Saturday, November 20, 2010

UK Libraries Weekly Review
November 19, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  It focuses on family, friends, and good food.  As importantly, it also provides an opportunity to remember all the things for which we might be thankful.

I am thankful that I have the opportunity to work at UK Libraries with such good colleagues.  As I visit other university libraries around the country, I appreciate even more the people and facilities that we have here at the University of Kentucky.

I am also thankful for all those who support UK Libraries through their donations and other help.  We are very fortunate that so many people around Kentucky and throughout the United States are willing to help us meet our goals of providing excellent collections and services to our students, faculty and staff.

I hope that you enjoy your holiday break next week.

UK Libraries Medical Librarian Recognized for Service to the Profession:

Frank Davis, Medical Center Library, has been approved for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished Member level.  AHIP promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession.

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral history Receives State Award:

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2010 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 5 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.

Among this year’s winners was the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky for the project, “From Combat to Kentucky—Interviews with Student Veterans.” The web-based oral history project captured the stories of student-veterans who served on active duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Participants shared their wartime experiences and stories about the difficult transition from military life back to civilian life.  To listen to interviews from this project, visit

Doug Boyd Addresses Library of Congress American Folklife Center Board and staff:

On November 4, 2010 Dr. Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History addressed the Library of Congress Folklife Center board and staff about technologies developed by UK Libraries to deliver oral history online.


Roland Taylor, Library Technician in the Serials section of Acquisitions, Collections and Technical Services Division, has left UK Libraries after 22 years. We wish him the best.

Weekly LibGuide Feature:

This week’s LibGuide selection is a brand new guide by Heath Martin on French and Italian Studies,  Heath incorporates graphics, tutorials and a variety of resources to make this guide effective.

The UK Libraries Weekly Review is also available as a blog:    

Thanks to Beth Kraemer, Sue Smith, and Janet Stith for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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