UT Libraries News

UT Joins Digital Public Library of America

UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

Dean of Libraries Joins Tenn-Share Board

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Steven Escar Smith, dean of UT Libraries, has been appointed to the executive board of Tenn-Share, the statewide library consortium. He will serve as a member and secretary to the board through 2016.

In the News: UT Libraries Acquires Andrew Jackson Bible

UT Libraries recently acquired the Bible in which President Andrew Jackson’s family recorded household births, marriages, and deaths for more than half a century. Several media outlets have highlighted the news including: Chattanooga Times Free Press The Knoxville News Sentinel

Libraries Ranks in Top 25 of Public Research Universities

The UT Libraries has been ranked in the top twenty-five of all public research universities in the US, according to recently released data from a leading industry organization. The Association of Research Libraries ranked UT Libraries twenty-fourth among public research universities—up three spots from last year. UT remains in third place among peer institutions in

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In Memoriam: Rabia Gibbs

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Rabia Gibbs, an assistant professor and librarian, passed away on June 15. Gibbs joined the UT Libraries in 2010 as a diversity resident librarian. In 2012 she was appointed digital services and access librarian in Special Collections. Funeral services will be held this week in Gibbs’s hometown of Philadelphia.