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Eastern Kentucky University Libraries

Biennial Report 2012-14

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Cover Image: Pattern Fusion No. 4 by Arturo Sandoval. On display in the John Grant Crabbe Main Library. Image: Students walk into the Little Entrance of the Main Library 1


EKU Libraries aspire to be a creative, stimulating learning environment with forward-leaning resources, services, and practices that meet the evolving needs of our diverse community of users.


EKU Libraries exist to strengthen and engage our community by advancing knowledge and inspiring lifelong learning.

DEAR COLONELS AND FRIENDS: The past two years have been a busy and productive time for EKU Libraries with a sharp focus on our community of users. Why focus on community? Libraries by their very nature are bastions of their community’s interests and goals. At EKU, our Libraries provide an opportunity for fellowship—in place and in experience—to encourage and support student success. In design literature, there is a theory that services should be created with “empathy for the user” in mind. This notion drives the creation and enhancement of our services, as well as our endeavors to strengthen and serve our community by being excellent stewards of the resources we are given. By empathizing with our users, we are able to meet their diverse and changing needs. At EKU Libraries, our strategic goals coalesce around student success. From developing cutting-edge learning spaces to ensuring our collections are relevant and discoverable, we strive to provide the right kind of help at the right time. As you read this report, remember the spirit that guides our Libraries is one grounded in helping our students succeed. We do this by supporting a vibrant community of learning and inquiry that is the hallmark of the academy. Without the help of a core group of private supporters, our Friends of EKU Libraries, we would not be positioned to sustain our level of service excellence. We count them in our community, too. Whether the support comes from our Friends, or from faculty, administrators, or students, their faith in the mission of our Libraries inspires us to be our very best.


Betina Gardner Dean, EKU Libraries


EKU Libraries value stewardship, characterized by responsible development and management of human, financial, and information resources for the good of the community.

EXPENDITURES Average of Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 $2,373,806 Salaries and Wages $1,361,061 Materials Expenditures $201,829 Operating Expenditures

Developing and Managing Resources:


$200,668 Collections Support




45.84% Journals

41.93% Bibliographic Utilities and Consortial Fees

41.89% Databases

29.65% Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan

12.27% Books and Media

17.76% Software Maintenance Fees 6.18% Shipping and Service Charges 4.26% Processing, Binding, Preservation 0.22% Licensing Fees


Fiscal Year 2013 $273.17 $228.28 $195.44 $188.73 $161.95 $159.79 $152.80 $134.28 $112.30 $58.91

NC - Appalachian State University IL - Eastern Illinois University KY - Murray State University MI - Eastern Michigan University KY - Morehead State University LA - Southeastern Louisiana University TN - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga KY - Eastern Kentucky University KY - Northern Kentucky University GA - Kennesaw State University

*”Collections Expenditures” = materials expenditures + collections support

TOTAL ITEMS AVAILABLE IN COLLECTIONS Snapshot as of June 30, 2014 617,674

Physical books & media


Electronic books & media




EKU digitized content (Encompass and Special Collections & Archives)




1,112,988 329,112 1,268,193

Visitors to the library Downloads of electronic books & media Downloads of journal articles


Downloads of EKU digital content


Library Express requests fulfilled*


Library website views


Special Collections & Archives website views


Views of librarian-created research guides


Physical books & media checked out

22,637 6,269 46,547 4,304

Students served through library instruction** Attendees at library events Laptops checked out Room reservations








Average weekly visitors (16,111 - EKU student population)

Library Express requests fulfilled

Full text journal downloads from EBSCOhost

Students served through instruction in an average week

Encompass Digital Archive downloads

Room reservations

*Library Express includes Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery **Some students may have attended multiple instruction sessions


Enhancing Our Collections:


EKU Libraries value intellectual vitality, characterized by information literacy, critical thinking, curiosity, lifelong learning, and social responsibility.


