Library’s Art Contest (prizes!) — Deadline is 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 of Hodges Library 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

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

Pendergrass Library remains open  from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays.

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

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 ( or 974-0013).

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 the Libraries’ EndNote workshop:


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


What is EndNote?

Questions about EndNote?  Contact your librarian at Pendergrass: Peter Fernandez or Ann Viera

Alma Update: Library Express

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The UT Libraries completed the majority of the migration to Alma, our new fulfillment and management client, during the winter break. We believe this migration will result in a better functionality for our patrons and a streamlined Web site.

However, there are a few on-going issues associated with this process the UTIA and UTCVM community need to be aware of in the short term.

  • Library Express is not making departmental deliveries at this time.  They are diligently working to resolve this issue, but there is not an estimate when the service will resume. Patrons can requests holds for pick-ups at Pendergrass and/or PDF scans as an alternative.
  • Patrons must use the ‘Sign-in for More Options’ function in the OneSearch/Primo interface to request physical items or scans. Use the ‘Get It’ hyperlink for item pick-up and scan requests. Use the ‘View It’ option to access e-books, e-journals, and direct database links.

We apologize for any inconvenience these temporary disruptions cause our patrons and are working with our colleagues to restore these services.  Please contact Pendergrass Library with any questions or problems.

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.
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.



Enter your search in the One Search box.



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



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



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



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).



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.”



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

Research Hint: One Search vs. UT Collections

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One Search finds items from UT Collections as well as many other electronic resources, including journal and newspaper articles, book chapters, books, reviews, legal documents, and much more (including content from many, though not all, of the individual databases provided by the UT Libraries).
Download a PDF of this
research hint here.




Want to limit your search to only those items physically available at UT’s libraries or immediately viewable as full text? Select the UT Collections tab.


There it is! That’s what I wanted.

(Alternatively, you can expand your search results to discover even more resources.)