Second Annual Childrenā€™s Festival of Reading June 3

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University of Tennessee Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature sponsors children’s authors

Beware the escaped rhino! He’s disguising himself as a Florida tourist, but we think you may be able to help find him. Knox County Public Library is pleased to host rhinos on the lam plus a whole slew of children’s writers, storytellers, magicians, puppets, musicians and more in the 2nd annual Children’s Festival of Reading on Saturday, June 3rd in World’s Fair Park. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Noted children’s and young adult author, Jack Gantos, along with 12 other writers and illustrators will be on hand for book signings and meet and greets. A special roaming puppet show from Wood And Strings Theatre will present their Walkabout Puppets in “Escape from the Zoo.” Circle Modern Dance will perform excerpts from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, and over 45 community groups and food vendors will keep kids of all ages dazzled and amused.

The Festival is the kick off celebration for the Summer Library Club, which provides over 150 programs throughout the summer and rewards for reaching reading goals. The children’s award pack includes admission to area attractions, one month free karate lessons, swimming at the YMCA, ice cream, hamburgers, a book pack and much more! The total value of the children’s pack is over $200. New this year, the Library is introducing an ADULT READING CHALLENGE. Adults who read or listen to 4 or more books will receive a special KCPL coffee mug and a pack of coffee. Signup for these programs plus Imagination Library will happen at the Festival.

The theme of this year’s Festival and summer library club is JUNGLE TALES, HISS, RUMBLE, AND ROAR! From silly rhinos, monkeys and alligators trying to elude their zookeeper to real life animals presented by the Knoxville Zoo – the World’s Fair Site will be roaring with fun.

“We are really excited about this year’s Festival. Last year was such a great success, we’re upping the ante. With Jack Gantos and the Walkabout Puppets, we may have actually outdone ourselves,” noted Knox County Library Director, Larry Frank. “We couldn’t do this kind of Festival without the incredible support of our sponsors.”

UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature is sponsoring the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Tent. They are bringing in 13 writers for book signings including Jack Gantos, Doris Gove, Susan Vaught, Ronda Friend, Jeri Landers, Rick Yancey, Wilmoth Foreman, Alan Gratz, Kerry Madden, Helen Hemphill, Larsen Jay, Allan Wolf, Lynne Berry.

The Children’s Festival of Reading is made possible by the generous support of Books-A-Million, Downtown Knoxville, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, Park Med Urgent Care, Knoxville News Sentinel, WBIR-TV-10, B97.5, Lamar Advertising, City of Knoxville, UT’s Center for Children’s And Young Adult Literature, and the East Tennessee Foundation.

For more information about the Children’s Festival of Reading, please call 215-8783 or email

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SCOPUS– Elsevier’s Answer to Web of Science?

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Elsevier has a new offering called SCOPUS (named after a bird)
SCOPUS is under consideration for purchase by UT and was demonstrated by Elsevier marketeers to a group of librarians in Knoxville and Memphis last week. There is a demo on the SCOPUS webpage which is probably similar to what the marketeers presented. One of the claims made for SCOPUS was “It’s not about searching, it’s about finding.”

If you see any ads for SCOPUS or reviews, please forward them to me. If you click on the bird link above it takes you to Wikipedia. There is a link to citation searching, which includes a mention of SCOPUS and Web of Science with a link to an article that evaluates them.

PubMED Tutorial updated 5/16/06

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The National Library of MedicineĀ® is pleased to announce recent updates to the PubMed Tutorial. As always, the tutorial is available from the PubMed sidebar. The new LIMITS page, My NCBI Collections, and Send to Printer are the most recent enhancements to PubMed that are now covered in the tutorial.

Animal Law: new journal and Vet Clinics article

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NEW JOURNAL: A new journal will be available this summer. Below is the text from the message
with the annoucement.

