Art Library
Voyagers in the Art Library Art Library staff and student assistants covered a lot of ground this past summer including Maine, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., Portugal, Spain and France. Now that we are all back, we're ready to be Voyagers of a different kind!

Barbara Prior, formerly of Ekstrom's Reference Department and Cornell University, has recently become Art Librarian at Oberlin College. Her new location makes her a member of the Ohio Valley chapter of ARLIS, the professional organization for art librarians. Gail Gilbert is looking forward to working with Barb once again.

Ekstrom Library
Information Literacy
Rae Helton was chosen to be honored in Business First's “Forty Under 40” special supplement, which was published August 24. Rae, along with 39 of the area's dynamic leaders, was awarded a plaque during a breakfast ceremony at the Seelbach Hilton on August 21.

Libraries Technology Office
On August 23 at around 1:15 .m. Cindy Page gave birth to a 7 lb. 3.5 oz., 20-inch baby girl which she named Georgia Rose. (And we thought she would name her Minerva!) Mother, Father, and Baby are all doing fine.

Media and Current Periodicals
Vacation News
The Horvaths survived their westward adventure after camping for a week with six adults and six teenagers in Rocky Mountain National Park, followed by four days in Moab, Utah. There were a few surprises, such as losing the brakes in their car just before descending from a 14,000 peak on the Trail Ridge Road. AAA got to make a scenic rescue trip, and the car got fixed easily at Carl's Tourist Car Fixit in Estes Park. It is hot enough in Moab, Utah, to fry eggs on the sidewalk. David and Mary both got thrown from the raft in the Colorado River in rapids described by their son as “less than weak.” They were sitting on what the guide called “the ejector seats.” The Horvaths were an English-speaking minority in Moab, which was nearly full of French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish tourists making a circuit of the Southwest. The drive back was quieter than expected after the teens accepted a $20 per head challenge/bribe to be on their best behavior.

Wendy Bronson and Nikki Gaines spent a peaceful week up near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota. The gentle lapping of the lake, the rustle of the breeze in the pines, the eerie call of the loons, and Wendy's muttered imprecations as she tried to steer the canoe were the only sounds interrupting the quiet. Wendy and Nikki also shipped their bikes up so that they could tour the countryside in Minnesota and Wisconsin. After the trauma of dismantling the bikes into little pieces, stuffing them into boxes, and putting the pieces (bloody and a little bowed after UPS did its worst) together again, it was a worthwhile experience. There are many great bike trails in the area, and most of them are built on old railroad lines so that they are blessedly flat. They go through many different kinds of country and terrain, from wetlands to farmland to lake and forest areas. The Elroy-Sparta trail is a classic, as you have to dismount and walk through old railway tunnels, from a quarter to a half mile long, black as pitch and filled with the squeaking of bats. It was a very peaceful vacation, and Wendy suffered no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever from not touching a computer for three weeks.

New Students
We are happy to welcome five new students to the department. Heather Benjamin is a theater arts major. We have taken to calling her Heather B, as we are already lucky to have Heather Commodore (Heather C) working for us. We are now in the market for a Heather A Scott Cameron and Wes Johnson are freshmen (majors undecided) whom we hope to have with us for a few years. Roshanda Overton is also a freshman who plans to be a performance music major (she plays the flute). Tisha Stinnett is a transfer student from Owensboro who has lots of library experience, much to our delight. We hope that they all enjoy the department and stay with us for a long time!

Technical Services
Jean and Bert White flew to Salt Lake City, rented a car and drove to Sun Valley, Idaho, to spend three nights. As luck (and irony) would have it, they couldn't get a room in the lodge due to an Idaho librarians convention, so they had to take a condo. They then went to Montana and “Little Bighorn” (Custer's Last Stand), continuing on to Yellowstone Park, the Grand Tetons, and on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and then back to Salt Lake City.

Office of the University Librarian
New Hires
KATHLEEN SHAMBOwas hired as Program Assistant II, Grade 11, in the Office of Information Literacy effective June 15, 1998.

