This week UK Libraries hosted the fall meeting of the UK Libraries National Advisory Board, a group of individuals who serve as an external advisory body to the Dean, advocate for UK Libraries among their peer groups and in the community, and give of their time and their resources to help us fulfill our mission.
The board was treated to a first-hand look into archival research and publishing last Sunday afternoon with a presentation by Associate Dean for Special Collections Deirdre Scaggs who spoke about her new book co-authored with Andrew McGraw, The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook. Sunday evening UK Libraries Advisory Board President Gail Hart hosted the board, their spouses, and other guests at her home for a delightful reception.
Monday morning the board heard updates from Jaime Marie Burton, Education and Outreach Archivist, Stacie Williams, Learning Lab Manager, and Beth Fuchs, Undergraduate Learning Librarian. Each presentation reviewed the impact UK Libraries is having on student success.
In the afternoon, Rick Brewer, Interim Director of the Medical Center Library, update the Board about the services of the MCL including some recent updates to the infrastructure made possible by private gifts. Following that presentation the board convened to select the 2014 recipients of the UK Libraries Award for Intellectual Achievement and the Paul A. Willis Outstanding Faculty Award. The award recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.