Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekly Review


Kazuko Hioki will be taking six months sabbatical leave beginning July 1, 2011. UK Libraries’ Conservation Librarian, Kazuko is internationally recognized for her work in book conservation with a particular interest in Japanese texts. During her leave she will prepare a book-length manuscript regarding printed books in the Edo period.

Medical Center Library Journal Binding Project:

Congratulations to Sharon Clark, Kathy Franklin, Bridgett Kidwell, and Maggie Nunley for completing the MCL Journal Binding Project! The entire project took twenty-one months to complete and bind over 7,000 journal volumes in the Medical Center Library. With the completion of the project, the Medical Center Library’s Reading Room now includes only the 2010 and 2011 current journal issues.

It is through the dedication, patience, and hard work of these individuals that the project was completed this month. Faculty and staff at the Medical Center Library are most appreciative of this accomplishment, which benefits faculty, staff, and students by providing easier access to articles in the bound journal collection.

International Visitor:

Dr. Edith Hesse, Head of Corporate Communications for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture located in Cali, Colombia will be visiting UK Libraries on July 8th. She will be spending the day working on several professional projects with Toni Greider before going on to London.

IMLS Awards Grant for ARL/MLA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to fund a new partnership with the Music Library Association (MLA). The ARL/MLA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (ARL/MLA DII) will seek to address the need for professional staff in music and performing arts libraries to better reflect evolving demographics of students and faculty in music and performing arts higher education.

UK Alumni Association Service Award Banquet:

I gave the keynote presentation at this year’s UK Alumni Association Service Award Banquet held last Friday at the Embassy Suites. In honor of women presidents of the Alumni Association, I spoke about the first generation of women students, faculty, and staff at the University of Kentucky between 1880 and the First World War. I also thanked the UK Alumni Association for their strong support of UK Libraries over the years. The Association played a key role in making possible the financing and construction of the William T. Young Library.

Summer Picnic:

Nearly 90 UK Libraries staff and faculty attended the summer “picnic” held again this year at Ovid’s.
Thanks to Peggy Phillips, Jennifer Richmond, Jason Keinsley, Rita Tobin, and Toni Greider for planning the event.

Thanks to Lynn Bowman and Toni Greider for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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