Lexington will serve as host to the LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Annual Conference in 2017. UK librarians Debbie Sharp, Beth Kraemer, and Beth Fuchs, along with a colleague from Eastern Kentucky University, wrote the proposal to host the conference. Lexington was selected from among three other potential conference locations.
Seven librarians from academic institutions throughout Kentucky will be on the conference planning committee, including Beth Kraemer and committee co-chair Beth Fuchs. Founded in 1971, LOEX is the premier information literacy organization in the United States. The annual conference attracts about 350 librarians each Spring.