Library, Department & Team News
Now That's Dedication!
On Friday, September 28, the University of Louisville held the Staff Recognition Luncheon for 2001. Several employees of the University Libraries were invited. Celebrating 30 years with UofL are Barbara Crawford and Erea Marshall. Celebrating 15 years is Debbie Hawley. And celebrating 10 years are Vivian Harrison, Betsy Osoffsky and Amy Purcell.
Personnel Resource Team
No Meeting Zone
Tuesday, October 9
“The Networked Environment”
2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Ekstrom 254
Weiling Liu will continue to provide information about the networked environment. The first hour will include presentation and explanation, followed by a question and answer period. Bring your specific questions and concerns.
Adult CPR Course
Due to a request by many people within the University Libraries System as well as the University Community, a CPR course will be taught this semester. For those library people who responded to our CPR survey in August, if you are still interested in the course, please go to http://www.louisville.edu/admin/humanr/staffdev/hrstwsdt.htm and sign up as soon as possible. Please know that the Staff Wellness Department and the University Libraries will be sharing the cost. Because of this wonderful joint cooperative funding, when signing up please do it with full commitment to attend as well as to respond in the workplace should the need arise.
An Assistant Attorney General from Frankfort paid a visit to the Art Library in September. But not to worry — he came as a researcher to use our special collections on Kentucky artist Paul Sawyier. He plans to write a book on the artist and, happily, the library’s collection of papers and photographs on Sawyier exceeded his expectations.
The Fine Arts Department is lucky to count Barry Moser among its faculty this semester. The scholar-in-residence is a book designer and fine press illustrator who has won major awards from the Society of Illustrators, the New York Public Library, and the American Library Association, among many others. He is best known for his illustration of The Bible, having spent four years making the 232 engravings. The Pennyroyal Caxton Press published the deluxe, limited edition. According to reviewer Michael Joseph Gross, “It is no overstatement to say that when you begin turning the pages revelation occurs.” A copy of The Bible, in the lower-priced Viking Studio trade edition, is in the Art Library (BS 185 1999 .N48 1999).
Media and Current Periodicals
On the morning of Sept 11, I (Rebecca Rumbley) was alone in the department when Trish called to say that she’d be late, and that I should turn on a TV right away. Diego was just arriving and opened Room 254 to turn on the big screen TV. I watched for a few seconds but needed to take care of patrons. He watched the second plane crash into the WTC while I helped someone load microfilm. People began arriving in droves as the news spread through the building. All the TVs were on. People were crying.
It is difficult to segue into other news. However, maybe you’d like to know that we have just purchased 150 videos from Around the World Book & Video, a wonderful store in the Highlands that is unfortunately closing. The proprietress of the store has been very helpful in suggesting titles and providing descriptions for what will give us the finest collection of international documentary and feature films in the region. They are currently being processed, but you are all welcome to come and browse the titles in our workroom.
Here’s a trivia question: What is Patrologiae, and where is it found in the library?
Office of the University Librarian
Angela Adams has been hired as Library Assistant, Grade 211, at Kornhauser Library effective September 10, 2001. She recently graduated from the College of Wooster, where she gained some music library experience.
Rebecca Maddox, our newly minted MLS, will be working a few days a week at the General Electric library in a temporary capacity. We in Reference admire her courage. Here is a typical reference question from GE: How many refrigerants are used in the world and how much is produced yearly?
Call me Ishmael
Scholar in residence, Barry Moser, has been visiting Special Collections to research several projects. On one visit, he took photographs of our Arion Press limited edition of Moby Dick (Rare Books, LC 4to, PS 2384 .M62 1979) which he illustrated in 1979. As thanks, he added a sketch of a harpoon and his signature to the title page, making our copy unique.
Angela Adams is a new arrival in the Monographs Department as the Acquisitions Assistant. As well as being a new arrival to the library, she is also new to the Louisville area, having just recently moved here in May after graduating from the College of Wooster in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Viola performance and minor in German literature. Along with Ohio and now Kentucky, Angela has lived in Michigan, Virginia, California, and abroad in Germany as an exchange student. Angela is quite excited with her new job here in Kornhauser and feels welcomed by the faculty and staff.
Live from the Brandeis School of Law
On Monday, September 24, from 1:00 -2:00 pm, the Public Radio Partnership and the Brandeis School of Law aired Live from the Brandeis School of Law, the first of nine call-in shows originating from the Cox Lounge in the law school. The first show, entitled “Immigration in the Heartland,” featured the law school’s Professor Enid Trucios Haynes and Professor and former Congressman Ron Mazzoli, and Dr. Alexei Izyumov from the College of Business and Public Administration. (The law school and the business school will host a conference on the same topic on October 16 at Louisville’s Seelbach Hotel. For more information, click on www.louisville.edu/brandeislaw/). Everything ran smoothly and the law school’s Public Radio Committee is already working on the next show that will air on Monday, October 29. The topic of the October show is pharmacogenomics. (Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual’s genetic inheritance affects the body’s response to drugs.) The show will feature Prof. Mark Rothstein, Director of UofL’s Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law.
All of the programs in the Live from the Brandeis School of Law series are free and open to the public. For more information, please call Robin Harris at 852-6083.
Mark Dickson recently completed 15 Campus Culture tours in the Music Library for freshman Music students.
Circulation student assistants Katherine Lay and Kyle Lueken recently performed with the University Chorale in the Faculty Gala performance at the Music School.
Tom and Phyllis Owen are back from an exciting trip to Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. The first nine-day land tour traversed 1500 miles by bus, riverboat and rail, while the last several days were spent on a cruise ship to Glacier Bay, Skagway, Ketchikan and the Inner Passage. The Owens were accompanied by friends with whom they have vacationed each of the last thirty-seven years. When he gets around to it, Tom will write up and share “word pictures” of his trip to the far, far Northwest.