SHAUN DANIELS has been hired as Library Assistant II, grade 8, in DADS effective August 16, 1998. He has been a student assistant there for a couple of years.

STEVEN HUFF has been hired as a Library Assistant II, Grade 8, in Stacks Maintenance as of August 27, 1998. He recently moved to the area from Nashville. Welcome!

ED DECKER resigned his position as Library Assistant II, Grade 8, in Stacks Maintenance on June 3, 1998 in order to take an engineering position in Frankfort.

CAROLYN HILGER resigned her position as Executive Secretary, Grade 12, in the Administrative Office effective July 10, 1998. She's heading to the business office of St. Raphael parish as Executive Assistant to the parish administrator.

CHUCK HUGHES left his position as Library Assistant III, Grade 10, in the Content Access Team effective July 24, 1998 to accept a librarian position at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

JOHN KENDALL has resigned his position as Library Assistant I, Grade 6, at the GE Library as of June 26, 1998.

PHIL SAGER left his position as Associate Professor in the Ekstrom Reference Department as of August 7, 1998 to pursue a specialist degree at Indiana University.

ALISON MORGAN resigned her half-time position as Audio Visual Technician in the Music Library as of August 7, 1998. She will begin working on a graduate degree in library science at UK this fall.

Three faculty positions were advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education (July 17 and 31 issues) and assorted listservs. Thanks to Mark Paul for skillfully and artfully posting the full position descriptions.

Reference Department
The Reference Department bids a fond farewell to Phil Sager, who is off to get his specialist degree at IU-Bloomington. We know he'll do well, and we will surely miss him.

We welcome the following new students to the Reference Department and the Information Desk: Oscar Clavel, Viktoria Nemeth, Karl Schmidt and Wesley Spencer.

Special Collections
Rare Books Exhibit
There's an eclectic exhibit in Rare Books to welcome new and old students back to class. Special Collections folks all suggested their favorite things from the collection. Susi and Delinda put together everything from Dickens in original parts to an inscribed Einstein offprint to provide students a glimpse of the resources available in the department. Our plan to use the exhibit in conjunction with Rare Books' share of the Honors Program Orientation on Saturday August 22 worked well. The students crowded around the cases and expressed surprise and delight at actually seeing some of the rare books they'd read about in history and literature classes.

Baseball's Revolutionary Babe Ruth: Louisville Slugger Remembers
Special Collections worked closely with the Slugger Museum to put on the Babe Ruth exhibit currently on display in the Pee Wee Reese Gallery at the Slugger Museum. Andy Anderson helped in the selection of photographs and was available for their press conference. Robin Wallace, long-time graduate student assistant, determined the proper measurements for all mats and frames for the photographs. She and Barbara Crawford then matted and framed around 80 photosfor the exhibit. Robin also assisted Andy in preparing the captions and mounted them for display. The exhibit features approximately 100 original photographs and artifacts from Hillerich & Bradsby Company's private collection. Many of the photographs are maintained by the University of Louisville's Photographic Archives. For more information on the exhibit, see the press release: The exhibit runs through October 31.

Special Collections welcomes our new student assistant Ben Herning and college work study student Myisha Stewart. Ben is working primarily in Rare Books and has also put in some time on the Stacks Maintenance Shifting Project. Myisha will be working in the Photo Archives darkroom.

Stacks Maintenance
We welcome returning student assistants Derrick Thompson and Travis Rogers. Best wishes to Benson Stone who has moved to Cincinnati to take a position as a teacher of Special Education. Also, welcome to new student assistants Anne Gray Perrin, Lisa Ortega, Hardy MacKenzie, and Atiya Malik, and good luck to everyone this semester.

Our shifting project in the 3rd and 4th books is about 90% complete. So, thanks to everyone, volunteers and stacks students alike, for helping with this huge project.

