Your art could be on display in Hodges Library. The library is looking for artwork for the Student Art in the Library juried competition. Cash prizes will be awarded. Submit your work by September 21 to lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary.
In addition to our popular Residence Life Cinema, we have added Criterion-On-Demand USA to our suite of streaming services. Criterion-On-Demand USA has a collection of over 600 films available at all times.
Films from this service are available off campus, and can even be downloaded to a computer for 48 hours. Off campus users will be asked for their Net ID and password (just like some of the databases do when accessing off campus). This service requires a download of “Criterion Silverlight Player”, which most of you have already downloaded. Films can be streamed with or without subtitles, and they can be watched individually but cannot be shown at group events.
Criterion-On-Demand USA offers films from 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks SKG, MTV Films, Open Road Films, Fox Searchlight, and some additional smaller studios. New films are added quarterly. Please note that this is not the Criterion Collection of remade classic films and art films. You can begin watching anytime at the following URL: http://s.lib.utk.edu/criterion
The University of Tennessee Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of two new faculty members. Ingrid Ruffin (pictured, left) is Student Success Librarian for First-Year Programs. Anna Sandelli (right) is Student Success Librarian for Undergraduate User Experience.
What do Student Success Librarians do? Basically, they help students learn the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life. Two keys to undergraduate success are finding a sense of place at the university and gaining the information literacy skills students will need in every class they take. Success at those vital steps boosts first-to-second-year retention rates and six-year graduation rates—both top priorities for the university. Our Student Success Librarians will implement and expand instruction and academic engagement programs to improve the user experience for undergraduates at UT.
Ingrid Ruffin has experience developing pre-college and first-year programs at UT; for the past two years she served as a diversity librarian resident in the UT Libraries. She is an Air Force veteran and currently serves on the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans.
Anna Sandelli comes to UT from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she worked with the User Experience team to deliver information literacy and technology instruction to undergraduates. She has a background in corporate communications with an international company for which she provided outreach and marketing services.
The streaming server for Residence Life Cinema (movies.utk.edu) is being replaced and will be down for one or two days (Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30) because of the replacement and the necessary uploads.
We’ll let you know when it is operational again.
Join the UT Libraries for an open house from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Commons, 2nd floor, Hodges Library. Learn about the libraries. Play games. Win prizes. Strike a pose at our free photo shoot by a professional photographer: we’ll be live-posting to Instagram.
Help us help you. Enter our hashtag contest and #helpushelpyou. What could the Libraries do to make your research easier? Tweet your suggestions Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 1-3, to twitter.com/utklibraries. We’ll award prizes for the best suggestions.
OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Friday, August 22, 1:00-2:30 pm
John C. Hodges Library
in the Jack E. Reese Galleria (1st floor)
* Learn how the library supports your research and teaching.
* Meet your department’s subject librarian and learn more about resources in your field.
* Learn about citation management tools like Zotero and Endnote.
* Register for interlibrary loan and Library Express delivery.
Join us for refreshments and free books. We will give away door prizes — including an iPad mini — that will help graduate students with their research and teaching.
On Monday, August 18, our new One Search goes live! We’re launching a major upgrade to the Libraries’ discovery portal: the search box in the middle of library homepages will yield exponentially more results than in the past.
Now includes articles. One Search results include journal articles. Previously, articles could be found only by searching within individual databases.
Searches far beyond UT. Each search will likely return thousands more items than in the past because our new product (Primo Central) searches far beyond UT’s holdings.
Electronic full text. Searches will return many, many more items for which the full text is immediately available electronically. Look for the green radio button and “Full text available” or “Electronic full text.” To see the full text, select “View Online” and don’t be intimidated when another pre-populated search box pops up. Just pick one and “GO”!
More search hints:
Refine My Results. To “Refine My Results,” use the facets in the column to the left of the entries. Quickly narrow the results to “Articles” under “Resource Type.” Or expand a facet list (“Show more”) and select “Refine results” to limit hits to several, selected Resource Types, Collections, Topics, etc.
Expand My Results. Want to see an even larger universe of resources? Check “Include resources without electronic full-text.”
Want local holdings only? To limit search results to only those items owned by UT, click the “UT Collections” tab at the top of the results page. For a known-item search, select “Browse UT Collections” and enter a new title, author, subject, or call number search to browse through an alphabetic or numeric list of our holdings.
What am I searching? Click this link for details about One Search.
One Search vs. databases. Accessing the full content and full functionality of some databases still requires searching from within the database interface (lib.utk.edu/databases). Unsure? Ask a librarian.
Tutorial. A One Search tutorial is available at: dlwork.lib.utk.edu/gots/tutorial/one-search
Yes, One Search is easier… it’s broader… it’s better. But it’s also far more complex. All the more reason to ask a librarian. Visit the Research Assistance Desk (in Hodges, that’s Room 209) or AskUsNow (lib.utk.edu/askusnow) via phone, chat, text, or email.
The UT Libraries is seeking student artworks for the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition. The contest awards a First Prize of $300, Second Prize of $150, and Third Prize of $75. Selected two-dimensional works (drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, ceramics, painting) will be on display in the exhibit area during the fall semester. The contest is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, in any discipline. Submission deadline is midnight, September 21.
More info at lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary.
After a month of upgrading our shelving, the George F. DeVine Music Library will be reopening at 8:00am on August 1st. Come check out our new and improved compact shelving and media storage! The shelving will now be open to the public. There’s no need to wait around for library staff to retrieve your items for you.
The John C. Hodges Library will close at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. A power outage in Hodges Library has been scheduled in order to perform emergency electrical maintenance. All library users will be asked to vacate the building prior to 9 p.m.
Due to the power outage, some online library services will be unavailable overnight.
The building will reopen at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24, as long as all electrical maintenance is completed.