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Engineering Library Renovated
Major renovations were completed in the Engineering
Library this past Spring and Summer. Since the first
day of Fall Semester, one of our favorite pastimes in the
library is to see the astonished faces of our regular users
as they come in the bright new entrance. One morning,
at the beginning of the semester, a young man with a
messenger bag in one hand and a motorcycle helmet in
the other walked through the door and raised his hands
from his sides in a gesture of ecstatic astonishment. Be‐
cause of the drastic change, many people wonder if they
are in the right place.
New Circulation Desk
Before this summer, the library was a dark and confusing place. It was furnished with an‐
cient dark laminates and rickety chairs, and the cramped spaces were filled with “vintage”
blinds, threadbare carpet, and overcrowded shelves that could of have been mistaken for the
dungeons of Hogwarts.
The initial design concept began with Dr. Hancher’s Civil Engineering classes, who were as‐
signed to come up with improvement ideas and floor plans. These students, along with the
student staff of the Engineering Library had input on most of the renovation plans. Sue
Smith, the head of the Engineering Library, began to meet with a planning group to hammer
out construction details and costs.
Under Jenn Esqew’s supervision and planning,
the students were responsible for most of the
physical labor, which included sending materi‐
als off to storage, which included the boxing,
un‐boxing, re‐boxing, and tracking of hun‐
dreds of books and serials while keeping the
library in a usable condition as users continued
to come in despite the chaos. Every day fur‐
nishings for the new library arrived. As they
were put into place the previous furniture was
New reference study area.
sent to surplus or passed on . The work con‐
tinued in relative darkness for several weeks while construction crews wired in new light‐
ing, sprinklers, and electrical systems. Next came new carpet and paint, and lastly the furni‐
ture was assembled.
* Engineering Library (Cont.)
Over a few months the library was transformed. A
dark back hallway is now a bright corridor. A
once junk‐filled storage room is now a private
team study and meeting room. The dark lami‐
nates have been replaced with solid maple materi‐
als. The old office will soon be a small computer
room for library instruction and engineering pro‐
jects. There is a new circulation desk which is
large and open to accommodate all of our reserves
and supplies as well as provide plenty of room for L to R: Old office space, new office/meeting room.
student worker tasks. We’ve even installed a so‐
cial area for people who want to study in a com‐
fortable chair or use one of the new laptop‐
friendly chairs or benches.
The overcrowded unbound periodicals section has been modi‐
fied into a more accessible area with low shelving and now
includes portraits of past College of Engineering deans, com‐
monly referred to as the “Hall of Deans.” Lastly, the stan‐
dards, which once occupied a large bathroom in the back, are
now neatly arranged in magazine boxes in reference. And the
infamous bathroom? It was divided into two smaller ones: a
women’s and a men’s. Even better, they have (gasp) toilets
and sinks‐‐and even soap and towels! Hooray!!!
There are still a few things to be
Above: The old unbound
done, but the improvements
periodicals section. Right:
made so far have increased our
The new unbound periodi‐
number of regular users. We
cals section known as “The
are very proud to offer this
Hall of Deans.”
space to our students as a so‐
cial, educational, and comfort‐
able space to use.
News To Use
UK Libraries Shares Knowledge and Expertise
meta | morphosis [the University of Kentucky Film‐to‐
Digital Institute], an intensive two‐day workshop, was
held September 12th and 13th by the UK Librariesʹ Preser‐
vation and Digital Programs, to share with other institu‐
tions interested in transforming content from microfilm
into digital objects. The Institute included a vendor show‐
case and tour of the Librariesʹ Digital Lab and the Preser‐
vation Reformatting Center.
* News To Use (Cont.)
Sixth Annual Kentucky Archives Week Observed, October 7‐14, 2007
Kentuckians throughout the Commonwealth celebrated their rich archival heritage during the sixth annual Kentucky Archives Week, October 7-13, 2007. This year’s theme was “Leisure.” There are almost
300 archival and manuscript repositories in Kentucky that hold archival records that document Kentucky
history and leisure activities, such as personal papers, photographs, bibles, diaries, letters, and government records. These facilities and their collections are quite varied, but together, they hold a rich documentary legacy which shapes our understanding of the state’s past and our assessment of its future.
Many of these institutions hosted open houses, exhibits, special programs and speakers to highlight historical materials available for research in Kentucky archival and manuscript repositories.
UK Libraries represented at KLA/KSMA 2007 Conference
Several UK Libraries faculty and staff con‐
tributed to the 2007 KLA/KSMA Confer‐
ence recently held in Louisville, Kentucky.
Beth Kraemer participated in two presen‐
tations on social networking. Laura Hall
gave a presentation describing a GPO
seminar that helps libraries provide gov‐
ernment information to patrons. Pat Wil‐
son presented information on providing a
secure environment in Young Library and
the development of the patron code of
L to R: Mary McLaren, Eeva Hoch, Reinette Jones, Poster session presenters included Kopana
Terry and Kathryn Lybarger on the digiti‐
Terri Brown and Judy Sackett.
zation of historic newspapers. Terri
Brown, Benita Clarke, Eeva Hoch, Reinette Jones, Mary McLaren, Judy Sackett, Jo Staggs‐Neel,
(UK Libraries Diversity Committee) were on hand to share about diversity activities and ideas.
Comings and Goings
Jennifer Bartlett is the new Head, Circulation Department, Access and Delivery. She comes to UK
from after being an Interim Assistant Dean of University Libraries, Coordinator of Public Services,
and Head of Reference at Murray State. Previously, she was employed by the Free Library of Phila‐
delphia for 6 years. Jennifer holds a BA in English and an MLS from Indiana University. She has
also completed the coursework for a second mastersʹ degree in English.
