Pendergrass Library relocating over the summer

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The Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library will relocate over the summer for renovations to the HVAC system in the Veterinary Building.  Pendergrass Library services will temporarily be housed in the Animal Science Lab (Brehm Animal Science, Room 243) during the summer of 2015.

The Pendergrass Library location in the Veterinary Building will be inaccessible starting Friday, May 8.  The relocation is expected to last throughout the summer term.  We intend to reopen at the start of the Fall semester.

Online resources accessible through the Pendergrass Library website will be available, but the physical collection at Pendergrass will be inaccessible.  Faculty, in particular, are encouraged to check out materials that will be needed over the summer, in advance of the closing.  In addition, faculty please submit course reserve requests for summer and fall semesters by Friday, April 24.  Submit your course reserve requests using this e-form and use the additional comments field to note if the materials requested are for the summer or fall term(s).

We remain dedicated to serving the faculty, staff, and students of UTIA during this time.  Many services will be available during the summer, including: Research assistance, library instruction, Interlibrary Loan, Library Express, limited equipment checkout, large-format printing, 3D printing, and statistical consulting.

We have created a guide (http://libguides.utk.edu/pendergrassconstruction) to provide more information as it becomes available.  Please check the guide and Pendergrass website regularly for updates.

If you have any concerns, or if there are services that you know will be important to you during this time period, please let us know so that we can prioritize making them available.  You can call (865) 974-7338 or contact a librarian.




Test-drive the Libraries’ New Homepage

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homepageThe UT Libraries will soon launch a new homepage. The new page will go live immediately following spring semester. In the meantime, users can test-drive our leaner, cleaner homepage at lib.utk.edu/testing.

Our new homepage has fewer distracting graphics. A slimmer OneSearch box and the smaller footprint of the page reduce the need for vertical scrolling. These enhancements were made in response to suggestions from our users.

The cleaner design should help users locate information quickly. Popular destinations such as “My Account” and “Reserve a Room” are featured on conspicuous links at the center of the page. Links to research help appear in the right-hand column, including the chat box and customized help for different library constituencies.

And library news and events get more prominent billing.

Library Marketing and Communications would like your opinion on the redesigned homepage. Please send comments and suggestions to rbedenbaugh@nullutk.edu.




De-Stress for Success during finals

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Are you stressing about finals week? Need some time to relax and unwind?

Come to the library to “De-Stress for Success,” starting Study Day, Monday, April 27, and continuing through the last day of finals, Tuesday, May 5.

Hodges Library, the George F. DeVine Music Library, and Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library will host games, free massages, and free snacks (while they last). HABIT therapy dogs will visit Hodges and Pendergrass.

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There will be puppies!

DE-STRESS
Mon., April 27 noon – 2 pm Free ice cream Hodges
2 pm – 8 pm HABIT dogs Hodges
5 pm Free coffee & herbal tea Pendergrass
Tues., April 28 8:30 am Free coffee Music
10 am – 1 pm Free chair massages Music
noon Sandwiches & salad Pendergrass
1 pm – 4 pm Free chair massages Hodges
2 pm – 5 pm Free chair massages Pendergrass
2 pm – 8 pm HABIT dogs Hodges
Wed., April 29 8:30 am Free coffee Pendergrass
8:30 am Free coffee Music
10 am – 1 pm Free chair massages Music
noon LOLcats slideshow Pendergrass
1 pm – 4 pm Free chair massages Hodges
2 pm – 5 pm Free chair massages Pendergrass
2 pm – 8 pm HABIT dogs Hodges
Thurs., April 30 10 am – 1 pm Free chair massages Music
1 pm – 4 pm Free chair massages Hodges
2 pm – 5 pm Free chair massages Pendergrass
2 pm – 8 pm HABIT dogs Hodges
5 pm Free coffee & herbal tea Pendergrass
Fri., May 1 9 am Trivia slideshow Pendergrass
noon – 3 pm HABIT dogs Hodges
Mon., May 4 8:30 am Free coffee Pendergrass
10 am – 1 pm Free chair massages Music
noon Tropical paradise slideshow Pendergrass
1 pm – 4 pm Free chair massages Hodges
2 pm – 5 pm Free chair massages Pendergrass
2 pm – 8 pm HABIT dogs Hodges
Tues., May 5 10 am – 1 pm Free chair massages Music
1 pm – 4 pm Free chair massages Hodges
2 pm – 5 pm Free chair massages Pendergrass



