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Save the Date for UK Libraries' Faculty Breakfast

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UK faculty are encouraged to mark their calendars now for the UK Libraries Faculty Breakfast scheduled for Sept. 5.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2019) To help faculty prepare for the school year and get familiar with the university's library assets, University of Kentucky Libraries will host a get-together Sept. 5.

The Faculty Breakfast will not only offer faculty a chance to fuel up for the day and give them the opportunity to meet colleagues from across campus, but it will also highlight what UK Libraries can offer in the form of resources to support teaching and research. In addition, the new dean of UK Libraries, Doug Way, will be on hand to meet with faculty.

Faculty are encouraged to mark their calendars now for the breakfast scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, on the second floor of William T. Young LibraryRSVPs are appreciated but not required.

The major research library in the Commonwealth and a member of the Association of Research Libraries, UK Libraries comprises eight major facilities spanning campus: William T. Young Library, Agricultural Information CenterHunter M. Adams College of Design LibraryEducation LibraryLucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning CenterMedical Center LibraryScience and Engineering Library and the Special Collections Research Center. UK Libraries also manages the Lexmark Library.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for,”  and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.