UT Libraries CLOSED in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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The University of Tennessee Libraries will be closed Monday, January 15 in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Hodges Library will close at 10 p.m. on Sunday, January 14 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30 a.m.

Branch libraries will also be closed in observance of the holiday–please contact them regarding opening times on January 16.




UT Libraries Purchase Major German Language Collection from Corvey Libary

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University of Tennessee is the only North American library to own this collection

The University of Tennessee Libraries is pleased to announce the acquisition of a major German language collection: F├╝rstliche Bibliothek Corvey–Sachliteratur, a microfiche facsimile edition of 1,084 non-fiction titles from the Princely Library at Corvey.

The Corvey Library is one of the most important private libraries in Germany and considered to be an outstanding monument of European book culture. The Library’s collection of 73,000 volumes dates from the late 18th and 19th centuries, and consists of belles lettres and non-fiction in German, French, and English. The non-fiction titles draw primarily on the fields of history and geography, but also reflect the natural sciences, economics, philosophy and theology.

The collection was purchased at the request of the UT German Studies faculty in the summer of 2006 for $26,298.00. The purchase was funded by the Lindsay Young Library Endowment, and supports the interdisciplinary focus of the 2006-07 research seminar on modern Germany and Central Europe under the auspices of the University of Tennessee Humanities Initiative. As the only North American library that owns this collection, UT Libraries presents an abundant source of otherwise unavailable resources for all who study the interdisciplinary field of German Studies in the context of the 18th and 19th centuries.

F├╝rstliche Bibliothek Corvey–Sachliteratur is available for use in the Documents and Microforms area on the first floor of UT’s Hodges Library. The collection will be featured at the first German research seminar session of the spring semester on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. The program will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, Room 258, on the second floor of Hodges Library.

For more information, contact Molly Royse, Humanities Coordinator for UT Libraries, at 974-3652 or mroyse@nullutk.edu.




Student Art in the Library Features New Exhibit

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The Spring 2007 Student Art in the Library Juried Exhibition is on view in the Hodges Library first floor reference room until May. The exhibit features 14 original works of art by UT students. The contest was open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Student Art in the Library Committee made its selections from over 70 submissions.

Click here to see an online gallery of artworks from current and past exhibits and to learn more about Student Art in the Library: http://www.lib.utk.edu/refs/artinlibrary/.

For more information, contact Jennifer Benedetto Beals, Art and Architecture Librarian, at 974-0014 or jbeals@nullutk.edu.






The Violin: A Research and Information Guide

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violinguide.jpg Katz, Mark. The Violin: A Research and Information Guide.
     New York: Routledge, 2006.


Ref. ML128.V4 K38 2006

An annotated bibliography discussing reference and general studies, acoustics and construction, playing and performance practice, violin music, performers, violinist-composers, and violin teachers. Each section of this book is divided into multiple sub-sections and entries are arranged chronologically. The citations contain publication information including author, title, edition, date, number of pages and a short annotation about the item.






Writers in the Library Features Poet Dennis Sampson

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Sampson is UT Department of English Writer in Residence for Spring 2007

Poet and UT English Department writer-in-residence Dennis Sampson will help the UT Libraries ring in the new year by kicking off the 2007 Writers in the Library series on January 29. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Sampson was born and raised in South Dakota. His five volumes of poetry include The Double Genesis, Forgiveness, Constant Longing, Needlegrass, and For my Father Falling Asleep at Saint Mary’s Hospital. The recipient of grants from The Virginia Council on the Arts and The North Carolina Arts Council, Sampson’s poems have appeared in such magazines as The American Scholar, The Ohio Review, The Hudson Review and many others. He has taught as Writer-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and as the Visiting Poet in the M.F.A Program in Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. Since 2000 he has been on the faculty at Wake Forest University.

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.




An 1886 Trip to the Smokies

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Photograph collection exhibits Victorian-era Smokies images

The Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project is pleased to announce the availability of the William Cox Cochran Great Smoky Mountains Photographic Collection. Cochran, an Ohio lawyer and trustee of Oberlin College, captured the 89 images in this collection while on a trip to East Tennessee in August 1886.

The photographs consist largely of images of people and landmarks in and around what is now known as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The photographic images were donated by Miss Mary Rudd Cochran, daughter of W.C. Cochran, to the University of Tennessee Libraries in 1959.

The Cochran Collection, as well as many other Smokies digital collections, can be seen at www.lib.utk.edu/smokies/digcoll.html.




Live Metropolitan Opera performances onscreen at West Town Mall Regal Cinemas

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opera.jpg “Experience the excitement of the Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinees-LIVE in HD on the Big Screen! Six performances will be broadcast live straight from the stage of one of the world’s greatest opera houses into select movie theatres equipped with high definition and surround sound. The performances in this historic series are one-day-only events and seating is limited. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy thrilling world-class opera from the comfort of your neighborhood theatre. Tickets on sale now for 12/30 and 1/6 performances. Tickets $18 adult/$15 child.”

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