Music Library closing temporarily

The George F. DeVine Music Library (G4 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center) will be closed July 3-31 for upgrades to the library’s compact shelving.

During this time, users may request delivery of Music Library materials by selecting “Request” “Item Pickup or Delivery” from the “Items” record in the library catalog. Please be aware that for a brief period, July 9-14, shelving installation may block access to collections and we may be unable to fulfill requests. We apologize for any inconvenience this closing may cause.

If you have questions concerning the closing or need assistance from Music Library personnel, contact:

Chris Durman (cdurman@utk.edu, 865-974-7542), Music Library Coordinator
Sarah Nelson (snelso29@utk.edu, 865-974-9946), Day Shift Supervisor
Josh Aldorisio (jaldoris@utk.edu, 865-974-3474), Night Shift Supervisor

During final exams: longer hours and “de-stress” activities

During finals, campus libraries will be open additional hours and will offer activities to help students “de-stress.” De-Stress For Success activities are sponsored by the UT Libraries, UT Graduate Student Senate, the Student Success Center, UT’s Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, and Threds.

tie-dye 11x17EXTENDED HOURS

Hodges Library:
All floors of Hodges Library will be open continuously from noon, Sunday, April 27, until midnight on Tuesday, May 6.

Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library:
Mon., April 28 – Thurs., May 1 — 7:30 am – midnight
Fri., May 2 — 7:30 am – 8 pm
Sat., May 3 — 9 am – 8 pm
Sun., May 4 — noon – midnight
Mon., May 5 — 7:30 am – midnight
Tues., May 6 — 7:30 am – 6 pm

George F. DeVine Music Library:
Sat., April 26 — 10 am – 7 pm
Sun., April 27 — 2 pm – 11 pm
Mon., April 28 – Thurs., May 1 — 8 am – 11 pm
Fri., May 2 — 8 am – 5 pm
Sat., May 3 — 10 am – 7 pm
Sun., May 4 — 2 pm – 11 pm
Mon., May 5 — 8 am – 11 pm
Tues., May 6 — 8 am – 6 pm

DE-STRESS FOR SUCCESS

***New de-stress activity this semester: Tie-Die workshop at the Presidential Courtyard, Monday, April 28, from 11 am to 2 pm***

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Watch for our super-fun photo booth!

The Hodges and Pendergrass libraries will host a number of activities to help students who are feeling overwhelmed by final exams. Both Hodges Library and Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library will have HABIT (Human Animal Bond in Tennessee) therapy dogs on hand during finals week.

At Hodges Library, staff will give out health and well-being tips, healthy snacks, and “Power-T Nap” sleep masks (as long as supplies last). SAIS (Student Assessment of Instruction System) will hand out popsicles for an energy boost on Study Day. Ongoing activities include games, cartoons, and coloring books in Room 251, Hodges Library. And watch for our free Photo Booth in Hodges Library, 2-4 pm, on April 30 and May 1.

Pendergrass AgVetMed Library will offer snacks, board games, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, and some outside activities like corn hole toss.

Here’s the full schedule:

De-Stress Calendar6

Posters starring UT students are free for the taking

collage2Sydney2Our latest READ posters — the ones starring UT students — are printed and ready for pick-up at Hodges (Melrose entrance), Pendergrass AgVetMed, and the Music libraries. Posters are free for the taking.

Our READ posters, modeled on the American Library Association’s longstanding national campaign, picture campus celebrities reading from a favorite book. After featuring Smokey, the Volunteer, professor William Bass, and the Black Lillies band, the Libraries held a contest to select a student to star in our next READ poster. More than 100 students dropped by the library to pose for our photographer. Then everyone was invited to “like” their favorite on our Facebook gallery of contestants.

Sydney McNeill, a pre-pharmacy major from Dyersburg, Tennessee, received the most votes and earned her own poster. We’ve also printed a collage of all the runners-up.

Get your copies before they disappear!

EndNote classes, March 4 & 13: manage your references

Want to get control of your citations? Consider attending a hands-on class to learn how to use EndNote, a citation management tool. The following EndNote classes are open to UT students, faculty, and staff.

Collaborating with EndNote and EndNote Online
Tuesday, March 4

2:00-3:00 p.m.
211 Hodges Library
Register by sending a message to endnote@utk.edu.
Learn how to use EndNote collaboratively. Share references and combine manuscript drafts, using either EndNote desktop ro EndNote Online. Presumes basic familiarity with EndNote desktop version.

Introduction to Endnote
Thursday, March 13

3:30-5:00 p.m.
211 Hodges Library
Register by sending a message to endnote@utk.edu.
Discover how you can capture and organize citations from database searches, attach full-text PDFs, and insert citations formatted in the style of your choice into Microsoft Word documents.

