Friday, April 24, 2015

Undergraduate Diversity Scholars share their experiences at UK Libraries

Nathan Moore
Ebony Davis

The Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internship Program will celebrate a successful first academic year on Wednesday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in William T. Young Library B108C.

Nathan Moore and Ebony Davis will give presentations based on their internship projects and 
experiences with UK Libraries. A dessert reception hosted by the UK Libraries Diversity Task Force will follow the students’ presentations.

The goal of the Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Intern Program is to promote the educational benefits of diversity, 
multicultural awareness, and inclusivity among UK students, staff, and faculty. Thanks to the Diversity Task Force, especially Peter Hesseldenz and Judy Sackett, and the many individuals
 who served as supervisors for the various assignments completed by the interns.

To learn more about Nathan and Ebony, read an earlier post on their internships.

"Arabian Roots" exhibit traces thoroughbred heritage

"Arabian Roots" is in Core 1 of the William T. Young Library basement.
An event in William T. Young Library on April 27 at 1 p.m. will officially open “Arabian Roots: The Pedigree of Kentucky Thoroughbreds,” an exhibit tracing the heritage of the modern thoroughbred horses bred in Kentucky to a stock of Arabian horses imported to England between the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

As part of the continued focus on the Year of the Middle East by UK Libraries in conjunction with the UK College of Arts and Sciences, "Arabian Roots" illustrates the bloodlines of prominent sires and shows links to Central Kentucky horses.

The exhibit, in Core 1 of the Hub in the basement of Young Library, includes wall panels as well as display cases featuring artifacts and books on some of the central Kentucky sires. The exhibit panels show the evolving thoroughbred from the Darley Arabian through William T. Young’s famed Storm Cat. The exhibit will run from April 27 through July 31, 2015. A satellite exhibit with additional artifacts is also on display in the Morris Library in the Gluck Equine Research Center.

“Arabian Roots” was developed by UK Libraries, The Keeneland Library, and the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in collaboration with the Pyramid Society and the International Museum of the Horse.

King Library Press celebrates poets and printers with "Verse in Type" events

Printing and poetry are complimentary art forms.
In celebration of poetry in print, UK Libraries and King Library Press present two events around the theme of "Verse in Type: Poets & Printers, an Artistic Affinity."

The “Verse in Type” exhibit at Clark Art and Antiques will open with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The reception and exhibit, at 801 Winchester Road in Lexington, are free and open to the public. The exhibit will include broadsides and books from the King Library Press and guest contributors, as well as broadsides of two winning poems from the UK Poetry Broadside contest. The King Library Press co-sponsored the contest with the Department of English Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program. The winners are Robin LaMer Rahija, from Kansas City, Missouri, a student in the MFA Creative Writing Program, and Kelsey Potter, from Worthington, Kentucky, a rising senior double majoring in English and integrated strategic communication with a minor in theatre.

The annual King Library Press Spring Seminar will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK’s campus. Dara Wier and Emily Pettit will be joint guest lecturers for the seminar, which is also free and open to the public.

For more information, read the complete news release.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Robert Shapiro receives Wethington Award

Robert Shapiro
Robert Shapiro, public health librarian at the Medical Center Library, is the recipient of a Wethington Award. The university-wide award program, named for former UK President Charles T. Wethington, recognizes the success of individual faculty in contributing to the university’s research program by competitively obtaining extramural funding. The criteria for the selection of nominees must include evidence of scholarly productivity and excellence such as:

  • number of grants submitted and funded as PI or co-PI;
  • percent of salary funded from grants;
  • refereed publications and quality of journals;
  • training of graduate students or postdoctoral fellows;
  • regional or national awards; or
  • patents or commercialization activity.  

 Congratulations Robert.

2014-2015 Learning Lab Interns present scholarly projects

Left to right: Lauren Farmer, Kristin Thornsberry, Ann Baillie, and Faith VanMeter.
The 2014-2015 Learning Lab Interns presented their projects at an event hosted by the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center on April 16. Lauren Farmer, Kristen Thornsberry, Ann Baillie, and Faith VanMeter shared their scholarly projects based on two semesters spent processing and researching SCRC collections. Stacie Williams, Learning Lab Manager, mentored all four students.

For more on the students and their projects, read last week’s story on The Bird’s Eye View.

Congratulations to the Learning Lab Interns on a job well done.