Friday, September 12, 2014

Keeneland Association Room dedication set for September 23

Student organizations will be able to reserve the room.
The University of Kentucky community is invited to the dedication of the Keeneland Assocation Room in William T. Young Library. Thanks to a gift from the Keeneland Association, the room has been fitted with updated, modular furniture suitable for flexible seating arrangements, new paint and carpet, a new flat-screen monitor for presentations, and prints of archival photographs of scenes from Keeneland. The goal of the new room design is to provide a space for collaborative learning and discussion.

The program to dedicate the Keeneland Association Room will be held at 4 p.m., September 23, in the Alumni Gallery. After a ribbon cutting a reception will follow in the Alumni Gallery and the Keeneland Association Room will be open for tours. Representatives from UK administration, Student Government, and UK Libraries will participate. Everyone is encouraged to attend the dedication of this important space in Young Library.

UK Libraries participates in celebration of Wendell Ford's 90th birthday

Wendell H. Ford
Senator Ford and Deirdre Scaggs
Deirdre Scaggs, Associate Dean for the Special Collections Research Center and Dean Terry Birdwhistell attended a celebration of Senator Wendell H. Ford’s 90th birthday last Monday in Owensboro.  Held at the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center, the event also featured the opening of a new exhibit, Cracking the Whip, highlighting Senator Ford’s service as Majority Whip in the United States Senate.  Clay Ford, Senator Ford's grandson, is a member of the UK Libraries National Advisory Board.

Emily Bayma begins work in Education Library

Emily Bayma
Emily Bayma began working September 8 as the Library Technician Senior in the Education Library.  

Emily has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky and previously worked as a Library Associate at Eastern Kentucky University.  She also previously worked at UK Libraries in Document Delivery as a student assistant. Welcome, Emily.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Meg Shaw announces retirement

Meg Shaw
Meg Shaw, director of the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, has announced her intention to retire from UK as of February 1, 2015. Meg began her employment with UK in 1979 as a fine arts librarian. Many thanks to Meg for her years of service to UK Libraries.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mary Molinaro at Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Working Group

Mary Molinaro, second from right, in Washington, D.C.
Mary Molinaro, director of the UK Libraries Research Data Center, recently participated in a meeting of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Working Group in Washington, D.C. As a member of the DPOE Working Group, Mary is one of a core group of experts and educators in the field of digital preservation.

Members updated the existing DPOE Curriculum which is used as the basis for the program’s training workshops. The Working Group reviewed and edited all modules, and discussed adding new curriculum in implementation.

Mary explained In a Library of Congress news release that, “as we worked through the various modules it became apparent how flexible this curriculum is for a wide range of institutions.  It can be adapted for small, one-person cultural heritage institutions and still be relevant for large archives and libraries. ”
Mary also spoke to the advantages of having a focused, group effort to work through these changes: “Digital preservation has some core principles, but it’s also a discipline subject to rapid technological change.  Focusing on the curriculum together as an instructor group allowed us to emphasize those things that have not changed while at the same time enhancing the materials to reflect the current technologies and thinking.”

For more information, read the LOC news release.