Several hundred parents attended Family Weekend Check-In on Friday, October 5, at the Boone Center. Ruth Bryan, Shawn Livingston, and Stacey Greenwell staffed two information tables at the event: one representing UK Libraries’ unique materials related to university history and one focused on library assistance available to UK students.
The evening offered a great opportunity to welcome UK families to campus, answer questions, and connect parents with resources. Many parents stopped to chat with us and were very complimentary of the William T. Young Library and UK Libraries’ friendly and knowledgeable faculty and staff. More than one parent said that their child’s decision to attend UK was largely due to its impressive library. UK Libraries will participate in the Family Weekend Check-In in the future and will continue to consider other ways to engage with parents.