I enjoyed the all-staff meeting this week. After reviewing budget and facilities issues we participated in a question/answer period during which excellent topics were raised. I look forward to several more all-staff meetings this year.
Also, when her schedule permits, I look forward to Provost Christine Riordan joining us for an all-lib meeting so that everyone can meet her and hear directly her goals for UK as Provost.
Planning is coming together for the September 6 celebration of the transformation of Young Library’s second floor. We are anticipating that both President Capilouto and Provost Riordan will join us that day along with many of our donors who made the transformation possible with their gifts.
Please encourage everyone to join us that day and pass along this invitation to students you know or work with. This space is for the students and we hope a large number will join us and help us celebrate.
Over the past two weeks I have joined many of our committees and working groups for the first meetings of the academic year. Our faculty and staff participation in this process is essential as UK Libraries seeks continuous improvement in our collections, instruction, and services. Thanks to everyone serving on a committee or working group this year and I look forward to your accomplishments and your report and the end of the year.
I visited the Engineering Library this week and had the opportunity to visit with our student assistants who were staffing the public service desk. All of us appreciate the important role our student assistants play year round in assuring that UK Libraries are open and providing good service to the campus community.