Friday, September 4, 2015

UK Libraries gets "Loud @ the Library"

On Sunday, August 23, UK Libraries welcomed students for the first-ever "Willy T's Loud @ the Library" K-Week event. Hundreds of new students attended the celebration at William T. Young Library. Festivities included food, games, prizes, a dance floor by WRFL, face painting, henna tattoos, palm reading, and portraits by a caricature artist. Games included board games, "giant Jenga," icebreakers to meet fellow students, and "Library Pong" - a ping-pong toss game that took participants around the library to learn about services and important locations in the building. Students left with t-shirts, UK Libraries earbuds, water bottles, and for a lucky few prizes ranging from tablet computers to smartphones. A photo essay provides a look inside "Loud @ the Library." 

See below for a list of faculty, staff, and students who made this amazing event possible. Special thanks to Jen Martin, Chair of the "Loud @ the Library" planning committee. 


















Other volunteers: 



Allison Elliott-Shannon
Beth Reeder
Debbie Sharp
Jen Martin, Chair
Judy Wiza
Kyle Bachman-Johnson
Ruth Bryan
Sherree Osborne
Stacey Greenwell
Abbye Allen
Benita Clark
Beth Fuchs
Carla Cantagallo
Carrie Poll
Christie Peters
Clay Gaunce
Daniel Naas 
Gina Kempster  
Jacqueline Doucet
James Sparks
Jan Coburn
Jeff Dalrymple
Jen Bartlett
Jo Staggs-Neel
Josh Monroe
Judy Sacket
Kopana Terry
Kyle Bauchman-Johnson
Lalana Powell
Laura Davison
Laura Hall 
Laura Whayne
Lisa Beatty
Mark Ingram 
Mary Beth Thomson
Mary Molinaro
Michael Brewster
Rachel Combs
Rick Brewer  
Roxanna Jones
Tari Kellar
Terri Brown
Dean Terry Birdwhistell
Valerie Perry
Anna Gault
Anna Jester
Brad Allard
Lauren Farmer
Aaron Gillette
Anna Socolof
Becky O'Brien
Benjamin DiMaio
Caitlin Armstrong
Collin Skeen
Diana Burden
Dylan Wise
Graham Brosius
Jake Toloczko
Mai Ngyuen
Mercades Jefferies
Patrick Montgomery
Rachel Hugenberg
Ryan Anglin
Tia Williams
Zach Almon
Antomia Farrell
DaJuan Rudolph
Destiny Butler
Kelly Moore
Kierra Crawford
Shalara Wells
TaChae Sowell
Tiara Fripp
Aiko Lovejoy
Allie Haggarty
Allie Pendery
Ava Omar
Bethany Johnson
David Mudry
Derian Taylor
Eleanore Melaragno
Elysha Calhoun
Julie Lavey
Katherine Ruwe
Kristen Brooks
Kyle Hoderman
Makenna Tracy
Maya Gershtenson
Mckenzie Mathews
Meriah Rose
Nick Reaves
Rachel Kendig
Sarah Critchfield
Sarah Lewis
Sarah Wilson
Shelby Sinkhorn
Tynesha Marshall
Caitlin Ross
Daniella Straathof
Kelsey Morris
Casey Williams
Jeremy Wakefield
Josh Feinn
Megan Daniels
Rebecca Boehman
Sam Poston
Taylor Moody
Zach Ausmus
Betty Young
Bryan Vice
Tammy Johnson
Lisa Parker 
Darlene Jones
David Ingram
Elaine Greene
Lyda "Penny" Williams
Mari Marsh
Alex Cutadean
Alex Sabad
Chris Wright
Elias Conwell
Eric Sanders
Kevin Reifert
Kirk Laird
Michele Gulley
Tanner Sunny
Zach Swanson
Annalise Wolf
Caroline Green
Elyssa Kay
Jean Thomas
Jillian Winter
Judy Gatton Prats
Maria Reist
Michael Halcomb
Caleb Cornett
Devin McCarty
Elyssa Smith
J.C. Ausmus
Logan Bell
Molly Reynolds
Rachael Deel
Ryan Boothe
Amanda Jewell
Melissa Barlow
Rick Garrett
Scott Swift
Teresa Yocum
Troy Martin
Jeff Baier
Will Overman
Chelsey Heil
Matt Parker

Dr. Donald A. Ritchie to deliver Prichard Lecture

Dr. Donald A Ritchie
Dr. Donald A. Ritchie will deliver the UK Libraries 2015 Edward F. Prichard Lecture. He will speak on "Where Is Henry Clay Now That We Really Need Him? Political Compromise in an Uncompromising Era." The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. on September 24, 2015, in the UK Athletics Auditorium of William T. Young Library.


