Monthly Archives: April 2007

Southern Kentucky Book Fest a Great Success!

Author Haiwang YuanThe 2007 Southern Kentucky Book Fest, which took place April 20 through 21, was a great success! The book fest partners, volunteers and everyone directly and indirectly involved have done a tremendous job in the organization and management of Book Fest! Nearly 200 authors and thousands of community members participated in the event.

Photos of the event will be published as they become available. For now, you may revisit the Children’s Day (Friday), the Authors Reception/Kentucky Literary Award Announcement in the evening of the same day and the Kentucky Writers Conference.

Come to this page often to see more photos as we update it.

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Libraries Faculty Visited Glasgow Campus

DLPS faculty at Glasgow Campus LibraryOn April 18, the faculty members of the Department of Library Public Services had its meeting at the Glasgow Campus. Having one of its faculty meetings at the campus has been the department’s tradition. All were thankful to Kath and his team at the Glasgow Campus Library for their hospitality. Before the meeting, some of the faculty had lunch at the relocated Bolton’s House restaurant. Here’s a small album of selected photos of the event.

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The 2007 Graduating Senior Art Exhibit

PosterThe 2007 Graduating Senior Art Exhibit will convene at Kentucky Library & Museum from April 19 through May 11.

Works from more than 30 graduating art students will be on display, including: paintings, watercolors, works on paper, fiber arts, ceramics and sculptures.

Some items will be for sale. For more information on purchasing items in exhibit, please contact the Art Department at (270) 745-6568.

To view complete news release visit:

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Faraway Places Presents Israel


WKU Philosophy and Religion Professor Shannon Schaffer gave a lecture on Israel at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY on the evening of April 12, 2007. This lecture is part of the Faraway Places international lecture series sponsored by the WKU Libraries. Nearly sixty attendees were present. They include WKU faculty and students as well as Bowling Green community members.

If you missed the event, you may view an album of selected photos. You may also listen to the lecture on your computer or subscribe to the podcast to listen on the go.

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Libraries Faculty Selected for 2007 Faculty Awards

2007 Faculty Awards Winners“The University annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service, and Student Advisement.” Roxanne Spencer and Bryan Carson from the WKU Libraries’ Public Services have been selected by each of the colleges for the Research/Creativity and Public Service Awards this year. They are also the finalists for the university-wide awards, which will be announced at Commencement. A reception was given in honor of the award recipients campus wide in the Student Success Center.

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From Hollywood to Bollywood, Dvds Are a Hit!

Eye of the BeholderUniversity Libraries’ DVD collection has become one of our most dynamic, growing in size and popularity from Happenstancethe moment we began collecting them. From timeless classics to the latest cutting-edge independents and from the finest international films to acclaimed documentaries, a look at our top ten list confirms that we have something for everyone. Here are the most popular (highest cumulative circulation) titles:

  • Eye of the Beholder (1995) A thriller starring Ashley Judd and Ewan MacGregor.
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001) A moody mystery from director David Lynch.
  • Run, Lola, Run

  • Eyes on the Prize (1987) Landmark documentary on the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Pride and Prejudice (1995) A&E miniseries of the classic Jane Austen novel.
  • Monster’s Ball (2001) Halle Barry won an Oscar for her performance in this intense drama.
  • Happenstance (2000) French comedy/drama starring Audrey Tautou.
  • Frida

  • Frida (2002) Salma Hayek stars as the artist Frida Kahlo in this biopic.
  • Pride and Prejudice

  • All About My Mother (1999) This film from Spanish director Pedro Almadovar won the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2000.
  • Breaking the Waves (1996) Dane Lars Von Trier directed this drama.
  • Run Lola Run (1998) This fast-paced thriller hails from Germany.

Dan Forrest
Coordinator of Access

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Morning at the Museum

Log HouseWalking up and down the hill, have you ever be curious about the log house next to the Kentucky Library and Museum?

Please join us this Saturday, April 14 9:00-10:00 a.m. for our free monthly Morning at the Museum program and step back into 1815 with open hearth cooking, spinning, candle rolling and much more!

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Spring Break fun at the Kentucky Library & Museum

photo of day campersDay campers enjoyed listening to music, tasting the food and creating art works inspired by the culture of other countries. Art activities included painting and mask making.

Check out photos from this camp.

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Kentucky Live! Presented Author Kristin Johannsen


On April 6, 2007, Libraries’ Kentucky Live! program presented Kristin Johannsen, author of Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America’s Most Valuable Plant at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. She talked about ginseng’s growth in America, particularly in Kentucky, and its trade with China and Asia in history and at present.

If you missed the presentation, you can listen to her lecture or subscribe to the podcast and listen on the go. At the same time, you may also view photos of the event.

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Expanding Links in the E-serials Chain

This week TDNet, WKU Libraries’ e-journal management system, will add 1,744 journal links from EBSCO’s EJS database. Users will enjoy additional linking options for titles available on EJS and now linked through TDNet. For example, Library Journal or Research in Social Work Practice will have an EBSCO EJS link as another option for full-text access. From the WKU home page, go to Libraries and click on TDNet on the left side of the menu for complete e-journal access, or go directly to You can still go to the EJS database and enter that way.

Don’t forget the functionality for group profiles in TDNet when special projects come along and you want classes to track articles on specific topics throughout the semester or for your own personal e-alerts from favorite journals. TDNet is a powerful tool that does not require safety glasses!

Connie Foster, Head
Department of Library Technical Services
April 2, 2007

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