World War I on Display in Special Collections and Roth Reading Room

View World War I resources available from Special Collection on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439) and the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room (LIB 402) through December 2016. In honor of the centennial of the Great War, enjoy a display of materials from the Anne Bachman Hyde correspondence and research notesCyrus Griffin Martin diaries and military records, Frank Prescott papers and records,  World War I postersEcho student newspaper, and Moccasin yearbooks collections as well as descriptive panels from a traveling exhibition curated by the University of the South.

Le gala des marins de France . . . á la Comédie Française

Le gala des marins de France . . . á la Comédie Française, 1916

Great News for Night Owls! Expanded Overnight Study Area Now Open

Overnight-BlogMany thanks to all of the students who completed the Annual Library Survey this past Spring, as well as the SGA members who worked closely with the Library during Finals in the Spring of 2016 to figure out a way to make late-night study better for students.  Your feedback and suggestions were heard, and we are delighted to share the news that one of the most common wishes has been granted.

The Library’s 1st floor public spaces are now available for overnight study!

This is a temporary pilot program to see how well it works for students, and will follow the same strategy developed in conjunction with the SGA that worked so well during Spring 2016 Finals. All public spaces on the first floor, rather than only the traditional 24/5 study space, will remain available for use on Sundays-Thursdays, providing additional seating and study areas. This much larger space means that more students will be able to study in comfort throughout the nights during the regular semester instead of only during Finals.

Please be aware:

  • A security officer will be monitoring the 1st floor for your safety;
  • Group rooms and lounges (Rooms 101 and 118) will not be available for use; only the public open-seating areas will be available;
  • The 1st floor CheckOut desk will not be staffed, so library materials cannot be borrowed between 12:00am – 7:45am;
  • All circulating library equipment (laptops, etc.) and study room keys will need to be returned before midnight (when the rest of the Library closes) to avoid accumulating overdue fines;
  • Starbucks will be closed.

Check out the regular and special hours for all areas of the Library at

Happy Late-Night Studying!

New 2015 ASCD Education eBooks!

The UTC Library is pleased to announce the addition of 35 new eBook titles as part of the ASCD Education Collection available through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

As an organization dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leadership, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) continues to provide cutting-edge information that supports student success and educational leadership. These resources will certainly help anyone wanting to stay ahead of the curve on trends in education.
When browsing these new titles, you may be inclined to pick up “Unlocking Student Potential,” which outlines ways to identify student strengths in the classroom and techniques to incorporate them into your teaching style.
You may select “5 Myths About Classroom Technology” and learn how to assess a student’s technology needs.
You could also take a look at “Better Than Carrots or Sticks” to learn about creating a successful classroom environment.

When using the Gale eBooks interface, it is possible to create a folder of titles you find interesting, export files to Google Drive, to generate a bibliographic citation for the book you’re reading, and to download, e-mail, or even listen to the book as an .mp3 file!
Conducting education research has never been easier!

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Interesting Titles:

Brush Up on Brazil For the 2016 Summer Olympics!

In August, the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over the course of sixteen days, athletes from around the world will compete in 28 sports for 306 sets of medals. Build up for the games has come not only from the excitement of the Olympics trials in sports like diving, gymnastics, and volleyball, but also from media reports of Brazil’s social and economic troubles, leading many to question whether or not Brazil is ready to host the events.
Are you curious to know what the media is getting right? Or maybe you’re interested in learning more about Brazilian culture in general? The UTC Library has two eBook collections that feature a multitude of books to pique your interest in Brazil.
The Duke University Press eBook collection features many works that explore diverse cultures and experiences, particularly in Latin America.
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One item in their holdings is “Bruno: Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer” by Robert Gay. This book is the product of Gay’s interviews with a man named Bruno, who provides stark details about life in prison, the Brazilian drug trade, and the complex structures of gang life.

Another work available is “Making Samba: A New History of Race and Music in Brazil” by Marc A. Hertzman. His book looks at the way Afro-Brazilian culture transformed in the 1920s within the context of intellectual property claims on music.
Finally, Duke has published “Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil” by Alexander Edmonds. His work, inspired by a parade that paid homage to a Rio de Janeiro-based plastic surgeons, explores notions of beauty in both wealthy and impoverished Brazilian communities.

The Palgrave eBook collection, available through SpringerLink on the library’s website, also contains many titles focused on social and cultural institutions in Brazil.
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The book “Race, Politics, and Education in Brazil” by Ollie A. Johnson III and Rosana Heringer examines the manner in which affirmative action policies have been implemented in Brazil’s universities.

“Reimagining Black Difference and Politics in Brazil” by Alexandre Emboaba Da Costa places the political struggle of Black Brazilians in a greater context of various ideologies throughout the Americas.

Another interesting title is “Women’s Police Stations” by Cecilia MacDowell Santos. Sao Paulo was the first city in Brazil to house a police station run by women for women as a way of investigating crimes like domestic violence or rape. This work looks at woman’s relationship to the state within the context of these stations.

These books only scratch the surface of what is available through both Duke University Press and Palgrave’s eBook collections. We hope these resources will satisfy your curiosities and help you learn a little more about the country set to take the world stage!

IEEE Journals Offer Much More Than Just Electrical Engineering Content!

IEEE journals cover topics beyond engineering, ranging from criminal justice to the health sciences.

Access over 170 IEEE journals dating back to 1884 .