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1 Mike Binder, Dean WKU Libraries August 23, 2010


3 Amanda Drost, Kentucky Library cataloger John Gottfried, Business Librarian Robert Harbison, Interim Owensboro Campus Librarian Amy Hardin, Development Director Darlene Malosh, Owensboro Library Assistant Tammera Race, Science/Technology cataloger Amy Slowik, Electronic Resources Librarian


5 WKU’s repositories ranked #237 out of 800 225,000 processes for acquisitions, bibliographic access and serials TopSCHOLAR® grows to 3,400 documents, with 100,000 downloads by May 7,153 records added to PastPerfect Catalog 80,000 MARCIVE records completed for federal documents 85 linear feet of manuscript and folklife archives processed 94 new titles added to Popular Music Collection

6 451,522 visited Main Library, up 2%, incl. 12,556 during finals’ week, up 6.2% 763 hours of instruction provided to 15,943 students in 572 classes 393 entries by 206 artists featured in US Bank Art Show 318 visited “Save the Planet” KHQS Annual Show 9,000 school and camp students served 232 events featured in Java City since inception

7 Owensboro Campus Library opened Java City remodeled and upgraded New water-saving toilets installed New lights with motion sensors installed Grimshaw collection in Robert Penn Warren Room cataloged Phase I and first half of Phase II of off-site storage completed First graduate intern from Indiana University worked in DLTS and DLSC

8 China Academic Journals Civil War Databases The Dictionary of Irish Biography from Oxford HeinOnline + Selden Society Publications Index (1914-1983) and the Readers’ Guide Retrospective Index New Wilson Retrospective Indexes: the Education SAGE Encyclopedias Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets from JSTOR\American History in Video Oxford Reference Online

9 Gary & Steven West, very fine Victorian era furniture Janice Bohannon, fine Victorian furniture A late nineteenth-century diary of Bowling Green native Josie Underwood. An 1833 letter describing Lost River Cave and mill An 1862 Civil War letter describing Bowling Green in the wake of the departure of Confederate occupying forces.

10 Libraries’ and KY Museum’s Social Networking Presence, such as Facebook Libraries’ website redesigned with ADA compliance iPhone app implemented The Horse in Kentucky website set up Educational web page developed

11 Publications Hawiang Yuan’ This Is China: The First 5,000 Years by Berkshire Press Rosemary Meszaros’ Rising Through the Ranks: Women in War by VDM Nancy Richey’s Images of America: Barren County by Arcadia Publishing Grants and Scholarships Carol Watwood received a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Charles Smith received a Faculty Research Grant to edit a travel diary kept by Alfred Russel Wallace The Far Away Places series coordinated by Peggy Wright and Brian Coutts received two grants from the Global Encounters Program

12 Awards and Recognitions Brian Coutts elected for two year term on the Executive Board of the Law and Political Science Section of ACRL Charles Smith (for Research) and Brian Coutts (for Public Service) were University Library Award winners Charles Smith featured speaker at the Echoes of Darwin Conference held in Porto Alegre, Brazil Christy Spurlock received "Emerging Professional Award" from Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance Haiwang Yuan’s book Princess Peacock received the 2009 American Folklore Society-Children’s Folklore Section Accolade Award


14 Final plans developed for Confucius Institute’s Exhibition Center in Helm Library for fall, 2010 2009-2010 Canadian Studies Library Support Program Grant Received in the amount of $2,411.00 17 volumes of books and a CD received from Sister City Kawanishi, Japan Talks on Russia and China conducted in Helm 100


16 Project to bar code current periodicals MARCEdit to match TOPCAT record numbers with OCLC numbers To explore search and discovery systems such as Summon, Primo, and WorldCat Local Confucius Institute Reference renovations Web-based e-commerce New Kentucky Museum website SOKY Book Fest website redesign SOKY Reads Garden Café The ERC in new location

17 Collection growth is driven by patron demand and will include new resource types Budget challenges will continue and we will evolve as a result Changes in higher education will require that we possess diverse skill sets Demands for accountability and assessment will increase Digitization of unique collections will increase and require a larger share of resources Explosive growth of mobile devices and applications will drive new services Increased collaboration will expand our role within WKU and beyond We will continue to lead efforts to develop scholarly communications and intellectual property services (based on C&RL News, June 2010, pp. 286-292)




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