“As the Managing Editor and one of the founders of the Journal of Animal Law
Ethics (JALE), I am thrilled to announce that we are in the final stages
of editing our first issue, which will be printed this May.
The student-editors have worked hard to put together an inaugural
issue with pieces from top scholars in the fields of animal law and
ethics, and we will continue to seek quality submissions from academics
and practitioners from multiple disciplines for subsequent issues
(submission guidelines can be found on the website:
JALE, run by students at the University of Pennsylvania Law
School, was formed in the spring of 2005 and incorporated last autumn as a
Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation. We would love to have your support as a subscriber,
and we believe that wide dissemination of JALE will in turn support the
growing acceptance of animal law and ethics as serious topics for debate
and action. Subscription forms and instructions can be found on the JALE
If you are interested in receiving the inaugural issue, or would like to read
more information about JALE, please visit Please note that the subscription deadline for the
first volume is April 30, 2006. We will begin
accepting subscriptions for the second volume early this summer. Also, please feel free to e-mail with any questions.
Matthew Olesh
Managing Editor
— Journal of Animal Law & Ethics University of Pennsylvania Law School 3400 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

VET CLINICS ARTICLE: There is also an article in vet clinics on animal law. This issue has not reached AG-VET MED as of 5/22/06, but should be available soon.

1: Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2006 Mar;36(2):341-53, vi.

Current trends in animal law and their implications for the veterinary

Lacroix CA.

Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., 24 Coddington Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ
08889, USA.

In the last decade, the veterinary profession has experienced many changes,
including the birth of a new area of law known as “animal law,” and an increased
scrutiny by the legal community and veterinary state boards. This article
provides a sampling of some of the more challenging issues the profession is
facing in the early part of the 21st century, namely, guardianship versus
ownership, the awarding of non-economic damages in negligence lawsuits, and
challenges in maintaining medical records.

2nd Annual Bob Dylan “Forever Young” Concert

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May 24, 7:30 pm, East TN History Center Auditorium

pic May 24 is Bob Dylan’s birthday and the library is celebrating with an all-Dylan concert performed by some of Knoxville’s finest musicians. Few musicians or poets have the impact that Dylan has on our nation. Almost everyone is familiar with his tunes if not his voice, and his songs are now part of the American canon. “Blowin’ in the Wind” is sung in nursing homes. And “Subterranean Homesick Blues” is sometimes called the first rap.

Produced by Steve Horton, artists for this special concert include Maggie Longmire and Free Soil Farm, Slow Blind Hill. Band of Humans, and Will Horton. Jack Rentfro is host.

There is a $10 admission fee. Proceeds will go to cultural programming at the Library. For more information please call 215-8729.

So Much Information, So Little Time

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Bob Glass to discuss information literacy in Great Britain on June 1

Bob Glass
Thursday, June 1, 10:30 am
Hodges Library Room 605
free and open to the public

You have a question or research topic, so what do you do? Google it. But which of the 217,456,231 search results is the information you need?

Information is available from many sources and in many formats, such as printed text, television, videos, library databases, web sites, and more. To be “information literate” students need to know why, when, and how to use all of these tools and think critically about the information they provide. How can we help make students more discriminating about the information they choose to use?

Bob Glass, Senior Lecturer in Information & Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University in Great Britain, has spent his career teaching and researching information literacy. On June 1, he will discuss developments in information literacy in the United Kingdom, such as establishing policies, raising staff and student awareness, and promoting best practices.

The discussion will begin at 10:30 am in room 605 of Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Bob Glass teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University and has taught at Wirral Metropolitan College and Liverpool John Moores University. He has extensive experience in teaching about technical subjects and library-based competencies. His current research focuses on information literacy as part of the Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, a program of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Login Implemented for Guest Computers in Hodges Library

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Effective Monday, May 22, 2006, non-UT affiliated visitors to Hodges Library will use a login account to access the guest computers in the Reference and Instructional Services room. Guest users will have two hours of computer access per day. The guest login account will be assigned at the reference desk and will be good for one year. These guest computers provide full Internet access.

Visitors must get a library card from the second floor circulation desk before setting up the guest login account. A photo ID is required to obtain the library card.

Guest computers that do not require a login are available on floors 3-6 and across from the 2nd floor Circulation desk. Visitors may use these computers to access the library catalog and other UT campus Web pages. These computers do not provide open Internet access.

For more information about visitor services at the UT Libraries, click here for our Services for Visitors and Alumni page.