LIBRARY EXPRESS Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014

$119,000 Expenditures 42,660 Requests filled

INTERLIBRARY LOAN Materials borrowed from other libraries

21,351 Articles 5,548 Books

DOCUMENT DELIVERY EKU-owned materials delivered to patrons

6,733 Articles 3,890 Books


Library materials purchased at the point of need

4,732 Articles 406 Books

In the past, EKU librarians made collection choices by attempting to predict the current and future scholarly needs of faculty and students. This “just in case” approach to collection development had mixed results— approximately 58% of EKU Libraries’ preselected print titles have not circulated in the past fifteen years. Alternatively, usage studies of books purchased after first being requested by patrons show they are used at a much higher rate. Given this data, budgetary and space challenges, and a desire to be flexible and responsive, the Libraries transitioned to a “just in time” approach in 2012, using a model commonly referred to as Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA). To accomplish PDA, EKU Libraries purchase what is requested, regardless of subject, rather than pre-allocating monographs funds at the discipline level. During fiscal years 2013 and 2014, over 350 books were purchased at the point of request via the Library Express service. Additionally, as part of the eBook PDA program, thousands of bibliographic records for eBooks were added to the Libraries’ catalog; however, none were purchased until triggered by patron interest. Over the past two years, patrons clicked on links to 807 eBooks. Of those, 37 were clicked at least four times, triggering purchase of the titles. These 37 were then downloaded by patrons a total of 2,836 times. To complement PDA approaches, library liaisons continue to work closely with faculty to identify titles to support student success in the classroom.

I have used [Library Express] a few times this semester. I think it is the most helpful thing offered at EKU! EKU student, 2013

• robust academic programming, in the form of interactive workshops and collaborative peer-review sessions, to support students in the development of highly successful communication practices; • collaborative relationships with the Teaching and Learning Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research, that support effective teaching and learning practices on campus while also celebrating and highlighting undergraduate research activities and opportunities; • the innovative Minor in Applied Creative Thinking, which develops students’ abilities to apply creative thinking concepts to any major field of study offered at EKU; • and the Noel Trust, established thanks to the generosity of Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel, the funds from which have made possible the purchase of a variety of technologies to support student-focused initiatives in the Noel Studio.


4,643 Students served through 461 workshops and 121 faculty collaborations

7,430 One-hour student consultations


Writing Fellow consultations during the spring 2014 pilot


Major Academic Events 1. Pedagogicon: Practicing Scholarly and Creative Thinking 2. Southeastern Writing Center Association - Kentucky Statewide Collaborative 3. International Writing Center Association Summer Institute 4. Scholarship Week: Celebrating EKU’s Scholarship, Research, and Creative Endeavors

Strengthening Communication:

• a Writing Fellows program, which embeds consultants into first-year writing courses to work closely with instructors and students and support academic success throughout the first-year experience;


The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity serves as a centralizing space and service to support students as they hone oral, written, and multimodal communication skills in all academic disciplines at EKU. The Noel Studio’s core service is the consultation, in which highly-trained student consultants provide individualized feedback to students at all levels, from first-year writers to graduate students. Over the past two years, the Noel Studio developed new services, resources, and relationships to support student success:


EKU Libraries value discovery, characterized by robust intellectual description that enables seamless access to library resources and services regardless of user location.

The Encompass Digital Repository, the Libraries’ open access digital archive of EKU’s research, creative works, and history, experienced tremendous growth over the past two years. Three new student collections were created: Undergraduate Honors Theses, Scholarship Week Poster Sessions, and Undergraduate Research Awards. Three new open-access journals were also added: The Journal of Military Experience; Journal of Retracing Africa; and ninepatch: A Creative Journal for Women and Gender Studies.



Collecting and Sharing EKU’s Research, Creative Works and History:

Top 20 States*


IN THE SPOTLIGHT The Journal of Military Experience The Journal of Military Experience received national recognition when profiled in The New York Times in 2013. The JME publishes prose, poetry, scholarship, and artwork with two aims: providing veterans with a venue for creative expression and sustaining a dialogue that will help bridge the gap between military and civilian cultures. EKU Libraries share EKU’s commitment to military veterans and their families and are proud to contribute by hosting this unique journal.

*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014



Total Downloads


KY Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning


The Journal of Military Experience


ninepatch: A Creative Journal for Women and Gender Studies


PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement


Journal of Retracing Africa

UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS 344 14,529 90 186,567 2,369 17,289

EKU Yearbooks - Total number digitized and available in Encompass EKU Yearbooks - Total downloads The Eastern Progress - Total number of years digitized and available in Encompass The Eastern Progress - Number of times accessed EKU Graduate Catalog - Total downloads EKU Undergraduate Catalog - Total downloads

FACULTY & STAFF SCHOLARSHIP 58 EKU Faculty Profiles - Total number of profiles published 44,784 Number of times faculty profiles accessed 772 Average page access per profile 12,562 Downloads of documents posted on faculty profiles

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 446 50,364 92% 8,472

Number of EKU student works in Encompass (Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), papers, posters, capstones) Total number of times accessed Percent of ETDs downloaded at least once Total downloads for most popular ETD: “Reality television and its impact on women’s body image,” by Psychology MS graduate Ayarza Manwaring

