Friday, February 4, 2011

Weekly Review

Canadian Collections Grant:

UK Libraries, through the services of Judy Fugate, has received a matching grant of approximately $4,800 to acquire library collections that support teaching and research in Canadian Studies. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade through the International Council for Canadian Studies will contribute half of the funds for the purchases of collections relating to the study of Canada and/or Canadian culture and published by Canadian publishers.

Chris Worland Joining Reference Services:

Beginning March 21, Chris Worland, Library Technician, will relocate to References Services within Academic Affairs and Research. Chris will assist with information literacy support and instruction. Information literacy is one of UK Libraries’ strategic goals and Chris will provide much needed support. Since 2002, Chris has been with Serials Acquisition within Collections and Technical Services.

International Professional Service Opportunities:

The Association of Research Libraries is seeking interested librarians to nominate to the Standing Committees of the International Federation of Libraries Association (IFLA). The deadline for submission of nominations is February 9. If you are interested, please contact Toni Greider by February 7. Committee members serve for five years and are expected to attend the annual conference.

Political Cartoon Exhibit Explores History via Satire:

Since the mid-19th century, political cartoonists have strived to inform, ridicule and, most importantly, induce a public reaction by shedding light on major social or political issues through cartoons. UK Libraries Public Policy Archives houses the political artwork of many 20th century cartoonists and pieces of the collection are part of an exhibition of political cartoons in UK Libraries Special Collections. The free public exhibit, which includes the work of the late political cartoonist and Kentuckian, Clifford Berryman, and his late son James Berryman, is on display in the King Building foyer through March 31. Jeff Suchanek, Lewis Warden, and Mark Wetherington curated the exhibit

Thanks to Jen Bartlett, Toni Greider, Whitney Hale, Beth Kraemer, Judy Sackett, and Deirdre Scaggs for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

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