Friday, April 25, 2014

UK Libraries sends delegation to Spring Joint Conference

Representatives from UK Libraries recently presented talks and posters at the Joint Spring Conference of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA) Academic Library Section, the KLA Special Library Section, and the Special Libraries Association Kentucky Chapter. The conference was held at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Ky., April 9-11.

Brittany Netherton, a graduate assistant in the William T. Young Library Reference Services Department, presented her talk “Visibility Abroad!.” Her presentation outlined ways that libraries help respond to the needs of students in study abroad programs by providing specialized information literacy training and by bridging the gap between the home and host institutions.

Stacey Greenwell, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, co-presented with Juliane Schneider, Metadata Librarian at Countway Library, Harvard Medical School. Their presentation, "Keeping the Path vs. Off-Roading: How to Adjust Your Career to Changing Conditions, " targeted primarily at students and new professionals, gave attendees the opportunity to share their own experiences and what new directions they would like their own careers to take.  The presentation described the paths each followed and how they both made changes in their careers through finding new opportunities, developing new skills, and creating new career goals.  

Jason Keinsley co-presented a session with Lauren Robinson, graduate student in the Agriculture Information Center.  Also Renae Newhouse, graduate student at the AIC, presented a poster session.

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