From July 20 through 31, 2009, Erwin Woodye, Chief Librarian of University of Belize, visited Bowling Green and was oriented to WKU Libraries. He met Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries as well as other librarians and staff and visited different areas of the Libraries.
On Thursday morning, July 30, 2009, WKU Libraries threw a farewell party for Erwin Woodye. Dean Binder gave him a book and a Big Red T-shirt as presents after Mr. Woodye made an enthusiastic remark about his experience with the visit and extended his thankfulness to the dean and those who had helped him. Refreshments, mostly made by staff of the Dean’s Office, were served at the party.
At noon the same day, WKU faculty who had visited Belize ate lunch with Erwin Woodye at the house of Peggy Wright, a WKU librarian who had helped plan three libraries in Belize and co-authored books about the country with Brian Coutts, Head of Department of Library Public Services, WKU. Also present at the lunch were Lynn Austin, Head of Allied Health; David Keeling, Head of Geography & Geology; Cornell Menking, Chief International Officer; Emmanuel Iyiegbuniwe, Public Health Department; Daniel Carter, Allied Health Department; Mike Binder, Dean of WKU Libraries; and Haiwang Yuan, Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries.