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Geographic Info in the Age of Big Data: talk 3/27

Wade Bishop from the UT School of Information Sciences will speak on “Geographic Information: Organization, Access, and Use” on Monday, March 27. All are invited to his presentation at 3:30 p.m. in Room 213 of the John C. Hodges Library.

Geographic information (GI) in the context of big data creates new avenues of research related to its organization, access, and use, as outlined in a new book co-authored by Bishop. In this presentation, Bishop will give an overview of the background and challenges facing the preservation of GI, including:

• The roles of librarians, archivists, data scientists, and other information professionals in the creation of GI records for its organization, access, and use
• Geospatial data discovery, fitness for use, and meeting information needs
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Bishop is assistant professor in the UT School of Information Sciences. He holds an MLIS from the University of South Florida and a PhD from Florida State University. His research focus is geographic information (GI) organization, access, and use, as well as the study of GI occupations, education, and training. Other research interests include physical access for users of Geographic Information Systems in US public libraries and the evaluation of services and resources in academic and public libraries.

Workshop: Intro to Health Sciences Resources, 3/23

Workshop:
Introduction to Health Sciences Resources
3:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23
211 Hodges Library
Register at http://s.lib.utk.edu/healthsciencesworkshop 
or email health sciences librarian Melanie Allen at melanie-allen@nullutk.edu
 
Are you new to health-related research? Join our workshop to learn about health resources that are freely available online and through the Libraries’ website.

The UT Libraries subscribes to thousands of databases that give students and faculty free access to the scholarly literature, including many excellent sources in the health sciences. Learn to identify authoritative sources and where to find health statistics.

This workshop is for everyone, whether you are researching your personal health questions or conducting research for a class. Please RSVP and join us on March 23.

Writers in the Library Presents Poets Katherine Smith and Tanque Jones, 3/20

On Monday, March 20, distinguished poet, Potomac Review poetry editor, and UT alumna Katherine Smith will be reading from her collection, Woman Alone on the Mountain. The event is part of the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library reading series. The mission of Writers in the Library is to “showcase the work of novelists, poets, and other literary craftsmen.” Some of the best voices on the literary scene today are invited to read.

The reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.

Katherine Smith’s poems voyage from Paris to Appalachia. The ride is smooth and entertaining, and the music of the language impressive. “Katherine Smith is a poet of the taste buds, the tongue, the fingertips. Her sensual music makes us long for love and ‘lavender honey’ in the South of France. But her life alone and with her [daughter] in America is painted richly too,” E.S. Morgan wrote, about Smith’s “Argument by Design.” “The poet astounds by her incredible range,” Richard Jackson agreed. Smith’s new book focuses on strong women living in our mountains. Katherine Smith received her MFA from the University of Virginia. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares and Missouri Review, among scores of journals.

Opening for Katherine Smith will be Tanque Jones, one of the first poets to receive an MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2014. Her first book, Woman in Transition, was published by WordTech in 2014. In this sultry, hard-hitting collection, the poet is a truth-teller, speaking of race and class in East Tennessee, embodying strength and honor. But first and foremost Tanque Jones is a love poet, singing the blues.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu or visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Steam Pipes to be Replaced next to Hodges Library

Underground steam pipes next to Hodges Library are scheduled for replacement. Work will begin March 13 and continue through the summer of 2017.

During the project:

  • Both ground floor entrances to Hodges Library will remain open.
  • The sidewalk along Volunteer Blvd., between Melrose Ave. and the pedestrian mall, will be closed throughout the project.
  • The crosswalk between Hodges Library and the College of Business will remain open with only brief interruptions.
  • The southbound lane of Volunteer Blvd. closest to Hodges Library will be closed to traffic throughout the project.