Kersey Library
Student Appreciation Cook-Out
Kersey Library celebrated the end of the summer semester with a cook-out/pot luck supper for the student assistants in appreciation of all their hard work this past year. All faculty and staff and all but two student assistants were present for this Friday evening event. Certificates of Achievement were presented to four student assistants—Ming Ni, Wanna Prechatavanit, Jay Smith, and Phani Vurakarnam for outstanding job performance. To add to the festivities Carol Brinkman created a Kersey Trivia game played by teams of one staff and one student with a t-shirt going to the winning student, which was Jay Smith.

Fond Farewells
As we prepare for the fall semester we say good by to three of our student assistants: Jeff Shelton, Jay Smith and Dhaval Tapiawala. Jeff Shelton is teaching for the last part of his major. Jay Smith will be moving to Baltimore to be with his brother while seeking employment with the government. Dhaval Tapiawala has accepted a position with Brown Forman that will give him experience in his field, Chemical Engineering.

Faculty Activities
Jan Kulkarni attended the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference in Seattle, Washington from June 28-July 2, 1998. In conjunction, Jan took a week-long cruise to Alaska. He visited the University of Washington Mathematics Library while in Seattle and the University of Alaska Library during a stop in Anchorage. He also brought back some salmon which he shared with the Kersey staff.

Congratulations to Jan on the success of his CHEM 320 class, Chemical Information Resources. This class has been taught during the fall for the past several years as an elective, but is now a required course for all chemistry majors and will be offered during the fall and spring semesters. Jan will receive a $750 mini-grant to purchase a slide projector for class use and for the Kersey Library. Look for the course listing in the 1998 Undergraduate Catalog.

Kentucky Library Association
After 12 months of hard work Carol Brinkman is winding down her year as KLA President-Elect, which includes responsibility for planning the annual Kentucky Library Association Conference. Look for conference information on the KLA web page at: The conference is in Louisville this year. Carol expects to see all of you there!

Carol Brinkman will be celebrating her birthday this moth. All of us at Kersey extend best wishes to all library personnel celebrating their September birthdays.

Kornhauser Library

  • Felix Garza, Kathy Rogers, Leah Gadzikowski, Joan Nailon and Gary Freiburger went on a field trip to visit the University of Kentucky medical library and the new William T. Young Library.
  • Will Olmstadt, former ILL student assistant and new UK library school student, received an assistantship at the UK medical library.
  • Judy Wulff and Gary Freiburger will be giving a presentation entitled “Planning for Health Informatics in the Next Millenium: UofL's Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) Grant Proposal” on August 25.
  • Judy Wulff recently returned from a vacation where she toured the “Lost Coast” of Northern California.
  • Michel Atlas's recent vacation included stops in Switzerland, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, St. Martin and Anguilla. Her next vacation stop is Cape Cod over Labor Day.
  • Betsy Buchanan adopted two furry feline Shamrock Foundation orphans which were renamed Misha and Nikolai.
  • The new OVID MEDLINE with full text is up and running in the Reference area.

Law Library
Miriam Williams started her fun-filled summer with a four-day camping trip to the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) in Lake Eden, North Carolina, near Asheville. Miriam and her travel buddy, Jamie Hounchell, wanted to attend this event because of their shared interest in contradancing, also known as “country dancing.” (If you have an interest in contradancing, you can join Miriam, Jamie and the weekly group of dancers who meet at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Woodbourne Avenue from 8:15-10:30pm every Monday. The URL for the Louisville Contradancers is

The July 4th weekend found Miriam and Jamie in Ontario, Canada where they spent six days camping at the Awenda Provincial Park, by the Georgian Bay. On the way to Awenda, they stopped at Niagara Falls and rode the Maid o' the Mist. July 1st is Canada Day and they spent that day in Penetanguishene, celebrating with the locals.

August 22-23 Miriam and Jamie danced and camped at the Sugar Hill Contradance Weekend near the Lake Monroe Reservoir, outside Bloomington, Indiana. Miriam completed her summer travel activities on Labor Day weekend with a trip to New York City, where she and husband Wayne spent their time at the New Yorker Hotel celebrating the fiftieth birthday of her cousin from Holland.

