UT Libraries host the 2009 SPARKY Awards

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mindmashsmThe SPARKY Awards challenges you to illustrate in a short video presentation what you see as the value of sharing information. Use your imagination to suggest what good comes from bringing down barriers to the free exchange of information.

Timeline:

• Submissions due by October 2, 2009.

• Judges receive DVDs October 7, 2009.

• Judging period October 7 – 16, 2009.

• Screening and Awards October 21, 2009 UT Hodges Library Auditorium

• All entries submitted to Sparky Awards national contest before December 6, 2009.

Click here for more information and to register for the contest.




UT Bike Day Sep. 2 2009

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On behalf of Make Orange Green, the UT Outdoor Program and Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization, I am pleased to announce that the first-ever UT Bike Day will be held on Wednesday, September 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Intended to raise awareness about the many benefits of bicycling, this event will feature fun yet informative activities including bike rides to local attractions, tricycle races and pedal-powered smoothies during lunchtime.

Additional highlights of UT Bike Day include:

FREE Breakfast and Massages for Bicycle Commuters – Pedestrian Walkway, 7:30-11:00 a.m.

Show up on a bike from 7:30-10:00 a.m. and treat yourself to something to eat! FREE two-minute massages will be provided to bicyclists from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Bike Commuting 101 Presentation – University Center 227, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Considering trading in your parking pass for a bike lock? This 30-minute presentation will cover topics like route selection, carrying gear, dressing for the weather, and much more!

For more information about Bike Day activities, and to sign up for a bike ride visit http://bikeday.utk.edu today! Thanks for helping to Make Orange Green!




Staying Healthy on Campus

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The University of Tennessee is urging all students, faculty and staff to be proactive in dealing with all influenza-like illnesses that have the typical symptoms of fever, cough, and sore throat. The H1N1 flu virus (commonly referred to as “Swine Flu”) is particularly contagious. With the expectation that cases will continue to increase nationwide, UT officials are encouraging everyone to take the following actions to minimize the risk of contracting or transmitting H1N1.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If a tissue is not available, cough into your shirt sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Wash your hands before eating.
  • Do not share your food or drink with others.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

If you feel sick with a flu-like illness, you should avoid contact with others, go home if at all possible and remain there until 24 hours after symptoms cease. For more specific information, please consult the Student Health Services website at: http://web.utk.edu/~shs/.




UT Libraries Host the 2009 SPARKY Awards

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The SPARKY Awards challenges you to illustrate in a short video presentation what you see as the value of sharing information. Use your imagination to suggest what good comes from bringing down barriers to the free exchange of information.

Timeline:

• Submissions due by October 2, 2009.

• Judges receive DVDs October 7, 2009.

• Judging period October 7 – 16, 2009.

• Screening and Awards October 21, 2009 6:30 pm UT Hodges Library Auditorium

• All entries submitted to Sparky Awards national contest before December 6, 2009.

Click here for more information and to register for the contest.




Navigating to the new simple search box

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Our new web page offers two ways to begin searching the holdings at UT Libraries

You will find a link to the Library Catalog under Resources

And a link in the left side column called Find Resources:

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The new simple search box is designed to accept all the search words and retrieve the most pertinent information.

Everything you need is in one box. Select the appropriate tab.

Don’t forget to login to make requests and save searches while you work Select what you want to find

Click the title link to see the full record.

Hover over the locations link to see where the item is held and if it is available.

Save the item to your e-shelf. Look for saving options for citation managers on the left.

Click the Get it icon to make a request for delivery or
pick-up.

Scroll down to the items click on delivery or pickup.

You can still search in the retro classic catalog.

Look for the link below the simple search box.

MAR 8/09




New ILLiad Interface

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ILLiad, the system UT uses for all interlibrary services, has a new look. The new interface allows users to more easily navigate their interlibrary loan requests and user profiles.

To try out the new ILLiad, click on the blue “Services” tab on the left side of Pendergrass Library’s page, and then click on the “Interlibrary Loan” link at the bottom of the next page to receive the ILLiad log-in page. Once logged in, be sure to read about the new features offered in the right pane of ILLiad’s main page.




Current Periodicals Moved to Stacks

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The “Current Periodicals” section of Pendergrass Library no longer exists. All current periodicals were moved to the stacks so that all periodicals, old or new, can be found in the same place. If you have trouble finding the latest issue of a periodical, be sure to ask someone at the front desk for help.




Beverly Watts will lead discussion on poverty, Aug. 20

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Beverly Watts, Executive Director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, will lead a discussion on poverty Thursday, August 20, 1 p.m., in the Mary Greer Room, 258 Hodges Library. The discussion is sponsored by the UT Libraries’ Diversity Committee.

Beverly L. Watts was appointed the Executive Director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission in July 2007. Prior to that she served as Special Advisor to the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Executive Director of the National Fair Housing Training Academy; Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights; Regional Director of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Midwest Region Civil Rights Office; and Executive Director of the Illinois Minority and Female Business Program. Watts has served on numerous local, state, and national boards. She is a Past President of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA), where she served for two terms, and Past Chair of Women Executives in State Government. She is Adjunct Faculty at Spalding University.

Watts has received many honors and awards including induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Governor Martha Lane Collins Leading Kentucky Award, and the Louisville Metro Martin Luther King Freedom Award. She is a native of Nashville and a graduate of Tennessee State University and Southern Illinois University.

Please join us for an informative discussion this Thursday in 258 Hodges Library (at the Melrose Avenue entrance).




2009 Fall Semester Hours

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Hours for Aug  19th – December 1, 2009

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Exceptions

Labor Day:  Monday 9/7 Closed

Fall Break  Wednesday 10/14 – Friday 10/16 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving  Wednesday 11/25  7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Closed Thursday 11/26 -Saturday 11/28




Increased access to 13 Veterinary Journals

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Access is now available to all volumes of 13 journals published by Wiley.


Recently, I purchased access to the backfiles of 13 Wiley- owned (mostly) veterinary journals below by paying the price listed. The price is in addition to the annual subscription fee and it is based on the number of pages digitized.  Direct questions about this purchase or access to the journals to  Ann Viera, Veterinary Librarian  annviera at utk dot edu or   974-9015.   SACS personnel can call on Norma Jean Miller about how to access the backfiles.

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Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia $559.20 now available from1972–

Australian Veterinary Journal $2642.46         now available from1925—

Journal of Fish Diseases $275.04                  now available from 1978–

Journal of Small Animal Practice $1477.86    now available from 1960–


Journal of Vet Emerg and Critical Care $29.10
now available from 1991–


Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine                  now available from1987—

Journal of Vet Pharm and Therapeutics $445.32 now available from 1978–


Medical and Veterinary Entomology $278.94       now available from 1987—

Reproduction in Domestic Animals $541.68 now available from 1966–

Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia $171       now available from 1970–


Veterinary Dermatology $98.88                    now available from 1990–


Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound $447.78 now available from 1960–


Veterinary Surgery $530.82                         now available from 1971—

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