UT Libraries News

Open Access Week: Open Textbooks

The cost of textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years, which has led some faculty to explore options in the textbook market. Open textbooks for high enrollment introductory courses are gaining momentum among instructors and students.

Open Access Week: Publish in Open Access Journals

Open access journals make research results freely available to all, without subscription costs. But not all open access journals are the same. Librarians recommend a quick way to find open access journals that meet recognized publishing standards.

Learn About 3-D Printing During Make Break at Pendergrass Library

Are you curious about 3-D printing? Have you ever wondered how to incorporate 3-D design into everyday life and classroom projects? Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Make Break, 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 in Pendergrass Library. Make Break is an interactive tour and demonstration of the library’s maker space and 3-D printing technology.

UT to Host Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators on October 22

East Tennessee high school teachers, guidance counselors, and other education professionals are invited to learn ways they can better prepare students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields for the rigors of college life during Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators on October 22. The free half-day event is hosted by UT Libraries and will be held at John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard.

UT to Host Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Oct. 4

Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will speak at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, as part of the Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Cole’s lecture, “The Case for Diversity and Inclusion,” will take place in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom.

UT Joins Open Textbook Network

This fall, librarians will meet with campus stakeholders to explore adoption of open textbooks, and to encourage faculty to author and license their own open textbooks.