Highlander Film Series

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The University Libraries invites the university and local communities to learn more about the Highlander Research and Education Center as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. All programs in the Documentaries in Library series will be on Tuesday evenings at the Hodges Library’s Lindsay Young Auditorium from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM and are free and open to the public. The programs feature a documentary film showing and discussion lead by filmmakers, Highlander activists, and UT faculty.

Upcoming film on Tuesday, Oct. 2: Uprising of ’34 Discussion Leader: Anne Mayhew, Professor Emerita UTK
Uprising of ’34 tells the story of the General Strike of 1934, a massive but little-known strike by hundreds of thousands of southern textile workers. After three weeks the strike was stopped and the strikers were denied jobs. Sixty years later this strike is virtually unknown, and union representation in the South still suspect.


ProTools workshop in Hodges Library

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protools1.gif Beyond GarageBand: Introduction to ProTools.
Taught by Matt Jordan of the Music Library, this class is designed to introduce participants to Pro Tools, an industry standard audio recording software. This hour long class, on October 3 from 4:00-5:00 in Room 251 of Hodges Library, will be a discussion and demonstration only. Although there is not a hands-on section, attendees should gain a basic understanding of the software.
Click here for more information and to register.

Writers in the Library October 29: Michelle Boisseau

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Michelle Boisseau to Read Monday, October 29 at 7 pm in the Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library

Michelle Boisseau is the author of three volumes of poetry, Trembling Air, University of Arkansas Press, Understory, Northeastern University Press, and No Private Life, Vanderbilt University Press, which also won the Morse Prize. Her popular volume Writing Poetry, Longman Press, is going into its 7th edition. She as received an NEA grant
for poetry as well as prizes from the Poetry Society of America.

Michelle Boisseau is professor of English at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she coordinates the Creative Writing Program, and serves as associate editor of BkMk Press.

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 jdeeken@nullutk.edu, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or rbmorris@nullutk.edu.

New Biofuels journal available

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In case you missed our first announcement, Issue 2 of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining – Biofpr, the definitive resource for sustainable products, fuels and energy, is now available online at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/114071350 This title is not yet in our ejournals list, so you may wish to sign up for the RSS feed to be alerted to future issues and other news as available. New to RSS? Email or call for help.


VolSpace–Your Files Available Anywhere You Are!

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Have you ever forgotten your jump drive when you needed to save a paper? Or maybe experienced a technological “failure” that left you without your work? The University offers a FREE tool to counter these issues.

VolSpace is a service offered by OIT (Office of Information Technology) to everyone with a UNIX account. It offers space on their server for storing files or creating personal Web pages. There are even training videos available to teach you how to use your VolSpace. Show Me!

One use of VolSpace is to make save copies of your work in case you forget your jump drive, or you can use it instead of a jump drive for files that you need access to from various computers. Copies put in your VolSpace will be available wherever you are!

The UT Libraries Studio has directions on how to use VolSpace for saving and storing work.

UT Libraries Help Preserve Education, Arts Literacy, History of Smokies

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From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont: Bringing Education and Economic Development tothe Great Smoky Mountains, 1910-2004

KNOXVILLE — With help from a nearly $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the University of Tennessee Libraries recently completed a project that preserves the history of education and arts literacy in the Great Smoky Mountains.

“From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont: Bringing Education and Economic Development to the Great Smoky Mountains, 1910-2004,” is a digital project with a fully searchable Web site that includes almost 4,000 images of articles, photos, scrapbooks and letters. The site also has a 360-degree interactive gallery of art pieces from the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, historical essays and curriculum for K-8 students.

The Web site is www.lib.utk.edu/arrowmont.

The Pi Beta Phi fraternity for women opened the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School in Gatlinburg in 1912, beginning the fraternity’s involvement in education, health care, arts and crafts literacy and commerce in the Smokies. It later became the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

“This project chronicles the history of Gatlinburg, but it also tells a very important story about the history of women,” said Anne Bridges, history librarian and co-principal investigator for the project. “The Pi Phis created professional opportunities for themselves when there were limited prospects for bright, highly educated, highly motivated women.”

May Lansfield Keller, grand president of the fraternity, was sent to East Tennessee in 1910 to find a location for a settlement school as a philanthropic outreach project by the fraternity to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

At the time, the U.S. Bureau of Education had designated Southern Appalachia as “most in need of education,” and the state of Tennessee was open to support and assistance from benevolent organizations.

The Pi Beta Phi Settlement School began integrating arts education into the curriculum in 1945. In the 1960s when the Sevier County Board of Education took control of education in the area, the fraternity changed the focus of the school to fine arts and crafts education. Today, Arrowmont attracts a diverse group of students, including professional artists, from all over the country.

The digital project began in 2005 and was supported by matching funds from UT.

Bridges and co-principal investigator Ken Wise, UT Libraries associate professor, were joined in the project by the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Pi Beta Phi Elementary School in Gatlinburg.

The project complements the UT Libraries’ Digital Library Center and the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project.

“This project not only tells an important story, but it illustrates the role of the emerging virtual library,” said Barbara Dewey, dean of UT Libraries. “The collaborative work that made this project possible is an amazing example of sharing unique resources and expertise.”

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities.

Other staff on the grant were Steve Davis, research coordinator; Tim Lepczyk, digital coordinator; Melanie Feltner-Reichert, metadata librarian; Anthony Smith, Digital Library Center coordinator; Bridger Dyson-Smith, student digitization assistant; Kate Stepp, digital coordinator; Aaron Purcell, university archivist; and Jody de Ridder, Digital Library Center programmer.


Elizabeth Davis, UT Media Relations, (865) 974-5179, elizabeth.davis@nulltennessee.edu

Anne Bridges, (865) 974-0017, abridges@nullutk.edu

Ken Wise, (865) 974-2359, kwise@nullutk.edu

Book Sale at Hodges Library on Friday

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A book sale will take place in Hodges Library on Friday, October 26 from 9-3 in the Mary E. Greer room, on the second floor near the Melrose entrance. Paperbacks are $1, hardbacks and media are $2. More valuable books will be specially priced. All proceeds go to support the library.