Some instruction is helpful to master EndNote basic features. More help is available in our library research guide (http://libguides.utk.edu/endnote) and through webinars (http://endnote.com/training).

EndNote is free to students, faculty, and staff.* Download EndNote at http://libguides.utk.edu/endnote.

To arrange class instruction for a group of seven or more people, email endnote@utk.edu.

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*EndNote is provided by a license from the Office of Information Technology to UT Knoxville, UT Memphis, and UT Space Institute.

EndNote training: Manage those citations!

Want to get control of your citations? Consider attending a hands-on class to learn how to use EndNote, a citation management tool. The following introductory EndNote classes are open to UT students, faculty, and staff.

When:
Tuesday, Feb. 11, or Thursday, March 13
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Where:
211 Hodges Library

How:
To register, send choice of date to endnote@utk.edu.

Discover how you can capture and organize citations from database searches, attach full-text PDFs, and insert citations formatted in the style of your choice into Microsoft Word documents.

Some instruction is helpful to master EndNote basic features. More help is available in our library research guide (http://libguides.utk.edu/endnote) and through webinars (http://endnote.com/training).

EndNote is free to students, faculty, and staff.* Download EndNote at http://libguides.utk.edu/endnote.

To arrange class instruction for a group of seven or more people, email endnote@utk.edu.

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*EndNote is provided by a license from the Office of Information Technology to UT Knoxville, UT Memphis, and UT Space Institute.

Everybody’s a winner in our READ contest!

Sydney McNeill

Sydney McNeill

On Wednesday, the Libraries announced the winner of our READ poster contest. Sydney McNeill received the most “likes” on Facebook, so she will be featured on the next poster in our series of campus “celebrities” reading from a favorite book.

But what about the other 100+ students who turned out to pose for our photographer? There was such an outpouring of Volunteer spirit . . . we couldn’t let all that enthusiasm go to waste!

So, guess what? We’ve decided to print a second poster — a collage of all the runners-up. We loved all your photos, from the serious to the silly. Now, everybody will be a star!

Thanks for making our READ poster contest a stunning success.

Both posters will be in print soon. We’ll let you know when the free posters are available.

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Click to enlarge.

And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to Sydney McNeill, who will be featured on the Libraries’ next poster.Sydney McNeill

Of more than a hundred students who posed for our photographer, Sydney McNeill got the most “likes” on Facebook. Now she joins that elite group — including Smokey, Smokey Jr., and the Volunteer — who have starred in our “READ” poster series featuring campus celebrities reading from a favorite book.

It’s too late to vote, but you can still see the gallery of contestants on our Facebook page. Thanks to all the students who dropped by the library to demonstrate their love of reading. What a great turnout!

The new poster will be in print soon. We’ll let you know when the free posters are available.

Congratulations, Sydney!

Jamie Quatro to read at UT library, Jan. 27

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Jamie Quatro. Photo by Kristen Brock.

Jamie Quatro will read at UT’s Writers in the Library, Monday, January 27th at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.

In March 2013, Quatro’s debut story collection, I Want To Show You More (Grove Press), was released to critical acclaim: Dwight Garner of the New York Times calls it, “Subtle, sexy, and reflective.” The collection is a 2013 New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013, Indie Next pick, and New York Times Editors’ Choice. It was named a Top 10 Book of 2013 by Dwight Garner in the New York Times, and a Favorite Book of 2013 by James Wood in The New Yorker. The collection is currently a finalist for the Georgia Townsend Fiction Prize and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize.

Quatro’s work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, AGNI, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. A finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, she is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, as well as 2013 fellowships from both the Bread Loaf and the Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. Her stories are anthologized in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and in the forthcoming 9th edition of The Story and Its Writer (ed. Ann Charters).

Quatro holds graduate degrees from the College of William & Mary and the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and is a Contributing Editor at Oxford American magazine. She lives with her family in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@utk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

Follow us at:
www.facebook.com/Writers.in.the.Library
twitter.com/utklibwriters

Who will star in the library’s poster? Get out the vote!

YourFaceHere_smallWho will star in the library’s poster? It’s up to you. Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/utklibraries) and register your vote. The student with the most “likes” will star in the UT Libraries’ next “READ” poster.

Voting begins Tuesday, Jan. 21, and continues until midnight, Tuesday, Jan. 28. Watch our Facebook page for an announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

blacklillies2More than a hundred students dropped by the Hodges, Music, and Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine libraries this week to pose for our photographer. (Were you one of them? Vote for yourself. Enlist your friends. Tell your momma.)

Copies of the new poster will be available, for free, in about a month. Want to see our latest awesome poster? Pick up a Black Lillies poster, now, at the main entrance of Hodges Library, the Music Library, or AgVetMed.