in 2013.

Darnton’s talk is sponsored by the UT Humanities Center with support from the Haines-Morris Endowment, Ready for the World, the John C. Hodges Humanities Endowment, and the Office of Research and Engagement.




Financial Literacy Boot Camp, March 27

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finances2Learn to manage your money at the Financial Literacy Boot Camp, March 27. This is the final Boot Camp in the series funded by the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists.

Students can attend the full day of workshops or drop-in on individual sessions. All sessions will be held in Room 252, John C. Hodges Library.

Following the Boot Camp, students can demonstrate what they’ve learned by taking our online financial survey. The first ten students who correctly answer all survey questions will win a $25 UT Bookstore gift card. The survey will be open from March 27 through April 10.

Financial Literacy Boot Camp
252 Hodges Library

9:00-10:00
Your credit score & steps to financial freedom
Speaker: Wendy Cleveland
UT Federal Credit Union

10:00 – 11:00
Types of insurance & why you need them
Speaker: Bruce Meek
Farmers Insurance

11:00 – noon
Smart shopping: tips & tricks to save
Speaker: Heather Cockrum
Executive Assistant to the Provost, UT

noon – 1:00
Free pizza lunch for those who pre-register
Take a look at library resources on job searching and scholarships
Speaker: Judy Li
Business Librarian, UT

1:00 – 2:00
Scholarships & fellowships to pay for your studies
Speaker: Nichole Fazio-Veigel
Director, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, UT

2:00 – 3:00
Before & after: brush up your resume for the job & survival skills in your first job
Speaker: Daniel Pape
Consultant, Career Services, Haslam College of Business

3:00 – 3:30
Do and don’t in your job interview
Speaker: Daniel Pape
Consultant, Career Services, Haslam College of Business

3:30 – 4:30
Wealth accumulation: start planning for your retirement
Speaker: Tom Graves
Lecturer & Operations Director, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UT

For further information, contact Judy Li, business librarian (judyli@nullutk.edu or 974-0013).




EndNote Collaboration Class, March 24

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If you have some experience with EndNote and want to learn more about using it to share citations with others, sign up to attend the free EndNote Collaboration Class on Tuesday, March 24 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Hodges Library Room 211.  The class will cover how EndNote can help with collaborative research, sharing citations, and working on shared manuscripts.  To sign up for the class, email endnote@nullutk.edu.

EndNote is a software program you can use to organize your citations and automatically generate them for your papers.  Zotero is an open source alternative to using EndNote.

Do you have a question about EndNote, or wonder whether EndNote or Zotero is right for you?  Librarians at Pendergrass are here to help!  Contact a librarian and ask for help using EndNote or Zotero.

To download and learn more about citation management software, visit the EndNote Guide and Zotero Guide. EndNote is free to all current UT students, faculty, and staff, and Zotero is free for everyone.




EndNote Collaboration Class, March 24

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If you have some experience with EndNote and want to learn more about using it to share citations with others, sign up to attend the free EndNote Collaboration Class on Tuesday, March 24 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Hodges Library Room 211.  The class will cover how EndNote can help with collaborative research, sharing citations, and working on shared manuscripts.  To sign up for the class, email endnote@nullutk.edu.

EndNote is a software program you can use to organize your citations and automatically generate them for your papers.  Zotero is an open source alternative to using EndNote.

To download and learn more about citation management software, visit the EndNote Guide and Zotero Guide. EndNote is free to all current UT students, faculty, and staff, and Zotero is free for everyone.




“Garden Stories” explores world of gardening

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gardenstoriesSpring is here, and flowers will soon be in bloom.  Are you a seasoned gardener looking for new ideas, or want to learn more about the world of gardening?

All this week, March 23-27, the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is promoting its gardening resources in the “Garden Stories” campaign.  “Garden Stories” is a week-long social media event for garden lovers.  You can learn more about the world of gardening on the BHL blog, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, and Tumblr pages.

Find gardening tips and get involved in the conversation at #BHLinbloom.  You can also buy a t-shirt or volunteer to transcribe to help BHL digitize more books.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is an open access digital library for natural history literature and archives.  BHL collections include 45+ million pages of biodiversity literature spanning the past five centuries, including over 14,000 seed and nursery catalogs.

Don’t forget to explore all the gardening resources available at UT.  Visit Pendergrass Library’s homepage to search our collections on gardening and horticulture.  Also check out upcoming events at UT Gardens.






For students–Invite your librarian to lunch, starting March 23

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LunchHours_socialmedia-FINAL-v2-150x150Have you ever wondered about the many ways a librarian at Pendergrass can help you?  Would you like to get to know your librarians better?  Then invite your librarian to lunch for Lunch Hours!

Starting this Monday, March 23, undergraduate and graduate students can invite any faculty or staff member to lunch – free of charge – through Lunch Hours.  The Office of the Dean of Students has partnered with Volunteer Dining to provide both you and the faculty or staff member this free lunch on several Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the remainder of the spring semester.  Enjoy your free lunch at Presidential Court Cafe, the University Center, or Southern Kitchen.

The available lunch dates are:

  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Friday, March 27
  • Tuesday, April 7
  • Friday, April 10
  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Friday, April 24

So how do you invite your librarian to lunch?  Simply ask your librarian in person, by email, or phone.  Then contact the Office of the Dean of Students at dos@nullutk.edu to reserve a pair of lunch passes to pick up before your meal.

Not sure who your librarians and library staff are at Pendergrass?  Visit our Meet the Staff page to learn more about Pendergrass faculty and staff, and see the Subject Librarians page for faculty librarians in your discipline from across campus.

Take advantage of this program to become better acquainted with a librarian you admire – you may learn something new and gain a new mentor and friend.  Let’s make this a new Rocky Top tradition!

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