New Soybean Title added to Plant Management Network

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Proceedings of the National Soybean Rust Symposium is now available through the Plant Management Network. The Proceedings are located under “Resources” on the PMN main page. Choose “Soybean Rust” from the pull down menu and you will find the Proceedings linked there. The Proceedings include the conference program, PowerPoint presentations from all 43 speakers, information from the 53 posters, and results from the breakout sessions.

Access to the PMN is through UTK’s database page. Type “Plant Management” into the search box on the right side of the screen. The next page will have the link to PMN. If you have any questions or problems please contact us!

Country rocker Steve Earle will be January 30 Writer in the Library

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Country rock musician Steve Earle will display some of his alternate talents — writer, poet, playwright — as the first reader in the spring Writers in the Library series. Earle will entertain us at 7pm on Monday, January 30, 2006, in the Hodges Library auditorium on the University of Tennessee campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The UT Libraries’ Writer in Residence, RB Morris, who organizes the Writers in the Library series, is thrilled to bring Steve Earle to campus. “Steve sold out the Tennessee Theater at a pretty steep ticket price last winter playing with his band. Now we have him coming back to town to lay some spoken word on us at Hodges Library auditorium that seats maybe 200 people and is free and open to the public. I just hope the Library’s still there when it’s over,” quipped Morris.

From Steve Earle’s web site:

“For those who don’t know, Steve Earle has been, for the past two decades, one of the more compellingly engaged figures on the American cultural landscape. Steve is the author of best-selling works of fiction (“Doghouse Roses”), a playwright, and a well-known speaker and presence in a variety of left-leaning populist movements. But it is in his persona as an exceedingly thoughtful, yet fun, country rocker that most people know him, and rightly so. His contribution to the merging of progressive country to the wider rock audience remains huge. Indeed, there is every reason to believe that the entire genre of “alt. Country” would not exist without Earle’s ground-breaking extension of what used to be called “folk-rock.” His recorded work, from the classic 1986 Guitartown onward through such excitingly heartfelt/redemptive works as Copperhead Road, I Feel Alright, El Corazon, Transcendental Blues, to the current The Revolution Starts…Now, represents an extraordinary catalogue of deeply personal music which compares favorably with such esteemed heroes as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, or even Bob Dylan.

“Few artists have been able and/or willing to put themselves so consistently on the line, or to forthrightly speak their minds as Earle has, while continuing to maintain a commercial presence.”

For more details about Writers in the Library, visit

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, or R.B. Morris, Jack Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or

Pendergrass AgVetMed Library closed Dec. 15 – Jan. 10

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The Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library will be closed for a facilities project beginning December 15, continuing through January 10. Please make an effort to complete your library business prior to the start of the project.

The Pendergrass Library will offer limited services out of room A117 (off the Library foyer). We will retrieve materials for patrons upon request, and will offer limited computer access.

Consultations are available. Please contact Ann Viera ( or Diana Holden ( to arrange these services.

Peter Schickele: A Bio-bibliography.

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Ravas, Tammy. Peter Schickele: A Bio-bibliography.
     Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004.

Ref. ML134.S253 R38 2004

This book is organized into seven chapters: Biography, Works and Performances, Discography, Bibliography, Alphabetical Title Index, Chronology, and a Name Index. The Biography section of this book presents a short essay on Schickele’s life followed by a categorical listing of his works (in the works and performances chapter). Within each category works are listed alphabetically, entries contain instrumentation, Date written, publisher, and approximate duration. The discography is divided into two main sections, Recordings of Peter Schickele’s Music and recordings of P.D.Q. Bach’s Music. The bibliography section contains various categories, from reviews to literature by and about Peter Schickele.

Changes In Library Automation System

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Throughout the break, the library will be performing an upgrade to the Library automation system. Users should not notice any interruption in service; however, some patron empowerment features will be temporarily unavailable. Also, while this upgrade is being performed the libraries will be unable to order or process new materials. The changes to the online catalog will be minimal.

Hodges Library: ground, 1st & 2nd floors open 24 hours during exams

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The ground, 1st and 2nd floors of Hodges Library will be open 24 hours on Study Days (December 7-8) and Exam Days (December 11-14).

The stacks (floors 3-6) will close as usual at midnight on Study and Exam days. Regular extended exam hours remain in effect on Friday and Saturday.


Study Days:
Open continuously midnight, Wednesday, December 7, to midnight, Friday, December 9

Exam Days:
Open continuously midnight, Sunday, December 11, to 10:00 pm, Thursday, December 15

Visit for a complete listing of Finals Week hours.