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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,

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Join Scholarly Communications as a Student Assistant starting Summer 2020!

Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled.   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,

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

Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled.   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

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

New Special Collections Exhibition – The Campus Library: Supporting Research and Scholarship Since 1886

Stop by the Roth Grand Reading Room on the 4th floor of the library (LIB 402) to check out the newest exhibition from Special Collections, “The Campus Library: Supporting Research and Scholarship Since 1886.” Coinciding with the library’s 5th year of operation in its current building, this retrospective features a timeline detailing the history of the campus library and an assortment of promotional materials and photographs from years past.

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