UT Research to host ‘Patent Essentials,’ March 27

utrf tech talksHave you ever had an idea you thought might have commercial potential?  If so, where do you start?  What resources are available at UT to help?

The UT Research Foundation (UTRF) provides knowledge and resources to help protect your intellectual property and take it to market.

To learn more, join UTRF this Friday, March 27, for ‘Patent Essentials.’  This free 90-minute seminar will dive into some important questions about intellectual property and how you and the university can benefit from commercialization efforts.  You will learn about the patent process and how it differs from trademarks and copyrights.

utrf incubator mapRegister for free for the morning session (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon session (1:30-3 p.m.).  The seminar will be held at the UTRF Business Incubator, 2450 E. J. Chapman Dr., on the Ag campus.

This event is part of UTRF Tech Talks, a series for the UT research community.  For more information, visit utrf.tennessee.edu.

Harvard Librarian Robert Darnton to speak on the future of the book

Robert DarntonRobert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and librarian at Harvard University, will wrap up the Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture Series at on Wednesday, April 1, speaking about the future of books and libraries in today’s digital world.

Known as a pioneer in the history of the book, Darnton will present a talk titled “Books, Libraries and the Digital Future.” The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of John C. Hodges Library. It is free and open to the public.

Darnton contends that—contrary to assumptions that they will become obsolete—books and libraries will become increasingly important in the digital future. One way to increase their importance, he says, is to democratize access to knowledge.

The Digital Public Library of America, which went online in April 2013, exemplifies the possibilities of democratization. It aims to make America’s cultural heritage available free of charge to everyone in the world.

Darnton graduated from Phillips Academy and Harvard University and received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

He worked briefly as a reporter at the New York Times and then joined the faculty at Princeton University. In 2007 he attained emeritus status at Princeton and took his current positions at Harvard.

He serves as a trustee of the New York Public Library and the Oxford University Press. He also has served as president of the American Historical Association.

Darnton was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1982. He received the National Humanities Medal conferred by President Obama in 2012 and the Del Duca World Prize in the Humanities from the Institut de France in 2013.

Darnton’s talk is sponsored by the UT Humanities Center with support from the Haines-Morris Endowment, Ready for the World, the John C. Hodges Humanities Endowment, and the Office of Research and Engagement.

Financial Literacy Boot Camp, March 27

finances2Learn to manage your money at the Financial Literacy Boot Camp, March 27. This is the final Boot Camp in the series funded by the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists.

Students can attend the full day of workshops or drop-in on individual sessions. All sessions will be held in Room 252, John C. Hodges Library.

Following the Boot Camp, students can demonstrate what they’ve learned by taking our online financial survey. The first ten students who correctly answer all survey questions will win a $25 UT Bookstore gift card. The survey will be open from March 27 through April 10.

Financial Literacy Boot Camp
252 Hodges Library

9:00-10:00
Your credit score & steps to financial freedom
Speaker: Wendy Cleveland
UT Federal Credit Union

10:00 – 11:00
Types of insurance & why you need them
Speaker: Bruce Meek
Farmers Insurance

11:00 – noon
Smart shopping: tips & tricks to save
Speaker: Heather Cockrum
Executive Assistant to the Provost, UT

noon – 1:00
Free pizza lunch for those who pre-register
Take a look at library resources on job searching and scholarships
Speaker: Judy Li
Business Librarian, UT

1:00 – 2:00
Scholarships & fellowships to pay for your studies
Speaker: Nichole Fazio-Veigel
Director, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, UT

2:00 – 3:00
Before & after: brush up your resume for the job & survival skills in your first job
Speaker: Daniel Pape
Consultant, Career Services, Haslam College of Business

3:00 – 3:30
Do and don’t in your job interview
Speaker: Daniel Pape
Consultant, Career Services, Haslam College of Business

3:30 – 4:30
Wealth accumulation: start planning for your retirement
Speaker: Tom Graves
Lecturer & Operations Director, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UT

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

EndNote Collaboration Class, March 24

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If you have some experience with EndNote and want to learn more about using it to share citations with others, sign up to attend the free EndNote Collaboration Class on Tuesday, March 24 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Hodges Library Room 211.  The class will cover how EndNote can help with collaborative research, sharing citations, and working on shared manuscripts.  To sign up for the class, email endnote@nullutk.edu.

EndNote is a software program you can use to organize your citations and automatically generate them for your papers.  Zotero is an open source alternative to using EndNote.

Do you have a question about EndNote, or wonder whether EndNote or Zotero is right for you?  Librarians at Pendergrass are here to help!  Contact a librarian and ask for help using EndNote or Zotero.

To download and learn more about citation management software, visit the EndNote Guide and Zotero Guide. EndNote is free to all current UT students, faculty, and staff, and Zotero is free for everyone.

EndNote Collaboration Class, March 24

endnote

If you have some experience with EndNote and want to learn more about using it to share citations with others, sign up to attend the free EndNote Collaboration Class on Tuesday, March 24 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Hodges Library Room 211.  The class will cover how EndNote can help with collaborative research, sharing citations, and working on shared manuscripts.  To sign up for the class, email endnote@nullutk.edu.

