Libraries and DTC sponsor A Taste of Technology eventPosted: February 23, 2023 Filed under: Ekstrom Library, Events, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, Services, Technology, University of Louisville, University of Louisville Libraries Leave a comment
Many free resources are available to the UofL community that offer the digital skills needed in today’s workforce. UofL’s Digital Transformation Center and the University Libraries invite you to attend a free virtual two-day event, Taste of Technology, on March 2-March 3.
The Libraries will host a watch party on March 2 for UofL students, faculty, and staff from 9:45 am-2:45 pm on the first floor of Ekstrom Library in the CLC/117A. Reservations are not required, but an RSVP is appreciated.
Speakers from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft, Adobe, and IBM will cover a variety of topics and discuss these free resources available to students, faculty, and staff. A conversation on ChatGPT concludes the event’s first day.
After registering, participants will receive one link to access the event at their convenience. The event will start at 9:45 am each day with a brief introduction, then on each hour, vendor partners of the University of Louisville will make presentations.
Kornhauser libraries host KMLA’s first conference virtuallyPosted: August 31, 2020 Filed under: Clinical Librarians, Events, Kentucky, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, Librarianship / Archivy, People, University of Louisville Libraries | Tags: Clinical librarian, medical libraries, Medical Library Association, online conference, virtual conference, virtual event Leave a comment
Kentucky Medical Library Association President Rebecca Morgan, Kornhauser clinical librarian and Tiffney Gipson, KMLA secretary and Kornhauser collections director, launched KMLA’s first conference virtually at the end of July, complete with lightning talks, presentations, and roundtable discussions.
“Initially there was nothing planned, in fact KMLA has never had a conference,” said Gipson. “We usually just hold meetings once a quarter, we just thought it might be nice to offer the conference as an option because so many have missed out on chances to present due to COVID.”
The virtual conference had 16 attendees from various Kentucky libraries, including Kornhauser, Rowntree Medical Library, University of Kentucky, University of Pikeville, and Sullivan University. A few UK library students were also invited to attend and present.
Kornhauser librarians Riley Sumner and Jessica Petrey gave presentations, and Rebecca Morgan and Mary K. Marlatt presented lightning talks and posters.
“Bekki and I worked on this with our other executive board member and former Kornhauser employee, Lauren Robinson” who is KMLA’s treasurer, said Gipson.
Typically, Kornhauser librarians attend about 2-4 conference a year – Kentucky Library Association Joint Spring Conference, Medical Library Association Conference, Midwest Medical Library Association Conference, and maybe the American Library Association Conference. However, most were scheduled to occur after the pandemic canceled events across the globe.
“Just about all of those took place after March of this year and while some are still happening virtually, we wanted to take some initiative and create our own conference within KMLA and provide our colleagues with a chance to present and share,“ Gipson said.
The conference was recorded for KMLA members. KMLA is part of a greater, national organization, National Network of the Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region https://nnlm.gov/gmr.
Bringing Gender Equity to Wikipedia: Bridwell Art Library Hosts 2020 Louisville Wiki Edit-a-Thon RemotelyPosted: July 9, 2020 Filed under: Art Library, Events, Librarianship / Archivy, Louisville, People, University of Louisville Libraries | Tags: art, artists, female artists, gender bias, gender equity, gender identity, Wikipedia, women artists Leave a comment
Fighting a longstanding gender imbalance on Wikipedia, UofL’s Bridwell Art Library recently hosted the Louisville Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an event it has staged several times since 2014 to add and improve articles on lesser known female artists.
This year’s event welcomed UofL students, faculty and staff of all gender expressions to edit the site’s articles in a collaborative online setting. Articles on mostly local women artists were improved and edited, including Julie Chen, Ann Stewart Anderson, Adele Brandeis, Marcia Shallcross Hite, Nancy Rexroth, Enid Yandell, and Martha Holmes. Other improvements focused on the local company Hadley Pottery and popular Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
Originally scheduled to be held at the Speed Museum, this year’s event was moved to a remote setting due to COVID-19, and the Art Library plans to host next year’s event at the museum to increase visibility and boost attendance. A small group comprised of UofL staff and faculty met on Teams for two days during two-hour sessions.
