Pardon us. April is moving time at Hodges Library.

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Hodges Library staff will be hard at work this month moving microfilm collections in Periodicals room 220, Documents and Microforms room 120, and on the 6th floor. These collections are moving to prepare for an expansion of the Commons.

More moving and some construction will be underway in Hodges this summer to prepare for the larger Commons facilities, which are set to open during the Fall 2006 semester.

Please excuse our mess as we work to bring you a better library.

No more fines at the UT Libraries

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Starting March 30th, 2006 there will be no fines charged for late books, monographs, serials or periodicals.

The UT Libraries will no longer charge the 25 cent per day fine, however, if materials are 21 days overdue the Libraries will declare the material lost and the borrower will be billed for the replacement of the materials. When the materials are returned the bill is waived.
The Libraries will continue to charge faculty, students and staff for overdue recalls. If materials are not returned by the recall due date all library privileges are suspended and fines applied at the rate of 50 cents per day per item up to a maximum of $20.00 per item.
For more information please visit

Patrons may keep track of their checked-out library items by using the “My Account” feature located on the libraries’ catalog Web page,

Overdue? New Changes in Library Fines Policies

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The Good News: No More Fines for Many of Your Overdue Library Materials

Regular overdue fines for books, monographs, serials, periodicals and some other items are now a thing of the past. After March 30, the UT Libraries will no longer charge the $.25-a-day fine for most materials that students, faculty and staff keep beyond the due date.

However, once materials are 21 days overdue, the libraries will declare the materials “lost.” This means that the borrower will be billed to replace the item as well as a $20 non-refundable processing fee. If the patron returns the “lost” material, the library automatically cancels the bill for replacement and the processing fee.

“Our goal is to get the books back in the library,” David Atkins, head of Library Access and Delivery Services, said. “We shouldn’t have to penalize students after they return books. We’re also glad to eliminate the negative experience of paying fines, for both borrowers and library staff,” Atkins said.

Patrons can keep track of their checked-out library items by using the “My Account” feature located on the libraries’ catalog Web page, “We are able to send patrons emails or “snail mail” notices to remind them when books are overdue. We hope this can make the process easier and friendlier for everyone,” Atkins said.

Still, not all fines are going away. The libraries continues to charge fines for other types of loans and has increased the rates on equipment and recall fines. All faculty, students, and staff remain liable for recall fines. If you have a book that is recalled, the due date is changed to ten days after the date of the recall request. If the recalled item is not returned within that ten-day period, you cannot borrow any items from the library, and will be charged $.50 per day until the recalled item is returned (to a maximum of $20). This rate is an increase from the previous $.25 a day rate.

UT Libraries still charges overdue fines for reserve, media, and equipment loans:
• 2-hour reserve/overnight: $.25 per hour per item; maximum of $20.00 per item.
• 1-day, 3-day/7-day reserve and equipment: $1.00 per day per item; maximum of $20.00 per item.
• 4-hour or 24-hour Equipment Loans: $.25 per hour per item overdue; maximum $20.00 per item.
• 3-day Media (e.g. video, DVD) loans: $.25 per hour per item overdue; maximum of $20.00 per item.

To see if you have any overdue items, visit the UT Libraries catalog at and click on “My Account.” UT Libraries accepts credit cards, AllStar Plus, checks, and money orders, but no cash, for fee and fines payment.

UT Libraries host The World is Flat: A Conversation with Loren Crabtree

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Chancellor will discuss Thomas Freidman’s best-selling book

UT Chancellor Loren Crabtree will be at Hodges Library on Tuesday, April 18 to talk about The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman’s bestselling book on globalization. The discussion begins at 12:30 pm and will be held in the Culture Corner of the first floor galleria and is free and open to the public. The event supports the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

Attendees do not need to be familiar with the book, but to help stimulate conversation the UT Libraries has started a blog that features excerpts from The World is Flat. To read the blog and post comments, visit

The discussion will be simultaneously webcast; please click here to view the webcast.

