Student Art Spotlight at Clermont College Library

This semester the library is proud to exhibit the art of Terri Teague.  Ms. Teague, who serves as lab manager for the Fine Arts programs at UC Clermont, has been a friendly fixture around our campus for many years.  In fact, she’s helped to install many of the beautiful art exhibits around our campus, including those in the art gallery and the library.

Ms. Teague’s exhibit includes fourteen individual portraits in a variety of mediums—pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and pastel.  In her artist statement, she credits the gifted teachers at UC Clermont with teaching her to draw and paint, “open[ing] my eyes to a new way of looking at the world.”

Come check out Terri Teague’s work in the library’s Student Art Spotlight through December 2017.  And, as always, we thank Fine Arts faculty Kelly Frigard and Kim Taylor for their dedicated support of the Student Art Spotlight since 2015.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Job posting: Digital Lab Manager, University of Cincinnati Libraries

The University of Cincinnati Libraries is seeking a Digital Lab Manager (a 3-year renewable position). The successful candidate will direct the operations of a digital lab in a university research library, including digitizing rare books, manuscripts and special collections, managing digitization projects and workflows, maintaining equipment and software, providing quality control, and supervising student assistants. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and diverse organization in a great university, great city, with high potential for interesting technical work.

Evaluation of candidates begins on September 21, 2017. The University of Cincinnati is an EE/AA employer. For more information and application instructions see: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Digital-Lab-Manager-OH-45201/425512200/.

GIS Learning Community – First Meeting for 2017-2018

 GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems.  GIS has applications for both teaching and research across many disciplines.

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, Q-GIS or other GIS program user and want to connect with other people who use these programs?  Are you simply curious about GIS and want to learn more?

The GIS Learning Community can help you address these and other questions.  The goal of the community is to be a user-driven forum for novice and expert practitioners to come together and discuss tools, resources, projects and solutions surrounding the spatial aspects of their data.   We invite interested individuals across all of UC to join us in building this community. The community is open to All Faculty, Staff and Students, as well as interested parties from outside of UC.  Please share with your colleagues and students.

The Details –

Date: September 6, 2017

Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Place: (VENUE CHANGE 480 Langsam)

Light refreshments will be served

RSVP and Join the GIS LC at https://form.jotform.us/72324913145149.

If you are interested in the GIS Learning Community and are not able to come to the first meeting, RSVP or email ASKGIS@UC.Edu to be added to the GIS LC email list. Future invites will go to the GIS LC email list only.

More information is available on the GIS LC page on the GIS research guide:  http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/GIS/GISLC

Take our textbooks anywhere

Great news – our textbooks are now available for checkout beyond the library’s walls!

The library purchases core textbooks for Clermont College classes, and they’d previously been available for 2-hour checkout inside the library only.  We’ve relaxed our policy, so now students can take them ANYWHERE for 2 hours. Take your book to class, take your book outside, take your book to Subway – whatever floats your boat.

If you have any questions about our textbooks, please contact the library’s Public Services Manager, Natalie Winland.

Let’s make fall 2017 a great semester, together!

Classics Students: Welcome to a New Academic Year!

New releases of guides and tutorials this fall include:

  • “The Classics Library Guide” which in addition to highlighting the history of the Library and some of its works of art, offers a detailed description of the circulation policies in the Classics Library and advice on how to search the Library Catalog. https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2017/08/classics-library-guide/
  • “A Virtual Tour of the Library” which offers a brief introduction to the physical layout, collections, and staff of the Classics Library. Because virtual tours are expected to be kept to a minimum length, there is much that had to be left out including additional physical locations and collections, but this virtual tour may at least offer some basic understanding of how the materials are organized as well as offer a lighthearted presentation accessible to classicists and non-classicists alike. http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2017/08/classics-tour/
  • “A Research Guide for Classics Majors” is a tutorial chiefly directed at undergraduate students: however, beginning grad students may also benefit from learning something about the Library Catalog and some of the digital resources in the Library. http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/classics-research

Following a survey conducted among classics grad students in the spring, the Classics Library has enacted a few additions and changes: Continue reading Classics Students: Welcome to a New Academic Year!

New and Returning Library Student Assistants Are Ready To Serve

The UCBA Library is pleased to welcome five new student assistants for the 2017-2018 school year. They are joined by five returning student assistants. Together, they assist students, staff and faculty by answering general questions about the library and its policies, checking materials in and out, facilitating study room usage, and providing instruction on how to use the various tools and resouces available in the library.

Group of library student assistants standing at the information desk.
UCBA Library Student Assistants

Continue reading New and Returning Library Student Assistants Are Ready To Serve

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part 1

By Kellie Tilton

Kellie Tilton taking a photo in front of the Bean.
Paid a visit to The Bean while in Chicago!

Hi, all! Kellie Tilton, UCBA Librarian, here to tell you a bit about how I spent my summer vacation. As luck would have it, I was lucky enough to have two pretty major library-related trips this summer. This is all about the first one.

Back in February, I told you about my trip to the American Library Association’s MidWinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, my fellow committee members on the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Alex Award and myself were tasked with selecting ten winners of our award. It was so rewarding to see the amazing feedback based on the list we talked, debated and voted on.

At ALA’s Annual Conference this past June, the 2017 Committee gathered again to honor those award winners. We were lucky enough to have six of our ten authors in attendance and they were all charming, wonderful and hilarious in the speeches they gave. After that, there was a massive author signing. It was an amazing end to over a year of work.

People in line at the YALSA book signing.
Our fabulous authors signing their fabulous books!
Cover of Die Young With Me book.
One of our winners gives an Alex Award shout out in the new printing.

Simultaneously, I was also meeting with the 2018 Alex Award Committee. (Committee appointments are two years long!) Once again, we gathered in a hotel conference room to discuss the massive amount of books we’ve been reading, all with the aim to award the 10 best with the Alex Award next year. I’m looking forward to experiencing the entire whirlwind again!

If you’re interested in seeing the our ten winners, the list is here!

We’re back… See you soon!

 

Friends,

We’re so happy to be able to serve you once again in the Clermont College Library’s typical location, Peters-Jones 120.  And after being temporarily relocated to the Snyder Building to make way for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical upgrades, I like to think we’re also better than ever before!

Let’s make fall 2017 a great semester, together!

Sincerely,
Katie Foran-Mulcahy

Library Director

The Mystery and Emotion of “Blue”

By: Kevin Grace

The Three PrincessesIt is a color that has both negative and positive connotations, is symbolic of mysticism, social rank, both high and low emotions, and of serenity and wisdom.  Blue is a color that is a signifier of both Hell and purity, of luxury and dignity.  There are as many interpretations of what “blue” symbolizes as there are cultures in the world.

And the symbolism of the color is the rationale behind an online exhibit created by Archives & Rare Books Library.  Intended to highlight the spectrum of rare books in the collections, the selections show the cultural diversity over the ages of this particular color.   Nineteen volumes are represented in the exhibit, with several examples from each of illustrations and bindings, ranging from a 15th century illuminated book of hours to early Qur’ans and Persian poetry.  There are botanicals, fairy tales, Art Deco bindings, Asian drawing Ms. No. 20manuals, pochoir pattern books, and Turkish ebru marbled paper.  Each indicates a specific use of blue that depends on religion, technology, or geographical heritage. Continue reading The Mystery and Emotion of “Blue”