Dr. Ritchie is Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate. He graduated from the City College of New York and obtained a Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland before joining the Senate Historical Office in 1976.  For the Senate he conducted oral history interviews, created exhibits and brochures, fielded reference questions from senators and the media, and prepared previously closed documents for publication, notably five volumes of the closed hearings of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. 

He served as president of the Oral History Association and on the council of the American Historical Association, and has offered historical commentary on C-SPAN, NPR, and other networks.  His books include Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide; Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents; Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps; Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932; and The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction.

UK Libraries participates in orientation for new faculty

Mary Beth Thomson
UK Libraries participated in the new UK faculty orientation sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and the Office of Faculty Advancement held August 20 at the E.S. Good Barn. New faculty spent the day learning about resources and support services at UK, and hearing from veteran faculty about successful strategies for their first year.
Robert Shapiro



Robert Shapiro, Public Health Librarian, participated on the panel, “This Worked for Me: Successful Strategies for Your First Year.” Senior Associate Dean Mary Beth Thomson provided new faculty with an overview of UK Libraries.


The highlight of the event was a resource fair during mid-day. UK Libraries faculty interacted with new faculty members providing information about UK Libraries resources and services. Thanks to UK Libraries faculty Valerie Perry, Adrian Ho, Mary Molinaro, Rick Brewer, Beth Kraemer, Carla Cantagallo, and Debbie Sharp for participating.

UK Libraries welcomes students across campus


The Engineering Library welcomed new students.
During K-Week, UK Libraries reached out to students across campus through events sponsored by the Design, Engineering, and Education Libraries, as well as the International program.

The Design Library hosted 81 new Interior Design and Architecture students, who spent time looking at major reference resources in those fields and at some items from our Special Collections. In their exhibit case, the Design Library featured the plates from Charles Garnier’s four-volume work Nouvel Opera de Paris published in 1876. They also held a contest to identify six photographs of major architectural works; the winner received a Starbucks gift card.

The Education Library took part in the College of Education’s Education Fair on Tuesday, August 25. Several of the library’s student workers planned, decorated, and staffed a table inviting the
Nouvel Opera de Paris, 1876
incoming and transferring College of Education students to take a “shelfie” by holding a book cover with a face over their own in a Polaroid selfie. Martin Luther King, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt, Cleopatra, and Jimi Hendrix proved to be the most popular choices for the “shelfie.”

The Shaver Engineering Library greeted nearly 300 new students during the annual Engineering Student Council Freshman Fair. They promoted the library through written information, and held a week-long scavenger hunt with prizes from local businesses and vendors.


First year Engineering students learn about
UK Libraries
On August 23 UK Libraries invited the new international students to a special program in  William T. Young Library, "Getting to Know Willy T@the Library". The event consisted of a brief presentation on library services and an introduction to the building. Following the presentation, graduate assistants from Reference Services gave the students a tour of the building and answered individual questions. Most of the students attending were international graduate students new to UK. 

Special Collections Research Center welcomes students on first day of classes

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the Special Collections Research Center celebrated the first day of classes and their new UK Sesquicentennial exhibit with an open house. The event included ice cream, a photo booth, UK-branded Coca-Cola bottles, and vintage-style Kentucky pennants.


The Sesquicentennial exhibit includes over 150 images, documents, and artifacts from UK’s past. The exhibit will be up in the lobby of the Margaret I. King Library until October 15. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit, which ranges from football programs to tufts of historical cat hair. Thanks to all who worked on the exhibit and put on the open house to welcome our students on the first day of classes. 




Welcome Desk at Young Library answers questions during first weeks of school

For the fourth year in a row, William T. Young Library Reference Services hosted a beginning-of-semester Welcome Desk in the atrium of Young Library. Staffed by volunteer faculty, staff, and students from across UK Libraries, the desk was the place students, parents, and other campus visitors could go for answers to all types of questions not only about UK Libraries, but also about the UK campus and community.

In addition to handing out brochures, maps, and UK Libraries promotional items, faculty and staff answered questions including one of the most popular, “Where’s the new Starbucks?”


The Welcome Desk operated from August 19 to September 2 and answered a total of 2,094 questions. Thanks to everyone who welcomed our new students and their families.