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Discover SPR ING 2018

YEARS at william t. young library and other impact stories


Discover is a publication of UK Libraries. Editor: Shanna Wilbur Director of Marketing & Communications Contributor: Daniel King Director, Philanthropy Special Thanks to:

Jennifer Bartlett Interim Dean for Teaching, Learning and Research

Samantha Carlson Education, Senior

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Abigail Fiery Theodore A. Hallam Professor in History

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Doug Boyd Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Rachel Brase Public Health, Senior

Jason Flahardy Photographic Archivist Crystal Heis Senior Image Management Specialist Martha Heyburn Founder, John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary Adrian Ho Director of Digital Scholarship Daniel King Director of Philanthropy Jennifer Hootman Digital Humanities Librarian Anu Kasarabada John G. Heyburn Archivist Christie Peters Head of UK Libraries Science and Engineering Library Debbie Sharp Director of Information Literacy Janneken Smucker History Professor, West Chester University Mary Beth Thomson Senior Associate Dean for Collections, Digital Scholarship and Technical Services Sarah Watson Digital Mapping Specialist

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Peer Tutor Internship Program Benefits Interns and their Peers UKnowledge Maximizes Impact of University of Kentucky Research UK Libraries Expands Digital Services with Strategic New Hires Connecting Moments: OHMS Revitalizes Research and Pedagogical Impact of Oral History Archives for the Digital Age University Press of Kentucky: 75 Years Advancing Kentucky Scholarship & Storytelling William T. Young Library: 20 Years as the Library for the Commonwealth Martha Heyburn Continues Her Husband’s Mission, Creates a Vital Resource for Legal Scholars & Citizens Philanthropic Gifts to UK Libraries Support the University’s Strategic Goals 2018–2019 UK Libraries National Advisory Board

@UKLibraries For information, contact: Office of the Dean 1-85 William T. Young Library University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506-0456 An Equal Opportunity University

On the front cover: A Model of the William T. Young Library, 1994; University of Kentucky general photographic prints


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u k li br a r i es i m pacts schol a r sh i p

UK Libraries’ collections, programs, services, and spaces foster creativity and advance knowledge in the arts, humanities, sciences, and healthcare. In this edition of Discover, we share news on programs, personnel, and technologies that further the impact UK Libraries brings to research and scholarship throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. Through UK Libraries new Peer Tutor internship program undergraduate upperclassmen develop advanced research skills in a work setting with additional mentoring from professionals and assist UK Libraries in reaching students new to the university earlier in their matriculation. The University of Kentucky’s institutional repository, UKnowledge, connects users all over the world to the important research conducted here at UK. Surpassing five million downloads this year, UK Libraries is maximizing the reach of UK’s scholarship. With strategic new hires, Digital Humanities Librarian Jennifer Hootman and Digital Mapping Specialist Sarah Watson, UK Libraries is expanding our digital services to support the needs of UK’s faculty, staff, and students.

The Louie B. Nunn Center’s Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) has significantly enhanced accessibility to oral histories and provided students a deeper and more empathetic engagement with historical moments when used as a pedagogical tool. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the University Press of Kentucky. As the scholarly book publisher for the Commonwealth, UPK is vital for advancing and supporting Kentucky’s scholarship and storytelling. Twenty years ago the university built a Library for the Commonwealth. Designed purposefully to be a place “for people” to work and study and not just a building for books, Young Library has indeed become the people’s library with over one million visitors per year. Through the generosity and vision of Dr. Martha Heyburn, founder of the John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary, Kentucky will be the first state to develop a complete and fully contextualized history of its citizens to have served in the judiciary. We invite you to enjoy the Spring 2018 edition of Discover. And, we thank all of our friends and donors who support UK Libraries so we can serve the state now and long into the future. Deirdre A. Scaggs Interim Dean of Libraries

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Peer Tutor Internship Program BENEFITS TUTORS AND THEIR PEERS Expanding on the success of graduate assistantships in reference services, UK Libraries launched a new undergraduate peer-tutor internship program this year, offering undergraduates real world experience providing research assistance with the added benefit of support from information professionals. The program also helps UK Libraries reach more students earlier in their academic matriculation in part because “students attract students to ask questions who might not otherwise ask,” says Jen Bartlett, interim associate dean of Teaching, Learning and Research, and because they “are able to look at reference consultations from a student perspective and provide feedback to librarians on teaching methods that resonate best with someone learning new skills.” Developed by Debbie Sharp, director of Information Literacy, and her staff, all of whom focus on teaching students how to conduct research, the pilot program proposed using student employee funds to create paid internship opportunities for two upperclassmen who would gain expertise in the academic resources of their major discipline as well as general research tools and resources; assist other students with research needs through drop-in assistance, consultation, and instruction; provide feedback on the development of tutorials and other instructional materials; participate in student outreach activities; and help improve the design of the internship program and training of future interns.