Let’s talk about diversity: take our 5-minute poll

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Can we have a comfortable dialog about diversity, inclusion vs. intolerance, and the small ethical decisions we make daily? The UT Libraries’ Diversity Committee asks you to take a five-minute poll to help select topics for a lunchtime discussion series to be launched next fall.

Take our brief poll now.

Help us determine the topics of greatest interest to the UT community. Our online poll has only three questions and will take no more than five minutes of your time. No identifying information will be collected, and the results will be used solely for purposes of planning the discussion series.

The lunchtime discussion series, sponsored by the UT Libraries’ Diversity Committee in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, will be held in the Hodges Library. Discussions will be open to all.

If you have questions about the discussion series or about the poll, please contact Megan Venable at mvenable@nullutk.edu.




Reserve Library Study Rooms — Remotely

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For some time, students have been able to walk up to a group study room in Hodges Library and use the Room Wizard to immediately access the study space. Now students can reserve a group study in advance from wherever they happen to be, through the Libraries’ new online reservation system.

Group study rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors of Hodges Library and the group study in the Music Library are available for booking. Access the reservation system at s.lib.utk.edu/studyrooms. A valid UT email address is required to confirm the booking.

Remote reservations must be made at least two hours in advance and can be made up to a month in advance. Reservations may be made for a maximum of two hours per day.

Students may still walk up to an empty study room displaying a green light and press the “Use Now” button for immediate access.

Self-reservations for study spaces in the Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library are not available at this time. However, students may submit online requests at lib.utk.edu/access/rooms. Pendergrass study room requests currently must be made 48 hours in advance.




Hodges Library adds extra Sunday hours

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BusyHodgesBeginning February 1, the John C. Hodges Library will open its doors at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The library is opening two hours earlier on a trial basis.

The public services desk, equipment checkout, and OIT Lab Services desk will open at 10 a.m. Food and beverages also will be available beginning at 10 a.m.

Not all services will be available on Sunday morning. The Studio opens at noon and Research Assistance at 1 p.m. The OIT HelpDesk and OIT Student Computer Support are open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Hours for other services offered in the Commons are available at commons.utk.edu.




Research Hint: Sign-in to “Get It” Delivered

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The Libraries’ website allows you to request items online, but you must be signed-in to do so. If you access the website from off-campus — whether you’re a UTK-affiliated user or non-UTK user — you will not be able to see the full range of One Search results unless you sign-in prior to conducting your search.
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Download a PDF of this
research hint here.

 

We recommend that all users begin a search by signing in, using the Off-campus users: Sign in button on the library homepage.

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Enter your search in the One Search box.

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Results that display within the Get It tab are items available for either delivery or pickup.

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Failed to sign in? Click Sign-in for more options.

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Then request delivery of the Physical Item or a PDF Scan.

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To pick up the Physical Item at one of our libraries, select a Pickup Location. UT faculty, graduate students, and staff may request Personal Delivery to a Work Address (i.e., department’s main office).

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To have a PDF Scan delivered to your email, note the book chapters or article pages to be scanned. Be sure to specify “pages” or “chapters.”

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(More hints: How to expand your search results.)







New Streaming Movie Option!

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Alien Movie PosterIn 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




3D printing turns library users into industrial designers

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Last year, the Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library added 3D printing to the technology they provide to library users. 3D printing lets designers rapidly turn their ideas into plastic prototypes. Engineering students from the College of Agriculture are using the AgVet library’s 3D printer to test their design ideas.

The library’s IT technologist, Richie Sexton, spearheaded the project to offer 3D printing. A story in today’s Knoxzine features Richie explaining the operation and benefits of 3D printing. Check it out.

[Here are guidelines for 3D printing at the Pendergrass Library.]