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Curiosity is Key: Home

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. - Zora Neale Hurston

Curiosity @ UK Libraries

Research is not about having all the answers so much as it is about wanting to find them.

We invite everyone at the University of Kentucky to join UK Libraries as we explore and celebrate the role of curiosity in education. Curiosity is why we want to learn!

Sometimes formal education can seem so structured we forget that learning is fun. And that it is OK not to know all the answers - the only way to learn is to ask questions. Often, the best learning happens when we are free to pursue whatever interests emerge without concern for judgment or grades.

Libraries are uniquely positioned on a university campus to promote curiosity. We encourage students to ask questions and we help them find answers. Libraries also encourage independent quests of curiosity by making a wide range of information resources available and widely accessible. Any topic can become a possible launching point for personal exploration. Just because you’re interested. And, that’s enough!

During the 2018-19 academic year, UK Libraries will be celebrating the role of curiosity in education. We are organizing a number of events, exhibits and other activities that all highlight the importance of curiosity. Watch this website as more events are added throughout the year.  And join the conversation in social media.  #UKLibraries #CuriosityIsKey


Contact Us

While "Curiosity is Key" is an initiative of UK Libraries and many of our faculty and staff have had a hand in developing events and projects associated with the theme, we do have an overall planning group comprised of these fine folks:

Contact any of us for more information.