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Sharp was very encouraged with both the quantity and quality of responses to the initial solicitation and is thrilled with the work the inaugural peer tutor interns, Samantha Carlson and Rachel Brase, have accomplished during this pilot year. “Not only did they create, promote, and successfully grow ‘Research Rescue,’ where students know they can receive weekly peer assistance with any research assignment, they have also helped develop events during midterms and finals and worked on ways to help students grow their research skills with more focused help in sessions like ‘Dive Into Databases,’” says Sharp. More time is needed to measure the full impact of this new program, but both Sharp and Bartlett are encouraged by the initial numbers of students seeking peer assistance. “We are committed to running the program next year and would love to expand this program and others like it so we can do a lot more outreach and be where students are in their residence halls and in their livinglearning centers,” says Bartlett, who also points out that expansion will require additional funding. They have already proposed to expand the program by establishing a pop-up location with research services and library exhibits in the new Student Center space once it is complete. “Ideally, we would love to be able to offer up to eight internships per year and have peer-tutors placed in key locations across campus,” says Sharp.


photo by Crystal Heis, UK Libraries Imaging Specialist

“I would like the Peer Tutor program to have a presence throughout the campus and for freshmen to be able to confidently say they’ve gone to us or the Reference Department for help. I want this program to help foster research skills among general students and the interns so that everyone who’s come in contact with the program can say that they know how to research a topic. I’d also like this program to encompass not just research help, but help students feel at home and valued at the library. I want students to see the Peer Tutor Interns as a source of support for them.” —Rachel Brase Peer Tutor Intern Public Health, Senior

On whether she would have liked have peer tutors available to her as a freshman

On the value of librarians helping to bridge a skills gap between high school and college

“I think I would have loved if an experienced senior had taken the time to help with my research questions. I feel like it would have been more inviting and “cool” to get that attention from an upperclassman versus a librarian or a professor. I think a peer tutor is a good stepping-stone into the library because we can also direct students to the experts that can help them even more than we can.”

“One of the things [students] need to know when they are transitioning from high school to college is that in high school they are used to more factual reports, where there is a right answer and a wrong answer. [They come to us] looking for that perfect article that’s going answer their question. And we get them to try to understand that’s not what research is all about. You start out with an idea and you let it take you where it will take you and you’ve got to be persistent. Curiosity and persistence are the two things that we try to encourage in students.”

—Samantha Carlson Peer Tutor Intern Secondary Education, Senior

On how she would like to see the program grow in the future

—Debbie Sharp UK Libraries director of Information Literacy

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UKnowledge

Maximizes Impact of UK’s Research help horses with these conditions.” A student in Australia noted after accessing UKnowledge, “I have an article referenced in an assignment and if it weren’t available, I wouldn’t be able to adequately complete the relevant question.” Launched by UK Libraries in December 2010 as a digital gateway to the research and scholarship from the University of Kentucky, UKnowledge has blossomed into a resource that enables free worldwide access to UK’s scholarly work ranging from theses and dissertations to annotated virtual exhibits. It has recently reached a milestone with users accessing UK content over five million times. Individuals who downloaded items from UKnowledge have expressed their appreciation via an online feedback form. For example, a researcher from The Laminitis Site in Britain wrote, “Fantastic to have access to quality research! We are a charity providing information about laminitis, EMS (equine metabolic syndrome) and PPID (Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction). Open access to the latest research enables us to keep our information up to date and

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Meanwhile, an instructor from Indiana commented, “I am able to find specific research studies that I will use in a professional development seminar to 120 teachers.” “We are very pleased that UK Libraries has played an active role in fulfilling the university’s mission of improving people’s lives by providing free public access to scholarly publications,” says Mary Beth Thomson, senior associate dean of UK Libraries. While InfoKat Discovery and search engines have made UKnowledge contents easily discoverable, UK Libraries has pursued additional avenues to further increase the online visibility of the materials. For instance, UK participates in initiatives such as SHARE and Open Dissertations to make sure that people will

be able to find UKnowledge contents in different indexing tools. Additionally, UK Libraries registers digital object identifiers for scholarly output from the university, eliminating the problem of broken links and ensuring URL validity in citations. Director of Digital Scholarship Adrian Ho says “we already work with many campus units, who are then able to use the download numbers to illustrate the value of their research.” He is committed to continuing to build partnerships with research units across campus to capture, preserve, and make available the important work taking place in their disciplines through UKnowledge, thus extending the reach and maximizing the impact of the scholarship and research conducted here at UK.