“Hosting an event whose aim is to inspire comradery and passion in a remote setting was challenging, but worth it,” said Art Library Director Courtney Baron.
“We can already see the impact our local event has on improving the coverage of women artists on Wikipedia. Perhaps this year the most valuable accomplishment was the transition from an in-person to a virtual event. We were able to accomplish a lot remotely.”
Prior to the Edit-a-thon, Baron and her colleagues, Collections Coordinator Trish Blair and Circulation and Reserves Manager Kathy Moore, created a research guide, with a list of articles that need to be improved.
“There is still a lot of work to do to mend the gender gap on Wikipedia, especially in regards to arts content and editorial representation,” Baron continued. “More women need to be contributing to Wikipedia because their participation has a huge impact on the content.”
While conducting research to create the guide, Baron said “we discovered so many Kentucky women artists who are not featured at all on Wikipedia. This means they are largely unknown outside of our region.”
“Our next step is to create stub articles for these artists that can be expanded at future edit-a-thon events.”
One of the world’s most-visited websites, Wikipedia is maintained and edited by mostly male volunteers, resulting in well-known gender bias. In 2014, the feminist nonprofit Art+Feminism founded a worldwide Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to encourage women to write new articles and edit existing pages on underrepresented artists.
The Art Library’s past Edit-a-thons have been well attended, open to UofL students, faculty, staff and members of the public of all gender identities and expressions. Participants have created personal accounts on Wikipedia and learned how to edit articles, using library resources to add citations and information to Wikipedia articles on local and regional artists.
“During this year’s event, 12 articles were edited with a total of 70 edits; over 4,200 words and 31 references were added, and two images were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons,” said Baron. “However small, these changes have had a significant impact. In just a few weeks, the articles have been viewed over 159,000 times by Wikipedia readers around the world.”
“We plan to host our 2021 event at the Speed Art Museum and will focus on Kentucky women artists with a focus on community outreach. We hope the location at the Speed means we can reach a broader audience than we would have if we held the event on campus. This is one of the many efforts we are making to increase our collaboration and strengthen our partnership with the Speed Art Museum. The close proximity to the museum – a 5 min walk – in which we can see and interact with works from the Kentucky women artists we are researching and writing about on Wikipedia, is so valuable.”
ThinkIR hosts 2020 Undergraduate Arts & Research ShowcasePosted: May 13, 2020 Filed under: Archives & Special Collections, Digital Scholarship, Ekstrom Library, Events, People, ThinkIR, University of Louisville Libraries | Tags: institutional repository, open access, student scholarship, students, ThinkIR, undergraduate scholarship, undergraduates Leave a comment
UofL’s annual Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase brings together students from a variety of disciplines to make presentations on their research and creative projects; students are selected by faculty to create large-scale academic posters, defend their work, answer challenging questions and criticism, and in the process connect with a community of scholars.
However, with this year’s event disrupted by COVID-19, organizers had to decide whether to host a virtual event, and if so, how and where. Could they make a virtual event as meaningful to students?
The answer is largely yes, said Linda Fuselier, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Biology. Not only was this year’s event well-attended and well-reviewed, the process of judging was smoother, creating posters was vastly less expensive, and because it was hosted by the University’s institutional repository ThinkIR, the students’ scholarship will be preserved on a free and open access site, said Fuselier.
Research projects included a study of the Belknap Campus’ heat island effect, an analysis of an opioid alternative and its potential abuse, and research on the influence of Social Appearance Anxiety on Eating Disorders (EDs) across age groups.
“One of the nice things about using ThinkIR is the visibility that the student work will receive, since it is searchable and publically available. ThinkIR is what made this possible. Also, because these are archived in ThinkIR, we have a ready source of documentation and a way to ‘count’ research that we did not have before,” Fuselier said in an email exchange.
