UT Libraries News

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.

Celebrate Open Access Week Oct. 19-23

UT joins more than 200 sites around the globe to celebrate Open Access Week, October 19-23. Research institutes, colleges, universities and advocacy organizations will host events to express their support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research. UT’s celebration will include a screening of video contest entries on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Special Collections Reopens in Hodges Library August 3

The UT Libraries’ Special Collections have relocated to Hodges Library and will reopen on Monday, Aug. 3. Special Collections will be open to the campus community and the general public in room 121 of Hodges Library from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Once-Stolen Civil War Diary Sheds Light on Time Period

The News Sentinel ran this front-page story on a UT Libraries project to scan, digitize and post online the Civil War diary of Henry Pippitt, who was in a Union Army regiment that fought battles around Nashville as well as in other states.

UT Libraries Holds Faculty Focus Group June 18

UT Libraries invites faculty to participate in a focus group to assist in improving the Libraries’ main Web page. The focus group discussion session will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in Hodges Library.

UT Libraries Digitizes Union Soldier’s Civil War Diary

The latest addition to the University of Tennessee Libraries’ digital collections provides an intimate look into the daily life of a Civil War soldier. Three journals kept by Union soldier Henry Pippitt describe life in Company G of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which fought in battles in Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., during the American Civil War.