School of Information Sciences News

UT Shares in Grant to Study Value of Academic Libraries

A $1 million grant to study the value of academic libraries to students, faculty, policymakers, funders and others has been awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to UT Knoxville in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries.

UT Expert Suggests Five Great Holiday Book Gifts for Your Kids

Need help finding some great books for the youngsters on your holiday list? UT Knoxville might be able to help. Miranda Clark, director of UT’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature, suggests five reads for children.

UT Professor Serves on Congressional Roundtable

A UT Knoxville Professor Carol Tenopir is serving on the U.S. Congressional roundtable to study how the results of federally funded research can be more widely disseminated. Tenopir is a professor of information sciences and the director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies at UT Knoxville.

Learning Curve: UT Distance Education Sees Huge Growth in Past Decade

Jessica Waugh spends her days working as a librarian in the Chesterfield County Public Library in Richmond, Va. At night, she attends classes at UT Knoxville, where she is completing her master’s of science degree in information science and working on her thesis. She’s not racking up miles on her car, though. She’s merely logging hours on her computer. Waugh is among the growing number of students completing their advanced degrees at UT Knoxville via distance education.

UT’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Hold Open House

The Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at UT Knoxville will celebrate its grand re-opening on Monday, Nov. 2, with an open house and lecture by award-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti. The center, which has been around for 10 years, has moved its noncirculating, examination book collection from the Hodges Library to 434 Communications Building and, for the first time, a staff has been hired to oversee it. An open house in the center’s new location will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy refreshments, peruse the books and visit with friends of the center. Then, at 7 p.m., the center will host a lecture and book signing by Bartoletti in the Frank H. McClung Museum.

The Interdisciplinary Science Library

UT Knoxville Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, a faculty member in the School of Information Sciences, is featured in this Inside Higher Ed story on how university libraries are serving the growing field of interdisciplinary studies.