Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekly Review

UKnowledge Featured on WUKY with President Lee Todd:

Mary Beth Thomson and Pat Wilson were guests on President Todd’s UK Perspective segment on WUKY. The segment was broadcast today, June 17, at 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. In case you missed the broadcast you can listen to the segment @:

Kentucky Architectural Photographs Exhibit:

Jim Birchfield curated an exhibit, “Robert W. Tebbs and his 1927 Kentucky Architectural Photographs,” at the Lexington Public Library. The exhibit is on display through June 19 with a reception Friday June 17, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Central Library. More information is available @:


Teresa Burgett announced her retirement from UK Libraries, effective July 15, 2011. Teresa joined the Cataloging Department on a temporary basis in 1984 and moved into a regular faculty position in 1985 as a Serials Monograph Cataloger. During her career with UK Libraries she has served at various times as Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services, head of the Online Cataloging/Conversion Unit, and head of the Online Cataloging Department. Currently she is an Original Cataloger in Cataloging and Metadata, Access Records Management, Collections and Technical Services Division. We thank you for your good work and wish you a wonderful retirement.

Kathy Franklin, Library Technician Senior, will retire effective October 3. Kathy has worked for UK Libraries twice: first as a Central Serials Record Router from 1976 to 1978, and then returning as a technician in the Education Library in 1996. She transferred to the Bindery Unit of the Preservation Department in 2000 as a Library Technician Senior. Kathy has been very involved in library committees and represented UK Libraries on the University Staff Senate. Her contributions are much appreciated. Congratulations and best wishes, Kathy!

Doug Boyd Discusses Oral History Access Controversy on NPR:

Oral history interviews at Boston College detailing the violence between Northern Ireland and Britain are the subject of a legal battle over access to the restricted interviews. During a report this week on NPR’s All Things Considered, Nunn Center Director Doug Boyd commented on the chilling effect this case is having on oral historians world-wide and the impact it has on future research. The entire story and audio are available @:

UK Libraries Budget Officer Appointed to Payroll Workgroup:

Vice-President Frank Butler appointed Stephen Sizemore to the Payroll Workgroup of the University’s Administrative Process Improvement Initiative. Vice-President Butler noted that Stephen would bring the expertise, clear thinking and resolve needed to ensure that the API Initiative succeeds.

Faculty Council Transitions:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Beth Kraemer for her leadership this past year as Chair of the UK Libraries Faculty Council and Peter Hesseldenz for his service as Member-at-Large.

Laura Whayne will become Chair July 1. Congratulations to Brad Carrington on his election as Faculty Council Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and to Robert Shapiro on his election as Faculty Council Member-at-Large.

Food for Thought: Promoting Cookbook and Recipe Collections

At the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Virginia last month, Deirdre Scaggs presented at a session examining increasing interest in local food and the need for archivists to promote and encourage the use of cookbook, recipe, and food history collections. She and speakers from Virginia Tech, the University of Denver, and the University of Delaware presented their institutions’ cookery collections and gave session attendees a taste of the projects these collections have inspired, including the acquisition of these collections and the initiatives sparked by the acquisitions. They also discussed writing a historical cookbook and the impact of its publication as well as preparing recipes as a material culture teaching tool.

Conference survey results showed that Deirdre’s session was the highest rated session during the three day conference with 72% of attendees giving it the best rating of “excellent”!

UK Libraries picnic, Wednesday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thanks to Judy Sackett for her contributions to the Weekly Review.

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Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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