Free sessions were held at WKU’s South Campus on April 18, 2008. Featured presenters included: Journalist Penny Loeb, Poets John Guzlowski and Lynnell Major Edwards, Fiction Writers Beverle Graves Myers, Deborah LeBlanc and Kathleen Ernst, and Editor Morris A. Grubbs. This was part of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest events.
Monthly Archives: April 2008
Binh P. Le, associate librarian at Penn State University at Abington, talked about Vietnam in the University Libraries’ “Faraway Places Series” on April 17 at Barnes & Noble. Binh Le has researched Vietnamâ€™s economic transformation, 1986-2000, and has recently been awarded the LPSS Marta Lange/CQ Press Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
New this year, there was a special night for writers on April 17 at the Bowling Green Public Library. Those who registered for this charged event attended sessions given by Terry Kay and George Ella Lyon respectively. This is part of the annual Kentucky Writers Conference that continues on April 18 on WKU’s South Campus. It is free and open to all WKU and community members.
It has been a tradition that the faculty of the Department of Library Public Services go to the Glasgow Campus Library to have their meeting every April in National Library Week. They met again on April 16, 2008.
Sue Lynn McDaniel and Nancy Marshall were recently honored by a gift to the University Libraries for their research help on a new book, P.S. I Love You: the Story of the Singing Hilltoppers by University Distinguished Professor of History, Carlton Jackson. He is the author of many books including Forgotten Tragedy: The Sinking of HMT Rohna, Hattie: A Life of Hattie McDaniel, and Who Will Take Our Children: The Story of the British Evacuation, 1939-45. His latest book used many of the valuable primary resources available at the Kentucky Library and in the Reference Center.
Over Spring Break, Warren County grade school students took the opportunity to learn about three-dimensional art. Campers learned techniques for sculpting with clay, wire, foam, plastic, and paper. The children found inspiration in the new sculptures on the WKU campus and famous sculptors like Henry Moore, Dale Chihuly, and Elizabeth Berrien. Campers were encouraged to keep their artwork and display it at home.
Those interested in film and video will be pleased to learn that electronic access is now available to the Journal of Film and Video through WKU Libraries’ Project Muse Collection Standard Collection. This publication “focuses on scholarship in the fields of film and video production, history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics. Article features include film and related media, problems of education in these fields, and the function of film and video in society. The Journal does not ascribe to any specific method but expects articles to shed light on the views and teaching of the production and study of film and video.”
Coverage covers Vol. 60 (2008)-current issue.
Dr. Mark F. Sohn, a food historian, and Pikeville College professor, presented “Appalachian Home Cooking” at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, April 10, 2008. Dr. Sohn showed how food traditions in Appalachia had developed over two centuries from dinner on the grounds, church picnics, school lunches, and family reunions as he celebrated regional signatures such as dumplings, moonshine, and country ham. This program was part of the â€œKentucky Live!â€ series organized by the WKU Libraries.
While we will miss Matt and greatly appreciate his outstanding work, we want to wish him the best of success in his new position.
Want Conversations with Wendell Berry or need to check on the Mammals of Kentucky or Bees in America? Check out these titles and more by Kentucky authors or about Kentucky. Perhaps you need to know more about fiddles or dulcimers. How about Dulcimer Maker: The Craft of Homer Ledford and Play of a Fiddle: Traditional Music, Dance and Folklore in West Virginia. Speaking of folklore, tryLynwood Montell’s Tales from Kentucky Doctors. Maybe you need to focus on women in Kentucky. Try Eliza Calvert Hall: Kentucky Author and Suffragist or Moving Mountains: How One Woman and Her Community Won Justice from Big Coal, or Sue Mundy: A Novel of the Civil War. Still not finding your niche? Move on to Big Bone Lick: The Cradle of American Paleontology, The WPA Guide to Kentucky, or work by Frank X Walker,When Winter Come, or the prolific David Dick.
These are available in the main library. Check us out!
April 4, 2008