In anticipation of the first round of Tennessee Promise students for fall 2015, Dyersburg State Community College is planning to host an Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair at its Dyersburg and Covington locations in preparation for the need of extra faculty. Instructors are needed in nearly 30 disciplines including nursing, arts and sciences, business, technology and allied health...
"The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) recently named six Tennessee social studies teachers to its TSLA Educator Working Group. This group will assist and advise the Library and Archives staff about ways to make its Tennessee history collections available to teachers and students. The group will develop lesson plans based on original Tennessee documents and images so that social studies teachers across the state can better use TSLA’s primary sources in their classroom instruction..."
Amy Greene, author of “Long Man” will be the special guest for Sevier County READS, an initiative to get Sevier County residents involved in a community read. As an author from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Amy Greene’s book, “Long Man” is based on activities in 1936 during the Great Depression eras the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is flooding land in preparationfor a dam to generate electricity and jobs for the region.
Amy Greene was born and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains where she currently lives with her husband and family. Greene is regarded as one of the best, rising young authors of contemporary Appalachia. Her second novel, “Long Man,” centers on the struggles of farming families as they are forced by the Tennessee Valley Authority to move from their land at the mouth of the Long Man River in Yuneetah.
One holdout, Annie Clyde Dodson, refuses to leave her ancestral lands and remains one day prior to flooding the land by TVA. As a vicious storm approaches, Annie discovers that her three-year-old daughter, Gracie is missing. Or has she been taken by Amos, a mysterious drifter? “Long Man” is a suspenseful, gripping tale of a tight-knit community struggling with change and crisis and how one family faces a terrifying ticking clock to find a missing child. More reviews and further synopsis of “Long Man” can be found at http://amygreeneauthor.com.
Ms. Greene will be holding a book talk at the King Family Library, 408 High Street, Sevierville, from 6:00 – 7:00PM on March 23, 2015. A reception will precede the book talk from 5:00 – 5:45PM. Immediately following the book talk and question and answer session, Ms. Greene will sign copies of books available for purchase supplied by Books-A-Million. Copies of the book are available to read prior to the event at the King Family Library.
"Students took advantage of an opportunity to apply for financial aid and receive free, on-site assistance during a FAFSA event held at the Columbia State Community College’s John W. Finney Memorial Library..."
"The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for a three-year Diversity Librarian Residency program. UT Libraries will select two librarians for a new cohort group in this successful career growth program. The purpose of the residency is to attract recent library school graduates to a challenging and rewarding career in academic librarianship..."
"Some of the earliest records of the region and some of the city of Elizabethton's records will be a bit safer, thanks to the Archive Development Program of the Tennessee State Library and Archives..."
"... Pendergrass Library was called upon by UT staffer Mitchell Williamson (a graphic designer by trade) to prototype a product he was developing. His idea was to create a desktop dry erase model of “The Rock” that can be mass produced for sale to UT supporters..."
"... East Tennessee State University will host College Goal Tennessee, a program that provides free information and assistance to Tennessee families applying for financial assistance for higher education from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14..."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee State Library and Archives is holding a free workshop about the World War I documents and photographs available there. The session will focus on Tennessee war hero Alvin C.