Now in its third year, the UK Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Intern Program recently welcomed the 2016-2017 interns, Javoughn Brown and Vaibhav “Vibz” Chitkara. They are currently working in the WT Young Reference Department with supervisors Ruth Bryan and Peter Hesseldenz. The students will work on a variety of projects in different areas of UK Libraries throughout the rest of the school year focusing on exploring issues of diversity as they learn about the functions of an academic library.
Javoughn Brown is a sophomore from Louisville, Ky. majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. When he finishes his undergraduate degree, he plans to attend graduate school in social work. Before coming to UK, he worked for a non-profit organization and has volunteered extensively in his community. Javoughn has an interest in visual arts and is a regular participant in a campus poetry workshop.