September 2017 Highlights

By the Numbers

7 Classes taught by Special Collections
64 Instructional sessions taught by Academic Services
73 Reference requests received by Special Collections
132 Active class and research guides
421 Meetings/events hosted by Building Services
789 Items delivered to K-State Libraries patrons
1,496 Items loaned out to other institutions by Interlibrary Services
1,813 Items borrowed byfrom other institutions by Interlibrary Services
1,860 Questions answered
6,769 Items checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries' Manhattan campus libraries
8,698 Users downloaded material on New Prairie Press
11,821 Users visited K-REx
21,120 Views of course and research guides developed by K-State librarians and staff
32,168 Scholarly publications downloaded through New Prarie Press
92,806 Individuals visited K-State Libraries

Selected accomplishments

Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton coordinated the K-State Libraries contributions to the 2017 Banned Books Week observance in cooperation with the KSU English Department. Library volunteers included Tara Coleman, Sarah Hoyt, Zain Iqbal, Sara Kearns, Katie Lynn, and Ashley Stark -- some helped to staff the booth and others read from banned books on KSDB 91.9. KSL Communications & Marketing assisted as well, and Kim Bugbee and Stephanie Kiersey from LUS helped with the Hale Library book display.

Several staff assisted with the multi-day move of books and technology installation from the old Weigel Library in Seaton to the new space in Regnier Hall. Special kudos to Maxine Ganske, Mike Haddock, Jason Coleman, and Roberta Johnson for their herculean efforts.

Jo Crawford began a one-year term as secretary for the Faculty Senate Professional Staff Affairs Committee.

Felisa Osburn accepted President Myers’s request to chair the President’s Commission on the Status of Women again this academic year.

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