Free Ag Campus Tutoring!

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The Office of Multicultural Student Life is joining the tutoring community available at Pendergrass Library.  This free service offers tutoring to those students enrolled in any section of the following courses:

  • Animal Sciences 220
  • Biology 150
  • Biology 160
  • Chemistry 120
  • Chemistry 130

The tutoring service is open to all students and no appointments are required.  Tutors will be available every Wednesday (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.) and Sunday (3:00 – 6:00 p.m.) during the fall semester.

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Life.




OA Week: Publish in PeerJ for Free

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In association with Open Access Week, PeerJ has announced that from now until November 30th 2014 they will be offering free publication of your article.

If you are a Faculty member, you can already receive a PeerJ membership using our prepaid PeerJ fund, but this opportunity allows everyone else to have the opportunity to use PeerJ’s innovative publishing platform. (Two of PeerJ’s most notable innovations are a preprint service and digital object identifiers (DOIs) for peer reviews.  Find out more by reading the PeerJ Blog.)

More information about PeerJ can also be found on the guide to PeerJ.
Want to publish in another Open Access Journal? Check out the Open Access Publishing Support Fund.
Want to help figure out where else you can publish? Check out these Indicators of Journal Quality and the Assessing the Impact of Research guides.
Want to make your already published research more accessible? Consider depositing a copy in TRACE.

For more information, visit this libguide.

 




OA Week: The Open Standard – News About Open Systems

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Has Open Access (OA) Week made you excited to learn more about the power of open principles? The Mozilla foundation (the non-profit responsible for the open-source Firefox browser) has launched a news site The Open Standard.

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The Open Standard provides online news coverage of open, transparent, and collaborative systems at work in technology and our daily lives. Our purpose is to showcase the positive global impact of these systems  and inspire more people to seek out, support and adopt open principles of accessibility, participation and experimentation.

 

The Open Standard is published by Mozilla, a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to promote openness, innovation and opportunity online.  We will disclose and be transparent if we take a position on or promote the products and services of Mozilla or a partner company.

 

 

 

For more information visit the site here.
To learn more about Open Access visit this guide, or this page.




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!




National Book Award nominee Elizabeth McCracken to read October 22

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McCrackenElizabeth McCracken will read from her latest short story collection, Thunderstruck & Other Stories, at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

McCracken is the author of five books, most recently Thunderstruck, currently on the long list for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction. Her other books include National Book Award finalist The Giant’s House and New York Times Book Review Notable Books An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination and Niagara Falls All Over Again. McCracken is currently James A. Michener Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Thunderstruck is a collection of nine stories featuring a variety of eclectic characters, including a girl ghost, the human musical saw, and two three-legged dogs, among others. Publishers Weekly heralded the work as “mesmerizing and strange,” and commented that McCracken “transforms life’s dead ends into transformational visions.”

In addition to the reading, the author will participate in a Q&A discussion about her work at 3 p.m. in 1210 McClung Tower on October 22. The discussion is open to all UT students and faculty.

Writers in the Library hosts readings by noted authors of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The series is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund.

Christopher Hebert, the UT Libraries’ Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence, emcees Writers in the Library events. Hebert and Marilyn Kallet, director of the UT Creative Writing Program, have lined up an exceptional group of authors to read in the 2014–2015 academic year. Visit lib.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule.
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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).

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Big Orange Give to the UT Libraries

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Join the effort to raise $5,000 for the UT Libraries.

If we raise $5,000, Dr. Bass will make an additional $10,000 gift.  

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We hope you share the UT Libraries’ vision: “We are the campus main street and the crossroads for innovation, scholarship, learning, and civility.” Students rely on our libraries for round-the-clock research assistance, study space, and access to exceptional scholarly collections. Join Dr. Bill Bass and make a gift to help the UT Libraries continue to be a leader in delivering outstanding services to students and faculty.

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Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Digital Initiatives, at Hodges Library Sept. 30

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KoppAn Evening with Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Digital Initiatives
September 30th, 7:30pm
Hodges Library Auditorium

An innovator in interactive storytelling and maker culture, Ingrid Kopp is Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute, where she oversees the TFI New Media Fund. Recent supported projects include Alma, Hollow, Lyka’s Adventure and Question Bridge. Ingrid leads the Institute’s other digital and interactive programs including the TFI Interactive conference and the Tribeca Hacks hackathon series bringing storytellers, technologists and designers together to explore new projects and collaborations. She also curates the Tribeca Storyscapes program for interactive, transmedia work at the Tribeca Film Festival. Ingrid is constantly working at the intersection between storytelling, technology, design and social change and is a frequent speaker on the subject. You can always find her on Twitter: @fromthehip
 

 




Workshop: NVivo and EndNote

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NVivo and EndNote
October 20, 2014
3:30-5:00 pm
Room 211, Hodges Library

Register at workshop.utk.edu

This course will teach users how to combine NVivo 10 and EndNote to interface citations with research. Bibliographic data, including full-text articles, can be found and archived in EndNote and then transferred to NVivo for analysis. Most researchers use a bibliographic program to organize references and for the ‘Cite while you write’ function. Learning to use NVivo along with Endnote will allow you to add notes or annotations to your bibliographic database as you review your references. If you have added notes (or other material), NVivo can help you write a review of the literature in a particular area of research, or help you conduct an analysis of the literature (or other documentary sources) pertaining to a particular area of research.
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Taught by Rochelle Butler, Qualitative Research Consultant, OIT Research Computing Support, and Jeanine Williamson, engineering librarian.




Financial Literacy Boot Camp, Oct. 10

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Learn to manage your money at the Financial Literacy Boot Camp, October 10. Students can attend the full day of workshops or drop-in on individual sessions. All sessions will be held in the Lindsay Young Auditorium, 101 John C. Hodges Library.

Financial Literacy Boot Camp
Hodges Library auditorium

    8:30 – 9:30
    Marketing scams & consumer manipulation
    Speaker: Dr. David Schumann
    Professor, Dept. of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, UT
    Emeritus Director of the Teaching & Learning Center, UT

    9:30 – 10:30
    Why we need insurance
    Speaker: Mr. Bruce Meek
    Insurance & Financial Services, Farmers Insurance

    10:30 – 11:30
    Managing finances to accumulate wealth
    Speaker: Mr. Tom Graves
    Lecturer & Operations Director, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UT

    2:30 – 3:00
    Introduction to banking & saving
    Speaker: Ms. Wendy Cleveland
    UT Federal Credit Union

    3:00 – 3:30
    Importance of your credit score
    Speaker: Mr. John Fawaz, CFP
    Financial Partners of TN, LLC

    3:30 – 4:30
    Mutual funds: an investment tool
    Speaker: Mr. John Fawaz, CFP
    Financial Partners of TN, LLC

The Financial Literacy Boot Camp continues next spring with day-long workshops in January and April. Watch for further information at tiny.utk.edu/financial_literacy.

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

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