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Tawnysha Greene and Kristi Maxwell at Writers in the Library on October 3

greenemaxwellNovelist Tawnysha Greene and poet Kristi Maxwell will read from their work at the University of Tennessee on Monday, October 3, 2016. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library reading series. The public is invited to this free reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

Tawnysha Greene received her PhD from the University of Tennessee where she currently teaches fiction and poetry writing. Her work has appeared in PANK, Bellingham Review, and Weave Magazine. Her first novel, A House Made of Stars, was released from Burlesque Press in 2015.

Also an alumna of the University of Tennessee, Kristi Maxwell’s most recent books of poems include That Our Eyes Be Rigged and PLAN/K. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisville. 

Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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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 Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu.

Website: http://library.utk.edu/writers
Facebook: Writers.in.the.Library
Twitter: utklibwriters
Email: esmith83@nullutk.edu

Pendergrass Open House October 4

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Feeling anxious about upcoming exams? Need to take a break, relax, and unwind?  Want to learn more about what the library has to offer?

Stop by Pendergrass Library Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm for an open house and de-stress event.  Come and enjoy:

  • Free pizza
  • Cuddles with a therapy dog
  • Games
  • Coloring
  • A chance to meet some of the Pendergrass staff

No RSVP is needed.  Bring your friends or club members.  We hope to see you there!

Training Day at the Library, 9/27: Gale Researcher; Digital Humanities Sandbox

Learn to use the Libraries’ incredible new suite of digital products. Gale Researcher helps students identify and link to relevant, authoritative sources. Digital Humanities Sandbox facilitates data mining and textual analytics. Gale Cengage Learning will offer a full day of free training sessions on Tuesday, September 27. The training should be of interest to everyone from freshmen to full professors.

TRAINING SESSIONS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

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(focused on Artemis Primary Sources)
11:10 am – 12:25 pm, Hodges Room 127
3:40 – 4:55 pm, Hodges Room 127

With the University Libraries’ addition of millions of pages of new archive collections, Artemis Primary Sources provides innumerable research opportunities within the digital humanities. This session will highlight the newest content, while exploring navigation and textual analysis tools like Term Cluster and Term Frequency. Come with your questions and ideas to share with others involved in the digital humanities at the university, and you’ll walk away with strategies for uncovering new paths of research.

glrs-webGale Researcher for Students
12:55 – 1:55 pm, Hodges Room 127
2:10 – 3.25 pm, Hodges Room 127

Is your instructor asking you to use scholarly sources? Do you have a research assignment looming over you this semester? Are you overloaded with information, or pushing off a project because you’re just not sure where to start? Save time, get started, and uncover something cool with Gale Researcher. Gale Researcher is a new resource, available to all UT Knoxville students, that provides a simple path to peer-reviewed content within American Literature, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and U.S. History. Information is not only searchable but also aligned to subjects taught within courses so that finding relevant, authoritative sources is as quick and easy as possible. Join this session for steps to access Gale Researcher 24/7, time-saving tips for citing and managing the sources, and further tricks to using Gale Researcher to simplify your semester.

The UT Libraries recently purchased a complete package of Gale Cengage Learning’s primary source collections, giving UT users perpetual access to databases containing millions of pages of archival materials — roughly 600 years of monographs, manuscripts, historical newspapers, and more. The package deal includes the Digital Humanities Sandbox and a one-year trial of Gale Researcher.

If you have questions, please contact Corey Halaychik, chalaych@nullutk.edu or 974-9314.

Constitution Day, 9/19: Register to Vote; Discuss the 2nd Amendment

cday_webConstitution Day celebrates the signing of America’s founding document at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

The campus will observe Constitution Day on Monday, September 19. Celebrate by registering to vote at Hodges Library. Voter registration will be conducted in the 2nd floor galleria, 11 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday for two weeks, September 19-23 and 26-30.

Join a discussion on the 2nd Amendment. UT’s Baker Center for Public Policy will host a Baker Café on September 19, from noon to 1 pm, in 209 Hodges Library. Commentators will include John Scheb and Hemant Sharma from the Department of Political Science, and UT Chief of Police Troy Lane.

Also on September 19, visit Hodges Library, Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, or the Katz Law Library to pick up a mini Constitution, sign a facsimile of the Constitution, and add your thoughts about the importance of the U.S. Constitution to our celebratory banners.

Novelist Leah Stewart at UT’s Writers in the Library on September 19

Leah Stewart booksNovelist Leah Stewart will read from her work at the University of Tennessee on Monday, September 19, 2016. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library reading series. The public is invited to this free reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

LeahStewartStewart is the author of five novels, most recently The New Neighbor, a darkly sophisticated novel about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor’s complicated and cloaked life. The New York Times Book Review says of The New Neighbor, “Stewart never relaxes her tight focus on these complex characters.” People Magazine calls it “a chilling page-turner.”

