The staff room will likely remained closed for the rest of this week. The old carpet has been removed, but the new carpet has not been installed yet.
The construction crew has said they think the parking lot entrance will be complete this week and then they will start on sidewalk. Still work to be done on closing the end of parking lot — no new info to pass along on that timetable.
Street parking is gradually closing on south side. Parking on north side will likely close in about 2-3 weeks.
Note: concrete will be poured in and near the new entrance Thursday and Friday, weather permitting.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries announces two new digital collections. Theatre playbills and an early student publication drawn from the University Archives are the newest digital collections available on the UT Libraries’ website at www.lib.utk.edu/digitalcollections.
UT THEATRE PLAYBILLS. The University of Tennessee Theatre Playbills Collection showcases the history of theatre at the University of Tennessee from 1935 productions by the Faculty Players to the current season of the Clarence Brown Theatre Company, an affiliate of the exclusive League of Resident Theatres.
Ephemeral theatre groups were active on UT’s campus as early as the 1830s, but the earliest extant playbills date to productions by the Faculty Players, a club composed of faculty and spouses that brought a new level of seriousness to campus theatre in the 1930s.
UT’s theatre program began as a one-year course within the English department in 1940 and became a full-fledged department of speech and theatre in 1968. A Master of Fine Arts program was added in 1980.
The campus’ first permanent theatre space was the Carousel arena theatre, completed in 1953. The Clarence Brown Theatre opened in 1970 and was dedicated to the legendary filmmaker and UT alum whose generous gifts funded both the proscenium theatre and the professional company.
UT’s theatre program has had an illustrious history, hosting world premier productions and an international exchange of artists. Theatre enthusiasts who browse the online playbill collection will encounter productions starring renowned actors such as Mary Martin, Zoe Caldwell, John Cullum, Dame Judith Anderson, and Sir Anthony Quayle.
MUGWUMP. Mugwump was a University of Tennessee student publication that ran from November 1920 until 1932. A combination of college humor and literary material, Mugwump chronicles student life and highlights student creativity through stories, essays, poetry, as well as student-drawn cartoons and artwork.
The artwork is a jaunt through 1920s fashions, from the short skirts and bobbed hair of the flapper to fellas in knickerbockers or “Oxford Bags.” Stories, cartoons and even the advertisements are a window on students’ concerns, from dating to dance crazes to doing laundry. Some cartoons also reflect the entrenched racist attitudes of the times.
Mugwump rewards even casual browsing, if only to enjoy the often humorous — and sometimes beautifully drawn — cover art.
A friendly reminder that the Music Library will close today for the summer due to continued renovation and construction work on the Humanities Building. We anticipate re-opening on August 16.
After today, Music Library materials will only be available via a paging service. Items may be requested through the library’s online catalog. Those items will be picked up by Music Library staff each weekday and placed on the Hodges Library hold shelf (located at the main circulation desk on the second floor). In addition, graduate students and faculty may request items be delivered to them via Library Express.
Though our physical location will be closed, digital resources may be found on our homepage: http://www.lib.utk.edu/music/ , and Music Library staff will still be available by phone, email, or appointment: http://www.lib.utk.edu/music/contact.html .
Be prepared to see some major changes next week. The walls will be coming down from room 245 to the Commons South. Many people will be involved, and they will be hauling debris out through the Melrose entrance. Expect things to be a bit noisier than usual!
Ecologists David Etnier and Wayne Starnes have documented Tennessee’s diversity of ichthyoid species in The Fishes of Tennessee, first published by the University of Tennessee Press in 1993. To accommodate requests for the popular textbook, which is currently out of print, UT Press and Newfound Press have made The Fishes of Tennessee available online.
David Etnier is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Wayne Starnes is curator of fishes and director of the research lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
The readable and authoritative Fishes of Tennessee was the first comprehensive study of the state’s fishes. Species accounts provide information on the classification, identification, biology, distribution, taxonomy, and current status of Tennessee’s fishes — many of which are endangered. Taxonomic keys provide readers with guides for distinguishing species. High-quality photographs, range maps, and drawings make identification and study a pleasurable experience.
The volume has been touted as one of the most detailed and comprehensive regional ichthyofaunal guides available. Its publication online by UT’s Newfound Press (newfoundpress.utk.edu) is a boon to all biologists, anglers, and nature enthusiasts.
The new carpet is slated to be installed in the staff room on Tuesday, May 29. It will probably be at least a two day job, and the staff room will be closed during this time. Notification will be sent when the room is re-opened.
Construction has begun in Room 245. The giant purple counter is no more!
Cable television is going to be installed in the Auditorium. This will most likely be in place by the start of the fall semester 2012.
This is a reminder that construction crews will be in the Hodges Library starting on Monday, May 21. They will begin to prepare the area by covering the marble floor and hanging dust barriers. We could see demolition begin as early as Tuesday, May 22 in Room 245.
We are still in the process of clearing Commons South, but it is virtually shut down at this point. Since the DART machine and copiers have yet to be moved we have not taped off Commons South so that students may still have access to that equipment. But that will occur at some point next week and then it will be entirely closed to the public. We will be moving the rest of the furniture and Steelcase systems that are integrated with networking and power from Commons South by the end of the week.
Services and individual offices normally in the areas affected by the construction have been relocated.
Circulation moved to the Melrose entrance
The Information/Laptop Checkout Desk in Commons North is closed. Library users may checkout laptops from the main Circulation desk.
The Research Assistance Desk has moved to room 135 on the 1st floor (Reference Room).
The Studio is has relocated to room 211.
OIT Help Desk and Computer Support has moved to Commons North
The scan-to-print scanner formerly located just inside Commons South has been relocated to Commons North in the area with the white canvas screens
The adaptive technology workstation with the adjustable height desk is now located in Commons North in the area with the white canvas screens
The Sorensen video phone formerly located in the first group viewing room in 245 has been relocated to the area with the white canvas screens
There is a VCR, monitor, and headphones in the area with the white canvas screens
This coming week, two copiers, one all star and one copycard, will be moved to Commons North beside the OIT Lab Services desk. The DART machine will go into storage.
Students needing to add money to their volcard accounts have the following options: http://web.utk.edu/~volcard/gfaq_allstar.html#as2/
IUS Temporary Office Locations:
Mary Greer Room (shared workspace) – Greg
Viewing Room 252. (shared workspace)
Joe Ferguson 321-C
Steven Milewski 322-C
Cathy Jenkins 321-D
Will Veale 322-B
Phones: Circ / Media
The main library line 974-4351 is operational as always
946-2100 is operational at the Circulation Desk
974-4473 is operational in the Mary Greer room
The credit card line is operational at the temporary Circulation desk
The fax line is operational in the Mary Greer room
All Circulation lines excluding Greg’s number and Steve M.’s number have been forwarded to 946-2100.
Greg’s line goes straight to voicemail, so you may still refer specific questions to that number 946-2101
Steve’s line goes straight to voicemail, so you may direct video streaming, Disability Services, and other questions to that number 974-2647
The Information Desk number 974-4171 has been forwarded to 946-2100
The Studio / Instruction / Outreach
All lines with voicemail go straight to voicemail
All lines without voicemail are forwarded to an unpublished number on a phone in room 252
The Studio line has been relocated to room 211
The Research Assistance Desk line 974-6873 has been relocated to the Research Desk in the Reference Room. The number previously on that desk 974-4180 is forwarded to that line.