Library Workshops, Spring 2017


ORCID: Your Lifelong Digital Signature

  • Tues., Feb. 7, 3 p.m., Pendergrass Library
  • Wed., March 8, noon, Pendergrass Library
  • Tues., March 28, 2 p.m., 211 Hodges Library

All About Audio (and What the Libraries Has to Offer)

  • Wed., Feb. 15, 1 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
  • Mon., Feb. 20, 1 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
    Interested in oral histories? Podcasting? Musicmaking? There are a plethora of ways to use audio for research and creativity activity . . .and the libraries are here to help you along the way. Join our media literacy librarian and digital humanities librarian for a hands-on workshop about tools, software, and techniques to help you get started with your audio projects.

Research Posters: A Step-by-Step Primer to Design, Printing, & Presentation

  • Wed., March 22, noon, Pendergrass Library
  • Tues., April 11, 3 p.m., Pendergrass Library
    Poster sessions in classes and at conferences are a way to visually convey your research. This workshop will offer you the basics in design, content, and printing resources. Need to make a poster? Bring your laptop to get started or to get feedback on your design. To register for the workshop, email Caroline Zeglen at credmon1@nullutk.edu.

Introduction to Endnote

  • Wed., Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
  • Fri., Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
  • Wed., March 1, 3:30 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
    Learn how to format your citations automatically. Create a library of your citations and insert them in Microsoft Word papers. Store PDFs as well. This hands-on class will get you started using Endnote.

Introduction to Health Sciences Resources

  • Thurs., March 23, 3 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
    Are you new to health-related research? Please join us to learn about health resources that are freely available online and through UT Libraries. To register for the workshop, please email Melanie Allen at melanie-allen@nullutk.edu.

Introduction to Video

  • Tues., Feb. 21, 11 a.m., 211 Hodges Library
  • Wed., Feb. 22, 1 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
    This pre-production workshop is intended to help you or your class get your project planned and prepared for editing. The class will include basic information about planning and storyboarding your project, copyright and fair use issues, services and equipment available in the library, and other pre-production details. The workshop includes a basic introduction to the editing interface of your choice of editing software: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or iMovie (will be negotiated with those who register). This workshop can be adapted for a specific type of video or project. To register, email Michelle Brannen at brannen@nullutk.edu.

Copyright, Plagiarism, and Avoiding Research Misconduct in the Publication Process

  • Tues., Jan. 31, 3 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
  • Wed., Feb. 22, 3 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
    In addition to completing research, authors must contend with writing and publishing concerns such as self-plagiarism, dual submissions, copyright, and other thorny issues. This workshop is an overview of basic publication ethics followed by a discussion, so bring your questions.

Open Access Publishing and Predatory Journals

  • Wed., March 1, 12:15 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
  • Thurs., March 30, 12:30 p.m., 211 Hodges Library
    Learn how to evaluate publishers, discover tools to find journals that meet good publishing standards, and discuss why publishers are adopting “open” as a method of publication.

“Make Break”: Learn about 3D Printing at Pendergrass Library

  • Thurs., Feb. 16, 2 p.m., Pendergrass Library
  • Thurs., March 16, 2 p.m., Pendergrass Library
  • Thurs., April 20, 2 p.m., Pendergrass Library
    Are you curious about 3D printing? Have you ever wondered how to incorporate 3D design into everyday life and classroom projects? Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Make Break, 2-3 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, in Pendergrass Library. Make Break is an interactive tour and demonstration of the library’s makerspace and 3D printing technology. Participants will be entered into a raffle for a free 3D print of up to $25 value. Raffle winners will be announced at the end of the semester and receive a consultation on choosing or designing their 3D object. To register for Make Break, email Richard Sexton at jsexton3@nullutk.edu.

Finding, Understanding and Applying Information About Healthy Eating

  • Wed., March 22, 5:30 p.m., Pendergrass Library
    Library resources, tips, and tricks to promote healthy eating! To register for the workshop, email Caroline Zeglen at credmon1@nullutk.edu.

