Pam Adler, Public Services Assistants: Kindle, Overdrive and Goodreads apps
Christian Boyles, Collection Services Manager: I’ve been known to use Goodreads.
Tiffany Fite, Student Assistant: I use OneDrive a lot right now, and MangaReader is great for manga, manhwa, and manhua.
Heather Maloney, Library Director: I don’t use any reading apps.
Michelle McKinney, Reference & Web Services Librarian: I love listening to audiobooks via the Overdrive, Hoopla and OneClickDigital apps.
Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: FantasticFiction.com, Bookbub.com
Kellie Tilton, Instruction Technologies Librarian: I use OverDrive and Hoopla alllllll the time for reading ebooks. I also love GoodReads and Litsy for the social side of reading.
Lauren Wahman, Instruction Program Coordinator: I use the Overdrive app to easily download ebooks to my Kindle.
The next stop on our tour of offices finds us at the doorstep of Lauren Wahman, Instruction Program Coordinator at UCBA Library.
Getting things done!
Buttons and stickers, oh my!
Things to do, know, read, or keep
Awesome places to visit
My evolving to do list
Cool student maps from library instruction classes
Where to find me…when I’m not teaching!
UCBA librarians Lauren Wahman, Michelle McKinney and Heather Maloney (accompanied by her family) showed up bright and early to represent the library at the 4th Annual UCBA Blue Ash Dash 5K for Scholarships. The rest of the library staff opted for the ‘sleep in’ option bringing the department to 100% participation. $52,000 was raised at this year’s event with proceeds going to scholarships for students at UC Blue Ash.
From the desk of Julie Robinson, UCBA’s Library Operations Manager. She has turned her cozy cubicle into a mini pop culture museum filled with the coolest items.
Welcome to my space! My home away from home….
I cleaned just for this…otherwise there would be A LOT more stacks. Notice the Angry Bird above my computer….I have a 5 year old nephew who is obsessed and this was his birthday invitation!
Every space needs some fun! My book pages are folded to spell out my name, an Xmas gift from my mother; Guy Noir, detective; LOTR Minas Tirith; and of course my amazing family!
I have way more than this at home (surprise, surprise), but this is a nice representation of some of favorite pop culture “things”!
Guy Noir is watching over Minas Tirith….with a teeny tiny copy of “The Hunger Games” in front of them.
More pop culture, because we should all have a lot in our lives! The building on the right is the Drinko Library at Marshall University, a going away gift from friends at Marshall University’s School of Medicine, my job prior to UCBA.
He Who Must Not Be Named even comes to the UCBA Library!
One of my favorite movies today, tomorrow, and forever…sadly, I’m missing Fezzik, the Man in Black, and Inigo “you killed my father, prepare to die” Montoya 🙁
Extra signs, ’cause seriously folks it’s a library…shhhhhh 😉
The “dark side” of my space…project board and a “dumping ground” for equipment and “stuff” . What you don’t see is my coffee pot, because vast quantities are required to achieve the highly functioning status you see on a daily basis!
Thanks for visiting my space…I’m sure if I try really, really hard I may be able to keep it clean for a while, no promises though!
The UC Blue Ash Library, in collaboration the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a library display highlighting Hispanic/Latino books and culture. The books will be on display in the library from September 15, 2016 to October 14, 2016. The items are available for checkout with a valid UC ID. Browse the online guide of suggested reads at
http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-displays/ucba-hhm or stop by!
The latest edition of the From The Desk Of… series gives us a closer look into the office space of UCBA Library Director, Heather Maloney.
My second home!
Strong faculty = Strong university
Irish writers watching over me
Honors from the Dean!
My high touch rather than high tech project tracking.
A souvenir from my previous life as a law firm librarian
Fun library reads!
My family corner!
Back to work
The UC Blue Ash Library is kicking off a new series called From The Desk Of… which gives you a chance to peer into our work spaces to see where the magic happens.
Instructional Technologies Librarian, Kellie Tilton has graciously opened her doors to share her workspace and favorite office items with us.
“This is my office! I live in 115B! Typical thumbs up in a photo.”
“I take advantage of my metal bookshelf to host an array of photos of friends and loved ones. Also, my office is almost always freezing, so note my heater and two blankets. Office Essentials!”
“The top two shelves of my bookcase are a place for all my weird toys. Every office needs a TARDIS and a golden snitch, in my opinion. That third shelf is my craft shelf. You never know when you’ll need cardstock, spray adhesive or foam board.”
“I love the Disney Vinylmation, and like to grab new ones if I’m near the park. I just had a conference in Orlando, so I got some new ones for my office.”
“Part of my job is to make instructional objects which means I have a fancy mic and soundbooth in my office. And by fancy I mean we made it using a cardboard box and $20 soundproof inserts. But it works! I love it.”
“I never quite grew out of the collage decorating phase. Postcards, pictures, quotes, comics all live together in a mish-mash. Some of which has traveled with me for years.”
“These guys chill under my monitor and make me super happy. That bird totally chirps if I whistle at it! The keychain? Adorably angry. And Dancing Groot is just the best. At the holidays, I bring in my Holiday Dancing Groot.”
“Washi Tape + Chapstick + Pens = Essentials. (That may or may not be every single color of Sharpie pen available.) (I love them.)”
“I can’t fit all the buttons I get on my lanyard, so up on the bulletin board they go! (Bonus shot of my parents and brother in a photobooth!) (Also, if you haven’t, read The Book Thief. So good.)”
“The Post-It note collection. I will not be the first librarian to feature this, I promise.”
“Holiday decorations + co-worker presents live together in harmony all year round on the top of my shelf. The raven’s name is Poe and I dig his party hat.”
“Theatre is one of my favorite things and I love how colorful these posters are. (Also, that negative space Cinderella in the glass slipper? Love.)”
“I hate blank walls, so posters are my go-to. The green one with the braids is the entire book of Anne of Green Gables. The Every 4 Years is from the last World Cup. (Normally there is 75% more paper and Post-Its scattered across my desk.)”
“Don’t be deceived by the blank whiteboard. Come fall, it will be filled with my schedule for the week. Also, my hydration/caffeination station on full display. (DFTBA!)”
“This is my office chandelier. I may nurse a slight obsession with chandeliers – so shiny! It’s really a Christmas ornament from Macy’s that’s hanging by Scotch tape and a dream. Really classes up the joint!”
“Thanks for visiting!”
One a recent July 4th holiday visit to Chicago, Michelle McKinney, UCBA Reference and Web Services librarian, made a brief stop at the Harold Washington Library Center (HWLC) of the
Chicago Pubic Library (CPL). The main branch of CPL is located on 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605 in the South Loop. The building is a site to behold. It is 10 stories high, 756,000 square feet, and takes up a full city block. Here are just a few photos from Michelle’s all-too-brief visit. Follow the links at the end of the post to learn more about the Chicago Public Library and the Harold Washington Library Center. Continue reading Checking Out the Chicago Public Library: UCBA Librarian Visits the Harold Washington Library Center
Our library staff have been known to collect and gather library themed items. We thought we’d share a few of our favorite items with you. Click on an image to learn more.
Kellie Tilton’s Nancy Pearl Action Figure + Library Playset!
Lauren Wahman’s Librarian Action Figure
Michelle McKinney’s t-shirt collection
Lauren Wahman’s Personal Library supply box.
Heather Maloney’s law library gavel.
Kellie Tilton’s Librarian Rubber Duck
Michelle McKinney’s bookmark collection.
Michelle McKinney’s – Librarian Nut
Kellie Tilton’s collection of tote bags.
Lauren Wahman’s Tshirts