EndNote is a software program you can use to organize your citations and automatically generate them for your papers.  Zotero is an open source alternative to using EndNote.

To download and learn more about citation management software, visit the EndNote Guide and Zotero Guide. EndNote is free to all current UT students, faculty, and staff, and Zotero is free for everyone.

“Garden Stories” explores world of gardening

gardenstoriesSpring is here, and flowers will soon be in bloom.  Are you a seasoned gardener looking for new ideas, or want to learn more about the world of gardening?

All this week, March 23-27, the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is promoting its gardening resources in the “Garden Stories” campaign.  “Garden Stories” is a week-long social media event for garden lovers.  You can learn more about the world of gardening on the BHL blog, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, and Tumblr pages.

Find gardening tips and get involved in the conversation at #BHLinbloom.  You can also buy a t-shirt or volunteer to transcribe to help BHL digitize more books.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is an open access digital library for natural history literature and archives.  BHL collections include 45+ million pages of biodiversity literature spanning the past five centuries, including over 14,000 seed and nursery catalogs.

Don’t forget to explore all the gardening resources available at UT.  Visit Pendergrass Library’s homepage to search our collections on gardening and horticulture.  Also check out upcoming events at UT Gardens.

Music Library Group Study Room Opening 3/23

The George F. DeVine Music Library will offer access to a private study room for groups of 2-8 people. Room G17 in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center will be available starting on Monday, March 23rd. Go here for more information and to reserve the room now!

For students–Invite your librarian to lunch, starting March 23

LunchHours_socialmedia-FINAL-v2-150x150Have you ever wondered about the many ways a librarian at Pendergrass can help you?  Would you like to get to know your librarians better?  Then invite your librarian to lunch for Lunch Hours!

Starting this Monday, March 23, undergraduate and graduate students can invite any faculty or staff member to lunch – free of charge – through Lunch Hours.  The Office of the Dean of Students has partnered with Volunteer Dining to provide both you and the faculty or staff member this free lunch on several Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the remainder of the spring semester.  Enjoy your free lunch at Presidential Court Cafe, the University Center, or Southern Kitchen.

The available lunch dates are:

  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Friday, March 27
  • Tuesday, April 7
  • Friday, April 10
  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Friday, April 24

So how do you invite your librarian to lunch?  Simply ask your librarian in person, by email, or phone.  Then contact the Office of the Dean of Students at dos@nullutk.edu to reserve a pair of lunch passes to pick up before your meal.

Not sure who your librarians and library staff are at Pendergrass?  Visit our Meet the Staff page to learn more about Pendergrass faculty and staff, and see the Subject Librarians page for faculty librarians in your discipline from across campus.

Take advantage of this program to become better acquainted with a librarian you admire – you may learn something new and gain a new mentor and friend.  Let’s make this a new Rocky Top tradition!

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Open access in the news: USDA, NASA, and more!

open%20accessJVIM Goes Open Access

The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) is now an open access journal! All issues from 1987-present are freely available: click here to start reading. JVIM also offers a free iPad/iPhone app that allows you to read articles, get research alerts, and view dynamic tables and figures. Visit the vet apps guide to learn more about this and other apps in veterinary medicine.

Public Access to Federally Funded Scientific Research

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directed federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual conduct of research to develop plans for increasing public access to peer-reviewed scientific publications and data. Two years later, individual agencies are releasing public access plans to make it easier for you to access federally funded scientific research.  Check out two of the most recent releases: USDA and NASA.

Do you want to learn more about the White House directive? Visit this page to read news releases and commentary.

Open Access Matters

Pendergrass Library is committed to disseminating the results of research and scholarly activity broadly and with as few barriers as possible. We encourage faculty to explore new forms of scholarship, including open access publications. Open access publishing is in digital form, available via the Internet, and freely available to users. Scholarly open access publishing includes editorial and peer review for quality.

Do you want to learn more about open access and how it can benefit you as a scholar? For more information:

UTIA names new leader of Tennessee 4-H/ALEC

Richard Clark 2015 vcThe University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Pendergrass Library welcome Dr. Richard Clark, the new leader of Tennessee 4-H, the youth development program for UT Extension, and Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC), a department in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The service-oriented and academic units have been merged in an effort to better serve Tennessee youth.

“I’ve been involved in 4-H and ag education in some capacity for almost my entire career,” says Clark. “The new department of 4-H and ALEC has the opportunity to serve as a model for other universities impacting the lives of young people from elementary school through college. 4-H and ALEC have a common, underlying youth development and education knowledge base which makes this merger ideal.”

Clark will provide leadership to the state 4-H staff in Knoxville and county 4-H agents all across the state. He will also serve in an academic capacity, developing curriculum for faculty and students at UTIA.

“My first goal is to inspire students of all ages to reach for their dreams and empower them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in life,” says Clark. “The second goal is for the department to become a national leader in scholarship related to youth development in both non-formal and formal education.”

Previously, Clark worked at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, where he served as Associate Director of Agricultural Education from 2009 to this year. He also led the 4-H program during that time as Interim Director.

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