Catch the Wave…UT’s Virtual Library Expansion Wednesday Noontime Programs

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The UT community is invited to short presentations about UT’s evolving virtual library every Wednesday from noon to 1:00. Bring your lunch to Hodges Library 605 to participate in the following discussions about ways to increase efficient searching, add interactive features to library web pages, and retrieve high-quality scholarly content.

  • February 25 What’s Primo? [Answer: UT’s new discovery/delivery platform]
  • March 4 Connected to the World: Considering the users of the UT (virtual) Libraries
  • March 11 What’s in a Virtual Library: UT’s Global Collections and Services
  • March 18 Information Seeking Through Students’ Eyes: The MIT Photo Diary Study
  • March 25 Library Web Site of the Future

Music Library purchases large CD collection from the International Library of African Music

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Founded in 1954 by Hugh Tracey, ILAM is the greatest repository of African music in the world. A research institution devoted to the study of music and oral arts in Africa, it preserves thousands of historical recordings going back to 1929 and supports contemporary fieldwork. It is currently digitizing its collections. Its journal, African Music, is nearly into its fourth decade.

ILAM aims to discover, record, analyze, and archive the music of sub-Saharan Africa, with the object of establishing a theory of music making in Africa and assessing the social, cultural, and artistic values of African music. It is a subdivision of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the Rhodes University campus in Grahamstown, South Africa.

The Music Library has purchased 3 CD series totalling over 200 CDs:
-“Sound of Africa Series”
-“Historical Recordings by Hugh Tracey” series
-“Music of Africa Series by Hugh Tracey”

For more information go to the ILAM website

Poet Paul Zimmer at Writers in the Library, Feb. 16

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Renowned poet Paul Zimmer will read at Writers in the Library on Monday, February 16, 7 p.m., in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium.

Zimmer worked for forty-five years in book publishing and sales, heading university presses at Georgia, Iowa, and Pittsburgh. After working hours, he still found time to write a significant body of poetry. The author of more than a dozen poetry collections, Zimmer has also garnered many honors and grants including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, inclusion in the National Poetry Series (“The Great Bird of Love”), the Award for Literature from the American Institute of Arts and Letters, and four Pushcart Prizes.

Recent books by Paul Zimmer include Crossing to Sunlight Revisited: New and Selected Poems and two memoirs, Trains in the Distance and After the Fire: A Writer Finds His Place. After the Fire chronicles, among other subjects, Zimmer’s love of jazz and baseball, observing atomic tests during his military service in Nevada, and retirement to his isolated home on 100 acres in rural Wisconsin.

Join us at Writers in the Library to enjoy and celebrate the poet that Hayden Carruth once called “the most consistently entertaining poet of the past 20 years.”

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 974-6913 or, or Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at

Compass Basics and GPS Geo-caching Workshop

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12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join UT Map Services and the UT Outdoor Program. Learn to orienteer
with map and compass, and enjoy geo-caching with a GPS!

Cost: Free Place: Ijams Nature Center
Must drive own vehicle to Ijams Nature Center. Please arrive at the
Miller Education Building parking area. Equipment is limited. Please bring
a compass (with a sighting mirror) and GPS if you have one.
Click here to register for this workshop

Agricultural Opportunities in the Peace Corps, Wed., Feb. 11

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Learn about opportunities in the Peace Corps from Peace Corps Volunteers and staff:

Agricultural Opportunities in the Peace Corps
GlobeTalk Information Session
Wednesday, February 11
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Pendergrass Library

A113 Veterinary Teaching Hospital
2407 Joe Johnson Drive
UT Ag Campus

Help farmers market their products. Develop alternatives to wood as a fuel source. Start a recycling program. Promote environmentally friendly farming practices. Peace Corps agriculture and environment Volunteers do all of this, and much more!

Anyone who is interested in learning more about Peace Corps — named one of Business Week’s “Top 25 Places to Launch a Career” in 2008 — is welcome to participate.

At the event, returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Peace Corps staff will speak about their overseas experiences and answer your questions on how to be competitive for Peace Corps service. Bring your friends/family and your questions!

If you have experience in gardening, landscaping or environmental education or a degree in agriculture, environmental science, forestry, or agribusiness, we want to talk to you.

Visit to find out more about the Peace Corps’ agricultural projects or to learn about environmental projects.

For more information, contact UTK Peace Corps Representative Andy Ray at