Sponsored and managed by the University Libraries, ThinkIR is an open-access platform for the scholarship and research of the UofL academic community.
“I’ve been promoting ThinkIR for these sorts of events in the future and I can see how ThinkIR and the library could be instrumental in promoting student research at UL (this is in the strategic plan!),” Fuselier said.
While students attending the April 15 event remotely didn’t have a chance to defend their work orally and participate in a question and answer session with faculty, Fuselier said there were “advantages to moving to a virtual setting. It is less expensive for both the event planners and the students. Students do not have to print posters but they still have the experience of making professional posters.”
Whereas before, judging took place within a short timeframe while students were present, this year, judges could review posters “at their leisure rather than having authors and judges be in the same place at the same time.”
“The library was EXCELLENT in being willing to work with us at the last minute, make changes to poster submission, and work with the vendor to create a great platform within ThinkIR to showcase student work.”
“We received lots of positive feedback for getting the event online given all else that was happening. People really liked how the posters and abstracts looked online and that they were easily accessible on ThinkIR without too much searching.”
Unfortunately, technical challenges impeded the planned addition of the annual Celebration of Student Writing to the event this year, said Fuselier. “Using ThinkIR was a two-step process that worked well enough but, we definitely have a few things to improve upon,” she said.
When asked whether the event would move to a virtual format permanently, Fuselier said “Good question. It went well enough that it is certainly a possibility.”
The winners of the UAR Showcase are below:
Humanities/Music – Elaine Slusser
Diversity in Music Therapy: A Treatment Model for LBGTQ+ Affirming Care
Social Sciences – Rebekah Cook & Alexandra DuCloux
That’s IrrELEPHANT: Children’s Judgements of Relevant and Irrelevant Animal Observations
Natural Sciences – Madeleine Shelton
Conspecifics and Familiar Odors Alter Movement Patterns in a Land Snail, Cepaea Hortensis
To check out all the posters, visit webpage or contact Linda Fuselier.
2020 Virtual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thonPosted: May 8, 2020 Filed under: Art Library, Events, University of Louisville Libraries | Tags: art, art+feminism, artists, Bridwell Art Library, virtual event, Wikipedia Leave a comment
Announcing the 2020 Virtual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by the University of Louisville Libraries! Please join us as we participate in an international effort to close the gap on Wikipedia articles about underrepresented artists, with a special focus on local and regional women. You will create accounts on Wikipedia, learn how to edit articles, and use library resources to add citations and information to existing articles on your artists.
For more information, visit the 2020 Virtual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon guide.
Why edit Wikipedia articles on women artists?
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Who can participate?
UofL faculty, staff, and students of all gender identities and expressions are welcome and encouraged to participate.
How do we participate?
Join the first event on Thursday, May 14, 2-4 pm via Microsoft Teams. Join the second event on Thursday, May 21, 2-4 pm via Microsoft Teams. Please share these links with anyone who may be interested in participating in the virtual events. You can come and go as you choose.
What can we expect from a virtual event?
You will research and edit at your own pace. Your camera and microphone should be turned off unless you are speaking.
Is experience editing Wikipedia required?
No! For the editing-averse, we will provide training on Wikipedia basics and assistance throughout the edit-a-thon. If you don’t already have one, register for a Wikipedia account in advance.
Which Wikipedia articles are we editing?
Please bring your ideas for entries that need updating or creation. Work on a topic of your own or choose from the list of suggested articles. Select an artist you can research using online sources.
How do we get information about women artists?
Consult the databases, e-books, and websites listed on the Remote Resources and Services guide to find research to support your article. We recommend starting with Oxford Art Online.
This sounds like a lot of work!
You aren’t expected to write an essay on your chosen artist in a two-hour time period! Here are some ideas for quick and easy edits:
- Add citations and references
- Add images of the artist or example artworks
- Link to other articles on Wikipedia
- Edit text for clarity or copy edits
- Add bibliographical information for an artist
- Add a list of works for artists
- Look at other Wikipedia pages to see what sections they have that you can easily add for your artist
Do you have a question we haven’t answered here? Email email@example.com for more information!
