Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekly Review

Circulation Manager Appointed:

• Terri Brown has been named Library Manager of the William T. Young Library Circulation Department, effective October 10, 2010. Terri has been employed with UK Libraries in Circulation since 1994. She holds a B.A. in Art History from U.K., and is a graduate of the UKadvance Leadership Development Institute. Terri has been a leader in staff development activities in UK Libraries, with the Kentucky Library Association, and regionally. In 2007 she received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Performance. Congratulations on your new position, Terri!

Unique Collections Available for Research:

• The Frank Fitch Notebooks are now available for research. The Frank Fitch Notebooks span from 1867 through 1873. During this period Frank Fitch, along with his brother Fred, built a furnace in Estill County Kentucky. The seven notebooks in this collection serve as documentation of the construction of that furnace. The collection was processed by Andrew McGraw and supervised by Deirdre Scaggs. A complete finding aid and images of the notebooks are available on the Kentuckiana Digital Library:;cc=kyead;q1=fitch;rgn=main;view=text;didno=2008ms007.

• The Postcard Collection is now available for research. The Postcard Collection was started in 1933 by Margaret Helmsing Tuttle (1895-1988), department librarian at the University of Kentucky from 1926-1963. Impressed by the postcard collection at the St. Louis Public Library, Tuttle suggested the idea of beginning a similar collection to the University of Kentucky Library staff. UK Libraries acquired almost six thousand cards in its first year thanks to contributions from faculty, staff, students and non-University of Kentucky persons interested in the project, and postcards continued to be donated through the next several decades. Notable donors include Dr. Herman L. Donovan (University of Kentucky President from 1941-1956); Dr. Frank L. McVey (University of Kentucky President from 1917-1940) and his spouse, Frances Jewell McVey; and Margaret I. King (University of Kentucky librarian from 1912-1949). The collection was processed by Lewis Warden, Gary Chaffee, James Midkiff, Liz Smith, and Jeffrey Suchanek. A complete finding aid and images are available on the Kentuckiana Digital Library:;cc=kyead;q1=postcard%20collection;rgn=main;view=text;didno=2008MS016.

Printing Issue Resolved:

• Thanks to Jeff (Podge) Rion and Jay Baker, a major printing problem in the William T. Young Library has been solved. Since last January, when Young computers were authenticated, the color printer in the Young basement became the default printer. Numerous solutions for printing to the nearest printer were tried but nothing worked. Unknowing users tried to print their documents and then had to go search for their documents. This impacted not only the users but service desks when users sought assistance in finding their documents. Recently, after additional research, Podge came up with an idea which he and Jay tested. It worked! The fix was rolled out and the problem has been solved. Thanks to Podge and Jay for their persistence.

Women Leading Kentucky Scholarships:

Women Leading Kentucky Scholarships ($1000 - $1500) for Female Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors Attending KY Colleges and Universities. Full Application Deadline: February 1, 2011

Criteria: If you are a female sophomore or junior enrolled FT at a Kentucky college/university, have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, and have demonstrated your leadership abilities on campus and/or in your communities, you are eligible for a scholarship award of $1000 - $1500.

Approximately eight (8) students will be selected for scholarships and all will be informed of their selection in April 2011.

1. Selected students must attend a meeting with the Scholarship Committee in April and attend the May 25th Scholarship Award Reception in Lexington, KY, where the scholarship will be presented.

2. Go online to apply.

3. Send a copy of your transcript and an essay of not more than 300 words about why you deserve this leadership scholarship, no later than February 1, 2011 to:

Women Leading Kentucky
P.O. Box 961
Lexington, KY 40588

Go to to apply for the scholarship award.

Some leaders are born women.

Thanks to Katie L.B. Henningsen, Mary Molinaro, and Beth Kraemer for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to Terri!! What a wonderful opportunity!