Job Posting: Metadata Librarian at the University of Cincinnati Libraries

Metadata Librarian, full time faculty position

The University of Cincinnati Libraries is seeking candidates for a tenure-track metadata librarian position responsible for providing leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of metadata and data management strategies that will support discovery, access, management and preservation of the libraries physical and digital collections.

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students; and is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. The University of Cincinnati Libraries are a charter member of the Association of Research Libraries, with research collections of more than 4.25 million total volumes, access to 96,000+ journals, a digital repository of over 500,000 local digital objects, and 1.5 million e-books. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential.

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2018. Please visit for full advertisement and to apply.

OhioLINK Services Unavailable Tonight- March 21, 2017

Maintenance will take place on OhioLINK servers tonight, March 21, from 7:30-10pm.  During the outage, however, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.

Affected Services:
·         EJC
·         EBC
·         ETD Center
·         Central Catalog*
·         DRC
·         Music Center
·         Rave URL resolver

We recognize that OhioLINK users are working all the time, and regret any inconvenience that this maintenance may cause

Introduction to Cytoscape: Network Visualization Software

Cytoscape is an open source molecular interactions visualization tool that allows the exploration of molecular interactions and biological pathways and integrates these networks with annotations, gene expression profiles, and other data. The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is facilitating a webinar on Cytoscape that will provide an introduction to some of the core functionality of Cytoscape, including the loading and manipulation of experimental data.

The webinar will be held on Monday, September 21st at 9am.

Registration: UC Cytoscape Webinar

Advancing Genomic Research at the University of Cincinnati

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is facilitating a webinar on Golden Helix’s suite of genomics analysis tools. The webinar will provide an overview of: SNP and Variation Suite which offers users the ability to manage and analyze genomic and phenotypic data, VarSeq which allows users to annotate and filter variants obtained from NextGen sequencing and GenomeBrowse, a powerful genomic data visualization tool.

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Panel Discussion on Author Harper Lee

panelClermont County Public Library and the Clermont College Library are joining forces in a panel discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Entitled “Harper Lee, Scout, and a Mockingbird: A Look at One of the Most Endearing Characters in Literature,” this panel discussion will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 in Room S142 at UC Clermont College. Join us for a discussion about the literary classic To Kill A Mockingbird. Panelists will discuss: a biography of the author Harper Lee, the book and its historical context, the movie and the new book, Go Set a Watchman, to be released on July 14.

For more information, call the Batavia Branch Library at 732-2128 or visit the event’s Facebook page. For ages 12 and up.

‘Preserving the Past for the Future’ Exhibit Showcases work of Preservation Lab

In January of 2012, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and the University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) began a long-term collaboration to provide conservation and preservation treatments in an equally-managed, staffed and equipped preservation lab located in UC’s Walter C. Langsam Library.

Employees from both PLCH and UCL work on the general circulating and rare/special collections of each institution. The division of labor for all work performed by the Preservation Lab is divided evenly between UCL and PLCH and is tracked using a weighted point system.

A new exhibit, “Preserving the Past for the Future,” showcases the work done by the Preservation Lab on some rare/special items from both PLCH and UCL. Items in the exhibit range from photo albums to bridge reports to scrapbooks. The exhibit demonstrates both before and after images of the treatment done to the objects and explains the process. The exhibit was curated by Jessica Ebert, conservation technician, and designed by Amanda Jackson, communications co-op design student. The online exhibit was created by Lisa Haitz, web developer.

Below is the exhibit in its entirety. The physical exhibit is currently on display on Langsam Library’s 5th floor lobby.

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