Stewart’s sixth novel, What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw, is forthcoming from Putnam.

Stewart is professor and area director of creative writing in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati. She has held visiting writer positions at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee; Vanderbilt University; and Murray State University in Kentucky. In 2010, she was the recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship and in 2014 the recipient of a Sachs Fund Prize.

Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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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 Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu.

Website: http://library.utk.edu/writers
Facebook: Writers.in.the.Library
Twitter: utklibwriters
Email: esmith83@nullutk.edu

Interview with Christopher Hebert : Part Two

Part two of Megan Faust’s interview with Christopher Hebert, this year’s first reader for the WIR reading series and a former Writer-in-the-Library!  Come see him read  from his newly released novel, Angels of Detroit, at the University of Tennessee on Monday, August 29, 2016. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library reading series. The public is invited to this free reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

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Megan Faust (’16): You mentioned in our last interview that this was up to the interpretation of the reader, but as I was reading Dobbs’ thoughts on how the planet is careening towards disaster and Clementine’s musings on the 6th Ice Age and what scientists in the future will find of our destroyed planet, I’m also watching news stories about the horrific flooding in Louisiana.  It’s all reminding me of hurricanes and tropical storms, An Inconvenient Truth, etc.  Did you at least somewhat intend this book to serve as a kind of warning?

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Interview with Author Christopher Hebert

The Writers in the Library Reading Series is thrilled to start it’s 2016-2017 season with author Christopher Hebert, whose novel, Angels of Detroit, was just released by  Bloomsbury USA. Below Hebert talks with UTK English alumna Megan Faust (’16) about process, place, and inspiration.

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Megan Faust: So first I wanted to ask about your relationship to Detroit. What inspired you to write about the city?

Christopher Hebert: So I moved to Michigan in 1989 to go to graduate school. I wasn’t living in Detroit, I was living in Ann Arbor, which is a suburb outside of Detroit, but Detroit was where all the cool things were happening. Fairly soon after I moved there, I started going into Detroit to go to music shows and museums, and I got to know the city. I got to be sort of startled by the city and the state that it was in. I’m not originally from Detroit, but I’m originally from the Rust Belt. I grew up in central New York, so a city that has suffered a lot of the same problems though on a much smaller scale.

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Get Moving While You Study at Library’s New Active Learning Area

ActiveLearning-2Relieve stress and boost your energy while you study. We invite you to visit the newly repurposed active learning space in Hodges Library outfitted with FitDesk resistance pedaling workstations, balance-ball chairs, and standing-height desks.

The space provides an alternative to sitting for long periods of time while studying or completing assignments in the Hodges Library. Building on the idea that a less sedentary lifestyle produces both psychological and physical benefits, we hope this space will be a valued addition to the services and spaces that keep students in Hodges Library on a 24-hour basis.

The setting for the active learning area is the center of Commons South overlooking the staircase.

Open House for Graduate Students, Aug. 19

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Graduate students are invited to an Open House at the library.

OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Friday, August 19
2:00-3:30 pm
John C. Hodges Library
2nd floor

* Meet your department’s subject librarian and learn more about resources in your field.
* Learn how the library supports your research and teaching.
* Learn about citation management tools like Zotero and Endnote.
* Register for interlibrary loan and Library Express delivery.
* Bring your laptop and activate your wireless account.

Join us for refreshments, free books, and door prizes — including an iPad mini.

Novelist Christopher Hebert at UT’s Writers in the Library on August 29

HebertNovelist Christopher Hebert will read from his newly released novel, Angels of Detroit, at the University of Tennessee on Monday, August 29, 2016. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library reading series. The public is invited to this free reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

Christopher Hebert is the author of the novels Angels of Detroit (Bloomsbury, 2016) and The Boiling Season (HarperCollins, 2012), winner of the 2013 Friends of American Writers award. He is also co-editor of Stories of Nation: Fictions, Politics, and the American Experience (forthcoming from UT Press). His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as FiveChapters, Cimarron Review, Narrative, Interview, and The Millions. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is editor-at-large for the University of Michigan Press. Currently he lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee.

Hebert’s newest novel has been praised in the Wall Street Journal and Shelf Awareness, and has been featured locally on WUOT and in the Knoxville Mercury. Called “ambitious, well-paced, observant,” and a “first-rate novel of flawed but admirable characters who want a brighter future,” Angels of Detroit works to build a landscape of vacant streets and darkened storefronts of a contemporary Detroit where characters struggle to define themselves in this urban wasteland that is also an ambiguous new frontier.

Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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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 Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu.

Website: http://library.utk.edu/writers
Facebook: Writers.in.the.Library
Twitter: utklibwriters
Email: esmith83@nullutk.edu

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