Friday, July 22, 2011

Weekly Review

UK Librarians Participate in Kentucky Rural Health Association Annual Meeting:

Jane Bryant, Health Literacy Librarian, made a presentation on Health Literacy at the annual Kentucky Rural Health Association meeting in Bowling Green July 21-22. She also demonstrated the new online CE program for healthcare professionals entitled "Health Literacy 101."

Mary Congleton, Southern Kentucky AHEC Librarian (Area Health Education Center) presented an exhibit of National Library of Medicine and UK Medical Center Library services and resources.

The Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) educates providers and consumers on rural health issues and advocates actions by private and public leaders to assure equitable access to health care for rural Kentuckians.

2011 Phonathon:

UK Libraries’ phonathon will run from July 31 through August 18. UK students will be calling friends and supporters of UK Libraries asking for donations for the UK Libraries Enrichment Fund. This fund provides support for special programming and other initiatives that are very important to UK Libraries. Last year’s phonathon set a new record for contributions to UK Libraries.

Jennifer Garrett Completes Career Enhancement Fellowship:

CEP-2011 Jennifer Garrett

This week marks the completion of Jennifer Garrett’s Association of Research Libraries CEF Fellowship with UK Libraries. A graduate student in Library Science at the University of British Columbia, Jennifer spent the summer working with Robert Shapiro in the Medical Center Library and with Katie Henningsen in Special Collections. We wish Jennifer well as she returns to Vancouver to complete her degree.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Judy Sackett, Cheri Daniel, Katie Henningsen, Robert Shapiro and Rick Brewer for their service on the ARL CEF Fellowship Committee.

Advisory Board Meeting Set for October 28:

UK Libraries National Advisory Board fall meeting will be held Friday, October 28 in the Hilary J. Boone Center. During the meeting the Board will review Board activities and goals and hear updates about UK Libraries initiatives. The Board will also select the 2012 UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement recipient.

Trina Altman Leaving Medical Center Library:

Trina Altman has resigned from her Library Technician position in the Medical Center Library Interlibrary Loan unit. She has been employed with UK Libraries nearly five years and her last day will be July 28. We thank Trina for all the good work she has done for UK Libraries and Medical Center Library users and offer our best wishes for the future. She and her family are relocating to Maryland.

Thanks to Judy Sackett and Janet Stith for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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