MIRIAM'S PHOTOS (Click on thumbnail for caption information with a larger image):

Evening circulation manager Julia Nuss and student assistant Jonathan Ricketts went on a two-week road trip to Wyoming this summer. They visited Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park and various other places. Although the only bear they encountered was a stuffed one at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Julia and Jonathan did see moose, elk, bison and a bald eagle in their natural habitats. Highlights of the trip included a back-country horseback ride in the Tetons, waiting for Old Faithful to blow, hiking, and camping every night. Julia and Jonathan put 4,000 miles on Jonathan's 1987 Jeep Cherokee (which proved to be very dependable) and had an excellent time out West.

Music News
An ensemble from the Louis-ville Mandolin Orchestra will perform at the Ursuline Art Fair on Saturday, September 19, from 200 - 3:00 p.m. The entire group will perform at the Kentucky Family Folk Festival on the Spalding University Campus on Saturday, October 3. The exact time of the afternoon performance is not yet set. Please contact Robin Harris at for details on these or other LMO concerts.

Public Radio News
Robin spent some time volunteering for the Public Radio Partnership's Capital Campaign, August 21-29. The Public Radio Partnership (PRP) consists of WFPL 89.3, a news and information station and the local National Public Radio affiliate, WFPK 91.9, “the new 92,” a jazz and alternative station and recent winner of one of Louisville Magazine's “Best of Louisville” awards, and WUOL 90.5, a classical music station. WFPL and WFPK now broadcast from the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, while WUOL broadcasts from Strickler Hall here at UofL. (Many University Libraries faculty and staff are members of the PRP.) The Capital Campaign is PRP's effort to raise money to renovate the old “Electric Building” on Fourth Avenue, which will become public radio's new headquarters. The facade of this historic building, located next-door to the Palace Theatre, will remain intact but the interior will be completely overhauled. When the renovation is finished, sometime late in 1999, public radio will broad-cast from a state-of-the-art facility which will include a performance area in which live shows can be broadcast. The community is showing strong support for this project, as shown by the donations to the cam-paign which totaled more than $300,000. If you would like to jump on the bandwagon call the PRP at 574-1640.

University Archives and Records Center
Mary Margaret Bell vacationed in New England in July, visiting Martha's Vineyard, Boston, other parts of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. She enjoyed touring a beautiful part of this country, especially Maine, and saw that everything everyone has ever said about Boston drivers is true.

Kathie Johnson and daughter Cassidy went to Seneca Falls, New York, for the 150th anniversary of the First Women's Rights Convention (July 19, 1848). Although they missed the opening ceremonies with Hillary Clinton, they did get to see Judy Collins (live and in concert), the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the National Women's Hall of Fame, the Women's Rights National Park, and several panel discussions and presentations (including one with Betty Friedan), as well as take in the beauty of upstate New York. Kathie then spent a long weekend in Boston July 30-August 2, doing all of the touristy things, including walking the Freedom Trail, eating at “Cheers,” visiting Harvard, and shopping at Filene's basement. A bed and breakfast on Beacon Hill (an 1860s rowhouse) served as home base. The accommodations were beautiful, the weather was great, and the food was spectacular.

Assessment Team
The recent library use surveys conducted by the Assessment and Resource Planning Team start to give us a good picture of what our users value about our Libraries' services and what they would like to see improved. The chart below, based on the results of the fall and spring semester surveys, provides an interesting look at the differences among categories of primary users.

The Assessment and Resource Planning Team is currently preparing a handout for library users summarizing the results. Copies of the handout will be available at service desks and on the web.