I am so gratified that so many people have found the thesis of my student, Ayarza Manwaring. She really worked hard on it and all the accolades belong to her. I knew she had a hot topic, and she capitalized on it. Dr. Matthew Winslow, Professor of Psychology 8


Sharing the Eastern Story: 9

Thanks to nearly $5,000 in gifts from Friends of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, EKU alumni around the world can now re-visit their student days through the digitization of all 1922-2005 issues of EKU’s celebrated student newspaper, The Eastern Progress. EKU Special Collections and Archives (SCA) strives to preserve the history of the University, and the content made accessible through this project represents a significant part of the Eastern story. The Progress has successfully chronicled student life at EKU, capturing the breadth

of campus community issues, opinions, special programs, and sporting events for more than 80 years. “You learn things in The Eastern Progress that you won’t necessarily see anywhere else,” said Jackie Couture, EKU SCA Team Leader, “You get a day-to-day history from a student perspective.” The collection, housed in Encompass, had been accessed almost 187,000 times as of June 30, 2014. In addition to the Progress, SCA has also digitized copies of EKU’s Milestone yearbook.

As one-time editor of this award-winning student newspaper, I’m thrilled to see this news from my alma mater. Adam Baker, ‘06

Students reading The Eastern Progress 1963ca

areas, where team members began identifying and sorting the material. Though the project is ongoing, SCA has processed and preserved roughly 50 boxes of the Watts Family Papers.

EKU Special Collections & Archives (SCA) endeavors to preserve and make publicly available significant local items like those of the Watts family. In 2014, under the care and direction of SCA, EKU Libraries and volunteers safely moved Emma’s books from Elmwood. Shortly thereafter, correspondence, photographs, recipes, and more made their way to the SCA processing

3. Emma Watts’ Vassar scrapbooks

ELMWOOD FINDS: 1. Mary Watts’ greater United Kingdom travel journal

2. Dresses and related documentation (such as an invitation to the Royal Garden Party)

Preserving Community History:

Whether the inheritance is a set of books, a home, or a family’s treasured stories, everyone wants to leave a legacy. However, few people realize physical legacies include hidden costs: under high temperatures and humidity, papers may mold; if the environment is too dry, they may crumble; and if exposed to sunlight, they may fade. Emma Watts’ own legacy, the Elmwood Estate, lay dormant for 40 years after her passing. After EKU acquired Elmwood, it was discovered that moisture, dust, and dirt had seeped into bookcases and closets, creating an ideal habitat for mold and insects and exposing everything within to varying degrees of degradation.


EKU Libraries value collaboration, characterized by open and transparent communication and deep community engagement and outreach.

4. Records from local organizations, such as Madison Female Institute and Richmond Cemetery 5. The Kentucky Tragedy manuscript play

Elmwood estate 10


Inspiring our Region’s Children: 11

In 2013, EKU Libraries hosted the first-ever Future Colonel class on EKU’s campus. The Future Colonels project, made possible by the vision and financial support of Robert and Gayle McCroskey, seeks to give elementary students from public schools in EKU’s service region an early glimpse of campus life. The goal of this unique project is to inspire Kentucky’s children to choose college as part of their future plans. “While the hope is these students will choose to attend EKU, the ultimate goal is college, whether EKU or elsewhere,” explained Ashley Cole, EKU Librarian. Future Colonels were immersed in Eastern’s student culture through a series of carefully selected campus stops. The students visited the Main Library, including the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, and the Hummel Planetarium, a residence hall, and the Powell Building’s Fresh Food Company. EKU Admissions’ student tour guides conducted portions of their campus tour, giving the children an authentic future student experience. “The experience seemed to have opened the students’ eyes,” said Amy Taylor, EKU Library Associate, “They asked questions about how to get here, how to get scholarships, etc.”


Bob and Gayle McCroskey Robert and Gayle Mason McCroskey, ’75, are first-generation college graduates whose generous support has funded the Future Colonels project. About their visionary Future Colonels idea, Gayle said, “We wanted to make a difference in children’s lives…those who would not otherwise be exposed to the possibilities available to them. While we would love to think that they will choose Eastern if they attend college, we just want them to know they have the option to go to any college they set their minds to!”

I’ve got to earn a scholarship so I can come here. This is the best place! Future Colonel Participant


STUDENT EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE EKU Libraries awarded the Dick Mayo Allen scholarship to Jacob Davis (2013) and Tyler Rousey (2014). Davis, a Geography senior, and Rousey, a History Education junior, were nominated by their supervisors for the honor. The $250 Friends-funded award is presented annually to a library student employee who demonstrates an excellent work ethic and dedication.

