Monday, July 11, 2011

Weekly Review

Mary Beth Thomson Chairs ALA Task Force:

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Transforming Collections Task Force met recently at the American Library Association Annual Meeting to present an update to the ALCTS board.

The task force is charged with providing leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services in a dynamic and increasingly global digital information environment. Mary Beth Thomson, UK Libraries Associate Dean for Collections and Technical Services, chairs the task force. A report on their recent meeting can be found here:

Nunn Center Focus of Story in Chronicle:

A story in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education features several initiatives in the UK Libraries Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. Nunn Center Director Doug Boyd, Eric Weig, Director of Digital Library Services, and Michael Sloan, Programmer in Digital Library Services, have developed a method for indexing audio and video recordings, making it easier for researchers to call up precise sections of oral history transcripts without having to listen to hours of recordings. They hope to make their new search tool, an open-source software solution, available free to other libraries.

The story can be found here:

Former ARL Career Enhancement Fellow Joins Ohio State University Libraries:

Brian Leaf, who spent part of last summer with UK Libraries as an Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Fellow, recently accepted a position with Ohio State University Libraries as Instructional Design Librarian Resident. Brian received his graduate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Congratulations Brian.

Judi Quire Begins New Position in Special Collections:

Judi Quire, former administrative assistant to President Lee Todd, joined UK Libraries last week. In Special Collections, Judi will work on both President Todd’s official UK papers as well as his personal collection of papers that document President Todd’s entire life and career. Judi will also assist with UK Libraries initiatives leading up to the university’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2015.

Welcome Judi.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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