UK Libraries Expands Digital Services with

STRATEGIC NEW HIRES Jennifer Hootman joined UK Libraries as our new Digital Humanities Librarian in February this year. In this role, Hootman explores and promotes new models for digital publishing, participates in research data management initiatives, and serves as a resource for scholarly communication issues. Most recently serving as the University of Minnesota Libraries’ digital arts, sciences and humanities program associate, Hootman is looking forward to engaging and working collaboratively with research units across campus to cultivate what she calls “a digital humanities community of practice.” “Libraries,” Hootman says, “are uniquely positioned to be a natural bridge connecting disparate clusters of faculty, staff, and students already engaged in digital pedagogical practices and activities.” “UK Libraries have been actively expanding digital resources and support, and Jennifer’s arrival brings that expansion to a new level. Her expertise and enthusiasm make it possible for faculty and students to dream big dreams! We can imagine new academic engagement with digital tools and publication, with the same warm collaboration that librarians and academic faculty have traditionally enjoyed in shaping collections of books and journals, and teaching students how to use them. Whether it’s advancing faculty and graduate student research with digital innovations, or increasing digital capabilities among our undergraduates, Jennifer’s participation will be invaluable. Together, we shall be able to investigate and teach with creativity as well as intellectual integrity.” —Abigail Firey University of Kentucky Theodore A. Hallam Professor in History, 2017–2019

Also hired in February this year, Sarah Watson became UK Libraries first full-time Digital Mapping Specialist. In this position, Watson provides GIS and numeric data instruction and numeric and geospatial data support for the university’s map collection, the largest research map collection in the state, located in UK Libraries Science and Engineering Library. Watson describes part of her responsibilities as “helping to demystify geospatial technologies and encourage people to feel empowered to work with maps and GIS.” By offering this kind of expertise, Watson believes “UK Libraries can help foster spatial thinking, provide assistance for learning geospatial tools, and better serve faculty, staff, and students working to address the complex issues of our time.” “The services offered by UK Libraries Science & Engineering Library are evolving. This is evident with the recent hire of Sarah Watson into the newly created Digital Mapping Specialist position. Sarah works with patrons to find and access maps and aerial images in our in-house collection, while also devising ways to share maps in the collection online. Additionally, she will work with faculty and students on their geospatial projects, including classroom support, one-on-one consultations, and assistance with GIS software like ArcGIS, QGIS, and other online digital mapping tools. We are excited that Sarah’s expertise allows us to expand our services to support the geospatial mapping needs of the university, a resource that will benefit key research initiatives in a number of disciplines.” —Christie Peters Head of UK Libraries Science and Engineering Library

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Connecting Moments When the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Doug Boyd talks about the impact of OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) he tells the story of Marshall Webb, a veteran from Campbellsville, Kentucky, who carved his name into the side of a building while serving in the small town of Tremensuoli, Italy, during World War II. That carving, a source of wonder for passers-by seventy years later, led an Italian researcher to a 1986 interview with Webb archived at UK Libraries Special

OHMS REVITALIZES RESEARCH AND PEDAGOGICAL IMPACT OF OR AL HISTORY ARCHIVES FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

Collections Research Center. Webb’s interview, one of a series conducted by Colonel Arthur Kelly to record first-hand accounts of the liberation of Dachau, just happens to include a poem Webb wrote about the Battle of Tremensuoli. All of this may sound like a happy accident, but Boyd says no, “It’s good information architecture. It’s smart user design.” Before OHMS—the open source, web-based application created by Boyd in 2008 to allow users to more effectively and efficiently discover information in an online oral history interview—the search for Marshall Webb would almost certainly have ended at the Google homepage. Ideally suited for gathering a lot of detailed information about a given topic from a