Celebrating Scholarship:




In 2014, EKU Libraries launched the first juried Student Art Exhibit in the Main Library, featuring 14 pieces of art by 8 students. The Library Artwork Committee awarded first place to Cynthia Niklas for Country Drive; second place to Katie Brooks for Glass Study 1; and third place to Sean Williams for Portrait Art Nouveau. Each received a professional art portfolio, courtesy of the Friends of EKU Libraries.

I FOUND IT IN THE ARCHIVES Emily Terry, Master’s of Arts in Teaching student, was named EKU Special Collections and Archives (SCA) 2014 I Found it in the Archives winner. Terry’s submission was based on a letter written by a former slave to his grandchildren. “My favorite thing about SCA is the amount of primary sources available, and the great condition they are in. It is amazing to me to get to hold original letters and learn about people’s lives from so long ago,” Terry said. The contest allows the EKU community to share tales of discovery and the personal value they have found in SCA’s materials.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD EKU Libraries presented the first Library Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) at the 2014 University Scholars Assembly. The Award, made possible by the Friends of EKU Libraries, recognizes students whose research makes expert and creative use of library services, resources, and collections to produce a scholarly or creative work. Dr. Kevin Jones, UGRA Committee Chair, said: “The Award is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the excellence of undergraduate research here at Eastern, as well as EKU Libraries’ contribution to that research.” Kathline Hartch won first place and $1,000 prize for her project, “The Dodd-Frank Act.” Phillip Kyles and Samuel Shearer each received $350 for “The Effects of Hyperhomocysteinemia on Vascular Disease” and “Truman Smith’s Reports on Nazi Militarism: A Study of Domestic Political Priorities and U.S. Foreign Policy-Making in Franklin Roosevelt’s First and Second Terms,” respectively. All of the projects submitted for the UGRA are available to browse and download from the “Student Scholarship” collections in Encompass at

So if I were to sum up my experience at Eastern Kentucky University... I say it’s all about second chances and selfdiscovery. I learned that with a lot of hard work I can accomplish much and do well. Kathline Hartch

Betina Gardner, Dean of Libraries, presents Kathline Hartch with the 2014 Library Undergraduate Research Award 14

I am not as productive studying at my apartment because there are too many distractions. Traveling to a different location puts me in a state of mind, and in a place, where I can focus on my work until my task is complete.

Breaking through the Noise:


Mark Beaven, ‘14, on why the Main Library is his preferred study spot


Studying, writing, and researching require deep concentration, yet students’ lives are frequently filled with distraction. Finding a quiet place to work is often difficult, and students frequently express how essential quiet library study spaces are to their success. In an effort to meet this need, EKU Libraries recently debuted the Silent Study Zone. Located on the fourth floor of the University Building and accessible only from the Main Library, this is an area of complete silence. Students are asked to refrain from talking or even whispering in the space. The Silent Study Zone features large windows that let in natural light and showcase picturesque views of campus, and—thanks to a Friendssponsored facelift in summer 2014—it now includes individual study carrels and comfortable seating designed to match its architectural surroundings.

Although space at the Main Library is at a premium, re-imagining this room served as an opportunity to help sustain a community dedicated to student success and stands as an excellent example of EKU Libraries’ commitment to supporting learning communities.

Providing a Creative Learning Environment:

In partnership with University Programs, EKU Libraries recently renovated an outdated lecture-style classroom on the first floor of the John Grant Crabbe Main Library, making the room adaptable to multiple styles of teaching and learning. The partnership between the Libraries and University Programs not only enabled the renovation financially, but also provided an important space for the First Year Programs’ GSD101 Learning Communities, which foster student success and assist with the transition to college life. Prior to this collaboration, these critical first year classes were scattered throughout the University and were not given optimal spaces. In the renovated Room 128, the Learning Communities can arrange furniture to accommodate large group lectures, small breakout discussions, or any other imaginable learning activity. The technology is no longer fixed, allowing for multiple options to enhance teaching with technology. Fresh paint, new carpet, and colorful furniture create an ambiance that is energetic and fun.


EKU Libraries value creativity and innovation, characterized by a nimble and responsive organization that experiments with new ideas and learns from its mistakes.





Friends of EKU Libraries and Library staff encourage students with treats.


Students enjoy a moment of fun in the Main Library in the midst of studying during Valentine’s Week 2014.


