Friday, July 24, 2015


After the recent attacks on military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, the nation honors those who put their lives on the line to protect the citizens of Chattanooga. We also mourn the loss of Navy Personnel Randall Smith and U.S. Marines Carson Holmquist, Thomas Sullivan, Skip Wells and David Wyatt. 

Many in the Chattanooga State community have asked what they can do when tragedy strikes close to home and we've gathered a few resources for those wishing to donate or pay respects.

Where to Donate:  

  1. National Compassion Fund (provides direct assistance to victims)
  2. Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga 7-16 Chattanooga Heroes (support the families of those who lost their lives)
  3. Donate blood to Blood Assurance (donate blood to local survivors and community members)
  4. Officer Dennis Pedigo (assistance for rehabilitation costs for his leg injury)

What You Can Do:
  1. Observe the funeral procession for David Wyatt as it passes by Chattanooga State on July 24 at 2:00p
  2. Observe the funeral procession for Randall Smith as it passes by Chattanooga  State on July 28th at 3:30p
  3. NoogaStrong, ZumbaStrong Fundraiser on Saturday, August 1, 10:00 AM to Noon at Ooltewah Baptist Church
  4. Pay your respects by visiting the memorials on Lee Highway and Amnicola Highway or at the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist
  5.  Purchase a #NoogaStrong sticker at Merchants Warehouse for $7, half of the proceeds will go the family of David Wyatt
  6. Attend a benefit concert on August 7 at the ICCM, proceeds will go to families of the victims 
Students and staff who would like to speak with someone about the events of July 16 can visit Chattanooga State's Counseling Services, located in the Student Center building or call 423.697.4421. They are available for walk-ins or by appointment.

The library has a Chattanooga Strong display in the front entry, highlighting books from the collection on the history of the US Navy and Marines as well as books on overcoming grief. 

KLIC staff would like to send a special note of thanks to Chattanooga State Police, Security, and Administration for their swift action during the lockdown.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Part Three - Park and Recreation Month - Videos

The video page for the 2015 Park and Recreation guide was updated with videos and three sub-pages were added. On the Videos home page, there are embedded videos about taking a drive around the lake at the TVA Raccoon Mountain complex, or a short Fall Creek Falls waterfall video, or a video about riding Live Wire I, a SORBA mountain bike trail on Raccoon Mountain.

The sub-pages included Enterprise South with its mountain bike trails and North Chick, just across the Tennessee River from Chatt State, with two widely-different kayak videos. There is also a nice water-sound video of North Chick.
Here is one of the embedded videos from the guide: soothing waters of North Chick.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Part Two - Park and Recreation Month - Library Staff Slideshow

So, the stereotype might be that librarians don't do anything for fun or don't do anything outside of library activities. Wrong!

Here at KLIC, we have librarians who enjoy parks and outdoor recreation outside of work. We have a rose gardener, a hiker, people who love beaches, people who love to visit mountains or Central Park or other cool places!

We asked the KLIC library staff to submit a picture of their favorite recreation activity, or their favorite park, or their favorite vacation spot. And made a slideshow out of it!

Check out the Library Staff page on the guide. Park and Recreation Guide

Or go directly to the staff page at Library Staff Page on Park and Recreation Guide

Monday, July 06, 2015

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

John Howard Griffin's controversial Black Like Me was first published in 1961 and highlights Griffin's experiences with racial discrimination. Griffin, a white journalist, used medical treatments to darken his skin and journeyed throughout the segregated South. Written in epistolary style, the book chronicles his difficulties finding lodging, transportation, and hospitality as he travels throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Black Like Me won the Anisfield-Wolf Award in 1962 for its contribution to understanding racism and cultural diversity.