Novelist Christopher Hebert at UT Libraries, March 5

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HebertNovelist Christopher Hebert will read at UT’s Writers in the Library on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

Christopher Hebert is the author of The Boiling Season (HarperCollins, 2012). The novel is set on an unnamed Caribbean island engulfed in political turmoil. The narrator escapes to a remote and idyllic mountain estate only to be overtaken by the unrest that rocks his country.

The story was inspired by an article on Haiti. Although Hebert had some international experience (having lived and taught in Mexico), he waited until after finishing the novel to visit Haiti. (Read more in the Knoxville News Sentinel.)

Hebert graduated from Antioch College, where he also worked at The Antioch Review. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan and was awarded UM’s prestigious Hopwood Award for Fiction.

His nonfiction has appeared in Interview Magazine and The Millions. The Boiling Season is his first novel.

Hebert teaches in UT’s Creative Writing Program. He lives in Knoxville with his son and his wife, the novelist Margaret Lazarus Dean.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Department of English. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (dannymar@nullearthlink.net).




Student Art in the Library: winners announced

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ArtSpring2012Visit the Libraries’ Student Art in the Library juried exhibition, now on display in 135 Hodges Library. Artworks in the exhibit were selected by a committee of library staff from many wonderful and worthy submissions, each the work of a UT student. First-place and second-place winners were awarded cash prizes. Artworks will remain on display through spring semester.

Exhibiting artists are:
Eleanor Aldrich, Stacey Austin-Heil, Hannah Barker, Timothy Brunson, ‪Elizabeth Goldstein, ‪Sterling Goller-Brown, Emily Hennen, Josie Henry, Courtney Kovacs, ‪Maggie Miller‬, Micah Mitchell, Carson Whittaker.

1stPlaceKovacsFirst Place:
Courtney Kovacs
“Connections”
Ink and polycrylic on wood


2ndPlaceAustinSecond Place:
Stacey Austin-Heil
“Last Supper Club”
Oil on Canvas


Read more about the Libraries’ twice-yearly art competition at www.lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary/




PDF Scan Request Now Available

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Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library is pleased to offer Scan on Demand service.  If you need an article or chapter from an item in our collection, you may request a PDF of that article/chapter through the online catalog.  We will scan the requested pages and you will then receive the PDF in your email.  This service is available to all UT students, faculty, and staff.  To take advantage of this service, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter your search criteria into the catalog search box on our homepage at http://lib.utk.edu/agvet/
  2. Choose the item from which you would like to make the request and click on Items
  3. Under the Request section at the right, click Article or Chapter Scan
  4. Enter your NetID and password
  5. Enter as much citation information as you can.  Incomplete or incorrect citations will result in our inability to fulfill your request.
  6. Click Go.  You have now submitted your request, and you can expect to receive the PDF within the next 36 hours.

If you have any questions about this service, please contact Pendergrass Library at (865)974-7338 or email us at agvetlib@nullutk.edu.




Josh Weil at Writers in the Library, Feb. 27

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JoshWeilNovelist Josh Weil will read at UT’s Writers in the Library, Monday, February 27, 7:00 p.m., in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

Josh Weil was born in the Appalachian Mountains of rural Virginia to which he returned to write the novellas in his first book, The New Valley.

A New York Times Editors Choice, The New Valley won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; the New Writers Award from the GLCA; a “5 Under 35″ Award from the National Book Foundation; and was shortlisted for the Library of Virginia’s literary award in fiction. Weil’s other fiction has appeared in such publications as Granta, One Story and Agni, and he has written non-fiction for The New York Times, Oxford American, and Poets & Writers. The recipient of fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, the James Merrill House, and the MacDowell Colony, he has taught at Bowling Green State University as the Distinguished Visiting Writer and been the Tickner Writer-in-Residence at Gilman School.

Currently living and teaching in Oxford, MS, as the University of Mississippi’s John & Rene Grisham Emerging Southern Writer, he is at work on a novel.

Read an interview with Josh Weil at Chapter 16: a community of Tennessee writers, readers and passersby (brought to you by Humanities Tennessee).

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Department of English. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (dannymar@nullearthlink.net).




