UT Libraries Collection Review: Facts and Questions

Why is the Libraries removing books from its collection? To better serve users’ needs. For example, to accommodate the increasing need for space for study, research, and other innovative activity and collaborations, and to prepare for the move of lesser-used materials to the new Library Storage Annex. Will the Libraries still hold books or purchase … Continued

UT Libraries Reviewing Physical Collections to Meet Campus Needs

The University of Tennessee Libraries will begin a thorough review of its print collection this spring. Permanently removing from the collection those items that rarely circulate, that are duplicated, outdated, or that are widely available elsewhere allows the UT Libraries to better serve users’ needs. Some important but lesser-used books will relocate to the Library … Continued

Library Storage Annex Update from UT Knoxville Campus Advisory Board Meeting

The Library Storage Annex was among the upcoming capital projects shared at the UT Knoxville Campus Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2024. The campus advisory board submits recommendations to President Randy Boyd related to campus-level strategic plans and operating budgets, which Boyd then brings to the Board of Trustees for their consideration. In … Continued

UT Libraries Welcomes High School Students for BOSS STEM Conference

More than 120 high school students attended the Big Orange STEM Saturday (BOSS) Conference January 27 at John C. Hodges Library. BOSS is a day-long professional conference that gives students the opportunity to meet with STEM professors and local collaborators and network with them to learn more about what careers they may pursue in STEM … Continued

Katie Hannah Appointed New Director of UT Press

Katie Hannah has been appointed the next director of the University of Tennessee Press. She will assume the position April 1. Hannah brings more than 20 years of publishing industry experience to the role. As UT Press director, she will be responsible for developing and executing strategic, programmatic, and financial plans that ensure the continued … Continued

2023: UT Libraries Year in Review

This was a banner year for UT Libraries. We kicked off 2023 with a rise in rankings, hosted several prominent exhibits, increased the number of students served, and opened a new makerspace. Our faculty and staff enhanced the university’s research, teaching, and service mission through contributions to a new core curriculum for honors programs, and … Continued

Congrats to Fall 2023 Graduating Library Student Workers!

The University of Tennessee will host fall commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 15. UT Libraries takes the opportunity to recognize our student assistants who are graduating and to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments. Elle Moghadam: Moghadam is graduating with a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture. As a student library assistant, she worked at … Continued

“My Graduation Journal” — View this hundred-year-old scrapbook

During her senior year at Lane College in 1923, Lessie Belle Spann created a 45-page scrapbook. UT Libraries digitized this hundred-year-old journal from its manuscript collections, and the Lane College Scrapbook is now viewable online as a digital collection. Lane College, established in 1882, was among the earliest Black-founded and run colleges in the United … Continued

New Collection Tied to Cormac McCarthy’s “Suttree” on Display

UT Libraries has acquired photos, letters, and postcards from the widow of Jim Long, the Knoxville man on whom writer Cormac McCarthy based one of the memorable characters of his novel Suttree. The collection includes Long’s inscribed first edition of Suttree; a photo of Long and McCarthy as youngsters at St. Mary’s Parochial School; a … Continued