Then a visiting assistant professor at Virginia Tech, Ashley Maynor, filmmaker and UT digital librarian, was on campus in Blacksburg when the flood of condolence cards, teddy bears, and other things began pouring into the area.
UT Libraries and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will host a Big Orange STEM Symposium for Tennessee high school and first-year college students on Saturday, April 18.
UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.
Dom Flemons, the American Songster, will give a lecture and perform during an event co-sponsored by UT on Thursday, March 12.
David Atkins, head of branch libraries and collection logistics, and Alesha Shumar, university archivist, are the UT Libraries faculty trailblazers as part of Faculty Appreciation Week.
Steven Escar Smith, dean of UT Libraries, has been appointed to the executive board of Tenn-Share, the statewide library consortium. He will serve as a member and secretary to the board through 2016.
A Newbery Honor–winning author will visit UT on October 6 to discuss his young adult nonfiction book about the development of the atomic bomb.
UT Libraries recently acquired the Bible in which President Andrew Jackson’s family recorded household births, marriages, and deaths for more than half a century. Several media outlets have highlighted the news including: Chattanooga Times Free Press The Knoxville News Sentinel
The Bible in which President Andrew Jackson’s family recorded household births, marriages, and deaths for more than half a century now belongs to UT Libraries.
The UT Libraries has been ranked in the top twenty-five of all public research universities in the US, according to recently released data from a leading industry organization. The Association of Research Libraries ranked UT Libraries twenty-fourth among public research universities—up three spots from last year. UT remains in third place among peer institutions in
UT has received another boost to its efforts to preserve state history. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $345,000 to the UT Libraries for phase three of the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project.
Rabia Gibbs, an assistant professor and librarian, passed away on June 15. Gibbs joined the UT Libraries in 2010 as a diversity resident librarian. In 2012 she was appointed digital services and access librarian in Special Collections. Funeral services will be held this week in Gibbs’s hometown of Philadelphia.