Libraries Offers Extended Hours During Exams

Final exams are closer than you think, and the UT Libraries are making it easier to get your work done during the last crunch of the semester by offering extended hours.

Hodges Library will be open 24-hours beginning April 30 through midnight May 8. The Music Library will be open until 11 p.m. April 30-May 3 and the Ag-Vet Med Library will be open until midnight April 30-May 7.

More information about hours is available at www.lib.utk.edu/hours.

After midnight, Hodges Library will reserve the Studio and Media Center as well as the first and third floors for quiet study. Group study spaces are available in the Commons and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors.

The Pendergrass AgVetMed Library will offer a “doodle table” for those who need a creative break from their study sessions.

The libraries will also coordinate with the T: Late Nite & Link transportation services so students can get to and from the libraries safely for their nighttime study sessions. For more information about the T, visit www.ridethet.com.

The University Libraries first offered extended hours during finals in spring 2006, and offered 24-hours during finals in Hodges in fall 2006. The libraries saw a 30% increase in traffic compared to library usage in spring 2006 and fall 2005 exam periods. In fall 2006, there was a 40% increase of library use from 12 midnight-7:30 a.m. during the extended hours.

Please be sure to tell us what you think of the extended hours! There will be a suggestion box available at the Melrose Avenue circulation desk to collect comments.

Library employee receives Chancellor’s Honor Award

Steve Milewski, library supervisor of the Media Services unit, was honored on April 11th at the Chancellor’s Honors banquet with the Extraordinary Service to the University award.

Steve joined Media Services in 1986 as a student assistant, and returned to school in 1988, taking undergraduate courses while working full time. He completed a BA in history in 2001, and graduated with an MS in information science in 2006.

Media Services oversees more than 11,000 titles in VHS, DVD and laserdisc, which are viewed by more than 107,000 students and faculty each year.

Steve’s commitment to the university leads to the smooth functioning of his unit, which is central to the cinema studies program and vital to the faculty members who make use of audio-visual materials in their teaching.

The Chancellor’s Honors Banquet is held each spring to recognize students, faculty, staff and friends of the university for their extraordinary achievements.

The 2007 ceremony was held April 11 at the University Center. More than 200 students, faculty, staff and organizations were honored.

Library employee receives Chancellor’s Honor Award

Steve Milewski, library supervisor of the Media Services unit, was honored on April 11th at the Chancellor’s Honors banquet with the Extraordinary Service to the University award.

Steve joined Media Services in 1986 as a student assistant, and returned to school in 1988, taking undergraduate courses while working full time. He completed a BA in history in 2001, and graduated with an MS in information science in 2006.

Media Services oversees more than 11,000 titles in VHS, DVD and laserdisc, which are viewed by more than 107,000 students and faculty each year.

Steve’s commitment to the university leads to the smooth functioning of his unit, which is central to the cinema studies program and vital to the faculty members who make use of audio-visual materials in their teaching.

The Chancellor’s Honors Banquet is held each spring to recognize students, faculty, staff and friends of the university for their extraordinary achievements.

The 2007 ceremony was held April 11 at the University Center. More than 200 students, faculty, staff and organizations were honored.

Upcoming Recitals

April 15-21, 2007

Senior Recital
Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 pm
Karl Jacob, organ;
James R. Cox Auditorium .

Ensemble Concert
Monday, April 16 at 8:00 pm
Jazz Big Band;
Music Hall.

Junior Voice Recital
Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm
Kevin Crowe, tenor; Amanda Webster, soprano;
Alumni Memorail Bldg. Rm. 32

Graduate Recital
Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00 pm
Wayne Gilreath, piano;
Music Hall.

Graduate Recital
Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 pm
Karen McWhorter, piano;
Music Hall.

Joint Graduate Recital
Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
Megan L. Nelson, soprano; N. Taylor Baldwin, piano;
Music Hall.

