Tuesday, December 17, 2013

UK Libraries participates in the dedication of new library in China

On November 18th the Agricultural Information Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAAS/AII) dedicated a beautiful new library building with a great celebration.  The building is the culmination of many years of planning and reorganization.

UK Libraries participated in the effort by hosting Dr. Jeizheng Pi and Mr. Yantao Kou for the month of April in 2011.  They came to Kentucky to observe UK Libraries so they could develop new services for their new library facility.  While at UK they interacted with over 70 library faculty and staff and met many Chinese students presently attending UK. 

The new library building was completed in August.  Dr. Xiaxue Meng, Director of the Agricultural Information Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, invited Toni Greider, Director of International Programs for UK Libraries, to participate in the dedication of the facility.  Toni recorded a congratulatory video message that was viewed during the dedication program in China.

Mr. Kou is now Dr. Kou having received his Ph.D. in August, 2012.  Dr. Pi is on a temporary assignment in Guangxi near the Vietnam border.

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