“Fur therapy” with the late Spike, “Dr. Sille Spikener,” in the Grand Reading Room in spring 2014. One student told Library staff that Spike was in the right place at the right time to comfort her after a difficult experience.


PAWSibilities therapy dogs stop by the Main Library every semester during finals week. Students enjoy interacting with the canine visitors during such a stressful week.


Students celebrated National Library Week 2014 by writing what they love most about EKU Libraries.

Building Community:






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7 EKU Libraries value inclusivity, characterized by respect and diversity of ideas and peoples.


Dr. Bill Ellis speaks to guests during a Live @ Your Library presentation in April 2014.


More than 130 guests attended the Friends of EKU Libraries Annual Program 2013: An Evening with an Appalachian Son, to hear from noted author Silas House and learn more about EKU Libraries.


Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z author Linda Hager Pack presented a Live @ Your Library talk in April 2013.


Dr. Stuart Tobin presented his book Rash Decisions and Growth Experiences from the Best Little Warthouse in Kentucky in February 2014 during Live @ Your Library: An Evening of Laughter with Kentucky’s Funniest Dermatologist.


Jon Carloftis, known as the ”Garden Designer to the Stars,” was the guest speaker at the 2014 Friends of EKU Libraries Annual Program. More than 200 guests attended to learn about EKU Libraries.


The EKU Bluegrass Band performed as part of the 2013 Live @ Your Library series.





THANK YOU! Friends of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries July 1, 2012-June 30, 2014 Donors

EKU Libraries 2012-14


The Friends of EKU Libraries organization is made up of individuals who believe in the significant difference libraries make in the lives of students, and who choose to support EKU Libraries with annual support, endowments, and legacy gifts.


Mr. Eddie and Dr. Joy Allameh Cathy Andersen Dr. Thomas Appleton, Jr. Tom Arnold Shirley Baechtold Alice Jane Ballew Carol Sue Barnett Loretta Bivens Drs. David Blaylock and Jennifer Spock Joan-Lorna Boewe Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bogard Mildred Brandenburg Dr. Anne Brooks Mr. and Mrs. James Brown Dr. and Mrs. G. Gordon Browning Sandra Burberry Diana Burke Jack Burkich Cynthia Calhoun Freda Campbell Dr. and Mrs. George Campbell Mary Campbell Pennie Centers Helen Chenault Judge and Mrs. James Chenault Robin Chia Dr. Agnes Chrietzberg Ann Clark Kathy Clark Genevieve Clay Ashley Cole Dr. Lisa Collins Mr. Craig and Dr. Dorie Combs Mr. and Mrs. Brad Compton Mr. and Mrs. Bill Connor, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Connor, Jr. Mickey Coomes Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cope Jackie Couture Robert Craig Dr. and Mrs. Robert Creek Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Crockett Mr. and Mrs. Evan Cromer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curran Nancy Daniel Dr. and Mrs. John Edwin Davidson Dr. and Mrs. Donald Dewey Mr. and Mrs. Beverly Dezarn Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dizney Mr. and Mrs. Scott Draudt Katherine Dunn EKU School of Justice Studies Dr. Jo Ann Ellingson Dr. and Mrs. William Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Embry Dr. Greg Engstrom Nancy Enzie Mr. and Mrs. David Erb Mr. and Mrs. Donald Estes Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Everman Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fagan Dr. Jennifer Fairchild

Dr. and Mrs. Steve Fardo Mr. and Mrs. Don Feltner Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Flanary Mr. and Mrs. Bracelen Flood Mr. Ervin D. and Dr. Margaret Elizabeth Foote Drs. R.E. and Nancy Forderhase Marsha Frazier Dr. and Mrs. Richard Freed Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Frommeyer Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gabbard Martha Gabbard Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gardner Richard Garland Nancy Garriott Dr. Ted George Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gibson Mary Jean Giltner Dr. Bonnie Gray John Grundy Drs. John and Phyllis Gump Clarence Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harber, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Dominick Hart Dr. and Mrs. Todd Hastings Mr. Charles and Dr. Melba Hay Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hecht Dr. Roberta Hendricks Mr. and Mrs. Edward Herzog, Jr. Drs. Ordelle Hill and Helen Bennett Dr. and Mrs. Hal Holmes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Howard Dr. Ronald Kind Huch Marilyn Hungarland Nancy Jerkes Josephine Jones Dr. Kevin Jones Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Jones Jean Ann Kalscheur Mr. Mike Karpathakis and Mrs. Melinda Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Kearns Kentucky Academy of Science Krista Kimmel Mr. and Mrs. John Kirby Dr. Dot Kirkpatrick Fred Kissling Mr. and Mrs. James Klotter Drs. C.E. and Mary Laird Brenda Larsen Doris Lash Connie Lawson Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Carl Little Mr. Howard and Judge Jeanne Logue Dr. Rosanne Lorden Peggy Lukens Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luxon Mr. and Mrs. Jack Luy Madison County Retired Teachers Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Martello Dr. and Mrs. Billy Martin Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Martin Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCroskey

