UT Libraries News

UT Librarian Marielle Veve Receives Piercy Award

Marielle Veve, assistant professor and interim metadata leader at the UT Libraries, is the recipient of the 2011 Esther J. Piercy Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. Veve was recognized for her innovative thinking and leadership in technical services librarianship, her contributions to library associations, and her research and publications.

Steven Escar Smith Named New UT Libraries Dean

Steven Escar Smith has been named the dean of the University of Tennessee Libraries. Smith, interim executive associate dean at Texas A&M Libraries in College Station, Texas, begins his new role on July 1. “We are thrilled that Steve has agreed to take this critical leadership position,” said UT Knoxville Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Susan Martin.

Fun Run to Benefit UT Libraries March 5

The 19th annual Love Your Libraries Fun Run benefiting UT Libraries will take place Saturday, March 5, at Circle Park on campus. The event is sponsored by Comcast and hosted by the UT Knoxville Graduate Student Senate.

News Sentinel: Park supporter, author Horace Kephart found refuge in Appalachia

This News Sentinel article reports on the recent UT event honoring the life of Horace Kephart, a figure instrumental to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. UT Libraries hosted the event, which also celebrated the university’s acquisition of a significant collection of letters, photographs, newspaper clippings and other records of Kephart’s life.

UT Library to Digitize Newspapers, Preserve History

It has been said that newspapers are a “first draft of history” but JoAnne Deeken, head of UT Knoxville Libraries’ Technical Services and Digital Access, believes — for Tennessee — “newspapers are history.” This is why she is thrilled UT Knoxville has received $325,165 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to work with the Tennessee State Library and Archives for the digitization of 100,000 pages of Tennessee’s microfilmed newspapers, dating from 1836-1922, as part of the NEH’s National Digital Newspaper Program.

UT Libraries Welcomes New Writer in Residence Jeff Daniel Marion

Poet Jeff Daniel Marion will be the Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence at UT Libraries for the 2010-2011 academic year. As Writer in Residence, Marion will organize the Writers in the Library series of readings held in the John C. Hodges Library.

Phillips Named UT Libraries Interim Dean

Linda Phillips, UT Libraries professor and department head, has been named interim dean of UT Libraries. Phillips officially begins her appointment on July 1.

UT to Celebrate Its Faculty Authors

The University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Knoxville Office of Research will recognize and celebrate university faculty who have written books during the last year with a special faculty authors reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the first-floor galleria of Hodges Library.

UT to Host Cormac McCarthy Scholar

Author and Cormac McCarthy scholar Christopher J. Walsh will speak at the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville and at Hodges Library at UT Knoxville, April 7-8.