Check out the UCBA Faculty Research Guide!

by Lauren Wahman

ucba-fac-researchAs another fall semester gets underway, the UCBA librarians are ready to help faculty with their research needs.  Whether it’s discipline-specific, creative, or a classroom-based (e.g. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) research project, we’re getting you started with a newly updated Faculty Research Guide (guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-facultyresearch).  You still find those resources that you know and trust, but you’ll also find new grant and data management resources along with contact information for your go-to experts (including your library faculty liaison).  In addition, check out UC’s institutional repository – Scholar@UC – as well as OhioLINK’s Digital Resource Commons.  As the semester moves forward, we’ll continue to add more resources.

Bookmark the guide for quick and easy access: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-facultyresearch

Clermont College Welcome

One of my favorite times each new school year is the first hour of the first day. As I sit at the welcome table in the Peters-Jones building at Clermont College I’m eager to greet the new and returning students. The energy I feel from their excitement regenerates me for the possibilities of the new semester.  And of course I’m happy to direct them to the Clermont College Library.good things

I just know good things are going to happen fall semester. Best wishes to all of Clermont’s students as they begin this new journey.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Come See What’s New at the Clermont College Library!

Tyler iPadLeft your phone charger, headphones or calculator at home? Need an iPad to complete an assignment?

Come to the library and check out a phone charger for your Android, iPhone 5 & 6 or headphones for 2 hours. Calculators check out for 24 hours and iPads can be checked out for 1 week.

For more details, please stop by and talk with our friendly staff or visit: http://www.ucclermont.edu/library/services/circtech.html

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Langsam Library’s 4th Floor Now Open 24/7

As the university’s main library, the Walter C. Langsam Library — and especially the busy fourth floor — is a destination of choice for University of Cincinnati students. Beginning Aug. 21, UC students, faculty and staff looking for a place to study for an exam, access a public computer or meet with a project team to finish an assignment now have access to the fourth floor of Langsam Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Langsam Library

No library staff or services requiring assistance will be available after The Desk@Langsam closes; however, security will be present thanks to UC’s Public Safety. A valid UC ID is required to enter the library after The Desk@Langsam closes. The hours for The Desk@Langsam and the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) are listed online at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/about/hours.html. Continue reading

Check Out Our New Look!

Thanks to the generosity of donors, we’ve made some big improvements in the Clermont College Library this summer. We’re excited to see students using our refreshed space to collaborate, work, and relax once again this year.

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Some of our newest additions on the 1st floor for Fall 2016 include:

  • New lounge-type chairs
  • New collaboration tables with built-in electric
  • A refreshed, relocated computer lab
  • Bearcat-card enabled photocopying

Let me know what you think of our new look.  And don’t forget to check out our 2nd floor – still the only quiet study zone on campus.

Best wishes for a successful school year,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

 

Writing Support in the HSL Informatics Lab

Writing Support in the Health Sciences Informatics Lab! Drop in to receive free writing assistance on all documents including: personal statements, grant applications, reports, articles. A Writing Center tutor will be available in the Informatics Lab from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm on these dates: August 31st, September 28th, October 26th, and November 30th. This service is open to all. For more information, contact Dr. Joseph Cunningham of the Academic Writing Center at joseph.cunningham@uc.edu.

UC GIS Learning Community Forming

Do you need to visualize your spatial data but don’t know how? Do you have spatial data but don’t know how to map it?  Are you looking for guidance or have expertise to share regarding the analysis of spatial data?  Are you an ArcGIS, A Q-GIS or other GIS program user and want to connect with other people who use these programs?

The Geography Graduate Student Organization and UC Libraries will host an organizational meeting on August 31st at 3:30 in the Geology-Math and Physics Library (located just off Schneider Quad in 240 Braunstein – map) to discuss the formation of a cross disciplinary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Learning Community.  The goal of the community is to create a user-driven forum for novice and expert practitioners to come together and discuss tools, resources and solutions to questions and new projects that develop as researchers consider the spatial aspects of their data.   We invite interested individual across all of UC to join us in building this community.

Light Refreshments will be provided.  Click here to RSVP.  For more information, please contact Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist, at Koshofae@ucmail.uc.edu.

ARB’s “50 Minutes” Series Return Next Week

By:  Kevin Grace

The Archives & Rare Books Library will usher in its 7th year of the “50 Minutes” lunchtime talks this August with “A Skeleton, Some Lions, Pigeons, and Gods! The Seldom-Noticed Art in UC Architecture.”

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, at 12 noon in 814 Blegen and as always, the “50 Minutes” presentations are very informal and conversational.  Bring your lunch, relax, ignore the clock on the wall which is invariably an hour behind (though we may climb on top of the piano beneath it and change the battery this year), and enjoy a look at the history and culture of the “hidden” campus.  Not advertised in the title, we will also be looking at semi-naked people in the architecture.

50 minute talk, August 2016

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Visit UC Libraries Welcome Weekend for Treats and Selfies with Einstein and Neil Armstrong

LangsamoutUC’s Welcome Week kicks off Wednesday, August 17 as new students begin moving in. UC Libraries is part of the weekend festivities to acclimate students to campus.

Stop by Langsam Library Saturday and Sunday, August 20 & 21 from 1-5pm for lemonade, cookies AND a free print of your class schedule.

Neil ArmstrongVisit any of the three Science and Engineering Libraries (College of Engineering and Applied Science, Geology-Mathematics-Physics, and the Chemistry-Biology) from 1-5pm on Sunday, August 21 for treats, beverages and brief tours of the libraries.  At CEAS Library, visitors are welcome to grab a respectable selfie with Neil Armstrong (outside the library entrance) or with Albert Einstein (in the reading room)! 

Welcome to UC Libraries!

 

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