Posted on 26 October 2011 by Bo Baker
In addition to hosting our annual Halloween Costume Contest, we’re featuring some spooky selections from our book and DVD collections. We have horror fiction, regional ghost stories, and other cultural studies on related topics located next to the reference desk on the first floor. We also have a selection of classic horror DVDs at the end of our feature films section also on the first floor. Take home a scare this week!
Posted on 25 October 2011 by Bo Baker
Here at the library, we love Halloween. It conjurs so many good memories. Like that time we dressed up as a Memex? Everybody totally got that. Or when we brutally critiqued New York Magazine’s taxonomy of zombies amongst ourselves? Insane-O! Then, of course, there’s the great cat dress-up contest. No, not that one … remember, the one with the theme of “Lady Detectives”? Yeah. Off the chain. Anyway, Halloween’s kinda our thing. So join us, won’t you?
Here are the details:
What: Library Halloween Costume Contest
When: Monday, October 31, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Library atrium
Why: Prizes include $50, $30, and $20 Barnes & Noble gift cards and a place in our hearts.
How: Register on-site to enter the contest; we’ll snap your photo and our esteemed panel of judges will pick our top three winners.
Below are last year’s winners and you can check out all of our contestants on our Facebook page.
Even if you’re not interested in dressing up, stop by for candy, music, and anything else we cook up. See you then!
Boom. 2010 Contest Winners.
Posted on 13 October 2011 by Steve Cox
Fletcher Hall Library
Over the next several months, in conjunction with the university’s 125th anniversary, we will bring you moments in the history of the university library. In its 125 years, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has had four different names, and four different libraries. The current library, the T. Cartter and Margaret Lupton Library, is in its final months as the university’s library,with the new $48 million library scheduled to open in 2013. The Lupton Library was opened in 1974 and has served the university and community since then. Prior to this library, the university’s library has been housed in Old Main (no longer standing), Founders Hall, and Fletcher Hall (which also housed the city’s public library, but in a separate collection). The new library will be a state-of-the-art academic library, more than able to handle today’s technological needs of a growing 21st century metropolitan university campus. We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings!
Posted on 11 October 2011 by Bo Baker
Free and Clear: Free Tools and Mobile Apps (50 min.)
In order to help ourselves spend more time buying eyeglasses and cardigans, librarians love to keep up with free software. Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to this workshop to learn about apps that will help you organize, create, and be awesome in general – all for the cost of zero. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to utilize our free time looking at more pictures of cats and/or corgis on the internet.
Tue. Oct. 11 3-3:50 pm in Library 208
Fri. Oct. 14 11-11:50 am in Library 208
Information on all of our workshops is available on our instruction page.
Image: Warming Glow via vivelepablo
Posted on 07 October 2011 by Theresa Liedtka
As you know, the Library is undertaking a review of the circulating book collection, located on the 3rd floor. The review began last year and will take approximately two years to complete. Phase 3 materials, or the 15 subject areas below, are currently available for campus review and input.
Access to books selected for campus review, a project summary, a calendar, statistics, ways to provide input, and other project information is available here. Continue Reading