The latest UCBA Library book and media display celebrates Black History Month and the many contributions of African Americans from past to present. The display highlights a wide variety of titles that include groundbreaking works from African American authors as well as books and media that cover key cultural, political, and historical events. Included in the display is a brief synopsis of Black History month from the History.com website and three themes of Knowledge, Engagement, and Reflection highlighted from Regina Edmondson’s article, “Why it’s important to observe Black History Month”.
Don’t forget to check out the suggested titles for the National African American Read-In (NAARI) designated with a bright yellow bookmark. NAARI titles on display are only a selection of a much more expansive list of books on the National African American Read-In at UCBA Guide. The guide represents selected “Must Read” Books by African American Authors available through UC Libraries and was created in conjunction with UC Blue Ash College’s annual National African American Read-In (NAARI) event:.
Stop in the UCBA Library this month and borrow a book or DVD from the display!
Want to explore more Black History month resources? Check out these links:
UC Libraries Article Linker has been updated with a cleaner interface to provide more streamlined access to full text articles. Users will also be presented with additional options for locating articles that are not available in full text via UC Libraries. View the video to learn more.
Heather Maloney, Library Director: Giada De Laurentis’, Happy Cooking. I like to go to the bookstore during Xmas break and find a reading book more serendipitously.
Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Looking forward to reading Sara Addison Allen’s latest book, First Frost. She’s one of my favorite authors.
Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell; Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling; Hawkeye Omnibus by Matt Fraction and David Aja
Lauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: I’ve got quite a few eBooks that I’m waiting on from the public library! A few that I’m looking forward to are Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, Michel Bussi’s After the Crash, and David Mitchell’s Slade House.
Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: I don’t have any books on my Christmas list.
Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Patricia Briggs, Fire Touched,Maria V. Snyder, Night Study, and Karen Marie Moning, Feverborn
Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes and Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides
Does the research guide you use regularly suddenly look different? It is different – the research guides changed platforms and design this week!
In addition to the new look and feel, the UC Libraries Research Guides now have a responsive design, enhanced browsing functionality and are more user friendly for table and mobile phone users. These changes and more incorporate accessibility design features required for any University of Cincinnati web pages and 3rd party web based products. Find out more about accessibility requirements at UC.
UCBA Librarians participated in the second annual UC Serves event held on Friday, May 8, 2015. This year’s activities began with the UC Serves Kick-Off event
where participants learned more about their projects, met team leaders and other team members and picked up t-shirts and goodie-bags.