Summer 2024 Awards and Recognitions

This summer, we celebrate the recent awards and recognitions of UT Libraries’ staff, faculty and student assistants. Kudos to our talented and hardworking students, staff and faculty members! Shaina Anderson: Anderson, arts and humanities librarian, received the UT Pride Center and Division of Access and Engagement Faculty Fellowship. The fellowship recognized her efforts, which include … Continued

Medbery Makerspace: Take our Certification Workshop

The Medbery Makerspace in 209 Hodges Library welcomes all students, faculty, and staff in the UT Knoxville community to create, draft, dream, and make. Tools provided fall into the general categories of arts and crafts, textiles, and fabrication (3D printing, Cricut vinyl cutter, button makers). An online guide provides additional information. To use the makerspace’s … Continued

Tell Us How We’re Doing: Take the Library’s Survey

What library services and resources are important to our community, and how successfully do the libraries deliver them? Many library users will soon receive an email invitation from Louis Becker, Assessment Programs Librarian for UT Libraries, to participate in an online survey designed to answer those questions. On February 15th, invitations will go out to random samples of faculty, undergraduates, graduate … Continued

Beauford Delaney Papers Now Available to Researchers

The Beauford Delaney Papers, held at the University of Tennessee Libraries, is now available to researchers, students, and instructors. The Beauford Delaney Papers consists of family, personal, and professional correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks and notebooks, artwork, exhibition material, and biographical records created or collected by the Knoxville-born, African-American artist Beauford Delaney (1901­–1979). He is widely regarded … Continued

“Rising from the Ashes” — UT Press Book Wins Art Award

Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops 2 Wildfires in Memory and Art, a 2022 publication of the University of Tennessee Press, has won a Mary Ellen LoPresti Publication Award. The LoPresti Publication Award, presented annually by the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America, recognizes excellence in art publications in the … Continued

A Big Orange Thank-You

Thank you to everyone who supported UT Libraries during the Big Orange Give campaign. The University of Tennessee received a record 11,461 gifts on the 11th anniversary of this annual day of giving. One-hundred and thirteen of these gifts were designated for UT Libraries, totaling $22,640. Generous donors like you allow us to continue to … Continued

Pendergrass Library: Digitized Theses Now Accessible Worldwide

The Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library has digitized its entire collection of University of Tennessee theses and dissertations, making the work of UT graduates visible to scholars around the globe. Theses and dissertations in veterinary medicine and agriculture disciplines that were formerly housed at Pendergrass Library are now available online through TRACE, UT Knoxville’s … Continued

Apply for Funds to Archive and Share Your Data

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers can apply for funds to archive and share their data. The Data Archiving and Sharing Fund assists UT Knoxville researchers in openly archiving and preserving data sets by providing up to $250 toward depositing a data set in the data repository Dryad. The fund is supported in full by the University … Continued

Evolution of Smokey Mascot Through the Years

The costumed human who portrays the Vols’ beloved canine mascot at sports events has undergone many makeovers over the years. Smokey’s earliest human namesakes certainly looked nothing like a Bluetick Coonhound! The canine Smokey himself joined the team in 1953. After some deliberation, the UT Pep Club settled on a hound as the most appropriate … Continued