In the book, Friedman equates the term “flat” with connectedness. He explains that with advances in technology and removal of trade and political barriers it is now possible to do almost anything–communicate, educate, conduct business–with billions of other people across the planet almost instantaneously. The flat world offers unprecedented opportunities for individuals around the globe, but also unprecedented challenges.

“[Friedman] wants to tell you how exciting this new world is, but he also wants you to know you’re going to be trampled if you don’t keep up with it,” Tom Nissley said in a review for

Chancellor Crabtree also will report on the public implementation phase of UT’s Quality Enhancement Plan: The International and Intercultural Awareness Initiative that strives to engage UT students in the crucial process of becoming educated to live in the global society Friedman, and others, describe.

“Broadening students’ knowledge and experience with cultures other than their own, both domestically and abroad, will better prepare them for success in an ever-changing global society,” said Crabtree. “Increasing international and intercultural awareness in our university community is vital not only for our students growth, but also for our faculty and staff to thrive.”

The planning and reaccreditation phases of the QEP were completed fall semester when UT received its highly positive ten-year reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

A Gift of Difference in the Academic Library

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Loretta Parham of the Atlanta University Center to discuss diversity in libraries
Tuesday, April 11 at 3 pm
Room 605, Hodges Library

Loretta Parham, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center, will present A Gift of Difference in the Academic Library at Hodges Library in room 605 on Tuesday, April 11 at 3 pm. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The modern academic library is a global community. With collections that span a universe of subjects and contexts, these libraries mirror the diversity of the university’s students, faculty, and staff. Library services recognize and celebrate cultural differences. Parham will discuss the important components that differences bring to an organization, and how libraries can help to increase cultural awareness.

Loretta Parham leads a corporation that serves four academic institutions in Atlanta–Morehouse College, Spelman College, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and Clark Atlanta University. Distinguished as a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal, Parham is a compelling speaker and writer. She earned her MLS degree from the University of Michigan, and has held key positions in library services, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

John C. Hodges Sculpture Installed at Library

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University Library is named for former UT Professor

A relief sculpture of English Professor John C. Hodges was recently installed at the Melrose entrance of Hodges Library. Dr. Hodges taught at UT for 41 years and wrote the Harbrace Handbook, the most widely used college textbook ever printed in America. Hodges Library is named in his honor.

Dr. Hodges joined the University of Tennessee faculty in 1921, and he served as head of the Department of English for more than half of his 41 years at the university. Dr. Hodges was one of the world’s leading authorities on English playwright William Congreve, and he also established and directed a statewide program dedicated to improve the teaching of English in Tennessee schools.

Before his retirement in 1962, Dr. Hodges accepted the appointment as coordinator of the Library Development Program. He remained a volunteer after his retirement and was successful in soliciting substantial gifts to enlarge the university’s library resources. Dr. Hodges also made numerous anonymous gifts to the University Libraries during his lifetime and bestowed generous monetary gifts and his valuable personal collection of William Congreve materials to the university upon his death in 1967.

The six-story, 350,000-square-foot John C. Hodges Library building was constructed around the smaller, five-story, 100,000-square-foot John C. Hodges Undergraduate Library built in 1969. The present building was completed in 1987 and incorporated the collections of the former Undergraduate Library and the former James D. Hoskins Main Library.

The sculpture was a gift to Dr. Hodges from UT’s Office of Development upon his retirement. Mrs. Cornelia Hodges recently gifted the sculpture to the library.

Faculty Senate Resolution on Scholarly Publishing

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There is support at University of Tennessee taking steps to protect your rights to your intellectual property.
This is the text of a resolution now before the Faculty Senate.

Simple steps you can take to protect your work are below.