Graduate Recital
Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 pm
Joel C. Herold, baritone;
Alumni Memorial Bldg. Rm. 32

Junior Recital
Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 pm
Bridgette Orten, piano;
Music Hall.

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

Tennessee Reads features Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley

Tennessee Reads features Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley
by Stephen Lyn Bales
Monday, April 30 2007 Carpe Librum Booksellers

Natural Histories is a collection of essays by naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales. Each chapter in the book showcases a particular animal or plant and each narrative touches the Tennessee Valley in some way. Historical episodes are brought vividly to life, such as the saga of the Lost State of Franklin, the devastation of the Trail of Tears, and the planting of a Moon Tree at Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton. The book is arranged according to the seasonal cycles of the valley and illustrated with the author’s own striking line drawings.

This Tennessee Reads event will be held at Carpe Librum Booksellers, 5113A Kingston Pike (next to the Gourmet’s Market in Bearden). The event is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Press, the UT Library Friends, WUOT and Carpe Librum Booksellers.

PetDIETS.com

Are you interested in learning more about your dog or cat’s nutrition or seeking guidance on how to best feed them? If so, there is premier site that gives advice on pet nutrition, homemade diets, and that also has a nutritional library with a collection of articles specifically for pet owners.

The site, PetDIETS.com, is staffed by certified veterinary nutritionists that make up Veterinary Nutritional Consultants, Inc., an independent consulting business founded by Dr. Rebecca L. Remillard in 1989. This site is not only designed for pet owners seeking advice, but for professionals in the practice of veterinary medicine and for companies selling nutritional supplements and pet foods. To visit the website go to http://www.petdiets.com.

USA.gov: Government Information Made Easy

USA.gov Web portal connects users to more than 40 million official U.S. government documents and Web pages. Users are able to search for government forms, podcasts, and information about things like applying for a passport and renewing a driver’s license. Links to online services such as buying stamps, paying various fees, and reserving a National Park campsite are also accessible from this portal.

Search USA.gov by:
• Browsing the site index ‘A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies’.
or
• Selecting the ‘Government Web’, ‘Images’, ‘News’, or ‘USA.gov’ search engine and entering a keyword or phrase.

USA.gov is administered by the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Communications (GSA) and incorporates federal, state, local, and tribal government Web sites. Visit USA.gov at http://www.usa.gov/ .

Pet Food Recipe Books

Since the nationwide pet food recall began two weeks ago the demand for pet food recipe books has been on the rise. The following titles were compiled from Pendergrass’ collection of these recipe books. To check the availability of any title listed below go to UT Libraries’ online catalog and perform a title or author search.

• The whole pet diet : eight weeks to great health for dogs and cats / Andi Brown
• The dog ate it : cooking for yourself and your four-legged friends / Linda West Eckhardt and Barbara Bradley with Judy Kern
• The good food cookbook for dogs : 50 home-cooked recipes for the health and happiness of your canine companion / Donna Twichell Roberts
• Better food for dogs : a complete cookbook and nutrition guide / David Bastin, Jennifer Ashton and Grant Nixon
• Switching to raw : a fresh food diet for dogs that makes sense / Susan K. Johnson
• Real food for dogs : 50 vet-approved recipes to please the canine gastronome / Arden Moore
• Home-prepared dog & cat diets : the healthful alternative / Donald R. Strombeck
• Vegetarian dogs : toward a world without exploitation / Verona re-Bow and Jonathan Dune
• A little recipe book for dogs : some nutrition and good homecooking for your pet / Jaroslav Weigel
• The best fed dog in America / Ellen Goss
• Vegetarian cats & dogs / James A. Peden
• The original gourmet doggie treat cook book / Carole & Richard Laybourn
• Let’s cook for our dog / Edmund R. Dorosz
• Pupster pizza : and other classics from the K-9 kitchen / S.S. Genova with Frisky Fred
• Bone appétit! : gourmet cooking for your dog / Suzan Anson
• Butch’s biscuit book : homemade delectables for your dog
• The good dog’s cook book/ Richard Graham