EndNote Tutorial(s) from UNC Health Sciences Library

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The UNC Health Sciences Library has a nice tutorial on EndNote at http://www.hsl.unc.edu/Services/Guides/guides.cfm.
Also available at the URL above is a tutorial on PubMed, and a general guide to finding health information.

Other ways to learn to use EndNote: The UT Libraries offer workshops on how to use the EndNote biblographic software each semester(see http://www.lib.utk.edu/instruct/workshop/) and our Agriculture Librarian, Diana Holden (4-2886,), is also available to answer questions about EndNote. For more information directly from the
company, see www.endnote.com.




Writers in the Library Features Poets in October

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Award-winning Tennessee poets Jeff Hardin and Charlotte Pence to read on Monday, October 17

Tennessee poets Jeff Hardin and Charlotte Pence will read their works at Writers in the Library on Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

“These are amazing young poets,” Marilyn Kallet, UT professor of English, said. “Jeff Hardin has won a major American poetry prize and has a strong new first book of poems [published]. Charlotte Pence is an alum who has published a beautiful book … and has won the New Millenium Poetry prize. They remind us of the wealth of creative talent in Tennessee!” Kallet said.

Jeff Hardin teaches at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. He has authored two chapbooks, Deep in the Shallows and The Slow Hill Out, as well as one book, Fall Sanctuary, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. He has also been published in Mid-American Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Ploughshares, among other prestigious literary journals.

Charlotte Pence teaches at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She earned an MFA from Emerson College in 1998 and received the individual artist fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2003.




UT Libraries Welcomes New Minority Librarian Residents

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Shantel Agnew, LaVerne Gray, and Mark Puente recently joined the faculty of the UT Libraries as Minority Librarian Residents. The residency program, which began in 2003, was created to attract recent library school graduates from underrepresented groups to a career in academic librarianship.

As part of the program, residents will spend the next two years working closely with librarians to develop skills and career paths, cultivate collegial relationships with faculty outside the library, participate in committees, and become involved in professional associations. In the first year, residents will do professional rotations within the libraries; in the second year, they will focus on one area and complete a specialized project.

“I’ve been very impressed by the level of support I’ve received at the UT Libraries,” Mark Puente said. Puente, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, earned his Masters of Library Science at the University of Arizona and has worked at the University of North Texas and other fine arts libraries. He hopes to gain more technical training during his residency, and is interested in exploring professional research possibilities.

“I’m looking forward to gaining practical work experience as well as the opportunity to publish and present research,” LaVerne Gray said. Gray earned her Masters of Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. A former Peace Corps volunteer in the Ivory Coast and Togo, Gray has a background in child development and educational psychology. She hopes to work on digitization and metadata projects, and is also interested in instructional services.

“I really look forward to making the most of this wonderful opportunity,” Shantel Agnew said. Agnew has worked in mass media arts and earned her Masters of Science in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. She wants to incorporate her media experience into her library work, and plans to spend some of her residency working in The Studio, a multi-media design and resource center.

“The Minority Librarian Residency program is a model for increasing diversity at UT and in our nation’s academic libraries,” Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, said. The residency program also strengthens programs and services at the UT Libraries while promoting diversity and creating a more welcoming environment for students.

The University of Tennessee Libraries supports more than 20,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students enrolled in 400 academic programs. The libraries offer reference and instructional services, public and cultural programs, technical and media resources and subject specialists in a variety of areas, and also promotes information literacy.

For more information about diversity at the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Minority Librarian Residency program, please visit our Diversity Web site.




KNOXVILLE AUTHOR JACK RENTFRO TO SPEAK AT WRITERS IN THE LIBRARY ON DECEMBER 5

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Knoxville Author Jack Rentfro will speak at the final Writers in the Library event for 2005 on Monday, December 5. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Rentfro is editor and author of Cumberland Avenue Revisited: Four Decades of Music from Knoxville, Tennessee (Cardinal Publishing, 2003), which explores Knoxville’s amazing and under-appreciated pop music history. He is also a freelance writer who has worked for several East Tennessee newspapers and other publications. Rentfro’s fiction and essays have appeared in three consecutive Knoxville Writers Guild anthologies, Migrants and Stowaways, Literary Lunch, and Breathing the Same Air.

“Jack Rentfro is an incredible writer and a unique individual,” RB Morris, UT Libraries Jack Reese Writer in Residence, said. “He’s done more than probably anyone to establish Knoxville’s unique literary and musical history, all while enriching it with his own work. Students should come and gawk and take close notes,” Morris said.

For more details about Writers in the Library, visit their Web site.

All Writers in the Library events are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library on the UT Campus. The first Writers in the Library for 2006 will feature singer-songwriter Steve Earle on January 30, 2006.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, Head of Technical Services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or deeken@aztec.lib.utk.edu, or R.B. Morris, Jack Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@utk.edu.




NOVEMBER WRITERS IN THE LIBRARY TO FEATURE RB MORRIS

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RB Morris, UT Libraries’ Jack Reese Writer in Residence, will perform as part of the Writers in the Library series on November 7. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Morris began his tenure as writer in residence in 2004, and has hosted singer-songwriter David Olney, author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright, among many others, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

He is the author of two books of poetry, Littoral Zone and The Man Upstairs. As a recording artist, Morris has produced Take That Ride, Zeke and the Wheel, Knoxville Sessions and Local Man. He is also the author of The Man Who Lives Here is Loony, a one-man play written from the life and works of James Agee. The play was recently produced at UT’s Carousel Theater and in New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

For more details about Writers in the Library, visit their Web site.

