Gifts to UK Libraries continue to arrive as 2010 draws to a close. Many of UK Libraries’ initiatives during the year depend on the generosity of our annual donors. Major gifts this week came in support of the Morton Holbrook Law Library Endowment and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. Thank you donors!
UK Libraries Holiday Luncheon:
I hope that everyone can attend today’s Holiday Luncheon. Many thanks to the Hospitality Committee (Toni Greider, Jason Keinsley, Mary McLaren, Peggy Phillips, Jennifer Richmond, and Rita Tobin) for planning this event. Lunch begins at 11:30.
Miranda Hines has completed work on a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Education degree from the University Louisville and will receive the Graduate Dean’s Citation at graduation this week. Miranda recently completed a practicum with Judy Sackett and developed a UK Libraries New Staff Employee Orientation program for her project. Congratulations on a job well done, Miranda!
Director of Archives Search:
The search for a Director of Archives has been closed without being filled. The position description has been expanded to include the duties of University Archivist and a new search will be underway in the near future. My thanks to the search committee, Special Collections faculty and staff, the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and all others involved in this important process.
Letter to Editor in Lexington Herald-Leader Compliments Recent Oral History Effort:
A new UK fan:
I have lived in Kentucky all my life and have never been a University of Kentucky fan until now. Not because of any ball teams or athletic accomplishments, but because there are people there who care enough about our veterans and student veterans to make sure the veterans' voices and stories are heard, and who have even produced a play portraying some of the student veterans' experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As the mother of one of the veterans, I sincerely thank everyone who made all this possible — Doug Boyd, Anthony Dotson, Herman Daniel Farrell III and Lt. Col. Jason Cummins, to name a few.
To the theater students, staff and crew of Bringing It Home, thank you so much for contributing your time and considerable talents. They are much appreciated.
Thanks to Beth Kraemer and Judy Sackett for their contributions to the Weekly Review.
Dean of Libraries