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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

G. Presidents Report President Capilouto added his thanks to John Herbst and the really good team of people that made The Investiture a delightful event for him and he hoped for the University as well. Before beginning his PR 1 report, he said he wanted to take a moment to highlight an important item noted in PR 2. Dr. Lois Chan, a professor of Library and Infonnation Science, is retiring after more than 40 years of service. She has dedicated her career to making infonnation more accessible and easier to find. Some may know her in a different role as she has served as the University Marshal since 1989 and as a member of the Presidents Commission on Diversity since its inception in 2001. Dr. Chan started working at the University of Kentucky Libraries in 1966 as a serials cataloger. In 1970, she joined the faculty of what was then the College of Library Science. She has been a full professor in the School of Library and lnfonnation Science since 1980. She also has a doctorate in comparative literature from UK. She has authored several books on classification, including authoritative references on the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress systems, as well as dozens of articles and reports in peer-reviewed academic joumals and professional publications. She also has given talks and lectures literally all over the world. In addition to her own research, she has contributed to collaborative ventures in the field of library science, most notably the Online Computer Library Catalogs FAST project, which she has served as a consultant since 1999. Dr. Chan has been a recipient of numerous awards throughout her academic career. In 2006, she received the American Library Associations Beta Phi Mu Award for Distinguished Service to Education in Librarianship. In 2001, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the UK College of Communications and lnfonnation Studies. President Capilouto said he wanted to acknowledge this tremendous faculty member who has served with distinction in so many important roles at the University. He noted that Dr. Chan could not attend the Board meeting but asked the Board to join him in recognizing her wonderful service to the University. The Board applauded Dr. Chan for her many accomplishments. President Capilouto reminded the Board that he highlighted some tremendous scholarly and academic achievements made by faculty and students at the last Board meeting. He said that he wanted to continue the process of spotlighting individuals at the University. In the coming months and years, he plans to spend a great deal of time discussing the bricks and mortar of our campus and the renewal in our infrastructure that must occur if we are going to reach our promise. He does not want to ever lose sight of why we are here, and that is the faculty, students, and staff whose achievements in the classroom, the research labs, and in communities make this promise so real. -5-