Electronic Resources Unit is delighted to welcome Jeff Dycus as the new Library Specialist beginning Monday, July 22. Jeff earned his BA from Morehead State University with a major in philosophy and a minor in computer science. Jeff received a Master’s degree from UK in May 2012 from the School of Library and Information Science in May 2012 with a focus on information technology.
Jeff designed and implemented an automated web-based relational database for Kentucky’s Homeless & Housing Coalition in order to track activity and generate reports for the 50-member AmeriCorps program. As the Tenant Outreach Program Coordinator, he used ACCESS to compile information on affordable rental housing across the state. He has also done some grant-writing and supervised AmeriCorps VISTA national service members. He is a member of ALA and the Society of American Archivists.
Jason Boczar has been promoted to the Library Technician Senior position in Digital Scholarship. He will begin working in Digital Scholarship on July 28th. Jason has a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and has been working as the invoice technician in the Acquisitions Department’s serials unit since June 2011.
Stacy Yelton has been hired as the Library Technician in Digital Library Services (this position is funded by the NEH Coal, Camps and Railroads grant project). She primarily will be imaging collections. Stacy began work on July 15th and before that was working through STEPS in Digital Library Services (since December 2012).
Jaime Marie Bradley joined UK Libraries July 15 as the Education and Outreach Manager in Special Collections. Jamie received a B.A. in History from Berea College and an M.A. in Historical Studies and Public History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where her research interests have included environmental history, African-American studies, and American labor and social history from the Gilded Age and Progressive Era through the 20th century.
For the past six years Jamie has served as College Archivist/Assistant Professor at Berea College. Prior to working at Berea, Jaime Marie held several positions in Maryland, including Archivist/Curator at the Sykesville Gate House Museum, Archivist and Executive Data Assistant with the Vane Brothers Company, and Assistant Special Collections Librarian at the Maryland Historical Society. She also spent two years working in finance and insurance at the NSA. As an eclectic learner and fervent advocate for liberal education, Jaime Marie choose a career in public history as an alternative route into the classroom and feels grateful to continue the pursuit of her passion for engaging people with the challenges and lessons of our past at UK Libraries.
Kopana Terry will begin her new position August 1 as Oral History Archivist-Library Manager in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. Kopana brings a wealth of experience to the position and over the past several years shared her time and knowledge with the Nunn Center at critical times. She has a Master’s in Library and Information Science from UK. She has been instrumental in the development of UK Libraries participation in the National Digital Newspaper Project serving as Program Manager for the NEH grant supported initiative since September 2007.