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6-Week Clermont College Library Relocation This Summer: We’ll See You in Snyder!

The Clermont College Library will be relocated for 6 weeks this summer, from June 19th until August 1st. During this period, the building that houses our campus library, the Peters-Jones Building, will undergo extensive upgrades to its mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Clermont College Library

6 week relocation

June 19-August 1

to Snyder 164

 

For those 6 weeks, library services and staff offices will migrate to the Snyder Building.  Our temporary service point (shared with the IT HelpDesk) will be located in Snyder 164. The open computer lab will be located in Snyder 162.  Staff offices will relocate to Snyder 166. The library will maintain some group study and lounge space for students in S164 as well.

The majority of library services will remain available during the relocation, including:

  • library instruction
  • reference assistance
  • textbook and course reserves
  • technology checkout (iPads, laptops, charging cords)
  • holds fulfillment from other libraries

Aside from our physical relocation, there are two major changes I want to make you aware of – library hours and library collections.  Hours will adjust to Monday-Thursday 7:30-5 and Friday 7:30-4 during the relocation, but the lab in S162 will remain open until 7pm. We’ll also be unable to access collections during the closure.  If you need an item, we can still order it from other UC or Ohio libraries.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Please know that we aim to do everything possible to make this temporary relocation as seamless as possible for our campus community.

See you in Snyder,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

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Mozart in the Library: Act III

Ever wonder what people are playing while they are practicing the keyboards in Langsam and CCM Libraries? Jay Sinnard, manager of the Student Technology Resources Center, did so he asked one student if he could listen in.

Shayan Assani

Shayan Assani, 3rd year Bio-Medics Engineering

I think we can all agree he is very talented. Another selection…

 

A collaboration between UC Libraries and the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), the keyboards are open to anyone wanting to play on a first come-first served basis, but bring your own headphone as they are required.

OSF FOR UC is here

The Researcher Services group, an initiative of UC Libraries with the IT@UC R&D Team, is pleased to announce a new tool for research projects: OSF for UC.

There is no cost to use OSF for UC.  OSF, or the Open Science Framework, an open-source workflow tool appropriate for any discipline and developed by the Center for Open Science.

OSF for UCosf.uc.edu — is UC’s portal for students, faculty, staff and others who need to manage project files and documents.  Sign-in is easy – go to osf.uc.edu, sign in, choose University of Cincinnati, then your UC 6+2 Central Login.

Through OSF, project teams can assign collaborators (internal and external to UC) and share project documents at a granular level (only share what you want, with whom you want).  Projects managed through the OSF are private by default.  Any or all parts of a project can be made public as desired or required by grant funders or others. 

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UC Libraries Names Ratio Architects, Inc. for Creation of Facilities Master Plan

The University of Cincinnati Libraries have contracted with the outside firm RATIO Architects, Inc., on the creation of the Libraries Master Plan. An international architectural firm, Ratio has extensive experience designing for academic libraries including the University of Illinois-Urbana, Purdue University, and Saint Louis University among others. For more on Ratio, visit their website at http://www.ratiodesign.com/.

In creating a long-term vision for library spaces, Ratio Architects will conduct a comprehensive look and needs assessment for library facilities as expressed by employees, users, and other invested parties. The Master Planning process takes 12-18 months, and the final suggestions will span the next 5-15 years. Continue reading

Ancient Greek Pottery from Southern Italy and Sicily on Display in the Classics Library

vases

“From Greece to Magna Graecia” narrates in pottery the colonization by Greeks of parts of Southern Italy and Sicily beginning with the Euboeans founding the colony of Pithekoussai on the island of Ischia in the 8th c. BCE and the Corinthians Syracuse on Sicily in 733 BCE.

The exhibition, on display in the Classics Library Reading Room through August, features Corinthian miniature vessels, Attic black and red-figure vases as trading commodities, and Campanian red-figure. There is also an accompanying book exhibition highlighting literary sources on Magna Graecia as well as Greek temples, theaters, tomb paintings, etc., from Southern Italy and Sicily from the 8th to the 3rd centuries BCE.

In addition, there is a display featuring Linear B tablets discovered by UC professor Carl Blegen at “the Palace of Nestor” in Pylos. UC alumnus Emmett L. Bennett, together with Alice Kober, published the first definitive list of Linear B signs that formed the basis for Michael Ventris’ identification of the script as an early form of Greek.

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Cecil Striker Lecture and Exhibit a Success

We had to take a few days to recoup but now that we have here are a few images of last Thursday’s Cecil Striker Lecture, “African American Physicians in Cincinnati: Past, Present & Future.”
A multi-generational panel of physicians was moderated by Dr. Elbert Nelson and included Drs. Chester Pryor, Charles Dillard, Camille Graham, and Christopher Lewis. Each panelist discussed a bit of their personal stories, including obstacles and successes as African American physicians, their early mentors, and heroes, etc. After the discussion, attendees were invited to a reception and an exhibit opening of the same name in the Winkler Center’s Lucas Room. For now, these are the only images we have from the event, but more will follow. Stay tuned. And thank you to everyone who helped make the evening a huge success.

Staff of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

L to R, Drs. Philip Diller, Chester Pryor, Charles Dillard, Elbert Nelson, Camille Graham, Christoper Lewis

 

Panelist Bios

Exhibit Panels

Exhibit Panel

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Shakespeare and Cincinnati’s Dramatic Festival

By: Sydney M. Vollmer, ARB Intern

In the spring of 1883, Cincinnati held its first Dramatic Festival at Music Hall, performing for a consecutive six days.  The show had a lineup of performances of all sorts of dramatic works, with many of them holding Shakespearian titles.   The festival was such a big deal that even the Chicago Tribune sent someone over to see what it was all about but unfortunately, the Tribune was less than impressed with Cincinnati’s efforts, claiming that the largeness of Music Hall drowned out the performances of almost all the actors.  However, the critics did have some kind words for the orchestra as well as the performances of Hamlet and Julius Caesar. Apparently, these were the only two plays that were “great” enough to be worthy of performance while simultaneously using the space effectively. It certainly helped that in the role of Hamlet was the famous thespian James E. Murdoch.

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