Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends of Libraries & Museum can enjoy access to the Lila Greene Listening Library, private booths for listening and viewing materials, a group study area and access to TOPCAT while visiting VPAL.
â€œItâ€™s very rewarding to the fine arts faculty and students to have an area like this here on campus. The beauty of it is having all the information in one place. In this world of technology, this kind of accessibility is appreciated,â€ said Mitzi Groom, Department Head, Music Department.
â€œWe are excited about having a centralized location that meets the needs of so many WKU students, faculty, staff and the community. This area offers increased accessibility to these materials and ease of use by having private listening and viewing booths, as well as a group study area,â€ said Mike Binder, Dean of University Libraries.
Hours of operation are:
Monday-Friday: 7:45am â€“ midnight
Saturday: 9am â€“ midnight
Sunday: 1pm â€“ midnight
For additional information on VPAL or becoming a Friend of University Libraries contact Cindy Troutman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-745-4502. Please visit VPAL’s web page at www.wku.edu/library/dlps/vpal
Cindy Troutman, Marketing Coordinator
On August 22 at the Kentucky Building, the WKU Libraries’ Annual Kickoff was held. It started in the 2nd floor of the Kentucky Room with remarks by Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries, about highlights of last year and some things to be looked forward to in 2007-08. A sumptuous buffet luncheon followed in the 1st floor Centennial Room. During the break, the attendees saw the “Recommended by Duncan Hines” exhibit in the gallery area.
In keeping with Provost Burch’s urging the WKU deans to reserve the afternoon of the college kickoff days for faculty development, the UL faculty remained in the Kentucky Building for an afternoon program in the 1st floor Western Room on the “Second Life” phenomenon with focus on library applications. Enid Wohlstein and Betsy Hughes of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) were the guest speakers. Their program ran from 1 – 4 p.m. with Q & A from 4 – 5 p.m. Here’s a photo album of the events.
On August 20, WKU began its Fall, 2007 semester with a conference named “Engaging the Spirit: Tools for Student Success” in Van Meter Auditorium and Cherry Hall. Library faculty gave their presentations at the conference. Connie Foster and Rose Davis highlighted TopSCHOLAR while Beth Knight, Rosemary Meszaros, Roxanne Spencer, Sean Kinder, and Dan Forrest introduced the various services the WKU Libraries offers to faculty and students. Here’s a photo album of the event.
To have a great start in the new semester, faculty members of WKU Libraries had their annual faculty retreats in different locations. As usual, the faculty of Department of Library Public Services had theirs at Federal Grove on August 21. Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries, came to the retreat to introduce the new Community Outreach Manager Tracy Harkins and answer the faculty’s questions. Available here is a photo album of the event.
On August 17, the annual “New Faculty Orientation” was held in Helm 100. Library faculty members introduced library services and themselves as their liaisons at the orientation. Here’s a photo album of the event.
On Saturday, August 18 area collectors participated in Antique Appraisal Day. The theme of this yearâ€™s event was â€œKitchen Kitschâ€ with â€œTreasures in your Atticâ€ personality Joe Rosson returning as the featured appraiser.
Appraisal Day with Joe Rosson from “Treasures in Your Attic” at The Kentucky Library & Museum.
This year’s theme is “Kitchen Kitsch.” Bring your salt ‘n pepper shakers, cookie jars, depression glass and more to be appraised!
The time is Saturday, August 18 from 10am-2pm (early bird arrival – 9am).
Suggested Donation: Early Birds: $10; For those arriving at 10am or after: $5.
For more information call 270-745-2592
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The Kentucky Library & Museum will close for staff training from 8 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, August 22. It will also close for staff training from 8 am to 4 pm on Friday, August 24. Normal building hours resume on August 25.
Opening festivities for the â€œRecommended by Duncan Hinesâ€ exhibit at the Kentucky Library & Museum launched the 2007 Duncan Hines Festival. Activities held on Friday and Saturday, August 3rd & 4th included a ribbon cutting ceremony, recipe judging contest, 1950s sock hop, art show, country breakfast, chautauqua-style appearance by Duncan Hines, and costume contest.
WKUâ€™s first electronic journal coming soon! International Journal of Exercise Science edited by James Navalta and Scott Lyons, the first e-journal in TopSCHOLARâ„¢ (digitalcommons.wku.edu). The purpose of this journal is to provide students of exercise science with the initial opportunity to become engaged in the scholarly process as authors and reviewers.
Contact James at 270-745-6037 or Scott at 270-745-6035 for more information.