The Special Collections Research Center faculty and staff kicked off the academic year with a successful open house and “Road Trip!” exhibit opening. More than 300 students came to the SCRC for free ice cream and giveaways and pinned their hometowns on an interactive map set up for the exhibit. Faculty and staff from the SCRC and UK Libraries participated in the event, talking with students, handing out treats, and helping to start off the school year on a positive and welcoming note. The “Road Trip!” exhibit will be open through September in the main lobby of the SCRC.
Karyn Hinkle, Daniel Naas and Paula Hickner in the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library welcomed fine arts students, faculty and staff with a Cookie Day.
Sarah Vaughn and Emily Bayma-Santos in the Education Library participated in the College of Education’s annual education fair on the lawn of the Taylor Education Building.
Faith Harders in the Hunter M. Adams Design Library was part of the College of Design freshman orientation. One hundred twenty seven new students saw a selection of books representing all aspects of design, including architecture, interior design, historic preservation, construction, drawing, fabrication, and product design. Students also saw materials from Special Collections, including a book of Gustav Eiffel’s drawings for the Eiffel Tower and Charles Garnier’s drawings for his Paris Opera House.