Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Check out our New Look - Coming in Fall 2018

Kolwyck Library did a usability study on the library website, and the KLIC web team has used that feedback to revamp the look of the KLIC website. Here is a quick preview of what is to come for Fall 2018.

New features include a cleaner look, and improved accessibility and responsiveness.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Faculty and Staff Page


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Student Page


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

2018 Edible Book Festival

The fifth annual Edible Book Festival was held in the library on April 4th with over 20 entries.  Judges for the event were Writers @ Work guest author, George Singleton, Chattanooga State President Rebecca Ashford, and assistant professor Liz Norell.



The Author's Choice award went to Makenzie Forrest for the edible entry A Southern Gothic Wedding.



The People's Choice and the Best Overall awards were given for the same entry: Field Guide from the Spiderwick Chronicles. The entry was submitted by the Magnificent Three.



The Most Creative award was for HeLa Cells depicting the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This edible was submitted by the Life Sciences Department.



The Departmental award went to the Economic & Community Development department for the edible entry I'm Hungry depicting the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.



Thank you to all of the great entries for the 5th annual Edible Book Festival! See you next year for the 6th festival.
















Monday, April 09, 2018

Libraries Lead - National Library Week


Ever needed help with technology, with TigerWeb, with research paper sources, with quality Internet search instruction, with nursing journals, or with accessing peer-review journals? How about having escapism in quiet study or creating a collaborative effort in a study room?

During the week of April 8 - 14, join libraries in campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library staff.

Libraries today are much more than books. Libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking instruction. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing access to information and technologies. At KLIC, we teach library instruction for specific academic assignments, and we provide student technology help. KLIC has a portal for accessing library databases through OneKLIC.

This year's library week theme is "Libraries Lead," which emphasizes the leadership of libraries and librarians in their communities and the role of libraries in helping patrons develop their own leadership skills. Today’s libraries lead their communities and transform lives every day. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your library provides the access you need to reach your potential and grow as a leader.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed by libraries across the country each April. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the annual celebration of the nation's libraries and librarians.


Sunday, April 01, 2018

Celebrate National Poetry Month - Listen to Embedded Readings


National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. The American Library Association is one of the sponsoring organizations of National Poetry Month.

National Poetry Month aims to:

        highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets,
        encourage the reading of poems,
        assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms,
        increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media,
        encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and
        encourage support for poets and poetry.

Look at the 30 ways to celebrate Poetry Month to get ideas on how increase attention to poetry and encourage support of poetry.

One of the 30 ways is to sign up for Poem-A-Day. By listing your email address, you will be sent a poem a day. KLIC will try to tweet some of the "poems a day" on our Twitter account @chattstlibrary during the month of April.

April 26th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others. There will be another blog post with more information about Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Listen to some poetry - here are two embedded samples from poets.org. "Heal the Cracks in the Bell of the World" about Sandy Hook Elementary and "Disposed" lamenting the lack of warmth in the world.