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ReSEARCH Dialogues 2020: Now on UTC Scholar

The 2020 ReSEARCH Dialogues in-person events in April were cancelled in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, Lisa Piazza, Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor, wanted to create another opportunity for participants to be recognized for their work and showcase their scholarship. Piazza reached out to Scholarly Communications Librarian Rachel Fleming, and they collaborated on creating an online opportunity for all ReSEARCH Dialogues participants using the UTC Library’s

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Intern Perspectives: Riley Grisham

This blog post was authored by Riley Grisham, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Spring 2020. I chose to intern with UTC Special Collections because it seemed like a meeting point of sorts between my two fields of study: English and Art History. Initially, I thought I would only be able to pursue one of these fields in graduate school,

Join Scholarly Communications as a Student Assistant starting Summer 2020!

The Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI) in the UTC Library is hiring a part-time student assistant to support the Initiative by creating a database of course-mapped open resources in general education. The Affordable Course Materials Initiative is a scholarly communications service, housed in Special Collections in the UTC Library. Scholarly Communications services also include copyright and licensing consultation, open scholarship, data management, and instruction on scholarly communications, and open

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Join Special Collections as a Graduate Assistant in 2020-2021!

Graduate Assistants (GA) help Special Collections achieve its mission by working on archival processing and description, digital capture and metadata projects, and outreach initiatives including exhibitions and lesson plan development. In consultation with the Director of Special Collections, GAs will work on projects based on the students’ learning objectives and how the assistantship would meet the applicant’s career goals as well as unit needs. Students who successfully complete projects

Black Heroines for Justice

This blog post was authored by Riley Grisham, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Spring 2020. On April 19, 1980, four Black women—Viola Ellison, Lela Evans, Opal Jackson, and Katherine Johnson—were shot as they exited the Whole Note Lounge on Ninth Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The people responsible for the shooting were three members of the Ku Klux Klan, who

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