Daily Archives: August 22, 2008

WKU Libraries Kicked Off the New Academic Year

Mike Binder, Dean of WKU Libraries, addresses the Libraries' faculty and staff at the kickoff meetingLike every year, WKU Libraries kicked off the 2008-2009 academic year at a meeting in Helm 100 on August 20. Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries, keynoted the meeting with a PowerPoint presentation that highlighted the achievements made by the Libraries’ faculty and staff in the past year (You may download the PowerPoint ). Meanwhile, the department heads briefed the audience on their departments’ personnel changes and introduced their new hires. A sumptuous lunch followed, thanks to the Dean’s graciousness and the hard work done by the staff of his office.

In the afternoon, the department heads took the floor. Brian Coutts, Department Head of Library Public Services, introduced a newly produced video that leads patrons on a tour of the Libraries; Connie Foster, Head of Library Technical Services, introduced SelectedWorks, a web-based platform that allows faculty to present their works of academic research hands down; Timothy Mullin, Head of Library Special Collections, introduced Libraries’ application of Second Life, a virtual environment on the web that promises new services to Libraries’ audiences.

Photo Album of the Events.

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DLPS 2008 Faculty Retreat

DLPS 2008 Faculty RetreatEvery summer faculty of each of the WKU Libraries’ departments will meet separately to look back into the past and look forward to the future. On August 19 faculty of the Department of Library Public Services (DLPS) met at the Federal Groves Bed & Breakfast as usual to share information about its different units. At noon Dr. Binder, Dean of Libraries, joined them for lunch.

Photos of the Event.

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