In 1971 the Cravens Graduate Center and Library opened greatly expanding the available space for the Library. Named for Raymond L. Cravens, a Political Science professor and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the CGCL comprised both the Library and the Graduate school.
Dr. Cravens was a Graduate of Western (A.B. ’52, M.A. ’55) and the University of Kentucky (PhD ’58). From 1958 until 1980 Dr. Cravens was involved in many areas of the administration of the University, twice being referenced as a candidate for president.
After many years of library growth, and the move of the Graduate Office, the shortened name Cravens Library began to be used instead of CGCL. Therefore, this week the University Libraries has unveiled the new name of the CGCL – The Raymond Cravens Library.
Come check out the new name, and check out a book or audio-visual material while you are here.
Deana Groves, assistant professor and education catalog librarian at Western Kentucky University, was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Library Association last week at the ALAâ€™s national conference in Anaheim, Calif.
The 2007 3M/ALA New Memberâ€™s Round Table Professional Development Grant was one of only three awarded in the United States in 2008 . The award, sponsored by 3M Library Systems for more than 30 years, recognizes selected librarians nationwide based on qualifications that include academic achievement, work experience, honors earned and library association activities.
â€œDeanaâ€™s achievements not only bring national attention to WKU library programs and faculty projects, but also support the universityâ€™s goal of developing international reach,â€ said Connie Foster, head of Library Technical Services. â€œShe sets an exemplary standard and we are excited about this honor for her and WKU Libraries.â€
Need additional resources about Kentucky architecture, politics, oral history, or just Kentucky writings? These new or standard titles by or about Kentucky are available in the Cravens Library circulating collection:
The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History
To Western Woods: The Breckinridge Family Moves to Kentucky in 1793
Antebellum Architcture of Kentucky
Clay Lancaster’s Kentucky: Architectural Photographs of a Preservation Pioneer
America! What’s My Name? : The “Other” Poets Unfurl the Flag (ed. Frank X. Walker)
The Politics of Despair: Power and Resistance in the Tobacco Wars
If you have any other titles that you would like to see in the collection about Kentucky or by Kentucky authors, please let us know.
Connie Foster, Head
Dept. of Library Technical Services
July 16, 2008
Filed under New Stuff, Stuff
On Thursday, June 26, 2008, Department of Library Public Services held a party to congratulate Nancy Marshall, Senior Reference Associate, on her new position as the Image Librarian with the Kentucky Library & Museum.