UCBA Library Welcomes New Collections Services Manager, Christian Boyles

by Heather Maloney

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UCBA Collection Services Manager, Christian Boyles

Welcome, Christian Boyles!

The UCBA Library team welcomes Christian Boyles as the new Collection Services Manager. Christian has over 20 years experience in libraries and comes to us from the Xavier University Library where he was the Acquisitions and Preservation Assistant.

Christian’s primary responsibility will be managing UCBA Library collection services including acquiring and cataloging library materials. You will also see him at the Information Desk providing support to students, staff and faculty.

Student Art Spotlight: Guy Zimmerman

 

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It may be the fall term, but the bright colors of spring and summer will stick around in the Clermont College Library thanks to student artist Guy Zimmerman.  Created from his own original photographs, these digitally-enhanced depictions of flowers and rugged terrain are dazzling and electric. Mr. Zimmerman is also interested in geology and worked as a Senior Data Systems Specialist at GE prior to his retirement.

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Don’t miss this fantastic edition of the Student Art Spotlight.  The exhibit will run through December.

 

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

New Venue for GIS Learning Community

Due to the great response and interest in the GIS Learning Community, we are moving the venue to 201 Braunstein Hall located just down the hall from the GMP Library.

 

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 201 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.

A New Rackham-Illustrated Volume in the Rare Books Collection

By: Bridget McCormick

Hans Christen Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805. Hans Andersen Sr. died in 1816, leaving his son and a wife, Anne Marie. While Andersen was not born into wealth, he was finely educated, which has led to speculation that he was secretly an illegitimate child of the Danish royal family. These rumors have never been confirmed.

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By 1819, Andersen returned to school supported by a benefactor named Jonas Collin. At the time, he was working as an actor.  However through Collin’s encouragement, Andersen began to write. Despite the support, during this period of Andersen’s career, his work was often discouraged by teachers. Continue reading

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!

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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.

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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

 

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