Lighting Basics

  • Fri., Feb. 10, noon, Studio (235 Hodges Library)
  • Fri., Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Studio (235 Hodges Library)
    Working on a video or photo project? Need to improve your lighting? This workshop will teach you basic lighting techniques. The workshop will also introduce you to equipment available for checkout from the library and how to utilize that service.

#UTKLibPets: Meet Ruby!

UT Libraries is excited to introduce #UTKLibPets! Follow UTKLibraries on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or our blog to meet the beloved pets of library staff. Tag us to share your adorable pet photos, or for an extra challenge, snap a photo of your pet sporting UT orange!


Name:  Ruby Maybeline

Breed:  Blue Heeler

Age: 8

Likes:  Seeing how many toys she can carry at one time, car rides, belly rubs, herding her brothers and moms like they are cattle, and sniffing little kids’ belly buttons.

Dislikes:  Being touched in her armpits, the sound of a trumpet, cigarette smoke, and having her picture taken.

What she does all day:  Bosses her little brother George around, basks in intense patches of sunshine, organizes all her toys into one pile in random places of the house and yard, and chills on her personal throne.

Heroes: Her older brother, Marley

One word: Tender

Owner: Shelly O’Barr, The Studio

Novelist Amy Greene to Speak March 23

The Friends of the Knox County Public Library and the Library Society of the University of Tennessee will host novelist Amy Greene at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the East Tennessee History Center. Greene will present the 2017 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture.

Greene was born and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and she began writing stories about the people of Appalachia from a very young age.

Her debut novel, “Bloodroot” (2010), was named among Booklist’s Top 10 Debut Novels and received the Weatherford Award for fiction from the Appalachian Studies Association. In her latest novel, “Long Man” (2014), the TVA has dammed the Long Man River, and as the river rises, Annie Clyde Dodson’s three-year-old daughter disappears.

Greene will speak about her writing process and what gives character to her Appalachian novels at the lecture. Union Avenue Books will sell copies of her books on site and Greene will be available to sign items.

The Friends of the Knox County Public Library established the Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture in 2007 to honor the late writer, speaker, teacher, historian, environmentalist and friend of local libraries. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Friends of the Knox County Public Library and the UT Library Society have co-sponsored the lecture.

Writers in the Library Presents Maggie Shipstead, March 6

Novelist Maggie Shipstead will read on Monday, March 6th, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus as part of the Writers in the Library reading series. The mission of Writers in the Library is to “showcase the work of novelists, poets, and other literary craftsmen.” Some of the best voices on the literary scene today are invited to read.

The reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library is free and open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.

Maggie Shipstead is the author of two novels: Astonish Me and Seating Arrangements, which was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the LA Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford.

During the Spring 2017 semester, Shipstead is serving as Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee. 

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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at esmith83@nullutk.edu.

Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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UT Librarian Corey Halaychik Receives Award for Innovation

Corey Halaychik, assistant professor and head of acquisitions and continuing resources at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries, has been named the recipient of the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Halaychik is recognized for his leadership in streamlining the licensing of electronic resources through the University of Tennessee master agreements program and for co-founding The Collective, a new style of library conference.

UT’s master agreements program breaks down bottlenecks created by lengthy yearly negotiations over licenses and contracts. A master agreement, governing all subsequent purchases from a participating vendor, can eliminate costly hours of contract review and significantly speed up the purchase of library materials.

Halaychik’s work as co-founder and co-director of The Collective is transforming the way that librarians and archivists exchange information in a highly interactive conference setting. The conference, held yearly in Knoxville, Tennessee, since 2015, fosters collaboration and focuses on affordability, hands-on participation, and tangible takeaways for attendees.

The ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation, sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The award will be presented on June 24 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Novelist Amy Greene to Speak March 23

Novelist Amy Greene will present the Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center. The lecture is sponsored annually by the Library Society of the University of Tennessee and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.


Amy Greene. Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess.

Greene was born and raised in the foothills of East Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, and she began writing stories about the people of Appalachia from a very young age. Her two published novels reflect the people and the land she knows well.

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