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University of Kentucky Libraries Faculty Resources: Getting Started

A guide from the UK Libraries Faculty Council to orient current library faculty to services, sources and tools.

Library Faculty Resources


This guide contains links and resources geared towards new UK Libraries faculty members. Please explore the wide variety of resources on the promotion and/or tenure process and mentoring at the University of Kentucky Libraries.

We're here to help! Contact anyone on the UKL Faculty Council for more information.

2021-22 Faculty Council:

  • Beth Fuchs, Chair
  • Sarah Dorpinghaus, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
  • Vacant, Past Chair
  • Julene Jones, Secretary
  • Paula Hickner, Member At-Large
  • Peter Hesseldenz, Member At-Large
  • Adrian Williams, Member At-Large
  • Jason Keinsley, University Senate Representative
  • Doug Way, Ex-Officio, Dean of Libraries

Mentoring Contacts

Faculty Mentoring Committee

Committee Members 2021-2022:

  • Stephanie Henderson (Chair)
  • Sarah Dorpinghaus (Liaison to Faculty Council)
  • Ruth Bryan
  • Adrian Williams

Welcome to the UK Libraries' Faculty Resources Site


Welcome New UK Libraries Faculty!

At the heart of every great library is an outstanding faculty and staff.  At the University of Kentucky Libraries, we are committed to recruiting the highest quality faculty, developing an environment where our faculty can thrive, and leveraging their knowledge and expertise to support the success of this great university.

I hope that this resource guide will help you during your transition to the University of Kentucky Libraries.  Moreover, I hope that you will consider every UK Libraries faculty member a resource you can also turn to when needed.  I am thrilled you are here.  Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you.    


                                                                            Best wishes,
                                                                            Doug Way
                                                                            Dean of Libraries 

UK Libraries Onboarding

Just getting started at UK Libraries?  Follow the new employee checklist to complete essential paperwork and learn about required training and how to set up email accounts and join internal listservs.

The checklist also contains other information we hope you find helpful as you start your new career at the Library.

University of Kentucky Faculty Support

UK's Office for Faculty Advancement & Institutional Effectiveness provides information on the following opportunities for new faculty:

Welcome to Our Newest Faculty!


Rebecca Morgan, Health Sciences Librarian

Cayla Robinson, Health Sciences Librarian

Jason Griffith, Systems Librarian