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.
• 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.
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).
Join us Friday, August 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, at the Melrose entrance (2nd floor) of Hodges Library for the Graduate Student Open House.
- Register for Interlibrary Services.
- Meet your department’s subject librarian.
- Bring your laptop to register for wireless access at UT.
- Familiarize yourself with the library and its services in a relaxed atmosphere.
See you there!