Monthly Archives: December 2007
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.
Sheila 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.
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.
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The rapidly growing research and creative activity database of Western Kentucky University, TopSCHOLAR(tm) is a key intellectual resource for faculty and student research and publications. Do you know the names of Coach Diddle’s and Ivan Wilson’s dogs? Do you know the history of women’s sports at WKU? Have you heard of Veteran’s Village or Ogden College for Young Men? Are you needing to do a paper on architecture on campus and want to find “Building on the Hill.” Click on digitalcommons.wku.edu, enter a search term, and you will find a wealth of information from student theses and award-winning papers, music basics as podcasts, diaries, letters, photographs, and the recent presidential convocation address and WKU’s vision for the future.
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The Kentucky Library & Museum hosted its second annual Christmas in Kentucky family event on Saturday, December 1 after the Bowling Green Christmas Parade. This yearâ€™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, Fordâ€™s Furniture, and WKU Libraries.