UC’s Welcome Weekend kicked off Wednesday, August 20 as new students began moving in. UC Libraries is part of the weekend festivities.
Stop by Langsam Library Saturday and Sunday, August 23 & 24 from noon-5pm for lemonade & cookies AND a free print of your class schedule.
Visit any of our 10 library locations August 21 through September 7 and enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 10 flash drives. Entry forms are available at the public service desks in each library.
UC users now have access to the 2006-2014 collection of e-books (over 1,000 titles!) from GeoScienceWorld! This collection consists of high-quality books published by the leading societies in the earth sciences, and covering a broad range of topics and research.
Have you read the latest Stephen King novel? Are you excited for the Gone Girl movie and want to reread the Gillian Flynn best seller? Now you can check out these popular titles and more in Langsam Library courtesy of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library, 8th floor of Baldwin Hall, invites all students, parents, and faculty to stop on Sunday of Welcome Weekend: Sunday, August 24. Stop by and visit the library anytime from 1 – 5 pm.
CEAS Library’s Circulation Desk
Meet CEAS Library staff, enjoy treats, and get a short tour of library highlights. Learn more about our textbooks on reserve and online, computers & scanners, group & individual study spaces, and our extensive collection of books, e-books, journals & databases for engineering and applied science.
This year UC Libraries were honored to participate in UC’s first International Conference for incoming international students. Planning for the Conference was a huge collaborative effort and we enjoyed working with many campus partners under the leadership of UC International. Graduate students Holly Zhang and Yu Mao and UC Alumna Ankita Singh, who have been active users of libraries and wanted to let new students know how libraries can enhance their academic success, prepared a great interactive PowerPoint presentation. Even though the library session was offered at the same time as the sessions on internships, housing, being a TA, and other important topics, we got a great interested audience, who actively participated and asked good questions. More students stopped by the Libraries’ table at the Resource Fair. They got to meet librarians Rosemary Franklin and Olga Hart and doctoral student Holly Zhang, introduce themselves, and ask questions in an informal setting. Some students used our interactive exhibit to learn more about plagiarism and finding help with plagiarism avoidance.
On August 18 Langsam Library hosted a fun, hands-on orientation session for international undergraduates. The students were pleasantly surprised to hear Dean Xuemao Wang’s welcome in English and Chinese followed by greetings in various languages from the UC international community. Led by friendly and energetic SOLs, the students learned a lot about UC Libraries in just an hour and a half.
We hope that UC Libraries will be home away from home for our international students. Once again, welcome! We are very happy to see you at UC and looking forward to helping you with your learning and research. We also hope to see you at library events.
Many people from UC Libraries and beyond contributed to making the library orientation for international students a success. Lots of thanks to everyone to everyone who helped! This brief video shows how much we had. Please join us next year!
This presentation has been rescheduled for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25. The series of monthly talks in the Archives & Rare Books Library will return this fall for its fifth year. Each month at noon, ARB holds a casual presentation in 814 Blegen Library with a focus on its collections, local heritage, or book history. In the past, we’ve hosted talks ranging from the Depression-era Cincinnati WPA guide to the smallest book in the world, from Frankenstein to a book bound in human skin, from William Blake to John Milton; and from Don Quixote to the Arabian Nights. Our presentation originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 has been rescheduled for Tuesday November 25.This presentation will be about rare books and coffee, looking at how coffee production, trade, heritage, and lore have been portrayed by ethnographers, historians, and explorers.
Please join us for this 50 Minutes-One Book talk. Bring your lunch and your conversation, and of course, coffee will be served! Other upcoming presentations include the first female graduate of UC back in 1878; Irish poetry during the Great War, the Easter Rising, and the Irish Civil War; UC during World War II; the Hellfire clubs of the 18th century; and fairy tale and fantasy illustrators. We are also open to any ideas or presenters for these talks.
Have you used the Cincinnati Subway and Street Improvements collection yet? See digital.libraries.uc.edu/subway. You’ll find the story of the unfinished Cincinnati subway and a map showing the route the subway would have taken, linked to the photographs themselves.
Please complete our brief survey to help the University of Cincinnati Libraries improve the support and delivery of digital collections and to plan future digital collections.
Dr. Henry Heimlich, wearing the same aviator sunglasses he used while stationed in China
On July 17, Assistant Dean of University of Cincinnati Libraries and Executive Director of the Henry R. Winkler Center, Stephen Marine, and Christa Bernardo of the UC Foundation met with Dr. Henry Heimlich, his daughter Janet, and granddaughter Maxine at his home in Cincinnati.
Among many items discussed, one thread seemed to connect throughout the entire discussion, Dr. Heimlich’s connection with SACO, the Sino-American Cooperative Organization, an unprecedented military partnership between China and the United States during World War II. Heimlich displayed one of his personal treasures from his time in China, the aviator sunglasses that he continues to wear to this day, complete with their original storage case.