All Writers in the Library events are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library on the UT Campus. Other Writers in the Library events for this year include local author and music historian Jack Rentfro on December 5. Singer-songwriter Steve Earle is slated to perform on January 30, 2006.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, Head of Technical Services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or deeken@aztec.lib.utk.edu, or R.B. Morris, Jack Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@utk.edu.




New Book–Kindred Spirit Kindred Care: Making Decisions on Behalf of our Animal Companions

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Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya has written a comprehensive, compassionate and holistic guide to making decisions about the health care
pets/companion animals including: choosing a vet, understanding diagnoses and options, helping your pet age and die gracefully, assesing your financial committment, appreciate the human-animal bond, and find peace with your decisions.

SF413.N35 2005

See reviews on the book’s website at http://kindredspiritkindredcare.com/




UT Dean of Libraries to Serve on Statewide Advisory Council

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Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries at the University of Tennessee, was recently invited to serve on the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries as a representative of academic libraries. She will serve a three-year term beginning October 1, 2005.

The Advisory Council counsels the State Library and Archives regarding their ongoing five-year plan and other long-range planning, policy matters, program evaluations, services and other activities. The council is comprised of public, school, academic, special, and regional libraries as well as the Tennessee Library Association and Tenn-Share, an organization that promotes statewide library resource sharing.

For more information about the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries, please visit their Web site at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.




UT Libraries Writer in Residence Renamed for Late Chancellor Jack Reese

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Libraries honored to remember Reese as artist, teacher and library supporter

When UT Libraries Writer in Residence RB Morris introduces the first reading of Writers in the Library this year, he’ll have a new title: the Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence.

Former UT Chancellor Jack E. Reese was an active supporter of the UT Libraries, and his students initiated the Jack E. Reese Library Endowment after his retirement in 1989. Now monies from the endowment will be used to underwrite a cause near and dear to Dr. Reese: supporting writers and writing.

Reese, who passed away in May, was a member of the UT community for more than 38 years. He came to UT in 1961 as an English instructor, and retired in 1989 after serving as chancellor for sixteen years. Reese continued to teach in the College Scholars program for ten years, reaching professor emeritus status in 1999.

At his retirement in 1989, the first floor galleria of Hodges Library was named in his honor. In addition to being a beloved teacher and administrator, Reese was active in the community, serving as chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission and the first president of the Knoxville Writers Guild.

“Jack Reese’s dedication to the libraries is sorely missed,” Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, said. Reese was instrumental in getting the new Hodges Library built in 1986, and was the impetus behind the Tennessee Imperative Campaign, which raised $7 million for library acquisitions.

“It seems only fitting to name the Writer in Residence position in his honor, as he was such a champion of both the UT Libraries and the literary community at UT and in Knoxville,” Dewey said.

“My father was many things, but he was an artist at heart,” Brad Reese, Jack Reese’s son, said. “I can think of no greater way to honor his legacy than to name the Writer in Residence program after him. He would have loved that RB Morris is the first Jack Reese Writer in Residence. Mr. Morris exemplifies many of the characteristics my father so valued in an artist: truthfulness, humor, sense of place, and that peculiar irony that all great Southern writers possess,” Reese said.

The Writer in Residence program was founded at UT Libraries in 1998, in order to support an up-and-coming author interested in making an effort to write full time. UT is one of only a few academic libraries to host such a program.

UT Libraries’ first Writer in Residence was Knoxville author Brian Griffin. Griffin, along with then-English literature librarian Steve Harris began the Writers in the Library reading series in 1999. The tradition of the reading series has been continued by all succeeding Writers in Residence, the goal of the series being to promote the literary arts in the library, at the university and within the community.

For more details about Writers in the Library, visit their Web site.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, Head of Technical Services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or deeken@aztec.lib.utk.edu, or RB Morris, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@utk.edu.






Writers in the Library Series to begin Monday, September 19

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Series begins with singer-songwriter poets Ron and Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead

Writers in the Library begins its 6th season this year with a performance by authors and singer-songwriting couple Ron and Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead. The first event of the season will be held on Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

To see Ron and Sarah Elizabeth perform, you get an unbelievable breadth of literary and musical expression,” RB Morris, UT Libraries Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence, said. “Their work is utterly authentic and reaches from the grassroots sentiments of their home in rural Kentucky to something reminiscent of the Beat writers and Hunter Thompson,” Morris said.

Author, editor and professor Ron Whitehead has been nominated for both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes. He most recently released a new CD, Closing Time, as well as a new book, The Third Testament: Three Gospels of Peace. Singer, musician, and author Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead has performed and published in both the US and abroad. She has a new album out called When the Redbuds Bloom. Together, the Whiteheads tour internationally.

For more details about Writers in the Library, visit their Web site.

All Writers in the Library events are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library on the UT Campus. Other Writers in the Library events for this year include poets Charlotte Pence and Jeff Hardin on October 17, UT Libraries Jack Reese Writer in Residence RB Morris on November 7, and local author and music historian Jack Rentfro on December 5. Singer-songwriter Steve Earle is slated to perform on January 30, 2006.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, Head of Technical Services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or deeken@aztec.lib.utk.edu, or R.B. Morris, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@utk.edu.