Thursday, May 5, 2011

Weekly Review

Librarians Participate in UK STEM Conference:

On April 29, Sue Smith, Valerie Perry, and Jan Carver presented “Transitions: Developing Information Literacy Skills among STEM Students” at the second annual STEM Education Conference at the University of Kentucky. The conference focused on STEM research, teaching and learning, and engagement with goals of generating new partnerships and collaboration across the STEM disciplines. Faculty, K-12 educators, and STEM undergraduate and graduate students participated in the conference.

President-Elect Eli Capilouto Visits William T. Young Library:

During his unannounced visit to the UK campus last week, President-Elect Capilouto dropped by the William T. Young Library. Impressed by the building generally, he specifically mentioned The Hub which he noted was full of students utilizing the moveable furniture and white boards for group study. As he transitions into office on July 1, I will try to arrange for him to visit other UK Libraries locations and provide him with current information about UK Libraries.

UK Libraries Represented at Upcoming Kentucky Council on Archives Meeting:

Deconstructing More Product, Less Process as a Processing Methodology: Practical and Ethical Considerations, Mark Wetherington, Earle C. Clements Graduate Assistant and Jeff Suchanek, Public Policy Archivist

Content, Context and Cost Analysis, Andrew McGraw, Project Archivist, and Katie Henningsen, Access Archivist

Student Presentation, Allison Sperry and Ida Sell, Student Assistants

Shawn Gorman Leaving CTS:

Shawn Gorman, Library Technician in Access Records Management, Collections and Technical Services Division, resigned his position and will be moving to Philadelphia. We thank Shawn for his good work for UK Libraries and wish him much success for the future. His last day of work will be May 12.

MCL Audio-Visual Collection Relocated:

Effective at 5 p.m. this Friday, May 6th, the Medical Center Library AV Collection, located on the sixth floor of the College of Nursing Building, will close. The collection will move into the Medical Center Library in the Medical Sciences Building.

Vanderbilt Law Professor Utilizes UK Libraries Special Collections for Forthcoming Book:

The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White, by Daniel J. Sharfstein, is a multigenerational history of race in American life. It follows three families who started out as African American and crossed the color line and assimilated into white communities at different points in American history. The author utilized manuscript collections in Special Collections to research two Kentucky families.

Professor Sharfstein will be in Lexington on Tuesday, May 17, for a reading and discussion of his new book at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 p.m.

Commencement, 2011:

Congratulations to everyone receiving degrees this weekend!

Thanks to Stacey Greenwell, Beth Kraemer, Reinette Jones, Deirdre Scaggs, and Janet Stith for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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