Construction at Pendergrass Library Begins October 5

A new construction project on the agriculture campus will impact Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library.  On Monday, October 5, preparations begin for construction of a new College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Learning Center. The Teaching and Learning Center will become a new “front door” to Pendergrass Library. At this time, Pendergrass Library hours … Continued

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How to Library: Fall 2020

With fall classes being offered in person, online, and through a hybrid combination, UT Libraries resources and services will follow a similar structure.  “We were well equipped to maintain our high level of service and support to the Volunteer community while remaining fully online during the last half of the spring and the full summer … Continued

UT Press Joins the University Libraries

Effective July 1, 2020, the University of Tennessee Press joins the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus as a division of the University of Tennessee Libraries. The move follows a national trend of university presses and research libraries joining forces to advance their complementary missions.  “We have an exceptional library and an excellent university press,” said Holly … Continued

Wildfire Grant Project

National Endowment for the Arts Will Fund Wildfire Recovery Project

The National Endowment for the Arts will fund a project intended to promote community healing from the devastating impact of the 2016 Chimney Tops II Wildfires. A $75,000 grant from NEA’s Our Town program will fund Wildfire Recovery through Art and Public Memory, a project of the University of Tennessee Libraries, the City of Gatlinburg, … Continued

Steve Smith to Lead Fall Semester Planning; Holly Mercer Will Serve as Acting Dean

Dean of Libraries Steve Smith will coordinate the next stage of planning for UT Knoxville’s fall semester. Chancellor Donde Plowman announced Smith’s appointment on May 21 as a special advisor on best practices for returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith’s appointment to the chancellor’s cabinet will last through at least August 31. Senior Associate Dean … Continued

Deans Student Advisory Committee

Thank You, Dean’s Student Advisory Committee

The Dean’s Student Advisory Committee (DSAC) meets several times per semester to engage in discussions about library resources, services, and programs.  “The Student Advisory Committee provides invaluable input to strategic decisions, library programs, communications with students, and how we use library spaces,” said Dean of Libraries Steve Smith. “It’s essential to everything we do that we … Continued