Provost Kumble Subbaswamy Signs Berlin 9 Declaration on Behalf of UK:
In 2003, the Max Planck Society and the European Cultural Heritage Online project brought together international experts with the aim of developing a new web-based research environment using Open Access for making scientific knowledge and cultural heritage accessible worldwide.
Since then, over 300 of the leading international research libraries and scientific and cultural institutions have signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, a document that outlines concrete steps to promote the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge.
We appreciate Provost Subbaswamy’s support for UK Libraries and open access to scholarship. Associate Dean Mary Beth Thomson is the University’s contact with Berlin 9 and is leading UK Libraries’ open access initiatives including UKnowledge.
Frank Stanger Featured in Lexington Herald-Leader Article:
Stephen Sizemore Appointed to University-Wide Finance Task-Force:
UK has established a Financial System of Accountability task force to review the University's financial systems and make recommendations to the President for any needed changes by June 1. Stephen Sizemore, UK Libraries Director of Finance and Administration, has been appointed by President Capilouto to service on the task force which is chaired by Dr. Tim Tracy, Dean of Pharmacy, and is comprised of 11 members.
UK Libraries to host South African Intern:
Toni Greider, UK Libraries Director of International Programs, has arranged for Mr. Ras to begin his internship here after spending two weeks at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois. The internship runs through April 27th.
Other institutions providing internships for this program are: University of Washington, Purdue University, Duke University, Yale University, University of Arizona, Washington University, St. Louis, University of Kansas, Case Western Reserve University, McGill University, University of Waterloo, Cornell University, University of Connecticut, Johns Hopkins University, and Emory University.
Annual Holiday Luncheon:
Over 135 UK Libraries faculty and staff plus retirees, building operators, and custodial staff attended this year’s holiday lunch in the UK Student Center. Holiday music was provided by Tari Keller, Ruth Bryan, and Debbie Godfrey.
Thanks to the Hospitality Committee for making this annual event such a great success:
· Toni Greider
· Jason Keinsley
· Mary McLaren
· Cindy Parker
· Peggy Phillips
· Jennifer Richmond
UK Libraries Participates in GSP/GSA Day
On December 19, Shawn Livingston, Director of Information Services, and Stacey Greenwell, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, met with students and their families at the Governor’s Scholars Program and School for the Arts Day. They also provided a tour of the William T. Young Library. This annual event seeks to recruit Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and Kentucky School for the Arts participants and is one of UK’s largest and most successful recruitment events with over 300 students and families in attendance. This was the first time in recent years that UK Libraries participated in the event, and next year we plan to expand our presence at the event.
President Appoints Deirdre Scaggs Co-Chair of Sesquicentennial Committee:
Lunch with the Dean:
Dean of Libraries