Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Local Authors

November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo and looking for inspiration from some of your favorite Tennessee and Chattanooga authors, check out some of rare books housed in Special Collections including works authored and illustrated by local authors including, Cherie Priest.

Cherie Priest is an award winning novelist and blogger who earned her M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2001. Priest currently resides in Chattanooga and even set her Eden Moore series in the Scenic City. Explore works like Boneshaker (nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo awards) and The Family Plot to get inspired by this talented fantasy, horror, and sci-fi author.

Discover more UC and UTC authors in the Library’s University Alumnus Collection and get inspired to write the great American novel by participating in NaNoWriMo!

New 2016 Springer eBooks!

UTC Library has recently added over 7,000 titles from 2016 to its Springer eBook offerings. These eBooks will surely interest those in the science, engineering, and medical fields, just to name a few.

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Springer titles feature everything from “3D Printed Science Projects,” a guide to educating students of all ages with the help of 3D printed models to “China’s New Urbanization,” which provides an in-depth look at a plan for developing China’s cities.

Business students may find “Optimization of Leadership Style” useful for learning about management on an international level.

Finally, those in the social sciences may see “Changing Female Literacy Practices in Algeria” and learn about the way religion factors into the way women learn to read.

Users can download the eBooks at either the chapter or entire title level and search for other titles in relevant subjects.

Interesting titles:

2016 Library Open House

2015-cakeJoin us for the Library’s Open House and enjoy sweet treats and refreshments while learning about all of the ways the Library can help you! Information about programs, services and materials available to you will be on display.

Learn more about the Library Studio, Writing & Communication Center, 1-on-1 Research Appointments, equipment available to you, treasures held in the University Archives, and much more! Plus, there will be candy and buttons!

The Library Open House will be held on Monday October 31st from 1:00 – 3:00pm on the Library 1st floor.

Super special bonus prize: You can enter to win $50 from Starbucks! Simply visit the Open House and fill out an entry form.

2016 Halloween Costume Contest

costume-winners-tableYour favorite time of year is here!

The Library’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest is back, with your chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card!

Simply visit the Library in costume on
Monday October 31st
1:00pm – 3:00pm
We’ll take your picture and enter you into the contest (voting takes place on the UTC Library’s Facebook page).

Check out past entrants in the Facebook photo galleries here: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Hope to see you at the Library in costume on Halloween!

eResources for National Bullying Prevention Month

No bullying by Leo Reynolds /CC by-nc-sa 2.0

No bullying by Leo Reynolds /CC by-nc-sa 2.0

This October marks the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign instituted by the PACER Center to bring communities together to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. While the PACER Center focuses on the needs of children and youths, bullying is a social issue that plagues many age groups and social settings in our world. Many of UTC Library’s online resources can assist with research on the many forms of bullying and can help provide context for why we should stand up against bullying.

Most people associate bullying as an issue with young people in school. Bullying, however, can occur among all age groups at all levels of education. Some resources available include articles like “Prevention of Bullying in Early Educational Settings: Pedagogical and Organisational Factors Related to Bullying” in the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal and “Bullying at a University: Students’ Experiences of Bullying” in Studies in Higher Education. The ebook “Keeping the Child Healthy and Safe” has ideas about how to create environments free of bullying.

Bullying is also not limited to occurring at school, as evidenced by ’Yes, We Have an Anti-Bullying Policy, But…’ HR Professionals’ Understandings and Experiences with Workplace Bullying Policy” in Communication Studies and the ebook “Managing Workplace Bullying.” Issues of bullying online and in the workplace are just as prevalent.

Together, we can work toward removing bullying from our schools, our workplaces, and the places we inhabit online. We can be inspired programs like Stop Bullying Now!, featured in the article “Stop Bullying Now! A Federal Campaign for Bullying Prevention and Intervention” also from the Journal of School Violence. By better understanding what bullying is, how and where it occurs, and how people work to prevent it, we can join the worldwide effort toward stamping out bullying.


eBooks / eJournals

Journal of School Violence

The Journal of School Violence is a multi-disciplinary, quarterly journal that publishes peer-reviewed empirical studies related to school violence and victimization. Accepting a variety of social science methodologies, this international journal explores the broad range of contemporary issues centering on violence in the school environment.
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Managing Workplace Bullying

by Aryanne Oade

How to Identify, Respond to and Manage Bullying Behavior in the Workplace
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Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe, 2010

Editor: Marge Scherer

Explores what it means to foster health and safety for students by offering a look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety.
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