Shirley McMeekan Mr. and Mrs. Lance Melching Anthony Merolle Mr. and Mrs. Mike Miller Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miracle Janet Miracle Martha Moore Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mullen, Jr. Martha Mullins Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy Dr. Marshall Myers Elizabeth Mylott Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nassida Dee Nelson Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Ron Noel Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nunez Dr. and Mrs. Wendell Ogrosky Mary Ousley Linda Pack Mr. and Mrs. Bill Palombo Forniss Park Mr. and Mrs. Karl Park III Mr. and Mrs. John Perkins Mr. and Mrs. William Pool Pamela Powell Stuart Reagan Mr. and Mrs. Harold Renfro Debra Revell Andrew Chase Reynolds Gail Rhodes Mr. and Mrs. Zach Rhodus

Fanny Rice Harry Rice and Carol Gilliam Sarah Richardson Dr. and Mrs. Jay Riggs Annette Rigrish Clint Riley Pam Powell Riley Mr. and Mrs. Gene Robbins Dr. and Mrs. George Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Lorin Rockwell Dr. and Mrs. Robert Rogow Nancy Lee Ross Willette Ruble Katherine Weitkamp Scheidt Melissa Schutt Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shults Dianne Shuntich Mr. and Mrs. David Silver June Sims Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sinclair Mr. Richard and Rep. Rita Smart Betsy Carr Smith Kelly Smith Karen Spegal Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Spegal Elizabeth Springate Dr. Geri Spurlin Christina Stallard Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stallard Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stamper Peggy Stanaland Mr. and Mrs. David Steidle

Jane Stephenson Drs. William and Dorothy Sutton Dr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor Susan Taylor Dr. and Mrs. William Thames Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Judson Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Tobin Wendell L. Trapp, Jr. Rebecca Turner Mr. and Mrs. Ben Turpin Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Van Orsdel Dr. and Mrs. Richard Vance Mr. and Mrs. Andy Vickers Dr. John Alexander Wade III Sue Carole Waehaus Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Walker, Jr. Dr. Wilma Walker Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Warren Mr. and Mrs. Doug Warren Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weaver Daniel Weddington Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wells Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wetzel Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wheeler Dr. and Mrs. Rodney White James Wihebrink, Sr. Dr. Susan Willis Wayne Wilson Dr. and Mrs. Ron Wolfe Lance Yeager Ingeborg Zabawa Dr. Sara Zeigler

FRIENDS OF EKU LIBRARIES EXECUTIVE BOARD 2013 & 2014 Dr. Anne Brooks Martha Davidson Shirley Dezarn (Vice President/President Elect)

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2012 Dr. Anne Brooks Martha Davidson Shirley Dezarn Dr. Jo Ann Ellingson

Charles Hay (President) The Honorable Jeanne Logue Linda Pack (Vice President/President Elect)

Carol Rogow Laura Steidle (Secretary) Dr. Jack Taylor


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Lee, S., & Carpenter, R. (Eds.). (2013). The Routledge Reader on writing centers and new media. New York, NY: Routledge. Sweet, C., Carpenter, R., Blythe, H., & Apostel, S. (2013). Teaching applied creative thinking. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Book Chapters Carpenter, R., Valley, L., Napier, T., & Apostel S. (2012). Studio pedagogy: a Model for collaboration, innovation, and space design. In R. Carpenter (Ed.), Cases on higher education spaces: Innovation, collaboration, and technology (pp. 313-329). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Couture, J., & Whalen, D. (2014). Improvements on a shoestring: Changing reference systems and processes. In K. Theimer (Ed.), Reference and access: Innovative practices for archives and special collections (pp. 37-49). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. Edwards, L., Sizemore, L., & Smith, K.A. (2013). Publishing open access e-journals: Leveraging an outreach opportunity. In A. Brown, C. Oberlander, K. Pitcher & P. Uttaro (Eds.), Library publishing toolkit (pp. 197-206). Geneseo, NY: IDS Project Press. Retrieved from Gardner, B., Napier, T., & Carpenter, R. (2013). From concept to implementation: Reinventing library services and spaces through integrative collaborations. In A. Woodsworth & W.D. Penniman (Eds.), Advances in librarianship (Vol. 37) (pp. 135-151). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Journal Articles Aldridge, E., & Beirne, H. (2012). No more tally marks: Making the most out of archived reference transactions. Kentucky Libraries, 76(3), 22-26. Hofman, D., Bayma, E., & Richardson, S. (2013). Whose data is it, anyway? Legal risks and burdens faced by librarians in the new bibliographic universe. Journal of Library Metadata, 13(2-3), 279-289. doi:10.1080/19386389.2013. 828511#.U8VLeeKTEYg Smith, K.A. (2013). Association of College and Research