Faculty Senate Resolution on Scholarly Publishing
Draft: March 15, 2006

WHEREAS the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seek to maintain control of their work product by retaining intellectual property rights and/or by submitting their work to non-traditional peer-reviewed venues, and

WHEREAS the faculty wish to retain control of their scholarly production to foster greater freedom to disseminate their work, thereby increasing its availability and maximizing its influence on future scholarship, and

WHEREAS the academic community needs efficient, economical, and accessible models for research and scholarly communication,

Therefore BE IT RESOLVED that:

1. Creative/scholarly production will be judged based on its individual quality and scholarly content and that the role of a publication venue in this process will be assessed according to, but not limited to, its demonstrated standards, degrees of selectivity, and the quality of its peer-review;
2. The faculty and administration of the University of Tennessee will support the library’s efforts to provide increased access to research and educational resources;
3. The UTK administration provide appropriate incentives and tools for faculty to establish alternative scholarly outlets, serve on and lead relevant editorial boards, and submit their scholarly work to such ventures;
4. All those involved in the process of academic review (including retention, tenure, and promotion) will not discriminate against non-traditional peer-reviewed venues for scholarly communication;
5. The senate reaffirms its endorsement of “The Tempe Principles” (Faculty Senate Meeting, March 03, 2003) for emerging systems of scholarly publishing.


1. To understand your intellectual property:

Copyright Resources for Authors: Practical Guidance When Submitting Articles from SPARC

2. To protect your rights:

Submit your article to an open access journal such as BioMed Central ( –see flyer attached


If not publishing in an open access journal, use the SPARC Author’s Addendum ( to RETAIN the certain rights to your article—see addendum attached. Most publishers will agree to amend a contract.

JVME article on searching for alternatives for teaching protocols

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A useful guide for searching the UC Davis website has just been published in Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. The citation from PubMed is below.

If you need to search for alternatives to using animals In teaching protocols, this article explains exactly how to do it.

NOTE: JVME is available for free until May 15th at and will be available from the AG-VET MED ejournals list soon.

1: J Vet Med Educ. 2005 Winter;32(4):468-72.

Effective bibliographic searching for animal alternatives in veterinary medical
education: the UC Davis web site.

Wood MW, Hart LA, Weng HY.

Librarian of the UC Center for Animal Alternatives, School of Veterinary
Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, 95616, USA.

To prepare students in just four years to enter veterinary practice, veterinary
medical educators offer an array of laboratory and clinical experiences
coordinated with didactic instruction. Recent curricular changes have reduced
the numbers of animals involved in painful or terminal procedures. For each use
of animals, veterinary educators are required by the USDA’s policies 11 and 12
to complete animal-use protocols that include questions on alternatives to
procedures causing more than momentary pain or distress. Veterinary medical
educators seeking improved teaching resources and methods or completing
animal-use protocols may find it frustrating to locate the relevant information,
which is dispersed across many databases. This paper addresses a gap facing
veterinary educators by presenting user-friendly searching tools that are
targeted toward (a) locating teaching resources and (b) conducting effective
bibliographic searches on standard teaching laboratory procedures, as required
for animal-use protocols. These tools simplify searching by providing
streamlined access to the resources being sought. Facilitating efficient and
effective searching by users can improve teaching and simplify compliance with
USDA requirements.

Chaplin and Agee: The Untold Story featured at April Writers in the Library

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Author John Wranovics to speak Monday, April 17 at the University Club

John Wranovics, author of Chaplin and Agee: The Untold Story of the Tramp, the Writer, and the Lost Screenplay, will discuss his book at Writers in the Library on Monday, April 17 at 7 pm. The event will be held at the University Club at the Corner of Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive and is free and open to the public.

Wranovics’ work explores the unlikely friendship between author Agee and film legend Chaplin. Agee wrote his first screenplay, The Tramp’s New World, to feature Chaplin’s trademark character in a post-apocalyptic New York City. While Chaplin never considered making the film in a serious way, the script was a catalyst for a great friendship between the two.

The event is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Library Friends.

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