UT Libraries News

5K Race to Benefit UT Libraries March 3

Book lovers can show the UT Libraries some love by hitting the pavement March 3. The Graduate Student Senate is hosting the twentieth annual Love Your Libraries 5K Race. Proceeds from the event will help the libraries buy electronic resources, books, equipment, and other critical items for students.

UT Libraries Faculty Authors Reception in March

The Office of Research and the University Libraries will host a reception honoring faculty book authors on March 29, in the Jack E. Reese Galleria of the John C. Hodges Library. The University Libraries is seeking faculty who have published scholarly monographs in 2011-2012 so that they may be invited to the reception.

Historic UT Football Programs Now Digitized

Volunteer fans can now read about thrilling victories and crushing defeats, influential coaches and dedicated players throughout the history of Tennessee football. Football programs dating back to 1904 are available online as the newest addition to the digital collections on the UT Knoxville Libraries website.

UT Welcomes New Deans

Three new deans have started their jobs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and one other will begin work in January. Steven Escar Smith began as dean of UT Libraries on July 1; Scott Poole took over as dean of the College of Architecture and Design on July 15; and Victoria Niederhauser began her role as dean of the College of Nursing on August 1. Theresa M. Lee will begin her new job as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on January 1, 2012.

UT Library to Host African-American Achievement Showcase

Music, poetry, and displays will be part of a September 8 commemoration of the achievements of the University of Tennessee’s African-American students and faculty. The UT Libraries will host the 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. event in the John C. Hodges Library. It is part of the university’s yearlong celebration honoring the first African-American undergraduate students at UT Knoxville.

Associate Dean of Libraries Linda Phillips to Retire

Linda Phillips, a long-time professor and associate dean of libraries, has announced her retirement effective August 31. She served as interim dean last academic year during the search for the libraries’ new chief. The campus is invited to a reception in her honor on Tuesday, September 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center.

Historical TN Newspaper Digitized, Available Online

Tennessee has now made its first contribution to a national electronic database of historical newspapers, thanks to a federal grant. The Tennessee Digital Newspaper Project is a joint effort between UT and the Tennessee State Library and Archives to digitize more than 100,000 pages of Tennessee’s microfilmed newspapers dating from 1836 to 1922.

UT Libraries Offers Online Access to Historical Religious Sermons

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is providing scholars of early America with a new tool for researching religious thought in the South. Southern Manuscript Sermons before 1800: A Bibliography, edited by UT Knoxville English professor Michael Lofaro, is now available in both book and database form.

UT Celebrates Its Faculty Authors

“Clearly, the book is not dead.” That was the message University of Tennessee Libraries Interim Dean Linda Phillips shared with an audience gathered to honor UT faculty members who published books in the past year. An April 13 reception in the John C. Hodges Library was hosted by the University Libraries, the Office of Research, and the Office of the Chancellor. More than fifty books representing sixty-five UT authors were on display, including several e-books viewable on laptops displayed alongside the bound volumes. The e-books were published by the University of Tennessee’s online imprint, Newfound Press.