Daily Archives: August 29, 2013

New Faculty Orientation & Information Fair


Faculty Orientation Agenda 2013

The faculty and staff of University Libraries participated in this year’s 2013 New Faculty Orientation on Friday, August 16.  Jack Montgomery, John Gottfried, and Jennifer Wilson answered questions at the lunch time Information Fair.


(From Left to Right) John Gottfried, Jennifer Wilson, and Jack Montgomery at the Information Fair.


John Gottfried and Jack Montgomery answering questions from new faculty members.







The afternoon presentation included a welcome from Dean Connie Foster and then presentations on reference services, LibGuides and databases from John 2013-08-28 16_07_17-New Faculty Orientation & Information Fair _ WKU Libraries BlogGottfried, catalogs and TopScholar from Deana Groves and Research Instruction from Bryan Carson.  Jack Montgomery explained collection development and our desire to partner with teaching faculty.  He also introduced our new Patron Driven Acquisition program which will launch this fall.  A collection of selected resources will be added to our TOPCAT online catalog and become part of our permanent collection the second time they are selected by patrons.  Katie King introduced the libraries’ social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Blog and our newest Pinterest).  The latter features pages on 2013-08-29 11_01_42-Greenshot capture formprograms and recent library acquisitions.  Brian Coutts talked about this year’s Literary Outreach programs including the Faraway Places and Kentucky Live series, the Kentucky Writer’s Conference, the Southern Kentucky Bookfest, One Book One Community reads program and Faraway Flix, a new series of foreign film nights.  He also discussed STACKMAP our new newest technical application which allows patrons to click on MAPIT in the public catalog to determine exact locations of circulating materials. Timothy Mullin talked about Library Specials Collections.  The New faculty received a copy of the libraries’ Centennial History.


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Link to the New Faculty Orientation Powerpoint:

New Faculty Orientation PowerPoint

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Libraries kicks off the 2013-14 academic year


Last Wednesday, WKU Libraries faculty and staff assembled in Helm 100 for the annual employee kick off led by Dean Connie Foster. The group welcomed Huda Melky, Equal Opportunity Director and ADA Coordinator for WKU, who gave a presentation focusing on disability issues and Corie Martin, Manager of WKU Creative Web Services for Public Affairs, who discussed Marketing, Social Media and topics relevant to promotion for the library. Connie gave a brief overview of the year and introduced new faculty and staff for the Libraries.

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