Thursday, September 27, 2012

Observations and Reflections:

This week President Eli Capilouto and Interim Provost Tim Tracy spent a morning in the William T. Young Library meeting with me, the Executive Committee, and a representative group of UK librarians.  We used the opportunity to discuss the many exciting initiatives that are underway in UK Libraries.  We appreciate the support of the President and Provost as we seek to meet the information needs of students, faculty, and researchers and as we take a leadership role in the transformation of the 21st century academic research library.

I met this week with the UK Libraries staff and with the UK Libraries faculty.  Both groups play essential roles in the success of UK Libraries.  A central these of my comments to both groups was “THANK YOU!”  The meetings also provided the opportunity to review the impact of recent budget reductions and to share thoughts and ideas on the future of UK Libraries.

During the faculty meeting we also took time to congratulate our colleagues who received promotion and tenure during the past year.  Promoted to Librarian III were Peter Hesseldenz, Jason Keinsley, Kathryn Lybarger, and Heath Martin.    Doug Boyd was promoted to Librarian II and granted tenure.  Valerie Perry and Mary Beth Thomson were promoted to Librarian I. 


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