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variety of sources, oral histories were not easily used as source information for future projects once archived. If researchers were using oral histories at all, they relied on verbatim transcriptions of the recording, which are expensive for oral history centers to produce. “We brought in almost 900 interviews last year,” says Boyd, “if we transcribed them, it would be about $300,000.” Without the transcripts, interviews are often stored using collection-level descriptions only—making it difficult to discern, for instance, whether a series of interviews from World War II veterans contains a specific interview with a specific veteran. Through the OHMS Application, oral historians can import interviews and create metadata, like time-coded indexes and synchronized transcripts,


resulting in a searchable interview that can be exported as an XML file, placed on a web server, and viewed through the OHMS viewer, the user’s interface of OHMS. “With oral histories,” Boyd says, “it’s the moments that matter.” Indexes, unlike verbatim transcriptions, are focused on isolating those moments. By tagging conversational shifts in tone or topic with metadata, indexing allows oral history centers to offer users a more affordable option than verbatim transcription.

OHMS AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL

Boyd says “indexes are like store clerks who get people to the aisle they need quickly.” And indexing requires a deeper form of listening to pick out those shifts, which is ultimately how a poem about Tremensouli gets tagged in an interview about Dachau. With the option to search interviews through synchronized transcripts and time-coded indexes, users are no longer relying exclusively on the written account; OHMS has brought them back to the audio. “Oral historians have been saying it for years: it’s the recording that’s the thing. The inflection really does matter. The problem was we couldn’t go all the way with that because nobody really had a good capability of delivering that audio so that they could hear that inflection in an efficient and effective way and that’s what OHMS brings to the table,” says Boyd. Since launching the application publicly in 2014, OHMS has been used by 400 institutions in 28 different countries. Last year, the Nunn Center was able to put 900 indexed interviews online and averages 10,000 to 12,000 uses of its collection per month. “When I got here in 2008,” Boyd says “we were saying that we would have 300 to 500 interviews used in a year,” what he considered an optimistic goal at the time.

“Partnering with the Nunn Center on a college classroom project centered on an archival collection of oral history interviews has allowed my students to create a real world public digital history project <goinnorth.org>, or in the current language of higher education, a “high impact learning experience.” In 2014 and 2016, students used OHMS to curate and make assessable oral history interviews with African Americans who migrated from the South to Philadelphia in the 1910s and 1920s. This semester, students are working with interviews with individuals who immigrated to Philadelphia from Europe in the early twentieth century. In both cases, the process of indexing interviews using OHMS has allowed students an intimate relationship with the narrators—which has cultivated a valuable sense of historical empathy impossible through many modes of learning about the past—and the opportunity to translate and interpret their lives for twenty-first century audiences. Students now list their work with OHMS and the resulting digital history project on their resumes, directly leading to internships and jobs.” —Janneken Smucker Associate Professor of History West Chester University

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University Press of Kentucky 75 Years Advancing Kentucky Scholarship and Storytelling The award-winning University Press of Kentucky, known for its excellence in publishing books of regional significance— Appalachian cultural history, military history, the Civil War, horseracing, and whiskey-making, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are just some of the many ways the Press advances Kentucky scholarship and storytelling.

University Press of Kentucky for Kentuckians History & Horses • A New History of Kentucky • How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders • The Kentucky Harness Horse • The Kentucky Thoroughbred • The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premiere Sporting Event. Basketball & Bourbon • Forty Minutes to Glory: Inside the Kentucky Wildcats’ 1978 Championship Season • The Winning Tradition: A History of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball • The Social History of Bourbon • Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking Place & People • Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky • Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky

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• The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks • Biographies/papers of important political figures including Edward F. Pritchard Jr., Martha Layne Collins, William Frederick “Billy” Klair, Fred M. Vinson, Henry Clay, William Goebel, and Bert Combs • Award winning poets and authors, including current laureate Frederick Smock and previous designees Frank X Walker, George Ella Lyon, Jane Gentry, Richard Taylor, and James Baker Hall Comprehensive Collections • The Kentucky Encyclopedia • The Encyclopedia of Louisville • The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky • The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia • The Atlas of Kentucky


UPK RAISES THE PROFILE OF THE STATE AND ADVANCES SCHOLARSHIP NATIONALLY

UPK books earn more than 300 media appearances every year including coverage in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Journal of Southern History, Ohio Valley History, and Diplomatic History. UPK books are considered among the most significant in their genre, winning awards such as the 2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award for Debut Fiction, 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 2016 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award for Biography, and placement on the 2017 US Army Chief of Staff’s Professional Reading List UPK is also home to a number of prominent authors, including Wendell Berry, Thomas D. Clark, John Egerton, Barry Lopez, Ed McClanahan, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Robert Penn Warren.

