Hodges Library Designates Quiet and Group Study Floors

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quietgroup2resizedTo better serve our users, Hodges Library has designated its various floors as quiet or group study zones starting August 20, 2008.

Please observe quiet study and minimal levels of noise on the following floors:

• Ground
• 1st
• 4th
• 5th

While on quiet floors, users are asked to silence cell phone ringers, speak softly, mute computers, and use headphones with all audible electronic devices.

Group study and moderate levels of noise are acceptable on the following floors:

• 2nd
• 3rd
• 6th

Users are asked to respect the needs of others and use discretion when engaging in noise-producing activities on group study floors.

The library requests that all users observe these guidelines. With your cooperation, we can provide the best possible library experience to students, faculty, and researchers.

Church and State: An Interactive Forum

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street-signTo celebrate Constitution Day, the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy and the UT Libraries invite everyone to attend Church and State, an interactive forum featuring UT faculty experts and members of the community on Monday, September 15 at 4 p.m. in the 1st floor galleria of Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The line between church and state has always been in question; it is never completely clear how much support the federal government can show to faith-based communities. President Bush’s Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives reaches out to grassroots organizations and faith-based communities across the nation. Recently, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama said that he would overhaul the program, claiming that the President’s office never fulfilled its promise.

What is the line between federal funding and faith-based initiatives? How are faith-based initiatives held accountable for appropriate use of these funds? Will increased government attention to churches be a continuing trend in American politics? This forum will invite participants to struggle with these questions along with expert participants.

The forum series presented by the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy and the UT Libraries invites participants to actively engage in dialogue about pertinent political issues. Unlike traditional lectures, participants are seated in a circle and are encouraged to actively participate alongside experts in various fields.

Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17. This day recognizes the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The UT community is invited to a Sign Your Constitution event on the pedestrian walkway outside Hodges Library from 11-4 p.m.

Matt Urmy and Andrew Najberg at Writers in the Library

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Observe poetry in motion at UT Libraries! Two exciting local poets and artists will speak at the next Writers in the Library event on Monday, September 15 at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium.

urmysmall1Matt Urmy is a storyteller, poet, and musician. Urmy has released a book of poetry entitled Ghosts in a House from Finishing Line Press and has recorded and released four independent musical albums. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Urmy has an interest in Healing Arts and has spent time studying with Maori healers in New Zealand. Urmy is deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors and recently founded the non-profit Global Artist’s Alliance for Community Equity. He is also a member of The Alliance For Native American Indian Rights. He currently lives in Knoxville.

najberg1Andrew Najberg is a full-time lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He is a recent recipient of an AWP Intro Prize, and his poetry has appeared in Bat City Review, New Millennium Writings, Blood Lotus, and a forthcoming issue of Artful Dodge. In addition, his work will appear in the upcoming KWG anthology. He is the author of Easy to Lose, a collection of poetry published by Finishing Line Press. Najberg received a BA in English with a creative emphasis and an MA in English with a creative thesis from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2001 and 2006 respectively. He is working towards an MFA in poetry at Spalding University. He currently lives in Knoxville.

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 Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at meisterkali@nullgmail.com.

Hodges Library Hours for Fall 2008

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hourschangeresizedStarting August 20, John C. Hodges Library will be open the following hours during the fall 2008 semester. Selected services in Hodges Library follow different schedules. For a complete listing, visit the University Libraries’ hours web page.

• Sunday – 1 p.m. – midnight
• Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. – midnight
• Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Saturday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The fall Commons schedule is as follows. Please note that individual service providers will have varying operating hours. Visit the Commons web page for more information.

• Sunday – noon – 3 a.m.
• Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. – 3 a.m.
• Friday – 7:30 a.m. – midnight
• Saturday – 8 a.m. – midnight

Please visit branch library web pages for information on individual hours:

Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library
George F. DeVine Music Library
Special Collections Library (Hoskins)
Social Work Library (Nashville)

First Aid for Graduate Students

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Join the Pendergrass Library staff at Hodges Library for the Graduate Student Open House First Aid for Graduate Students
Friday, August 22, from 2-4 p.m. at the 2nd floor Melrose entrance.
At this event you can:
• Register for interlibrary loan and Library Express delivery service
• Meet their department’s subject librarian and learn more about resources in their field
• Find out about reference consultation services, support for teaching, and the Libraries’ workshop series
• Learn about the Libraries’ training program for EndNote citation software
• Bring their laptop and register a wireless account with assistance from the Office of Information Technology

Refreshments will be served, and students will have the chance to win fun prizes.
Don’t miss this informative event

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EndNote Version X2 for Windows is available

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EndNote version 12 for Windows is available for free downloading due to the new UT site license.