Libraries conference 2013: Imagine, innovate, inspire. Serials Review, 39(3), 202–205. doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2013.07.015 Sweet, C., Carpenter, R., Blythe, H., & Napier, T. (2012). Engaging literacies, engaging place: Using creative thinking to foster and sustain community partnerships. PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, 1(1), 55-65. Retrieved from encompass.eku. edu/prism/vol1/iss1/5

State & National Presentations Aldridge, E., & Beirne, H. (2012, June). An analysis of archived reference transactions: Taking what we observe and improving how we teach. Presented at the Kentucky Library Association I n s t r u c t i o n Ro u n d Ta b l e Retreat, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY. Aldridge, E., Beirne, H., & Salyer, A. (2012, September). Not just numbers: Improving the user’s chat reference experience and chat reference services through qualitative analysis of IM statistics. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Beirne, H. (2013, March). Let’s get digital: Digital storytelling tools & tips for K-12. Presented at the KySTE Conference, Louisville, KY. Beirne, H. (2013, May). Let’s get digital: Digital storytelling tools & tips for K-12. Presented at the AA Highway Library Staff Conference, Maysville Community & Technical College, Maysville, KY. Beirne, H. (2014, April). Flip the Script: Flipping your library instruction. Presented at the KLA 2014 Joint Spring Conference, Carrollton, KY. Beirne, H., & Dent, D. (2013, November). Discover the 3 Ws of storytelling gone digital. Presented at the Kentucky Stor ytelling Association Conference, Greenbo, KY. Beirne, H., Hughes, B., & Marcum, B. (2013, September). On the job resources: a New portal for easy access to quality library, teaching, and professional development tools. Presented at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Beirne, H., & Judd, C. (2013, September). Faculty-librarian collaboration tips for new & seasoned academic librarians. Presented at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference, Louisville, KY.

Beirne, H., & Judd, C. (2013, November). Think before you ink: Managing your digital tattoo. Presented at the CommNOW Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. Beirne, H., Judd, C., & Dent, D. (2012, September). Teach ‘em to fish: Lifelong information literacy skills through academic library service learning. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Cole, A., & George, J.S. (2014, April). Rethinking the first year experience: Library as community builder. Presented at the First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Cole, A., & Sizemore, L. (2013, September). A joke is a serious thing: Using humor in library instruction. Presented at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Couture, J. (2012, August). Oral history digitization and accessibility: Perspectives from a small shop. Presented at the Society of American Archivists Conference, San Diego, CA. Couture, J., & Whalen, D. (2012, September). Unheard voices: Improving access to oral histories. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Couture, J., & Whalen, D. (2014, June). Omeka: Collaborating to create digital libraries. Presented at Kentucky Council on Archives Meeting, Lexington, KY. Edwards, L., & Sizemore, L. (2012, September). The library as a journal publisher: learning as we go. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Frederick, H., Valley, L., & Napier, T. (2014, May). A scaffolded, collaborative approach to teaching research proposal writing. Presented at the Kentucky Pedagogicon: Council on Postsecondary Education Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. G a rd n e r, B . , G e o r g e , J . S . , & Montgomery, N. (2012, September). Give them what they need: Creating current and useful library spaces. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. George, J.S., Smith, K.A., & Stone, S. (2014, May). Research myth-busting. Presented at the Kentucky Pedagogicon: Council on Postsecondary Education Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY.

