Mango language learning tool now available

The UT Libraries now subscribes to Mango Languages, which offers online language learning through conversations and films. Language courses are accessible from a web browser or an app. Mango Languages features: Over 60 foreign language courses featuring native speakers Over 17 English courses for non-English speakers, targeting essential and necessary dialog Cultural specialty courses such … Continued

Library will drop Rosetta Stone, switch to Mango language learning tool

The UT Libraries is adopting Mango as the online language learning tool for campus users. Mango Languages ( is an interactive learning tool that allows users to learn at their leisure. Mango teaches the basics of conversation in more than 70 languages. The Libraries’ subscription to Rosetta Stone will expire on Friday, May 10. Last … Continued

Lactation Room Now Open in Hodges Library

The UT Libraries is pleased to announce a new lactation room in Hodges Library. Room 255B (behind Starbucks) provides a private and comfortably furnished space for feeding infants or expressing milk. The lactation room is open to all UT Knoxville visitors, students, staff, and faculty and is available all hours the library is open. Location … Continued

SGA Makes Awards to Faculty Who Use Open Resources

The Student Government Association (SGA) held an awards ceremony in Hodges Library on April 25 to recognize UT instructors who use open educational resources (OER) in their courses. Winners of the SGA Open Education Award were selected from instructors nominated by their students. Winning instructors were Alex Bentley from the Department of Anthropology; Donna Bueckman, … Continued

New “Vlog” on Preserving Books and Other Treasures

In her new vlog, Get to the Point in Library Preservation, preservation technician Amanda Richards demonstrates the tools and techniques she uses to make sure the UT Libraries collections will stand the test of time. Amanda offers step-by-step tutorials on techniques — such as sew-ins, book binding, and constructing boxes to house fragile materials — … Continued

Preservation Week: Learn how the library preserves its treasures

April 22-26 is Preservation Week at the libraries. Stop by 209 Hodges Library, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day, to learn how the library preserves its treasures. Monday: Bind your own notebook Tuesday: Learn to preserve your personal treasures Wednesday: Demonstrations by Bob Roberts of Gilded Leaf Bookbinding and Restoration Thursday: Watch the UT … Continued

You Are Invited! SGA Open Education Awards, April 25

Open educational resources are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching and learning. Open textbooks can be read online for free. By adopting open textbooks in their courses, UT instructors save students hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In 2017, the Student Government Association worked with … Continued

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