Friday, September 26, 2014

Agricultural Information Center participates in a crop of outreach events

Left to right, Lauren Robinson and Beth Reeder
This fall, Agricultural Information Center personnel have participated in various outreach and promotion activities. Valerie Perry gave a presentation during the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFE) orientation for new faculty. Both she and Jason Keinsley participated in the August 22 reception for new CAFE faculty hosted by the CAFE Faculty Council.

During the Ag Roundup the AIC showcased resources and services, including the two new collaborative learning rooms utilized for information literacy sessions. This is the major College of Agriculture outreach event held each year and is an excellent opportunity for the AIC to reach nearly 2,700 individuals.

Attendees during the four-day event held September 3-6  included:
• 700 staff from throughout the state for Staff Appreciation Day
• 500 Rotarians & LFUCG Officials and 200 high school student recruits for Rotary Day
• 500 attendees for the campus Student/Faculty/Staff Picnic
• 225 state legislators, Farm Bureau officials, Ag Development Board members, and the Tobacco Task Force members for Ag Leadership Day
• 750 alumni for department reunions and the closing Roundup festivities before kickoff on Saturday


The AIC exhibit was created by Lauren Robinson (AIC Graduate Intern), Beth Reeder (AIC Staff), and Jason Keinsley (Agricultural Librarian). Additional exhibit staffing included Melinda Borie (AIC Graduate Intern) and Valerie Perry (Head of the AIC).

Keeneland Association Room dedicated

Cutting the ribbon for the Keeneland Assocation Room,
left to right: Jake Ingram, Stacey Greenwell, Vince Gabbert,
Shawn Livingston, Louie Haggin, Bill Thomason,
President Eli Capilouto and former UK President
Charles Wethington
The Keeneland Association Room dedication on September 23 drew participants from UK Libraries, UK Administration, UK Student Government, and the Keeneland Association.

Following a program in the Alumni Gallery featuring Carl Nathe and remarks by Shawn Livingston, Director of the William T. Young Library, Jake Ingram, SGA President, Bill Thomason, President and CEO of the Keeneland Association, and President Eli Capilouto, a ribbon-cutting officially opened the newly-renovated Keeneland Association Room.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Doug Boyd Leads Midwest Archives Conference 2014 Fall Symposium on Oral History

Doug Boyd
Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the Special Collections Research Center, recently led a  two day symposium on  Oral History, Archives, and Innovation.  The symposium. sponsored by the Midwest Archives Conference, was held at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, September 12 – 13.  

Dr. Boyd engaged archivists in exploration and discussion of best practices for curating and disseminating digital oral histories. Fifty-five oral history professionals attended the symposium.

Sarah Dorpinghaus earns Digital Archives Specialist Certificate


Sarah Dorpinghaus
Sarah Dorpinghaus, Special Collections Research Center digital archivist, recently earned a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate through the Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum Program. The DAS Curriculum, developed by experts in the field of digital archives, is structured in tiers of study that allow participants to choose courses based on specific knowledge, training, and needs. Sarah’s expertise in this area will allow UK Libraries to better address the complex issues revolving around born-digital collection material and future acquisitions.

Retirement reception for Barb Hale

Barb Hale, Interlibrary Loan, will retire at the end of the month.  On September 29, all are invited to a reception for Barb from 2 to 4 p.m., in room B108C of the William T. Young Library. Congratulations to Barb on this next step and thank you for your many contributions to the success of UK Libraries.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

UK Libraries represented at Kentucky Library Association Conference

Many UK Libraries faculty and staff journeyed to the Kentucky Library Association Conference in Louisville.

Laura Whayne, librarian at the Kentucky Transportation Center, became President of the Kentucky Library Association. Alex Grigg, manager of the Lexmark Library, is Secretary.

The Keeneland Association won the Natcher Award for library philanthropy. Keeneland was nominated by UK Libraries for their support of remodeling and upgrading the Keeneland Association Room in William T. Young Library.

Faculty and staff from all areas of UK Libraries have given many presentations at the conference. They are:

Technology Telling Stories: Library Instruction
Perspectives from an Information Literacy Librarian and
an Archivist
Beth Fuchs
University of Kentucky, Young Library
Jaime Marie Burton
University of Kentucky, Special Collections

Engaging the Large Class in Information Literacy
Susan Smith
University of Kentucky - Shaver Engineering Library
Karalea Lane
University of Kentucky - Shaver Engineering Library

A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Information
Literacy in a First-Year Agriculture Course
Jason Keinsley / Beth Reeder, University of Kentucky
Lauren E. Robinson, University of Kentucky
Melinda Borie, University of Kentucky

Speed Geek
Beth Kraemer, Facilitator, University of Kentucky

History Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: Making Oral
History Interviews Accessible
Judy Sackett, Nunn Center for Oral History, UK Libraries
Kopana Terry, Nunn Center for Oral History, UK Libraries

Using a ‘Train-the Trainer’ Model and Active Learning
to Reach Biology Freshmen
Beth Reeder
Valerie Perry
Melinda Borie
University of Kentucky Agricultural Information Center

What can we learn from the Living New Deal?
Angelia Pulley,

University of Kentucky

New Subway Cafe in Science Library to be dedicated

Stacey GreenwellAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, will represent UK Libraries at the dedication of the Subway Cafe in the Science Library on September 30 at 1:30 p.m. All on campus are welcome to this event. Thanks to Stacey for representing UK Libraries in this important partnership with Aramark and UK Dining.