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Cynthia Elder’s Talk is Next for KY Live! Speaker Series

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Cynthia Elder, local historian, photographer and editor of “the Catholic settlement” A History of St. Jerome Catholic Church 1836-2011, introduced the Church and the largest Picnic in the world (1984 Guinness Book of World Records) in her hometown Fancy Farm, KY to a Bowling Green and Warren County audience in Barnes & Noble on the evening of October 9, 2014. Her talk was part of the WKU Libraries’ “Kentucky Live!” speaker series.

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“Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century”

Prof. Ann Ferrell

Folk Studies Professor Ann Ferrell discussed “Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century” in our Kentucky Live Series on Thursday, February 13 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

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David Bell – Never Come Back

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David Bell

WKU’s bestselling author David Bell, an Associate Professor of English, makes a return visit to WKU Libraries Kentucky Live! Southern Culture At Its Best series on Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1680 Campbell Lane.  He’ll be talking about the “key elements” in writing a good mystery novel and how they differ from regular fiction and reading from his newest novel.  A book signing will follow.

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Marc Murphy

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Marc Murphy, Editorial Cartoonist for the Courier-Journal of Louisville, KY

Marc Murphy is a native of Ashland, Kentucky where he grew up in the Appalachian steel and coal country.  His father was a native of Prince Edward island, Canada while his mother’s family were of Slovenian heritage.  His father was a TV and radio personality and his mother an accordion player.  They met while both were performing at a TV station in Charleston, W.V.

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Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

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Dr. Coutts with speaker Mike Veach at the book signing of
Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

At 7:00 p.m. last Thursday, September 12, Mike Veach, the Associate Curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY discussed his latest book at Barnes & Noble about the the real story of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.

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New Faculty Orientation & Information Fair

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Faculty Orientation Agenda 2013

The faculty and staff of University Libraries participated in this year’s 2013 New Faculty Orientation on Friday, August 16.  Jack Montgomery, John Gottfried, and Jennifer Wilson answered questions at the lunch time Information Fair.

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(From Left to Right) John Gottfried, Jennifer Wilson, and Jack Montgomery at the Information Fair.

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John Gottfried and Jack Montgomery answering questions from new faculty members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The afternoon presentation included a welcome from Dean Connie Foster and then presentations on reference services, LibGuides and databases from John 2013-08-28 16_07_17-New Faculty Orientation & Information Fair _ WKU Libraries BlogGottfried, catalogs and TopScholar from Deana Groves and Research Instruction from Bryan Carson.  Jack Montgomery explained collection development and our desire to partner with teaching faculty.  He also introduced our new Patron Driven Acquisition program which will launch this fall.  A collection of selected resources will be added to our TOPCAT online catalog and become part of our permanent collection the second time they are selected by patrons.  Katie King introduced the libraries’ social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Blog and our newest Pinterest).  The latter features pages on 2013-08-29 11_01_42-Greenshot capture formprograms and recent library acquisitions.  Brian Coutts talked about this year’s Literary Outreach programs including the Faraway Places and Kentucky Live series, the Kentucky Writer’s Conference, the Southern Kentucky Bookfest, One Book One Community reads program and Faraway Flix, a new series of foreign film nights.  He also discussed STACKMAP our new newest technical application which allows patrons to click on MAPIT in the public catalog to determine exact locations of circulating materials. Timothy Mullin talked about Library Specials Collections.  The New faculty received a copy of the libraries’ Centennial History.

 

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Link to the New Faculty Orientation Powerpoint:

New Faculty Orientation PowerPoint

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The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event

Dr. James Nicholson

Dr. Nicholson speaking at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

Thursday evening at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Dr. James Nicholson shared with his audience the history of the Kentucky Derby and what makes “America’s Premier Sporting Event”.   He spoke and also shared a collage of photos revealing the highs and lows of what is none other than the tradition and culture surrounding Kentucky’s famous Derby!

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Kentucky Live! Blood Shed in This War

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WKU Libraries hosted Michael A. Peake for the presentation of his new book Blood Shed in This War on October 11 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bowling Green, KY.
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1st Film Producer to Speak at KY Live! Morgan Atkinson

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Morgan Atkinson, writer and producer of Wonder, gave a presentation at the Kentucky Building in the WKU Libraries Kentucky Live! talk series on the evening of September 27, 2012. The presentation was a 20 minute preview of his new film about the lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard first premiering in November.

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KY Live! with Morgan Atkinson

Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard

Anna and Harlan Hubbard led their lives as few people in modern times have – representing the pioneers of sustainability. Living in a house they built, sustained by food they raised or caught, supported by no electricity, the Hubbards, found their way without modern conveniences.

Morgan Atkinson, writer and producer of Wonder, lives in Louisville, KY, and has been recognized for his work documenting the philosopher/monk Thomas Merton, the writer/social activist John Howard Griffen and many more in the 25 years of his career.

This presentation by Mr. Atkinson will be a 20 minute preview of the new film Wonder first premiering in November.  The narrative and art is from the Hubbard’s journals, and will be accompanied by excerpts from Wendell Berry’s book on their lives.  Will Oldham and Katie Weible will be the voices of Harlan and Anna.  Soundtrack by: Ray Lamontagne.

Please join us September 27th, 7:00pm at the Kentucky Building for this event. This will be a swipeable event.

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Kentucky Live!: Travel Writer, Gary P. West

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Leading Kentucky travel writer Gary West shared his travel secrets with us and signed his books in this month’s “Kentucky Live! Series” at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Bowling Green, Kentucky on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

West is one of the authors featured in this year’s Southern Kentucky Bookfest at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green, on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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