Employees of the Office of the Dean of University Libraries had its annual holiday breakfast at Cracker Barrel on the morning of December 12, 2008. Gifts were exchanged between the staff of the office and its student worker Candace Rogers, who is now graduating.
Monthly Archives: December 2008
At the luncheon Margie Helm Awards for Outstanding Performance were also given to faculty, staff, and student workers. For the first year, teams were also awarded. Charles Smith from the Public Services Department received the Faculty Award and Jan Renusch from the Dean’s Office received the Staff Award. Students who received the Award included Candace Rogers from the Dean’s Office; Josten Wilson from the Public Services Department; Josh Mosby from the Technical Services Department; and Geoffrey McMahon, Evan McMahon and Blake Mattingly from the Special Collections Department. The award-winning teams were "A Star in Each Flag" consisting of Sandy Staebell, Timothy Mullin, Donna Parker, Christy Spurlock, Jonathan Jeffrey, Sue Lynn McDaniel and Nancy Baird; "The MARCIVE Retrospective Conversion Project" comprising Rosemary Meszaros, Nada Durham, Debbie Lamastus, Dewayne Stovall, Rose Davis, Nelda Sims and Linda Davis; and "Planning the Visual & Performing Arts Library" embodying Therese Baker, Brent Fisk, Michael Franklin, Brian Coutts, Dan Forrest, Matt Bogard, Doug Wiles, David Runner and Nancy Steen.
The luncheon concluded with a group singing led by Jack Montgomery, Jeannie Butler, Jennifer Wilson, Mary Groves and Mike Binder.
On the morning of December 10, 2008, the Dean’s Office of WKU Libraries held a party for graduating student workers. They were Candace Rogers from the Dean’s Office, Crystal Bowling from the Library Technical Services, and Josten Wilson, Charity Gore, and Heather Huber from the Library Public Services (DLPS). Dean Mike Binder greeted the students, and Head of DLPS Brian Coutts commented on the great service these students did to the Libraries. Food brought in by faculty and staff was served at the party.
Bibliographic Access of the Department of Library Technical Services (DLTS) at WKU gave a retirement reception on December 9, 2008 in the DLTS Break Room in honor of Doris Hardcastle’s 40 years of service to the Department and University Libraries. Dean Mike Binder, Department Head Connie Foster and Bibliographic Access Coordinator Rose Davis gave their laudatory comments on Doris’ loyal and diligent service. At the end of the reception, colleagues presented her with gifts and cards of good wishes.
On December 6, 2008, about a thousand attendees including children of different ages participated in the free, fun-filled family activities throughout the Kentucky Museum featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, Big Red, ornament making, Christmas carolers, dramatic performances and much more. This yearâ€™s theme was the “Civil War in Kentucky!” Light refreshments were provided free.
This week, WKU Libraries presented several singers at Java City, the coffee house of Helm Library. One of them was Tommy Johnson along with his band, the Song Farmers performed their unique brand of American roots music to an enthusiastic, cheering crowd on Wednesday. Tommy, a native of Franklin, KY is internationally acclaimed as a songwriter and performer. We hope to have them return next Fall for another engagement.
The other was Louisville Singer/songwriter and WKU sophomore Lauren Conkin performed to an appreciative crowd at Java City. Her performance drew comments including “She’s really good, bring her back!” and “She’s a diamond in the rough.”
Magical healings, ghostly encounters, and alternate realities have been a part of American society since the first colonial settlements. In his book, Jack Montgomery provides ample historical and personal material to reveal a largely hidden world, primarily influenced by African, Celtic and German roots, that still exists today.
A percentage of sales at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 will benefit the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership which sponsors literacy projects throughout the region.
Get vouchers at http://www.wku.edu/library/docs/bnvoucher.pdf and help SOKY Book Fest continue to bring authors and books to our community. Author Gary West will be in the store Sunday, December 7 at 12:00 pm to sign copies of his latest book, Shopping Your Way Across Kentucky.
You can make your purchases on-line either day using the same Book Fair I.D. # 410118 and the link: www.bn.com/mybookfairs
Also, consider purchasing a Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake at Barnes & Noble. For each purchased, $5.00 will be donated to the Book Fest. You can buy 5 cheesecakes and get the 6th one free!
Thank you for your support. For questions, please contact Tracy Harkins, WKU Libraries Community Outreach, at 745-5016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.