2020 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon PostponedPosted: March 13, 2020 Filed under: Art Library, Events, Librarianship / Archivy, University of Louisville, University of Louisville Libraries, Writing | Tags: art, Bridwell Art Library, Speed Museum, wikimedia, Wikipedia, women, women artist, women artists, Women's History Month Leave a comment
We regret to announce our Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our top priority is the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and community. We will keep you informed once the event has been rescheduled.
All-Libraries MLK Exhibit Leads Visitors Through Civil Rights TimelinePosted: January 16, 2020 Filed under: Archives & Special Collections, Art Library, Books, Collections, Digital Scholarship, Ekstrom Library, Events, Exhibits, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, Law Library, Music Library, Photographic Archives, Photographs, University Archives & Records Center, University of Louisville Libraries, Web Site | Tags: african american, African American History, art, civil rights, exhibits, Martin Luther King, music, Photographic Archives, photography, Photos Leave a comment
To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on his birthday, all University of Louisville’s libraries will participate in an exhibit of posters and materials celebrating Dr. King’s life, “A Walk Through the Civil Rights Movement with the University Libraries.”
The exhibit highlights pivotal events in the civil rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Brown v Board of Education decision in 1954, and ending with Dr. King’s assassination in 1968. Visitors can follow the panels’ timeline starting in Kornhauser Library, then moving to Music, Law, Archives and Special Collections, Ekstrom, and ending at the Art Library.
The featured panels commemorating the civil rights movement once hung in Ekstrom Library for a decade. Each library will display some of the panels and supplement the exhibit with their own materials.
An accompanying MLK digital timeline and Library Guide (LibGuide) will reference all materials displayed in the exhibit, showcasing the numerous civil rights-related works within each library’s collection. It will be linked to the University Libraries’ website.
University Libraries’ new exhibition looks back at Lonesome Pine Special concert seriesPosted: January 14, 2020 Filed under: Archives & Special Collections, Collections, Events, Exhibits, Images, Photographic Archives, Photographs, Primary Sources, University of Louisville Libraries | Tags: Concerts, Lonesome Pine, Multi-media, Photographic Archives, photography, Photos, Richard Bram, Richard Van Kleeck, video Leave a comment
By Niki King
Archives and Special Collections presents a new exhibition “Kings, Queens and War Games: The musical journey of the Lonesome Pine Special concert series through the photographs of Richard Bram, with multi-media by Richard Van Kleeck.” The show runs Jan. 26 – May 22 in the Photographic Archives gallery in Ekstrom Library.
The Lonesome Pine Special concert series ran in 1984 through 2000 at the Bomhard Theater in the Kentucky Center for the Arts. With a mission to be a musical “all things considered” platform for rising stars, underappreciated veterans and unique voices, it attracted numerous national acts such as Lyle Lovett, k.d. lang and They Might Be Giants.
The success of the concert series led to broadcasts on National Public Radio and PBS, airing in over one hundred and eighty markets and five countries.
The series was created and programmed by Van Kleeck, who then served as the director of programming for the Kentucky Center. The exhibition will feature more than 70 images by Bram, mostly in black and white.
“Archives and Special Collections is honored to preserve the legacy of this significant cultural chapter of local history. Bram and Van Kleeck’s work is right at home in the Photographic Archives and we encourage everyone to view the rich tapestry of performers that made up the Lonesome Pine Special series,” said Elizabeth Reilly, Photographic Archives curator.
There will be an opening reception 3-6 p.m. Jan. 26 in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium. Bram will speak, as well as Van Kleeck, who will also air a retrospective film he edited. Other speakers include Bob Hill, former columnist for The Courier-Journal; Leslie Stewart, former WFPL host and John Timmons, WFPK host and founder of ear X-tacy Records. Composer and violinist Scott Moore will perform a new work inspired by the diversity of musical styles presented on the concert series.
For more information, contact Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-852-8730.