EndNote version twelve or X2 as EndNote expresses it is available from the EN support pages.

A video is available on the EndNote Web site ENX2 for Windows.

The X2 version for Mac is not yet available and is still in production at EndNote as of 8/12/08.
EndNote documentation links:

The Getting Started Guide (highly recommended) and the complete manual for EN are available on the web:
Version 12 documentation:

Getting Started Guide

EndNote Windows X2 Manual 729 pages

Ann Viera, Pendergrass AG-VET MED Library EndNote contact
annviera@nullutk.edu or 974-9015

UT Libraries Welcomes New Writer in Residence

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meister-headshotBeginning August 1, writer Kali Meister will bring her eclectic talents to her appointment as the University of Tennessee Libraries’ new Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence.

Meister’s writing is an extension of her rich experiences in theatre, performance art, and film. In the many theatrical productions to her credit, Meister has worked as a playwright, director, actor, costume coordinator, and make-up designer. She has performed as a poet, storyteller, and stand-up comic at various events. While living in Texas, Meister worked as an extra on the films J.F.K., Dazed and Confused, and Boys on the Side.

Her literary achievements include winning the 2005 Margaret Atley Woodruff Award for fiction and the 2006 Margaret Atley Award for playwriting. She also received the 2005 and 2006 Eleanor Burke Award for non-fiction from the University of Tennessee’s English department. Meister’s poetry has been featured in publications such as Circle Magazine, Pegasus Review, and Phoenix. Her ten-minute scene, Absurd Noir, will be featured in the Knoxville Writers’ Guild anthology, Outscapes, to be published this fall.

Meister is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is currently a MFA candidate studying creative writing, with a concentration in playwriting, at Goddard College.

She is excited to begin her work in the Libraries’ program. “The Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence is an amazing opportunity that I am grateful to receive. I look forward to the potential it will allow in my work as a writer. I can’t wait to see what blossoms for me creatively,” Meister said.

UT Libraries inaugurated the Writer in Residence program in 1998 to support emerging writers in their efforts to become full-time authors. The library provides an office and a computer and compensates the writer with a small stipend. The program was named in honor of Jack E. Reese, a former UT chancellor and English professor who was an avid supporter of the writing community.

As Writer in Residence, Meister will coordinate the Writers in the Library series. The series showcases several presentations each semester that feature readings and performances by local and nationally known writers and artists.

The first Writers in the Library event of the fall semester will feature award-winning young adult author Alan Gratz on September 2. Writers in the Library events are usually held in the Lindsay Young auditorium of Hodges Library. Readings and performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Please visit www.lib.utk.edu/writersinthelibrary for more information about upcoming events.

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 Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at meisterkali@nullgmail.com.

Attention Returning Faculty

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Changes at John C. Hodges Library for the fall 2008 semester:

• Reserve requests
• Media collections and services
• Reference services
• Current Periodicals

While they can expect the same great services from University Libraries, faculty members returning for the fall 2008 semester should be aware of a few changes in procedures and service points at John C. Hodges Library.

A number of services of importance to faculty have been consolidated at the Circulation / Media / Reserve service desk on the second floor of Hodges Library.

To place materials on reserve, beginning August 6th, please take your reserve requests to the circulation desk located at the Melrose Avenue entrance on the second floor.

Media collections and services also have moved to the circulation desk. DVDs and high-use VHS titles are now housed and available for checkout at the circulation desk. Audio CDs and less frequently used VHS titles are located on the third floor for self-service retrieval and use in the building. Refer to the library catalog for location of VHS titles. Faculty should also visit the circulation desk to reserve a group viewing room or to inquire about other viewing options.

Research assistance, formerly known as Reference Services, has moved from the first floor of the library to the Commons on the second floor. The reference collection is still located on the first floor in a quiet study area.

For ease of access, current periodicals have been moved to the library stacks. Now, all issues of a periodical will be shelved together, and most titles can be checked out for a seven-day loan period. A small number of titles have been designated for use only in the library.

For more information, contact the circulation desk at 974-4351 or the Commons information line at 974-4624. Access our new AskUsNow! feature from the Libraries’ homepage.

University Libraries would like to welcome back all faculty members for what’s sure to be a richly productive semester for the University of Tennessee!