On August 24, WKU Libraries kicked off the 2011 fall semester in Helm Library 100. Interim Dean Connie Foster briefed on the Libraries faculty and staff university policies regarding travel and talked about some house-clearing issues before a group photo was taken in the Java City by University Photographer Clinton Lewis. After a luncheon in the Cravens Library, library employees went back to Helm 100, where invited guest speaker Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, gave a presentation named The Future Is Here. He gave an overview of where information technology will be in the future and how that is related to the services of the libraries and their needed changes to adapt to the technological development.
Daily Archives: August 24, 2011
Big Red has been exploring different countries in the WKU Libraries. In-coming students were invited to an adventure, as part of WKU’s Masterplan program, to search for Big Red. The countries where Big Red has been to include China, Italy, Mexico, and the United States, respectively in the areas where the Confucius Institute Chinese Learning Center, Periodical Reference, Visual & Performing Art Library, and the Reference Desk are located. The students had great fun including origami, China experience from touch-screen TV’s, Italian masks, Mexican dance, and free samples of food from those countries. Prizes were given at the conclusion of the event.