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UK Libraries Treats Campus Faculty to Breakfast on the Balcony

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, UK Libraries welcomed campus faculty to its Breakfast on the Balcony event at William T. Young Library. The annual event provides an opportunity for new and returning faculty to meet their librarians and archivists and learn about the resources, services, and expertise that UK Libraries offers to support teaching and research across the university. 

Local History Shines in the Kentucky American Water Collection

This summer, Kentucky American Water donated its considerable collection of company papers and artifacts to UK Libraries. The collection documents the growth of water services across Lexington and Central Kentucky and is rich in local economic and social history.

King Library Press Wayzgoose (Open House) to Showcase Kentucky’s Fine Printing Tradition

Join UK Libraries' King Library Press on Thursday, Sept. 21 for a day of live print demonstrations, handmade book art, and free snacks, and learn how you can get involved in upholding the tradition of fine printing in Kentucky.

Prize-winning Author, Historian Jill Lepore to Speak at UK Libraries Earle C. Clements Lecture-Symposium

Essayist, author, and professor of history Jill Lepore will speak at the 2023 Earle C. Clements Lecture-Symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Nominations Open for 2024 Medallion for Intellectual Achievement

UK Libraries is accepting nominations for the 2024 Medallion for Intellectual Achievement now until Saturday, October 7.

Scheduled Maintenance at SCRC to Begin September 5

Remediation work in designated library storage areas at the Special Collections Research Center is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 5, and access to some print and archival materials in our Kentucky & Regional Collections will be limited while remediation efforts are underway.

UK Libraries Awarded Fifth National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Grant

UK Libraries has been selected as one of 12 institutions across the United States to receive funding in 2023 for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the grant will allow UK Libraries to add 100,000 pages of historic Kentucky newspapers to the Chronicling America database. 

UK Librarian to Lead Resource Sharing Initiatives for Regional Consortium

Courtney Taulbee, Head of UK Libraries' Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services, has been named as the Visiting Program Officer for Expanded Resource Sharing by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

Unconventional Cartographies in the Gwen Curtis Map Collection

New acquisitions to the Gwen Curtis Map Collection push the boundaries of conventional cartographic methods. They include maps that use new or unique mapping techniques and highlight historically marginalized perspectives, populations, and areas.

UK Libraries Welcomes New and Returning Students for the Fall 2023 Semester

UK Libraries is excited to welcome new and returning students to campus for the start of the Fall 2023 semester. As the new year gets under way, we would like to remind all of our users of the world-class collections, resources, services, and spaces available across UK Libraries.

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