10 Questions With… Dr. Maggie Herb!

Option 5Dr. Maggie Herb is the new Director of the Writing and Communication Center and she’s graciously answered a few questions to help the UTC community get to know her. Before we jump into the questions, here’s a little background about Maggie:

Maggie grew up in Pennsylvania but spent the last few years in the Land of the Mouse (aka Central Florida), where she directed the Writing Center at Stetson University. She has a Ph.D. in Composition & TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has been working in writing centers for nearly 15 years. Maggie’s research focuses on writing center pedagogy, as well as the institutional positioning and labor issues related to writing center work. She’s excited to be here at UTC directing the brand new, beautiful Writing and Communication Center (she wants you to visit! Drop by Room 327!!), and in her free time, she’s enjoying exploring Chattanooga with her husband Jim and her neurotic rescue dog, Aubie.

And now, the questions!

1. Who are some of your favorite writers?

David Sedaris makes me cry with laughter. I’m also a big fan of Sarah Vowell; I love the way she merges history with personal narrative. Kurt Vonnegut. Toni Morrison. Judy Blume.

2. What’s your favorite reading genre?

I like nonfiction a lot—history, biography, essays, celebrity tell-alls, true crime, you name it! I won’t pretend to have super highbrow taste; I’m currently in a book club with some friends that is making its way through this list of the 40 Trashiest Novels of All Time!

3. Do you prefer to write with a pen or a keyboard?

Pen for brainstorming, Keyboard for when I’m ready to write full sentences and paragraphs

4. Which Golden Girl are you (& why)?

While I think my outward voice and demeanor might invite comparison to a smarter (I hope!) version of Rose, my inner monologue is much more Sophia-esque.

5. Which song best pumps you up for writing? 

I’m someone who needs dead silence when I write, so…just the soothing sounds of white noise!

6. What will you miss most about living in Florida ?

Although I didn’t love living in Florida, I DID love (and will miss) living close (enough) to the beach AND to authentic Cuban food! I will even miss the unique brand of Florida weirdness that you’re always hearing about on the news.

7. Who do you think was a better diarist: Doogie Howser, M.D. or Bridget Jones?

I am a v. big fan of Bridget Jones.

8. Favorite guilty pleasure?

The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo! I have no shame.

9. Any childhood toys that you would still play with today?

My parents still have my childhood dollhouse, and occasionally when I’m home at Christmas, I will still get the urge to rearrange all the furniture.

10. What do you want UTC faculty, staff and students to know about the WCC?

The most important thing to know is that the WCC now offers a much wider range of services than in the past. We can help with any type of writing, at any stage of the writing process. Even if you have no idea what to write about, we can help you brainstorm and talk through your ideas. But, we can also help with much more than just writing, now that we’ve expanded to become the Writing and Communication Center. If you have a presentation or speech you want to practice, we can be your audience as you run through it and then give you pointers. We can help you make a PowerPoint or Prezi. We can help you prep for a debate. If you’re making a documentary, we can help you with your script. Basically, if your project involves written or spoken words, we can help! We’re open this summer through August 4; feel free to drop in or make an appointment here.

Action Required from EndNote desktop users!

There is a change to the URL that makes it possible for EndNote desktop to search for the full text of articles listed in your EndNote library.  If you have been using the Find Full Text feature, your old OpenURL Path URL will not work after June 30, 2015.

If you haven’t used the Find Full Text feature of EndNote desktop, you may want to watch this short (4 minute) video that shows what it does and how to use it.

Please make the following change by July 1, 2015. 

EndNote for Windows:

EndNote for the Mac:


In the video, they are not using the “Authenticate with URL”, but we use it at UTC so you can search for full text even when you’re off campus.

When you use Find Full Text, it will ask you to enter your UTC ID and password.  Once you’ve done that, you’ll see this screen:

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Ignore the “Database Selection Error” message and just click on Continue.  Then choose Find Full Text once more and the process will start.  You’ll see how EndNote is doing over on the left side:


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If you have questions or need some assistance, please contact Beverly-Kutz@utc.edu or Chapel-Cowden@utc.edu.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage gets even better with Capital IQ

The S&P NetAdvantage resource has become even more powerful with expanded content from S&P Capital IQ’s leading financial data and independent analysis.

View this updated resource now by clicking here. (The direct link to access NetAdvantage is http://proxy.lib.utc.edu/login?url=http://na.capitaliq.com/ip/CHATT)

Check out this PDF to see step-by-step directions for finding this exciting data in the new interface, and if you ever have any questions, please contact the library.

This new generation of NetAdvantage is built on the Capital IQ interface which provides:

  • A more integrated search in contrast to the current NetAdvantage where the user needs to differentiate searches by ticker, name, public or private companies etc.
  • A major boost in public company coverage to over 250,000 public companies
  • Expanded private company universe to over 3 million private companies
  • Better workflow integration tools such as the ability to download every screen or list
  • New industry research with key benchmarks and constituent data by industry with a refine industry drill down into micro level sector data.
  • Auditability of financial data with click-throughs to identify the components of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow items down to their source documents such as 10-Ks

Please contact the library with any questions!

June 2015 at the Library


Summer Visits from a Therapy Dog