What is ABLE and Why Can’t I Erase the White Boards in the Study Rooms

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Three to four times a semester, the study rooms in the AG-VET MED Library are reserved for veterinary students engaged in week-long problem-based learning (a.k.a. ABLE in the UT CVM) sessions on cases commonly seen in veterinary practice, as a supplement to facts-based learning.

Each ABLE group is assigned a study room. The white boards in the study rooms record learning issues and other important case-related information. If the white boards are erased during the week it is a significant setback for the students working in that group.

During ABLE weeks: DO NOT ERASE the white boards in the study rooms. Unoccupied rooms may be used by non-veterinary students during the week as long as the white boards are untouched. Check at the service desk if in you have questions.




After Hours at Lawson McGhee Library

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pic On December 1st at 6:00 pm we’ll be decking the halls with the sounds of jazz piano when Wendel Werner plays his annual Christmas concert. “I play one concert a year that is all holiday music and this is it,” Werner said. “If you are hoping to hear Christmas songs in a traditional manner, DON’T COME. If you want to hear me mess with every song possible, this is the concert for you.” Werner exaggerates–this will be one of the most fun, thoughtful and soulful holiday events you’re likely to attend.

For more information call the Knoxville Public Library for more information 865-215-8750




UT Libraries Dean Elected to ARL Board of Directors

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Barbara Dewey to serve on the Association of Research Libraries’ governing board

Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries at the University of Tennessee, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries at their October membership meeting.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in North America. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations.

The Board is the governing body of the Association and represents the interest of ARL member libraries in directing the business of the Association, including establishing operating policies, budgets, and fiscal control; modifying the ARL mission and objectives; and representing ARL to the community.

“I am honored to serve on the Association of Research Libraries’ Board of Directors and pleased that the University of Tennessee Libraries’ achievements are being recognized at the highest professional level,” Dewey said.

The University of Tennessee Libraries were ranked 27th out of 68 public research libraries in the U.S. and Canada, and 45th among all ARL-affiliated research institutions in 2005. ARL also noted that UT had the fifth largest increase in total expenditures that year, about a 55 percent increase since the 1998-99 academic year.

The University of Tennessee Libraries supports more than 20,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students enrolled in 400 academic programs in 15 schools and colleges. The university libraries offers reference and instructional services, public and cultural programs, technological and media resources, subject liaisons in a variety of disciplines and promotes information literacy.

For more information about ARL, visit their Web site at http://www.arl.org.




Upcoming Recitals

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Ensemble Concert
Monday, Nov. 13 at 8:00 pm
Jazz Big Band;
Music Hall.

Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 pm
Percussion Ensemble;
Music Hall.

Graduate Recital
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 pm
Leah Marie Cushing, instrumental conducting recital;
Alumni Memorial Bldg. Rm. 32

UT Opera Theater
Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte

Friday, Nov. 17 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 pm
Bijou Theater – For ticket information please call (865) 974-8935.


Contact the School of Music at 865-974-3241 for more information.








Writers in the Library Presents Hip-History Theater

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Knoxville artist Roger Smith to perform Monday, December 4

Writers in the Library will feature Roger Smith’s Hip-History theater on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Hip History Theater is an evening that includes Smith’s performance of original prose readings, a slide show of various artworks, poetry, songs, music, enlightened worldview and commentary with a unique sense of humor and ironic realities and whimsical truths revealed.

Roger Smith was born in Knoxville and raised in the Park City area of town. A renaissance man, he has worked as a musician, cartoonist, author and sculptor, and called “an artist of the cool and the macabre” by the MetroPulse‘s Jack Neely.

“In the strange and edgy history of Knoxville’s literary, music, and art scene, Roger Smith commands his own private campaign at the head of the avant-garde,” RB Morris, the UT Libraries’ Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence, said. “This is a rare opportunity to catch a great show,” Morris said.

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@nullaztec.lib.utk.edu, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@nullutk.edu.




The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

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gratefuldead.jpg Dodd, David and Alan Trist, eds. The Complete Annotated Grateful
     Dead Lyrics: The Collected Lyrics of Robert Hunter and John
     Barlow, Lyrics to all Original Songs, with Selected Traditional and
     Cover Songs. New York: Free Press, 2005.

Ref. ML54.6 .C62 2005

Comprising all the Grateful Dead lyrics from 1965-1995, this book gives notes on the first known recording of each song, background information about the lyrics including historical information about song subjects. The full lyrics to each song are given and are organized by date of first performance. An alphabetical list of songs, a bibliography, and a short section on the instrumentals and lyricists are also included.




Classical Music Resources

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dw3.gif Duke University Libraries. Classical Music Resources. 2006.
     http://www.lib.duke.edu/music/resources/classical_index.html

Maintained by Duke University’s Music Library, this megalist includes links in areas such as composer homepages, chronologies and necrologies, national and regionally-oriented pages, organizations and centers for scholarly research, electronic Journals and newsletters, genre-specific pages, and databases. Almost one-stop shopping for classical music information.




Web of Science Tip Sheets in Multiple Languages

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Web of Science Tip Sheets are available as are Quick Reference Cards to searching Web of Science in many languages.

From the WOS website on Tip Sheets:
Use these tip sheets for helpful hints on using Web of Science®. Available as downloadable PDFs.
All but the first one is available in: English, French, Korean, Spanish:

Using the Analyze Feature
Cited Reference Searching
Marking and Processing Records
General Search
Sample Source Item
Saving Histories and Creating Alerts

The Quick Reference Cards are available in English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. FIND THEM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST OF QUICK REFERENCE CARDS. They will look like this: Web of Science® Farsi.