The Southern Kentucky Book Fest Partners, namely, Western Kentucky University Libraries, Bowling Green Public Library and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, have created an endowment in honor of Jayne Pelaski for her dedicated service at Western in the capacity of the University Libraries’ Community Outreach Manager for the past seven years.
Jayne Pelaski has been part of the University Libraries since September 2000. Under her leadership, the partners have developed a book fest into an year-round multi-activity events including One Campus-One Community-One Book (along with its children’s version On the Same Page and the teen version 1Read), Black History Month at Your Library, Kentucky Literary Award and Kentucky Writers Conference, to list a few.
Jayne has resigned from the position effective as of May 11, 2007, and she will be sorely missed by those with whom she has been working. On May 10, 2007, the Southern Kentucky Book Fest Partners celebrated the passion and good works of Jayne with a farewell reception in her honor in the Kentucky Room at the Kentucky Museum. If you happened to miss the event, you may still revisit it by viewing this album of photos.