Monday, June 16, 2014

Save the Date for the UK Libraries retreat

The UK Libraries retreat for all faculty and staff is scheduled for August 1, 2014, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK’s central campus. More details will be forthcoming, but please mark this date on your calendars.

Rick Brewer named director of Medical Center Library

Rick Brewer
Rick Brewer has been named director of the Medical Center Library (MCL). He has served as interim director of the MCL since August 2013.

A three-time graduate of UK, Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and a master’s degree in library and information science. He has a long history of work in UK Libraries and other institutions, and brings to the position a wealth of library management experience.

Rick began his professional UK Libraries career in 1985 working primarily in public services. Beginning in 1994, he served as a reference services librarian for the information and education services team of the MCL until 2001, then served from 2001 to 2004 as the team leader of access services. Beginning in 2005, he served as the MCL assistant director for research, education, and clinical services, until assuming the position as interim director in 2013.

Congratulations to Rick on his new position.

Sarah Dorpinghaus and Megan Mummey present at KCA

Sarah Dorpinghaus
Sarah Dorpinghaus, Digital Archivist in the Special Collections Research Center, presented at the Kentucky Council on Archives Spring meeting as part of a panel entitled "Streamlining Workflows: Transforming 20th Century Metadata Processes for 21st Century Access." She discussed her experiences migrating digital objects to the revamped Kentucky Digital Library and ExploreUK, specifically the importance of utilizing programmer assistance in automating imaging workflows.

Megan Mummey, Collections Management Archivist, presented a talk entitled "Implementing ArchivesSpace: A Case Study at the University of Kentucky" at KCA. She provided a tour of the functionality of the new collections management database and discussed its implementation within UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

UK Libraries represented on KCA board

Sarah Dorpinghaus was elected vice-chair of the Kentucky Council on Archives Board for a three year term. She will work with other board members to plan KCA meetings, organize training opportunities for archivists and librarians, and promote archives-related activities across the state and region.

Jaime Burton
After serving a term as a member-at-large, Jaime Marie Burton will remain on the KCA board, beginning a new three-year term as KCA Newsletter Editor.