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 An Update from Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang on the Implementation of our Strategic Plan, a Celebration of William Shakespeare and an interview with Lori Harris, NLM Associate Fellow. There are articles about two exciting spaces in the Health Sciences Library – the new Informatics Lab and the newly named Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space, as well as a list of fall events in UC Libraries. Read these articles and more.

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Join UC Libraries October 17 at Books by the Banks

books by the banks logoOn Saturday, October 17, the 9th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place downtown at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors.

The day-long festival will feature over 100 regional and national authors, book signings, author panels and activities for the entire family to enjoy. The popular “Writing and Getting Published” series returns this year with panel discussions covering hot topics for writers and workshops to help hone the craft of writing. All events are free and open to the public. Continue reading Join UC Libraries October 17 at Books by the Banks

Life of the Mind Lecture Scheduled for Sept 29 with Holt Parker

Life of the MInd Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty, will return Tuesday, September 29, 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center with a lecture by Holt Parker, professor of classics in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Parker will speak about Thinking with Slaves. “Slavery still haunts the world. We will think about what slavery was, is, does,” said Parker. “My talk will expose the historical holding pens in the foundations of modern slavery, racing through competing definitions of slaves and slavery: legal, historical, philosophical, anthropological, and above all metaphorical.”

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Renovations Underway on the Fourth Floor of Langsam Library.

service desk sketch
Sketch of new service desk.

Students starting classes Monday will be met with construction and an enhanced classroom in Langsam Library.

Once completed, the renovations will provide more collaborative, flexible and comfortable work spaces to do research and to study in Langsam, as well as offer improved access to enhanced technology. Work began this summer with the renovation of the Langsam classroom 462 and will continue throughout the fall semester on the fourth floor of the library.

As a result of the construction, The Desk@Langsam (the main service desk) has been moved to just beyond the main staircase. Signs and way finding lead users to the temporary desk location. All other Langsam Library services and spaces remain open and available for use at this time.

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UC Libraries Welcome Bearcats!

LangsamUC’s Welcome Week kicked off Wednesday, August 19 as new students began moving in. UC Libraries is part of the weekend festivities to acclimate students to campus.

Stop by Langsam Library Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23 from noon-5pm for lemonade, cookies AND a free print of your class schedule.

Visit any of the three Science Libraries (College of Engineering and Applied Science, Geology-Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry-Biology) from 1-5pm on Sunday for treats, beverages and brief tours of the libraries. 

Welcome to UC Libraries.

Nathan Tallman to Attend ILEAD USA

Nathan Tallman
Nathan Tallman

Nathan Tallman, digital content strategist and assistant librarian for digital collections and repositories at the University of Cincinnati Libraries, has been selected as one of 13 future library leaders to participate in ILEAD USA – Ohio 2015.

Sponsored by The State Library of Ohio, ILEAD USA is a multi-state program designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools. Ohio participants will join others from Wisconsin, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Dakota, New York, Maine, Illinois and Utah in this national initiative. Participants are organized into teams, mentors and instructors for the year-long program. Tallman and his team members, Jillian Carney (Ohio History Connection), Shannon Kupfer (State Library of Ohio) and Elizabeth Allen (Bexley Public Library), successfully submitted a proposal for a team focused on digital preservation of Ohio cultural heritage materials. Continue reading Nathan Tallman to Attend ILEAD USA

Checking Out the Neil Armstrong Website

websiteHave you visited the Neil Armstrong Website? The site pays tribute to Armstrong’s professional life from his early career as a test pilot to his monumental first steps on the moon and concluding with his time as a professor and researcher at the University of Cincinnati?

Check out what others are saying about it:

From CHOICE Reviews Online

Anyone curious about the career of the first man to walk on the moon should begin with this site.  The rich content exposes users to highlights as well as little-known but important, interesting aspects of Neil Armstrong’s life.

From Air@Space Smithsonian

The University [of Cincinnati] has a nice online archive commemorating Armstrong’s time on the faculty.  The collection includes some items from the astronaut’s early life, like his pilot’s log book from the Navy, but mostly it covers in pictures and documents his career in academia.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Langsam Library

Lunar-NewYearimageFriday, February 13, 3-5pm, Langsam Library.

Enjoy refreshments and entertainment while you participate in interactive activities such as calligraphy, origami, haiku readings and more. Visit the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) and make a video postcard greeting. Listen to music and play games as you welcome in the year of the goat (or sheep).

Activities will include:

  • Welcome from Xuemao Wang, Dean and University Librarian
  • “Moonloore and the Mountains,” Kevin Grace, University Archivist and Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library
  • Music: Tsun-Hui Hung will play the Erhu (Chinese Violin)
  • Lion Dance performed by Students from the Cincinnati Chinese School at CCCLA
  • Haiku Reading
  • Table Tennis and other fun games
  • STRC Video Post Card
  • Paper-Cutting Display
  • Calligraphy and Chinese Symbol Cutting
  • Origami
  • and, of course, refreshments.

The event is free and open to all.

The Lunar New Year celebration in Langsam Library is part of a Diversity Grant the Libraries received to promote and celebrate diversity throughout the university. The event is supported by the Chinese Mutual-Aid Association and the Japanese & American Student Society and sponsored in part by Ethnic Programs and Services.

UC Libraries to Host a Series of Talks on Digital Humanities Nov. 17-18

Lee Skallerup Bessette
Lee Skallerup Bessette

Lee Skallerup Bessette will explore the what, why and how of digital humanities.

What is digital humanities? How does it relate to my work?

Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries November 17 and 18 for a series of talks by Lee Skallerup Bessette exploring the topic of digital humanities.

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