Nothing quite chronicles the day-to-day history of a college campus like a student-produced newspaper.
When Emma Watts passed away in 1970 at the age of 83, she left behind hundreds of books at her Elmwood estate in Richmond.
Her private collection, which spans the great classics of literature as well as the popular fiction of her time, is now under the expert care of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, which intends to evaluate the books in a climate-controlled environment.
Eastern Kentucky University Special Collections and Archives and the Madison County Public Library have partnered to make it more convenient for patrons to utilize the University’s rich archival treasures for research or genealogy projects.
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries ranked 39th among the Top 100 Most Social Friendly College and University Libraries for 2013, according to LibraryScienceList.com.
For alumni, current and former faculty and staff and others with a connection to Eastern Kentucky University, Memory Lane is now just a mouse click away.
Betina Gardner has been named dean of libraries at Eastern Kentucky University.
Gardner, who joined EKU Libraries in 1995, has served in a variety of capacities, including interim dean since July 2011.
Eastern Kentucky University made an international impact through its participation in the recent 2012 Minsk (Belarus) International Book Fair.
An Eastern Kentucky University Libraries coordinator has been named among 50 “Movers and Shakers” nationally who are shaping the future of libraries and communities across the nation.