Five Most Satisfactory Services and Activities Selected by Faculty and Students

  • Studied
  • Received instruction on using library resources
  • Connected to the Libraries' WWW site
  • Asked a reference question or for assistance
  • Used the online catalog
  • Received instruction on using library resources
  • Asked a reference question or for assistance
  • Used the online catalog
  • Studied
  • Connected to the Libraries' WWW site
  • Asked a reference question or for assistance
  • Used a research database
  • Requested new library materials or a book in process
  • Used course reserves
  • Connected to the Libraries' WWW site

Selection Team
Starting this month, UMI's ProQuest Direct (PQD) has introduced a compltely new interface. Don't panic! It is actually an improvement in many ways over the PQD we have learned to use. Among the new features are:

Database segmentation: You now have the ability to search just the database you want or several at a time. For example, this feature is extremely useful to search just for newspapers or just in ABI information.

Marked lists: This specifies a list of articles for later viewing or e-mailing; it compiles the results of several searches

Subject lists: Searching by topic allows the use of a controlled vocabulary list

New Results Screen: A much-improved listing of results which is clearer and easier to understand.

Log on to ProQuest Direct in the same way as before (through the Research Center) and give it a whirl. If you have any comments or suggestions, contact David Horvath at 852-7589 and he will be happy to pass them along to UMI.

Technology Team
Virus Protection
It is important to keep your virus-scanning software updated and to scan your hard drive periodically. Recently six computer viruses were removed from a new PC. These viruses were passed on from MS Word files that were on the previous PC. The fastest growing class of computer viruses are the Word Macro viruses that infect Microsoft Word documents and occasionally Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Having the current version of F-Prot is essential in preventing these viruses from spreading. New viruses are constantly found, so F-Prot has frequent upgrades. Once the Technology Team becomes aware of a new version, you will be notified.

How to Tell the Version Number of F-Prot:
In your icon tray (usually the lower right-hand corner of the screen), double-click on the F-Prot icon, click on “Help” in the menu bar, and click “About ...” in the drop-down menu. The current version as of August 30 is 4.52.

If your F-Prot icon is a blue shield, your version is definitely old. The new icon is a yellow “C”. New Gateways may not have F-Prot installed, but they do have a new version of McAfee virus protection software. This software should be removed and F-Prot should be installed.

The latest version of F-Prot can be downloaded from:

Click on the “Save” button. The blue bar will show the download's progress. Once it's finished, the download window goes away. Find the f95xcurrent.exe file and double click on the file name to install. Choose default and follow the directions. At the end, it is recommended that you make a rescue disk. Again you will be guided through instructions. At the very end of the installation, F-Prot recommends you make a copy of To do this, click on “Start” and “Find.” Type in and “Enter.” Once it is found, right click on it, choose “Send to” and then choose your floppy disk.

Some new Gateways have McAfee loaded. To uninstall it, click “Start”, “Settings”, “Control Panel”, “Add-Remove Programs” and select McAfee. You will be asked about removing shared DLLs that are no longer in use. You should answer “Yes to All” in this situation. You will also need to remove the “C:\mcafee” directory manually.

To do a full scan, double click on the F-Prot icon in the icon tray. Select “Scan Hard Drives”. Select “Properties” and check that Zip files will also be scanned as well as documents. Click “OK” and then click “Execute Task”.

You can set F-Prot to do a full-scan on a periodic basis. There is a “Schedule” button under Properties. Daily scans are probably too much, but a full scan once a week is a good idea. Try to set it to launch at lunch time because the computer is generally on and not in use. A full scan takes 3-10 minutes.

Web Pages to move to Athena
All th web pages for the University Libraries will be moved from Homer to Athena. All the directory structures, the URLs, file permissions etc., will remain the same. Athena will behave just as Homer ... Unix, Perl, same cgi-bin programs, Apache web server.

Everyone that currently owns a file in the current library web directories needs to be able to log on to Athena. Everyone has an Athena account, but if you were like me, you might not have logged on to it yet. Now it is important and necessary for you to do so.

After the move to Athena, the only change you will need to make is to FTP files to Athena and not Homer. This move will be for all files associated with

Hoax or Real?
There are many hoaxes out there. A hoax is like a computer virus except that people are doing the “infecting.” The next time you get an e-mail that sounds too good to be true or just a little quirky, check it out for yourself. Most likely it's a hoax.

Here are a few reliable web sites that have information on hoaxes: