The Lucille Little Fine Arts Library is presenting an exhibit of rare materials and books about Andy Warhol. The concept for the display was developed by Chelsea Alexander, one of the art history interns who worked at the Fine Arts library during the spring semester. It will be on view through June 2013.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
UK Libraries faculty made their voices heard this month by turning out in high numbers to elect a faculty representative to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Approximately 70 percent of UK Libraries faculty cast a ballot in the election, qualifying as the second-highest participation among the colleges behind the College of Nursing. Overall turnout across UK was also relatively strong, with 49 percent of all UK faculty members collectively casting 1,022 votes. In the end, John Wilson from the College of Medicine was elected to his second term as Faculty Trustee, to begin July 1 with over 60% of the vote. Congratulations, Trustee Wilson!
Additional issues of the Kentucky Kernel are now available on ExploreUK and the Kentucky Digital Library (KDL). Microfilmed issues from September 1931 through December 1960 were digitized, sent to iArchives for processing, and now feature highlighted search hits. This expands the date range of online Kernel issues to 1915-1960.
This last round (1931-1960) was made possible through private gifts to Special Collections.
Stacie Williams is the new Learning Lab Coordinator/Processing Manager in Special Collections. She has a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College. Stacie is currently working at Transylvania University as a part-time Reference Librarian and also at the Lexington Public Library as a part-time Library Assistant in Adult Services. Her first day will be June 3rd.
Ida Sell has been hired as the Image Management Specialist Senior for the DPLA grant in Digital Library Services. Her first day will be June 12th. She has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Kentucky. She previously worked in Special Collections as a graduate assistant and student assistant.
The Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Conference was held April 30 through May 3 in Athens, Georgia. ELUNA is a not-for-profit educational group of users of library software products licensed by Ex Libris. ELUNA members include academic, public, governmental, and corporate libraries from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Three UK Libraries faculty presented at the spring meeting:
· Julene Jones, Head of Database Integrity, Global Data Change: Overview, Tips, and Tricks
· Tari Keller, Systems Librarian, WebVoyage skins: What, Why, When, How???
· Kathryn Lybarger, Head of Cataloging and Metadata, Writing macros and programs for Voyager cataloging.
Gaines Fellow and long-time University Press of Kentucky intern Ashleigh Lovelace has been selected for a competitive internship with Penguin Group, USA, in the classics division. Lovelace—who graduated from the University of Kentucky this spring with BAs in English, arts administration, and art history—delivered the 19th annual Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lecture on February 7, 2013.
A video of her presentation, “Nostalgia in the Present: The ‘Death of Print’ and a Contemporary Crisis of Communal Identity,” is available on the Gaines Center site. http://player.vimeo.com/video/62916391?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=ffffff
Dr. Tracy Campbell, UK History Professor and Co-Director of the UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center recently completed his fourth book, The Gateway Arch: A Biography. Published by the Yale University Press in their Icons of America Series, the book explores the colorful history of an American landmark.
“Tracy Campbell removes the luster from one of the nation’s most admired and visited historical landmarks in this expose of raw politics, profiteering, inflated egos, racism, and fraud. His surprising story compels us to think carefully about what is gained and lost when urban places are remade t o commemorate the past.” Andrew Hurley, author of Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities
Dr. Campbell specializes in twentieth century United States political and
social history. He has written three previous books: The Politics of Despair:
Power and Resistance in the Tobacco Wars (Kentucky, 1993); Short
of the Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward F. Prichard, Jr..
(Kentucky, 1998), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; and Deliver the Vote: A History of Election Fraud, an American Political Tradition, 1742-2004 (Basic Books, 2005).