Monthly Archives: December 2007

Dean’s Office Celebrates Holiday with Breakfast at Cracker Barrel

Dean's Office at Cracker Barrel BreakfastEvery year before Christmas, the Dean’s Office of WKU Libraries will have a breakfast to celebrate it. It has become a tradition. This year, they did it in the Cracker Barrel restaurant.

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Christmas Ornaments Created by School Children Are on Display in Kentucky Museum

Christmas TreesThe Kentucky Museum is displaying an exhibit of several hundred Kentucky-themed Christmas ornaments created by 4th and 5th graders from Warren County.

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Libraries Celebrated Holiday and Awarded Faculty, Staff, and Student Assistants

Margie Helm Award recipient Sean Kinder
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On December 13, WKU Libraries held its annual Holiday party in Cambridge Market restaurant. The celebration featured a game where library employees offered their childhood pictures for their colleagues to tell who they are. Another highlight of the party was the performance by the local band named Buckcreek. The Margie Helm Award was given to its recipients. They are Sean Kinder, Associate Professor of Library Public Service (DLPS), and Lynn Niedermeier, Archives Assistant from Library Special Collection (DLSC). This is the second year student assistants received this award. They include Candace Rogers from the Dean’s Office, Becky Hawkins from DLTS, Ashley Jackson from DLPS, and Sarah Beth Salmon from DLSC.

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Celebration of Sheila’s Retirement

Celebration of Sheila's RetirementSheila House, Stacks Supervisor, Department of Library Public Services, Western Kentucky University, has announced her retirement after 27-year service. On December 12, 2007, the Access Unit of the Libraries led by its coordinator Dan Forrest held a party to celebrate her retirement. Dean Binder and Department Head Brian Coutts as well as other library employees came to congratulate her.

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Morningstar is now available at WKU Libraries. Since we have only one concurrent user license, patrons must access at the Helm Library Reference Room and ask the Reference Librarian to log in. Library Edition is “a new investment reference service built just for libraries. Access to Morningstar’s research and tools for finding, learning about, and building stock and fund portfolios. Highlights include proprietary stock and mutual fund analysis, screening tools, and portfolio building features for public, corporate, and academic libraries.”

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Today @ Java City in Helm

NoizejoiOn December 5, R&B/Soul/Jazz group Noizejoi performed at Jave City in Helm Library, Western Kentucky University.

Listen to a sample of their music on MySpace.

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Kentucky Library & Museum Hosted Second Annual Christmas in Kentucky Family Event

Christmas in Kentucky Museum and LibraryThe Kentucky Library & Museum hosted its second annual Christmas in Kentucky family event on Saturday, December 1 after the Bowling Green Christmas Parade. This year’s Christmas in Kentucky included a 1950s theme in conjunction with our new Duncan Hines exhibit. Children had their pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They also visited with Big Red, made ornaments, explored exhibits, and watched the WKU Theater Department perform International Holiday. Christmas in Kentucky was sponsored by Citizens First Bank, Ford’s Furniture, and WKU Libraries.

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