UT Libraries News

UT Libraries Acquires Its 3 Millionth Volume, A Cherokee Spelling Book

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UT Libraries and many of its friends and benefactors recently celebrated the acquisition of the Libraries’ 3 millionth volume, “TSVLVKI SQCLVCLV, A Cherokee Spelling Book.” The Cherokee speller was published in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1819. The Libraries’ copy is one of only three known to exist.

UT Libraries to Acquire Its 3 Millionth Volume Friday

UT Knoxville and the UT Libraries will hold a by-invitation-only event to celebrate the acquisition of the libraries’ three millionth volume, “TSVLVKI SQCLVCLV, A Cherokee Spelling Book,” at 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the first floor galleria and Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library.

UT’s Dewey Named Dean of University Libraries at Penn State

Barbara Dewey, professor and dean of the University of Tennessee Libraries, has been named dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications at The Pennsylvania State University. The appointment is effective Aug. 1, 2010, pending approval of Penn State’s board of trustees.

Historic Smoky Mountain Photos Now in UT Digital Collection

Historic photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains are available in a new image collection from the UT Libraries. The images in the Thompson Brothers Digital Photograph Collection are the work of Jim and Robin Thompson, prominent photographers in Knoxville from the 1920s through the 1940s and pioneering photographers of the Smoky Mountains.

U.S. Poet Laureate to Visit UT Knoxville

The nation’s most highly regarded poet will visit UT Knoxville this month for a poetry reading and book-signing event. Kay Ryan, the 2008-2009 U.S. Poet Laureate, will read and talk about her poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the University Center auditorium. A book-signing event will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

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.