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.
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The University of Cincinnati Libraries celebrated the International Edible Books Festival for the 15th year on April 4, 2017.
Twenty-one students, librarians, and staff submitted entries that ranged from children’s books to literary classics to popular fiction and were made of cakes, cookies, candy, and even beans. Each entry was judged and awarded a bookmark. The winners are:
- Most Photogenic – Ten Little Ladybugs by Melissa Cox Norris
- Most Original – City of Bones by Michelle Burhans
- Most Humorous – How to Eat Fried Worms by Tate Snyder
- Most Whimsical – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Sami Scheidler
- Most Creative – The Manual of Detection by Jenny Mackiewicz
- Most Beautiful – Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead by Elaine Ignatius
- Most Magical – Charlotte’s Web by Michelle Wagner
- Most Honorable – Lord of the Rings: One Ring to Rule Them All by Nicole Beletis
- Most Adorable – Green Eggs and Ham by Sara Mihaly
- Most Clever – The Creature from the Black Legume by Linda Newman
- Most Gruesome – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Jack Norris
- Most Deadly – Girl on the Train by Holly Prochaska
- Most Surprising – Twisted by Olga Hart
- Most Mysterious – Heart of Darkness by Ben Kline
- Most Scandalous – Fifty Shades of Grey by Jessica Burhans
- Most Checked Out – Pizza for Breakfast by Lorna and Jerry Newman
- Most Fun – Me Cookie by Sam Norris
- Best Overall – Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography by Ashleigh Schieszer
- Best Student Entry – I Spy by Tate Snyder
Congratulations to all the edible books creators. View the entries and the winners on the UC Libraries Facebook page. See you next year for Edible Books 2018!
April is National Poetry Month and the start of baseball. With today being opening day in Cincinnati, what better poem to read than the classic “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. And check out this illustrated version. Continue reading Celebrating April with Poetry and Baseball
Ever wonder what people are playing while they are practicing the keyboard in Langsam and CCM Libraries? Jay Sinnard, manager of the Student Technology Resources Center, did so he asked one student if he could listen in.
Can you identify what she’s playing? Bach? Beethoven?
A collaboration between UC Libraries and the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), the keyboards are open to anyone wanting to play on a first come-first served basis, but bring your own headphone as they are required.
By: Sydney Vollmer, ARB Intern
Almost one year ago, Jeremy Dubin, Artistic Associate with at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, was kind enough to answer some questions we at the ARB had about the company. After writing our last blog on the costume designs in King Lear, we decided we were curious about what goes on in the mind of a costume designer. So, we went back to the CSC. Resident Costume Designer, Amanda McGee, answered everything we wanted to know. Below is the full copy of the interview with images.
By: Colleen O’Brien, ARB Student Assistant
The acronym BAE does not refer to a common slang term amongst young folks or even to the Danish word for “poop.” Rather, in this instance it is a term which means Bureau of American Ethnology.
How did the Bureau of American Ethnology come to be and why is it important?
In 1879, as the discipline of anthropology was taking hold in universities across America, Congress established an agency called the Bureau of Ethnology. There is some controversy over the exact purpose for which this department was founded, but one explanation is that the Department of the Interior needed to transfer archives and other materials to the Smithsonian Institution because the two entities were set to merge shortly thereafter. Thus Congress decided to create a department to ease this change. The second reason, on the other hand, states the Bureau of Ethnology was established as a purely research division of the Smithsonian. Regardless, John Wesley Powell, the Bureau’s key founder, believed it should be used to promote anthropological research in the Americas. In fact, in 1897, the Bureau of Ethnology changed its name to Bureau of American Ethnology in order to limit geographic interests. Continue reading BAE: Bureau of American Ethnology (not the Danish word for “poop” or an abbreviation of “babe”)
Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for “Coming Together to Give Thanks: Expanding Horizons on Food and Culture” ~ Thursday, November 17, 3:30-5:30pm, Langsam Library 4th floor.
Enjoy food, drink and fun as you play trivia and learn about U.S. Thanksgiving traditions, guess where foods eaten around the world began, write a thank-you note to family and friends, solve the international recipe puzzle and enjoy traditional U.S. Thanksgiving foods.
The event is free and open to all!
Question: What is your policy on book lending?
Heather Maloney, Library Director: I share! Unless it’s a library book then I’m a little more protective. 😉
Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: It depends on the book and who I’m lending it to…I’ve lost a few faves over the years and those folks can’t borrow from my anymore.
Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I am an advocate of book lending! But only if I know the person well enough to know the book is coming back at some point.
Lauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: No policy. All of my books come from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.
Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Hardly ever. Streamlined my collection to keep mainly my absolute favorite hardcovers and first editions which I NEVER lend and the rest I borrow from the library.
Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Depends on the book. I rarely loan my hardcovers but if I have an ebook it’s yours to borrow.