David Powell has been hired to replace Betsy Hughes working in Electronic Resources, Collections
and Technical Services Division, in a Library Technician Sr. position. David comes to UK from BWI
where he was working as a cataloger. He has a Masterʹs degree in Music and is a freelance musician
and music teacher, specializing in oboe.
Sandy Rodriguez, LT Senior in the Collections and Technical Services Division resigned her posi‐
tion. She completed her MLS degree while working for the UK Libraries and has accepted the Cata‐
loging and Metadata Librarian position at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. We thank
Sandy for all of her excellent work with the Libraries and wish her well in her professional career
Michelle Cosby began work on November 1. She was recently employed as a Reference/
Information Services Librarian at the University of Miami School of Law Library, where she has also
co‐taught Legal Research and presented workshops to Law students on such topics as Non‐Law
databases and Online Job Searching. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Butler University, and in
May 2006 she was awarded both her J.D. and her MLS from Indiana University ‐‐ Bloomington.
* Spotlight Series
This Spotlight Series features an employee from a different campus
library each month. Hopefully, this series will enable you to match a
name to a face, along with some interesting facts too!
Zachary Young, Medical Center Library
Zachary Young is a technician in the Access and Delivery
Department at the Medical Center Library. Zachary began his
career at the MCL in 2001 as a student in the Circulation
His mother also works for UK in the College of Health Sciences. His
father is self employed and lives in Georgetown. He has two
brothers, Tyler and Tanner. Tyler is 20 and attends KCTCS. Tanner
is 3 and just happens to be the cutest kid in the world.
Zach was born in Lexington, but grew up in Georgetown, Ky. He played a lot of sports growing up, mostly
baseball and soccer. In middle school, he quit baseball and concentrated on soccer. He also developed an
interest in music in middle school and picked up his first guitar. He played varsity soccer and tennis at Scott
Country High School. He was captain of the Varsity Soccer Team in 2001 and made the REGION MVP TEAM
in 2001. “I’ve always enjoyed competition and those sports provided a good outlet,” says Zach.
Zach received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UK in 2006 and is presently pursuing a
master’s degree in Library Science at UK.
Before working for the UK libraries Zach worked at a toy store in Georgetown after school and refereed soccer
games on the weekends. It was while working at the toy store that he found out that he enjoyed customer
service. Many of the aspects of customer service learned at the toy store apply to library patrons as well.
Zach says that working with the staff at MCL is great and he’s come to know many of the patrons as well.
There is a good variety of people who use the MCL and he feels like he learns something new from them every
Outside of work he likes to spend time with his friends and family. He’s a huge fan of the Cincinnati Reds and
Bengals. He also follows European Soccer (COME ON FULHAM!!!). He also enjoys reading and has been
reading graphic novels lately. Nostalgia no doubt plays a part in reading this genre, since he had a large comic
book collection as a kid.
Zach still enjoys playing the guitar and has been collecting a variety of different instruments, most of them
hand‐me‐downs, from various musical family members. Currently he has 2 guitars, (one electric and one
acoustic) a bass, a banjo, and a mandolin. He hopes to learn to play all of them one day, but for now, he can
only play the guitar.
* What’s Coming Up?
Nov 3 Book Lover’s Road Show with Jack Walsdorf, 1:30‐4:00
p.m., Niles Gallery, Little Fine Arts Library.
Nov 5 The Access Records Management Department is spon‐
soring an Open Forum/Brown Bag lunch . Join us for a discus‐
sion on the Future of Knowledge Organization and Access to In‐
formation, 11:30‐1:00 p.m. in Young Library Gallery.
Nov 6 Shaver Engineering Library Open House, 2:00‐6:00
p.m. All UK Libraries faculty and staff are invited to participate.
Nov 9 100 Year Celebration: Serving the Commonwealth as a
Federal Depository, 2:00‐5:00p.m., Young Library Auditorium.
Nov 10 Kentucky Book Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Frankfort
Nov 12 Hands‐on Sharepoint, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room 1‐
78 Young Library.
Nov 20 “Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Straight
Talk,” Medical Library Association Webcast, 2:00‐4:00p.m. in
the Young Library Auditorium. If you plan to attend, please re‐
spond to Susan Foster‐Harper by Novem‐
Did you know...
Surplus items have been collected from various UK departments
and are available for redistribution to other UK departments. The
Equipment is for University use only. The items may be viewed at
the Reynolds #1 warehouse at 670 South Broadway, Tuesday after‐
noons from 1pm until 4 pm. Equipment is also available via the
Web through their Swap Site . A department can also buy equipment for Univer‐
sity use from State Surplus is Frankfort.
Equipment is also available for sale to the general public. These
items have been reviewed by the campus departments and have
been determined to be surplus to the needs of campus. After this
review they become available to be disposed of externally. These
items are available via Public Auction, eBay, Sealed Bid, & Negoti‐
ated Sale. For information on upcoming Public Auctions visit
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Donors: Jen Eskew
Spotlight: Cindy Cline
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Design Library: Jo Staggs-Neel
Education Library: Laura Hall
Equine Research Library:
Fine Arts Library: Peter Hesseldenz
Geological Sciences and Map Library: Peter Hesseldenz
Health Information Library:
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Law Library: Peter Hesseldenz
Math Library: Dennis Davenport
Medical Center Library:
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Special Collections & Digital Programs: Jo Staggs-Neel
Young Library: Laura Hall
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