Seeking Edible Book Creators for Annual Festival

edible books graphicKnow of a good book to eat?! Create an Edible Book for UC Libraries International Edible Books Festival.

It’s time once again for the fan favorite International Edible Books Festival scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2016, from 1-2pm in Langsam Library’s 5th floor lobby. UC Libraries is seeking people interested in creating an edible book for the enjoyment (and consumption) of all in attendance. There are few restrictions – namely that your creation be edible and have something to do with a book – so you may let your creativity run wild.  Continue reading Seeking Edible Book Creators for Annual Festival

March 29 “Life of the Mind” Lecture to Feature Philosophy Professor Heidi L. Maibom

Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty, will return Tuesday, March 29, 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center with a lecture by Heidi L. Maibom, professor of philosophy in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, who will speak on “Know Others to Know Thyself: Uses and Misuses of Taking Another’s Perspective.”

Life of the Mind

Life of the Mind is a semi-annual lecture series that features a distinguished University of Cincinnati faculty member presenting his or her work and expertise. A panel of three responds to and discusses the lecture from diverse perspectives. The series includes intriguing insights from diverse perspectives and encourages faculty and students from across UC to engage in further discourse. The presentation is not simply a recitation of the faculty member’s work but promotes an informed point of view. Continue reading March 29 “Life of the Mind” Lecture to Feature Philosophy Professor Heidi L. Maibom

DAAP Library Participating in Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon March 5

On Saturday, March 5 from 10am – 3pm, Jennifer Krivickas, Head of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), and Kim Burleigh, professor in the School of Art, are teaming up with other DAAP colleagues to host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon,  a “campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship.” #artandfeminism Continue reading DAAP Library Participating in Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon March 5

Join Us for UC DATA Day April 5

On April 5, the University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC are thrilled to host the first UC DATA Day. This day-long event will highlight innovative work being done by researchers and present the types of data services available to the research community. In addition, it will provide a forum to discuss data challenges and opportunities at the University of Cincinnati and beyond.

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Scheduled for 8:30am-2:30pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center, UC DATA Day will include a full schedule of events all free and open to the public. Keynote speaker Michael Huerta, PhD, from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), will highlight his work in making data more discoverable, accessible, usable and open, in addition to speaking on his other areas of program development at the NIH. Other UC DATA Day events will include:

  • Cross-disciplinary panels of researchers known for their work with innovative or challenging data of any size – big to small. Each panelist will have approximately 15 minutes to highlight data practices, challenges and future opportunities. Rather than serve as research presentations, the panels will provide a broad audience with knowledge about data practices and challenges.
  • Lunchtime panel with service providers whose work supports data practices, including representatives from IT@UC, Office of Research, UC Libraries and more.

The full schedule for the day’s events is available through the event’s website at Seats are limited, so register now to attend – Both breakfast and lunch are included for those who register.

Check Out the Latest Issue of Source

SourceRead Source, the online newsletter, to learn more about the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries.

This latest issue of Source includes an article about recent renovations to the entrances of two library locations, a Q&A with two employees, Hong Cheng and Bob Freeman, and A Note from the Dean: Finding the Talent. There are announcements of Dean Wang joining the SPARC Steering Committee and that Scholar@UC is open for self-submissions, as well as a list of spring events in UC Libraries. Read these articles and more.

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Shake it Up with Shakespeare This Weekend!

By:  Sydney Vollmer

henry_v_act2_sc5So what are you doing tonight?  Tomorrow night?  This weekend?   Maybe you’ve already got your next few days filled up.  That’s okay, because the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will still have showings of Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 1 up through February 13th!  (And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the cheating game on KISS107 in the mornings).  This show is all about actual war. Continue reading Shake it Up with Shakespeare This Weekend!

Join us for Digital Humanities Speaker Dr. Élika Ortega

UC Libraries welcomes to campus February 29 and March 1 as the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series Dr. Élika Ortega, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Dr. Ortega will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public, in the Walter C. Langsam Library. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.

Speaker Dr. Elika Ortega Continue reading Join us for Digital Humanities Speaker Dr. Élika Ortega