Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kazuko Hioko speaks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Kazuko demonstrates bookmaking for Met conservators
The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently invited Conservation Librarian Kazuko Hioki to speak and lead a workshop for their symposium, “The Art of Japanese Books: Uses, Materials, and Block-printing Techniques.” Kazuko presented Japanese Printed Books of the Edo Period” to more than 100 professionals in the fields of Japanese art, history, and conservation from both the Museum and cultural institutions in the northeast region.  

Kazuko also co-taught an all-day hands-on workshop on making and experimenting with historical models of Japanese bookbinding to the conservators at the Museum’s Book and Paper Conservation Departments.  Particpants learned through lectures, by viewing the books directly, through the stimulating conversation during breaks, and by getting their hands dirty.  More information on the event can be found on the Met’s blog In Circulation.  

Lauren E. Robinson attends Medical Library Association Midwest Chapter’s Annual Meeting

Lauren E. Robinson
Lauren E. Robinson, Agricultural Information Center graduate assistant, recently attended the Medical Library Association (MLA) Midwest Chapter’s Annual Meeting in Bismarck, North Dakota.  

Lauren received the MLA Midwest Chapter’s Student Annual Meeting Grant and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region’s Student Library Outreach Award.


While in Bismarck, Lauren had the opportunity to network with medical librarians attending from 10 different states, speak with past NLM Fellows, and attend presentations by experts. 

Special Collections Research Center hosts Kentucky Council on Archives workshop

Shell Dunn demonstrates the
microfilm scanning workstation
The Kentucky Council on Archives held its fall workshop in the Special Collections Research Center’s Digital Lab on November 7. “Getting Our Hands Dirty: DIY Solutions for Archival Challenges,” featured hands-on sessions on variety of topics such as conservation techniques, digitization, lesson plan creation, and Regular Expressions. The following UK Libraries faculty, staff, and students shared their expertise at the workshop, which drew over 50 archivists and information professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

·         Jaime Marie Burton, Education and Outreach Archivist
·         Shell Dunn, Imaging Specialist
·         Crystal Heis, Imaging Specialist
·         Kazuko Hioki, Conservation Librarian
·         Morgan Lockard, SCRC Education and Outreach GA
·         Megan Mummey, Collections Management Archivist
·         Margaret Roulett, Conservation student worker
·         Stacy Yelton, Imaging Specialist


More information on the workshop can be found online. Thanks to all who shared their expertise and leadership in organizing this workshop.

Amy Harris and Mary Beth Thomson present at The Charleston Conference


Amy Harris (left) and Mary Beth Thomson
Mary Beth Thomson, senior associate dean, and Amy Harris, director of marketing and sales for University Press of Kentucky, recently presented at The Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition.  Their panel, "Coming Together: Successful Press, Library, Vendor Content Collaboration: A Case Study,” demonstrated that UK Libraries and UPK are at the forefront of the national trend of collaboration between academic libraries and university presses. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jaime Marie Burton and Stacie Williams present at KATH


Jaime Marie Burton
Stacie Williams
















Jaime Marie Burton, education and outreach archivist and Stacie Williams, Learning Lab manager, presented at the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) annual meeting on October 18. 

Jaime’s presentation, entitled “Taking the Gloves Off: Archives and Primary Sources in the Undergraduate Classroom,” focused on teaching history to undergraduates through hands-on primary source exercises. 

Stacie Williams presented with UK Library School alumna Heidi Taylor-Caudill on “Immigrants in the Coal Fields,” a digital humanities project developed by library graduate students at the Special Collections Research Center.