This year marks twenty years since the dedication of the William T. Young Library. Infused with natural light and equipped with the latest in technology, Young Library was designed purposefully not just to hold books and other artifacts, but to include “pleasant spaces [for people] to work and study that suit their styles and interests,” said lead architect Michael McKinnell in 1998. photo by Mark Cornelison

UPK authors participate in more than 250 events across the country each year, held in venues ranging from independent bookstores to museums, conferences, and festivals such as The US Diplomacy Center, Monticello, Nixon Presidential Library, The Schomburg Center, and the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

william t. young library: 20 Years as the Library for the Commonwealth

Director of William T. Young Library Shawn Livingston, who was among UK Libraries staff to make the move to Young in 1998, says that the building’s design was one of the first of its kind to embrace the concept of the “‘Third Space’—people have work spaces and homes spaces, but they also need [third] spaces where they are able to interact in a relaxed environment.” Known familiarly as “Willy T” by students for years now, Young Library has indeed lived up to its intended purpose to be a library for people. “Young Library consistently has the highest use of any building on campus—approximately one million entries per year. Only the Memorial Coliseum during basketball season might surpass those numbers!” says Livingston. With information stored more often as bytes in the cloud than books on a shelf, Young Library is adapting to a new generation of students’ needs by transforming former stack spaces into technology-rich hubs of cross disciplinary interaction and collaboration. Building on the original intent, these changes will ensure that the William T. Young Library remains a “Library for the Commonwealth.”

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Martha Heyburn Continues Her Husband’s Mission CREATES A VITAL RESOURCE FOR LEGAL SCHOLARS & CITIZENS Anyone who has had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Martha Heyburn, even briefly, is not surprised to learn that when faced with the deeply personal loss of her husband, Judge John G. Heyburn II, in 2015, she was able to channel her grief in ways that not only honor her husband’s legacy but also build on it, enabling him to posthumously continue his mission “to ever improve the legal system considered the envy of the world.” The John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary (Heyburn Initiative), founded by Dr. Heyburn in 2016 and carried

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out as a partnership between UK Libraries and UK College of Law, is already a well-organized, multi-faceted, federal judicial platform to document Kentuckians contributions to American legal discourse and illustrate how the electorate—through the legislative and executive branches—shapes the judiciary. Recognizing that the meticulous files Judge Heyburn left behind provided a road map of his judicial thinking, Dr. Heyburn knew instantly they should be preserved and shared. As she considered suitable repositories, the project of archiving her husband’s records expanded: “One person’s archives are great, and they are of interest. But if I can do it for one person, it would be so much better to do it for all of them, and by all of them, I meant all Kentuckians—all with Kentucky connections—who have served in the Third Branch of Government,” says Dr. Heyburn.


She also knew that the archives would have much more impact if they were contextualized with oral histories that capture not only the perspective of the Third Branch but also record accounts from the legislative and executive branches to better illustrate how each informs the other.

on the importance of the heyburn initiative for the university of kentucky

As the initial components of the Heyburn Initiative were coming into focus, news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing made it clear to Dr. Heyburn that the nation was experiencing one of those rare moments in history where the interactions of all three branches of government are on display rather than vaguely understood. “I felt an urgency to get this Initiative before our citizens and scholars, justices, judges, and students while there was such an intense focus,” says Dr. Heyburn. In just over a year’s time, the Heyburn Initiative has become a fully formed non-profit organization designed to ensure an enduring conversation about the rule of law and an unwavering focus on continued improvement of the judiciary—two of Judge Heyburn’s core beliefs. With several components, including active educational programming opportunities for both large and small groups, contributions to civic discourse and legal scholarship, preservation and celebration of Kentucky’s rich history, and inspiration for future citizens and legal scholars, the Heyburn Initiative is peerless in its scope and execution. “There is nothing like this in the nation. No state has attempted to compile a complete history of its citizens who have served in the Third Branch. Much less one with an active programming component,” says Dr. Heyburn, citing the Heyburn Initiative’s Independent Federal Judicial Advisory Panel’s Jim Duff, Executive Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and Judge Jeremy Fogel, Director of the Federal Judicial Center. While John G. Heyburn II serves as inspiration for the Heyburn Initiative, its overwhelming success is due in no small part to Dr. Heyburn’s extraordinary vision, tireless energy, and singular focus. When asked how she feels about the success of the program, Dr. Heyburn says she is filled with “an enormous sense of gratitude towards all of the people who have joined in this effort, who have felt the enthusiasm, and have extended theirs.” UK Libraries shares that sense of gratitude and is equally grateful to Dr. Heyburn for creating a vital resource for researchers, citizens, and students across the nation.

