|The 2015 Spring Gala|
UK Libraries faculty and staff are invited to purchase tickets to the 2016 Spring Gala at a discounted price of $20 each. Tickets may be purchased from Amanda Jewell in the Dean's Office, with payment made in cash or via check made payable to the University of Kentucky. Each employee may purchase up to two discounted tickets. The Gala will be held on May 10, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Tickets to the Spring Gala include the presentation ceremony for the Paul A. Willis Outstanding Faculty Award, recognition of this year’s Outstanding Staff Awards recipients (to be announced soon) and the UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement.
The Willis Award this year will be presented to Frank Davis, Medical Center librarian. A full description of Frank's achievements will be publicized beforehand in a news release from the university.
The 2016 recipient of the UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement is Dr. James C. Klotter. Klotter is the state historian of Kentucky, a prolific author of more than twenty history books, former director of the Kentucky Historical Society, and a member of the faculty at Georgetown College.
Following the awards presentation, the Gala will include a reception in William T. Young Library with catered hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and an opportunity to mingle with honored guests including UK President Eli Capilouto and Provost Tim Tracy.