African-American Read-In Feb. 27

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Join the African-American Read-In on Friday, February 27, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium. Students, faculty, staff, administrators . . . all are invited to read an excerpt from a favorite book by an African-American author.

Readers can bring a book to the reading or select a text from African-American authored books that will be on display outside the auditorium. Contemporary, award-winning children’s books by African-American authors are already on display for browsing in the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3rd floor, Hodges Library).

Readers are encouraged to find texts to read prior to the event. Search the Libraries’ catalog (e.g., American literature – African American authors), browse the display in the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, or examine the bibliography of recommended books at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) website: www.ncte.org/aari.

If you want to participate as a reader, email Dr. Susan Groenke, director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, at sgroenke@nullutk.edu) to reserve a 10-minute time slot between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored nationally by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Read-In makes literacy and the literary works of African-American authors a central part of Black History Month. UT’s Read-In is sponsored by the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, in conjunction with the Commission for Blacks; Black Educators of Tomorrow; the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; the College of Communications and Information Sciences; the Department of English; and the Office of Multicultural Student Life.




Library’s Art Contest — DEADLINE NOW MARCH 8

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***UPDATE: Submission deadline has been extended until midnight, Sunday, March 8.***

Artists: Earn cash. Win fame. Submit your work to 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 works will be on display in the exhibit area during the spring semester. The exhibition accepts primarily two-dimensional works (drawings, graphic design, prints, photography, painting) but will accept other media that can be mounted in the exhibit space. All works must arrive ready-to-mount on grid panels. The contest is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, in any discipline.

Submission deadline has been extended to midnight, March 8. Submission form and more info at lib.utk.edu/artinlibrary.




Dom Flemons – “American Songster” Lecture and Performance March 12

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7 PM
Bijou Theatre
Register at knoxfriends.org

Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. A multi-instrumentalist and singer, Dom has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and his new album, Prospect Hill, has received praise from The Boston Globe, Paste Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, and more. His performance will be a lecture/demonstration of the history of old-time folk music and its relevance in today’s diverse musical world with commentary and musical examples as appropriate.




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.




EndNote workshops: cite while you write

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Want to learn an easier way to create bibliographies? Learn to use citation management software such as EndNote. EndNote Desktop and Endnote Online are free to UT students, faculty, and staff.

A little instruction is helpful to master EndNote’s basic features. Join one of the Libraries’ EndNote workshops:

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Introduction to EndNote
Tuesday, Feb. 3
3:30-5:00 p.m.
211 Hodges Library

Introduction to EndNote
Monday, March 2
3:30-5:00 p.m.
211 Hodges Library

Register: endnote@nullutk.edu

What is EndNote? libguides.utk.edu/endnote




Financial Literacy Boot Camp, Feb. 6

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finances2Learn to manage your money at the Financial Literacy Boot Camp, February 6. Students can attend the full day of workshops or drop-in on individual sessions. All sessions will be held in 211 John C. Hodges Library.

Financial Literacy Boot Camp
Friday, February 6
211 Hodges Library

    9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Budgeting—take your financial selfie

    Speaker: Ms. Judy Li

 

    Business Librarian, UT

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Managing finances to accumulate wealth
Speaker: Mr. Tom Graves
Lecturer & Operations Director, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UT

11:00 a.m. – noon
Smart shopping with coupons
Speaker: Ms. Heather Cockrum
Executive Assistant to the Provost, UT

noon – 1:00 p.m.
Pizza lunch — RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/financial-literacy-boot-camp-pizza-lunch-tickets-15426915319

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to Career Services
Speaker: Mr. Danny Pape
College Career Consultant, Haslam College of Business

The workshops are funded by the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists.

For further information, contact Judy Li, business librarian (judyli@nullutk.edu or 974-0013).




Music Library opening earlier for Spring 2015

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Beginning January 7th, 2015, while class is in session during the Spring 2015 semester, the George F. DeVine Music Library will be opening at 7:45 am Monday – Friday.

Please note that opening early is a trial run this semester. At the end of the semester, we will assess the usage we had during the additional time open to determine the need and decide whether or not this will be a permanent change.

Thank you and have a great semester!




Brown Bag, Oct. 29: Digitizing Tennessee’s historic newspapers

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Historical newspaper records once available only through long hours of research can now be accessed within seconds. Learn about a program that is digitizing Tennessee’s historic newspapers and making them available online.

The public is invited to a Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, October 29, at noon in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. The speaker will be Louisa Trott, project coordinator for the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project, a joint project of the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Trott will talk about the scope of the project, its value to researchers, how it can be accessed, and will give examples of the many types of information to be found in newspapers from the period.

For the past three years, the UT Libraries has been scanning historic Tennessee newspapers as part of a nationwide project, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that aims to preserve this “first draft of history.” The first phase of the project concentrated on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, the second on the period of 1870-1900. The digitized newspapers are available to the public at the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website and are fully searchable.

The program is sponsored by 21st Mortgage. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information call the East Tennessee History Center at 865-215-8824.




Celebrate the Day of the Dead, Oct. 31

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Representations of Catrina, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. (©Tomas Castelazo, www.tomascastelazo.com / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Stop by the Hodges Library (1st floor galleria) and vote for your favorite traditional ofrenda (altars honoring the deceased) created by students from the Second-Year Spanish Program. The Alter Exhibit and Competition will be on view from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A festival of films, music videos, and documentaries related to the Day of the Dead will run throughout the day in the Hodges Library auditorium.

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the triduum of Allhallowtide: All Hallows’ Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Day_of_the_Dead
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Celebrate Open Access Week, Oct. 20-26

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Open-access literature is digital, online, and free of charge.

University students and faculty can have a role in making research and scholarship freely accessible to all.

Choosing to publish in open-access journals can help. Tax dollars and college tuition pay for much of the research reported in academic journals. But the soaring costs of commercially published academic journals can bar faculty and student access to research and scholarship.

Learn about open-access journals, open textbooks, open data, and open-access digital repositories.

Join Open Access Week events in Hodges Library:

Kickoff Watch Party: “Generation Open”
Mon., Oct. 20, 3:00-4:00 pm, 220E Practice Presentation Rm.

    A live, streamed event will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to open access, and will explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers. Sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank.

Talk: Tim Errington, project manager for the Center for Open Science
Thurs., Oct. 23, 1:30-3:00 pm, 213 Hodges Library

Tim Errington will discuss challenges to increasing open science practices and tell us how the SHARE notification system aims to make research assets more discoverable and more accessible.

Trace 5th Anniversary Celebration
Thurs., Oct. 23, 3:00-4:00 pm, Mary Greer Rm. (258)

Celebrate five years of Trace, the Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange. The Trace digital repository boasts 25,000+ items in 900+ disciplines and more than 3.3 million downloads. Join us for CAKE!