Poet Jeff Daniel Marion at Writers in the Library, Feb. 20

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DannyMarionFeb2012Poet Jeff Daniel Marion will read at UT’s Writers in the Library on Monday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

Marion has published eight poetry collections, four poetry chapbooks and a children’s book. Ebbing & Flowing Springs: New and Selected Poems and Prose, 1976-2001 was named Appalachian Book of the Year by the Appalachian Writers Association. His latest collection, Father, was awarded the 2009 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize. In 2011 he received the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Marion founded The Small Farm, one of the region’s most distinguished poetry journals, which he edited from 1975 to 1980. For twenty years he operated Mill Springs Press, producing chapbooks and broadsides from handset type on a Vandercook proof press.

From 1969 until his retirement in 2002, Marion taught creative writing at Carson-Newman College, where he was poet-in-residence, director of the Appalachian Center, and editor of the Mossy Creek Reader. He is the current Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee Libraries.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Department of English. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (dannymar@nullearthlink.net).




Jason Schossler to Read Poetry, Feb. 13

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schosslerPoet and fiction writer Jason Schossler will perform at UT’s Writers in the Library on Monday, February 13, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium.

Jason Schossler’s first book of poetry, Mud Cakes, won the inaugural Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize from Bona Fide Books in 2010. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he is also the winner of the 2009 Edwin Markham Poetry Prize and the 2010 Emerging Writer award from Grist: A Journal for Writers.

His poems and stories have appeared, among other places, in The Sun, North American Review, Rattle, Poet Lore, The South Carolina Review, Roanoke Review, and The Antioch Review. He has been awarded four fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, as well as fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Germany.

Schossler teaches writing at Temple University and also works as a freelance legal journalist for Thomson Reuters.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Department of English. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (dannymar@nullearthlink.net).




Zotero 3.0

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From the Zotero Blog: Zotero 3.0 Is Here!

Today we’re delighted to announce that Zotero 3.0 has officially arrived. Zotero 3.0 marks a major departure from previous versions, most notably with the new ability to run outside the Firefox browser. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, this standalone version of Zotero contains all the great functionality of the old Firefox-based Zotero but now enables users to integrate Zotero into browsers other than Firefox like Google Chrome and Apple Safari. To all you Firefox lovers out there, no need to worry! Zotero continues to work within Firefox, and even if you choose to run the standalone version, it will talk to Firefox, too.

The standalone version of Zotero isn’t the only major news: Zotero 3.0 is loaded with other new features. Duplicate detection, heavily requested over the last few years, has finally made an appearance. We hope you’ll agree it has been worth the wait: an elegant interface allows users to find and merge duplicate items. Also arriving with Zotero 3.0 is slick new word processor integration. A streamlined dialog box allows users to add references to documents quickly and efficiently (and it’s pretty, too). References in word processing documents are also now easily shareable with other Zotero users without using groups and even with people using other compatible software.

We’ll highlight this new functionality and more over the next few weeks, but for now we would just like to offer a big thanks to our dedicated user and developer community, whose feedback and contributions were essential in getting this huge release ready for primetime!

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“Miss Representation” Screenings to Include Local Teen Girls

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MissRep2Miss Representation, a documentary film that links the media’s portrayal of women to the dearth of women in leadership positions, will be screened on the UT campus, with a special screening aimed at local teen girls.

Miss Representation will be shown at 3:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, in UT’s Hodges Library auditorium (1015 Volunteer Blvd.). Guided group discussions will take place at 5:30 p.m. A special invitation to the 3:30 film screening is extended to teenage girls, though everyone is welcome to attend either screening.

With stories from teenage girls and interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem, the film exposes how mainstream media portrayals of women and girls contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America — and arms the viewer with a new perspective.

Miss Representation covers some challenging topics. Parents and group leaders are advised to preview the trailer before making plans to attend.

Seating is limited to 150. Anyone planning to bring a group of 10 or more, or anyone needing disability related accommodations, should contact Rachel Radom, rradom@nullutk.edu or 865-974-6107, as soon as possible.

The screenings are sponsored by the YWCA, the Feminist Action Collective, the UT Libraries, Department of Sociology, College of Social Work, and the Center for the Study of Social Justice.