EKU Libraries value service, characterized by its excellent quality, professionalism, dedication to student success, and a consistently good user experience. Gilbert, K. (2014, April). University students’ Lyme disease knowledge and protective behaviors pre-versus postintervention. Poster session presented at the Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, Louisville, KY. Gilbert, K., & Marcum, B. (2013, June). Putting the active in online library instruction. Presented at the Kentucky Library Association Instruction Round Table Retreat, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. Gilbert, K., & Zou, N. (2013, April). Outreach to faculty: It’s not just about the books! Round table presented at the Association of Research & College Libraries (ACRL) National Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Howard, C., & Napier, T. (2013, May). Librarians as synthesizers: Helping students generate new sounds in the library instruction classroom. Presented at the Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX), Nashville, TN. Jones, K. (2012, September). The coevolution of library instruction and assessment: Dewey meets Darwin for dessert. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Jones, K., Napier, T., & Zimmerman, H. (2013, November). Why EKU Honors loves our library: Research based on collaboration with the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. Presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, New Orleans, LA. Judd, C. (2012, September). Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees grades 3-5. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Judd, C., Cole, A., & Napier, T. (2013, June). Increasing student engagement through team based learning. Presented at the Kentucky Library Association Instruction Round Table Retreat, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. Judd, C., Napier, T., & Cole, A. (2013, September). From the Walking Dead to Warm Bodies: Incorporating team based learning in a one-shot session. Presented at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Kelly, K.S., & George, J.S. (2013, May). The power of the pyramid: Critical thinking models as a foundation for legal analysis. Presented at the Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Conference, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV. Koger, V. (2012, November). Acquisitions

socialism. Presented at the Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Charleston, SC. Koger, V. (2012, November). Collection development policies are sooooo twentieth century………..or are they? Presented at the Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Charleston, SC. Marcum, B., & Hughes, B. (2013, September). Better than Google: Research portals for Kentucky professionals. Presented at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Napier, T., Cole, A., & Judd, C. (2014, May). If it weren’t for those meddling librarians…: Shifting from “sage on the stage” to “meddler in the middle” with team-based and cooperative learning techniques. Presented at the Kentucky Pedagogicon: Council on Postsecondary Education Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. Napier, T., & Jones, K. (2013, August). Librarians & information literacy: Two out of three ain’t bad. Presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA. Retrieved from context/cil-2012-2/article/1023/type/ native/viewcontent Rhodus, K.Z., & Martin, K. (2012, September). Off the shelf and into practice: Developing and implementing a strategic plan that works. Presented at the KLA/ KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Richardson, S. (2014, April). Getting Them Early: Strategies for working with college freshmen. Presented at the KLA 2014 Joint Spring Conference, Carrollton, KY. Smith, K.A. (2013, September). GIST: Joining ILL, acquisitions, and collection development at EKU. Lightning poster session presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Smith, K.A., & New, P. (2012, September). CCC’s Get it Now service as a collection development strategy. Presented at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY. Valley, L., & Napier, T. (2014, February). Bridging the information literacy gap: a Trilateral approach to collaboration. Presented at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, Greenville, NC. Valley, L., Napier, T., Robinson, M., Griffith, Z., Foley, C., Lewis, Z., & Floyd, D. (2014, February). Are we only talking to ourselves? Presented at the Southeastern

Writing Center Association Conference, Greenville, NC. Whalen, D. (2012, August). State-funded grants: the Lifeline for our oral history program. Presented at the Society of American Archivists Conference, San Diego, CA. Whalen, D. (2013, August). Listen to ‘em, baby: Oral history on the web. Presented at the Society of American Archivists Conference, New Orleans, LA.

State and National Leadership, Awards, and Activities Noel Studio Director Dr. Russell Carpenter co-chaired the International Writing Center Association Summer Institute in 2014. He has also served as Chair of the National Association of Communication Centers and President of the Southeastern Writing Center Association. EKU Music Library Team Leader Dr. Greg Engstrom created, organized, and fundraised for the eight-part Live @ Your Library series, “Everyone is an Artist: Explorations of Creativity within Daily Life” in 2013. Learning Resources Center Team Leader and Librarian Cindy Judd served as an article reviewer for The Journal of Academic Librarianship in March 2013. Noel Studio Research Coordinator and Librarian Trenia Napier received the Kentucky Library Association Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award in 2012. EKU Special Collections and Archives hosted the Society of American Archivists Webinar: “Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format” in June 2012, the Kentucky Council on Archives Meeting in June 2013, and the Society of American Archivists Workshop: “Appraisal of Electronic Records” in June 2013. EKU Libraries hosted several regional events: the Librar y Instruction Round Table, Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians, The Value of Academic Libraries with Megan Oakleaf, and ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow Photo Credits: Melissa Abney, Misty Allen, Sarah Bucknam, Ashley Cole, Stephanie Cole, Frances Collins, Richard Garland, Salem Peters, Chris Radcliffe, and Christina Stallard 22

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2012-2014 EKU Libraries Biennial Report  

A comprehensive report of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries' most significant accomplishments from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.

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