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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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Bribes, Bullets, and Intimidation: Drug Trafficking and the Law in Central America

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Dr. Julie Bunck and Professor Michael Fowler at Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Dr. Julie Bunck and Professor Michael Fowler from the Department of Political Science, University of Louisville, discuss their newest book at Barnes & Noble Bookstore Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

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Alpine Expedition to Peru

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In the summer of 2012 WKU geography faculty member John All led a summer research expedition to the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. University photographer Clinton Lewis accompanied the expedition as the official photographer. On the evening of March 21, 2013, WKU Photographer Clinton Lewis shared his spectacular photographs of the expedition in this month’s Far Away Places series at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

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A Tale of Titanic Survivors

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On the evening of November 15, 2012, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Bowling Green, KY, WKU Libraries featured Professor Williams in its Far Away Places talk series. She talked about her book A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival and told the story of  how her great uncle Albert Caldwell’s family were one of the few to survive the sinking of the Titanic. The event was concluded with book signing.

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Coming Far Away Places talk series: Ernest Hemingway and Spain

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Ricardo Marin Ruiz, Professor of English at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, talked in our “Far Away Places series” about “Ernest Hemingway and Spain: Or How a Land Can Attract A Man” on Thursday, April 5 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

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Far Away Places: To Kill a Tiger: a Memoir of Korea

jidlee_s On the evening of Februrary 16, 2012, Professor Jid Lee from Middle Tennessee State University spoke about her book To Kill a Tiger: A Memoir of Korea, a personal narrative of her girlhood in a traditional South Korean family against the traumatic events of recent Korean history including the Japanese occupation. Her lecture is part of the Libraries’ Far Away talk series that take place monthly at Bowling Green Barnes & Noble Booksellers on Campbell Lane. The event concluded with book signing.

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Far Away Places presents David Keeling

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Dr. David Keeling from WKU Department of Geology and Geography, talked about Gabon in WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places program at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Thursday, November 17, 2011.

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Far Away Places presents James Siekmeier

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This month’s Far Away Places series featured Professor James Siekmeier, historian from West Virginia University. He talked about “Bolivia and the United States: The Ties That Bind and Constrict” on Thursday, April 21 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Bowling Green, KY. His talk was followed by a heated discussion and book signing.

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Janna McMahan @ Kentucky Live!

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Award-winning Southern novelist Janna McMahan, a native of Campbellsville, Kentucky, spoke about her experience of the deep south during her writing career at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bowling Green, Kentucky on the evening of April 17, 2011. Her presentation was part of the WKU Libraries’ “Kentucky Live!” talk series.

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Far Away Places Presents John All

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On the evening of March 17 at Barnes & Noble, the WKU Libraries’ “Far Away Places” international talk series featured Professor John All from WKU’s Department of Geography & Geology. While studying climate change in the Himalayas in 2010 as part of the Fulbright Scholar program, he scaled the treacherous northeast ridge and reached the summit of Mount Everest, at 29,035 ft. the world’s highest mountain on May 23rd.

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