Thursday, October 8, 2015

UK Librarians lead at KLA/KASL conference

UK librarians took an active role in the recent Kentucky Library Association and Kentucky Association of Special Libraries joint conference held in Louisville, Kentucky last month.

Laura Whayne, head of the UK Transportation Center Library, presided as current president of KLA.

Valerie Perry, left, receives an award from
KLA President Laura Whayne
Valerie Perry, director of Branch Libraries and the Agricultural Information Center, received the prestigious Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award from the KLA. The Parris Mentoring Award is “presented to a Kentucky librarian who has exemplified the ability to assist and advise new members to the profession.” From the awards program: “…it is clear that Valerie has encouraged and inspired many…Valerie was described as genuine, generous, and supportive, but her ability to empower her colleagues seems to be her greatest gift.”

Jen Bartlett, head of William T. Young Reference, attended as outgoing chair of the Resource Sharing Round Table. Marsha Seamans, director of Cataloging & Database Integrity, attended as chair of the Academic Section Professional Development Committee. Sandee McAninch, head of the Federal Depository Unit, attended to give the Regional Depository report at the Government Documents Round Table meeting. Laura Hall, Young Library reference and periodicals, attended as a conference participant.

Judy Sackett, oral history librarian, and Peter Hesseldenz, reference librarian and business and economics liaison, presented on: Innovating for Diversity: UK Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Internship Program.”

Beth Kraemer, information literacy librarian, and Beth Fuchs, undergraduate learning librarian, presented on: “We’ll Show You Ours if You Show Us Yours! Favorite Technologies to Support Information Literacy.”

Julene Jones, head of Database Integrity, gave the talk: “Many Hands Make Light Work, part II: NACO at UK Libraries.”

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