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Events Archive | January – December 2012

Know Your Neighborhood, Part V
January 25, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

The University of Memphis Main Campus is surrounded by six distinct neighborhood districts.  The "Part Five" presentation with Jimmy Ogle will examine the twelve churches of the six neighborhood districts, along with the programs of the Highland Area Renewal Corporation.   Neighborhood districts to be presented are Red Acres, University Area, Joffre, East Buntyn, Messick-Buntyn and Normal Station, along with a few remarks about Highland Street from Poplar Avenue to Park Avenue.
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Index to the Civil War in Memphis Newspapers, 1860-1866
March, 2012

The University Libraries is excited to announce the launch of the online Index to the Civil War in Memphis Newspapers, 1860-1866. Five years in the making, the Index was created by Reference Librarian Joyce McKibben. It focuses primarily on local and regional events, but includes coverage of events throughout the United States and the Confederate States during the Civil War. The Index includes the following papers: the Memphis Appeal, Memphis Argus, Memphis Avalanche, and the Memphis Bulletin. Check it out --it's on the Libraries' Database pages under the Memphis Appeal link: https://umdrive.memphis. edu/mckibben/www/index.html.
Congratulations, Joyce!

Barbara Thomas receives 2012 TLA Support Staff Award
March 21, 2012

Barbara R. Thomas, Library Assistant III in the Research and Instructional Services Department of the University Libraries, received the Tennessee Library Association Support Staff Award at the Association's 2012 Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tenn.  The Award recognizes the outstanding performance of a full-time support staff member from a library in the State of Tennessee.

Dr. John Oliphant Lecture
April 5, 2012, 7:00 pm

University Center Fountain View Room Oliphant Lecture

Exhibit "A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965
April 9, 2012, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Dr. Jack Cooper, U of M Coordinator of Jazz Studies, will talk about the composers and their songs and play recorded examples, pertaining to the current library exhibit "A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965."


Faculty Scholarship Week
April 16-20, 2012,

The University Libraries and the Friends of University Libraries will celebrate University of Memphis faculty scholarship and creativity, when professors' work is put on display in the Rotunda of the McWherter Library.

Professor Elizabeth Edwards talks about her artistic research
April 16, 2012, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Dr. Mark Freilich discusses "What's Behind Some Everyday Chemistry".
April 18, 2012, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


The Delta Conference
June 8, 2012, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Delta - Everything Southern! in Rose Theatre

Know Your Neighborhood, Part VI
June 20, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Jimmy Ogle "Know Your Neighborhood VI"

Circulation Conference: Thinking Outside the Book
June 27, 2012

University Center (Bluff Room): Circulation Conference: Thinking Outside The Book. The 8th Annual Circulation Conference will feature workshops that will benefit the overall professional and personal development of public service personnel. Please register now. For more information, please contact Stacey Smith at (901)678-8201, or Yolanda Hawkins at (901)678-2744.

ALA Exhibit "Lincoln and the Constitution"
August 29, 2012

ALA Exhibit "Lincoln and the Constitution", public programs pertaining to the exhibit will be in McWherter Library and Mitchell Hall.

Scott Marler lecture
August 29, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Scott Marler lecture second floor west area

Susan O'Donovan lecture
September 5, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Susan O'Donovan lecture, in McWherter Library second floor west area

Tim Huebner lecture
September 12, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Tim Huebner lecture, in McWherter Libary second floor west area

Daphene McFerren and Charles McKinney
September 19, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Daphene McFerren and Charles McKinney, in McWherter Library second floor west area

Parallel Lincoln/Constitution History book discussions/lectures
August 31 - September 21, 2012

Friday, August 31- Sept 21, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, in Mitchell Hall (Friday evenings, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm), Parallel Lincoln/Constitution History book discussions/lectures

Banned Books Week
October 1-5, 2012, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

McWherter Library Rotunda, first floor

Steven A. Knowlton wins Captain William Driver Award
October 5-6, 2012

Steven A. Knowlton, assistant professor and collection development librarian, won the Captain William Driver Award for best presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA), during October 5 - 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

"From Letter to Grid: Failed Epistemologies and the Reclaiming of Florida"
October 11, 2012, 4:30 pm

Dr. Elizabeth Pettinaroli lecture, "From Letter to Grid: Failed Epistemologies and the Reclaiming of Florida", in McWherter Library room 226, examines the reclaiming for Spain of that portion of the "Spanish Borderlands" consisting of Florida through the elaboration of literary fields in the eighteenth century.

Know Your Neighborhood, Part VII
October 17, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Jimmy Ogle "Know Your Neighborhood VII".
The University Libraries with the support of the Friends of the Libraries invite you to a Centennial Celebration presentation by Memphis historian and urban explorer, Jimmy Ogle. This final segment of the lecture series will continue to examine both the physical characteristics and features of each neighborhood district throughout the past century.

Regina Cade receives U of M Distinguished Employee of the Year Award
October 24, 2012

Regina Cade in the Interlibrary Loan Department received the U of M's Distinguished Employee of the Year Award in recognition of her 31 years of dedicated service to the University Libraries.

Know What You Have and Know Where It Will Go:
Some Estate Planning Basics

November 7, 2012, 12:00 pm

McWherter Library Room 226
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Dr. Pamela R. Dennis recent publication
Dr. Pamela R. Dennis, associate professor and learning commons coordinator, recently published the Index to Music Published in 'The Etude' Magazine, 1883-1957. The two-volume index includes articles which appeared in The Etude, a publication for private music teachers which included music news, teaching advice, book reviews, interviews, and biographies.

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