Saturday, April 23, 2011

Weekly Review

More highlights from the KLA/SLA Spring Conference:

In addition to the participants mentioned last week, other UK Libraries involvement at the conference included Alison Steedman, former Agriculture Information Center graduate intern, and Jackie Hawes, AIC’s current graduate intern, giving presentations at the conference: Managing Your Online Image and More Than a Library, More Than a Writing Center: Noel Studio for Academic Creativity at Eastern Kentucky University.

Assisting the Conference Planning Committee were Alex Grigg (Lexmark Library) who served as Treasurer and Valerie Perry (AIC) who secured sponsors and exhibitors.


Pat Wilson, Director of Digital Scholarship, will be retiring from UK Libraries effective January 3, 2012. She joined UK Libraries' faculty in 1989 as Public Services Librarian in the Agriculture Library. Since that time she has provided valuable service to UK Libraries in a number of assignments, including Engineering Librarian, Distance Learning Librarian, and Associate Dean for Access Services. During the remainder of her time with UK Libraries, Pat will continue to build support for and increase content in UKnowledge.

Tracy Campbell Named Hallum Professor of History:

Dr. Tracy Campbell, Professor of History and Co-Director of UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center has been selected by his colleagues as the History Department’s Hallum Professor for the next two years. The Hallum Professorship was made possible by a bequest of Theodore and Alice Hallum.

United Way:

Paula Hickner has volunteered to serve again this year on the UK United Way Cabinet representing UK Libraries. Thank you Paula!

Recommended Reading:

7 Things You Should Know About the Modern Learning Commons, from EDUCAUSE Publications
New Nation of Nations Exhibit Installed in Young Library Today:

Claire McCann:

Claire McCann, an archivist at UK Libraries for 41 years, died this past week. Claire earned her Master of Library Science degree from UK in 1963 and served as the Curator of Manuscripts in Special Collections until her retirement in 2004.

Civil War Exhibit Opens in Special Collections:

"'Our only hope was in Kentucky': The Civil War Sesquicentennial," exhibit opened in the Great Hall of the Margaret I. King Building yesterday. The exhibit, which runs through October, documents the lives of individual soldiers as well as women, divided families, publishing, and the development of photographic processes in Kentucky, using material from UK Libraries’ rare book, manuscript, photograph and oral history collections.

"'Our only hope was in Kentucky'" was curated by Access Archivist Katie Henningsen, Curator of Books Jim Birchfield, and Oral History Collection Coordinator Sara Abdmishani Price, with assistance from Mark Wetherington, Sarah Piester, Courtney Murphy, Hannah Osborne, Lewis Warden and Jason Flahardy.

Thanks to Stacey Greenwell and Judy Sackett for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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