“From immigration and civil liberties to the role of racism and the power of corporations, the Third Branch shapes and is shaped by larger currents in American society. The public is becoming increasingly aware of that, and the Heyburn Initiative enables UK Libraries to be a go-to resource for faculty, students, and members of the public looking to understand the Federal Judiciary by understanding the men and women who comprise it. This plays to UK Libraries’ strengths at the same time that it builds on them. We already hold the collections of two Supreme Court Justices— Chief Justice Frederick Vinson and Associate Justice Stanley Forman Reed—and the papers of District Court Judges Mac Swinford and G. Wix Unthank. We also have the archives of United States Senator Alben Barkley and Wendell Ford, and other public figures who played important roles in shaping the courts into what they are today. With the Heyburn Initiative, we’re expanding on those existing resources and telling a bigger story about the Judiciary as an institution, with its own priorities, its own history, and its own culture.” —Anu Kasarabada Heyburn Archivist, UK Libraries

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Philanthropic Gifts to UK Libraries

Charitable giving to UK Libraries has perhaps the most far-reaching impact of anywhere on campus. Gifts we receive support faculty research all over the university – from each and every college to all of UK Healthcare. Gifts also support teaching and learning initiatives for both graduate and undergraduate students across campus as we help them to more fully explore and efficiently use information in their chosen field of study as well as provide spaces for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Your donations have an impact felt by the state of Kentucky. Our collections and services help the Commonwealth’s citizens prepare for a shared future, and they preserve local and state history for everyone to use for years to come. Gifts can also support the University Press of Kentucky whose dual mission to publish academic books of high scholarly merit and significant books about the history and culture of Kentucky serves all Kentucky state-sponsored institutions of higher learning as well as five private colleges and Kentucky’s two major historical societies. Your gifts are as varied as the students and faculty they support. While it is not uncommon for our Special Collections Research Center to receive photographs or journals, we recently received an antique piano once owned by Kentucky composer John Jacob Niles that benefits both the College of Fine Arts and UK Libraries. There

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have been many members of UK faculty who have decided to leave a gift to support UK Libraries in their estate plan, benefitting us for years to come. Finally, donors from all over the country have made charitable gifts that help us provide resources and services that make the University of Kentucky such an incredible place to learn and grow.

photo by Mark Cornelison

SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY’S STRATEGIC GOALS

And we cannot thank you enough. I would also like to thank the stalwart advocates and donors that comprise our UK Libraries National Advisory Board. Each year, they sponsor our Spring Gala, but they do so much more for UK Libraries, from helping us renovate our libraries to providing new technology for our spaces and to supporting our endowments. UK Libraries could not succeed without the help and advocacy of our National Advisory Board. Daniel King Directory of Philanthropy


2018â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2019 UK Libraries nationa l a dv isory boa r d UK Libraries National Advisory Board consists of philanthropists from all disciplines who have attained prominence in their respective careers. Our success as the premier research library in the commonwealth would not be possible without their dedication and hard work. Billy Lanter, President, Lexington, KY William Miles, Vice President, Union, KY Jonathan Allison, Lexington, KY Charles Ambrose, Lexington, KY Paul Bachner, Lexington, KY LuAnnette Butler, Clarksville, TN R. W. Dyche, III, London, KY Clay Ford, Owensboro, KY Gail Hendrickson Hart, Lexington, KY David Copeland Johnson, Lexington, KY Brenda Mitchell Lampton, Lexington, KY Janice Markert Miles, Union, KY Jennie Lou Penn, Frankfort, KY Angela Rice, Lexington, KY Tim Sineath, Lexington, KY Alan Sullivan, Union, KY Charles T. Wethington, Jr., Lexington, KY Harvie B. Wilkinson, Lexington, KY John van Willigen, Lexington, KY

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Discover the Impact of UK Libraries  

The Spring 2018 issue of Discover Magazine explores the programs, personnel, and technologies that further the impact UK Libraries brings to...

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