Christian Boyles, Collection Services Manager, UCBA Library.
Welcome to my desk, I hope you like it. Up until a few months ago, my space was pretty barren. That all changed when a co-worker told me that I “needed more $h!t in my area.” I hope I rose to the occasion.
The UCBA Library has two displays running for the month of February: the African American Read In display (located at the entrance of the library) and the Black History Month display (located near the print station). Both displays will be available through February 28th.
Titles from the African American Read-In display can be used for the college sponsored Read-In event scheduled for Thursday, Febuary 8, 2018 from 12:30pm-1:45pm in the Audiotorium lobby. Read In events are held nationally during Black History Month and highlights African American authors. A full list of titles can be browsed online on the National African American Read In Guide along with information on how to volunteer as a reader.
Liz Scarpelli, UC Press Director, will be at UCBA to give an overview of the UC Press, its current initiatives and to take questions about the Press. Also, joining Liz via Skype will be the new UC Press Acquisitions Director, Michael Duckworth.
When: Thursday, February 22 from 12p-1p Where: Learning & Teaching Center (Muntz 117)
Thank you to all who generously donated new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and even blankets to support our UCBA Cares – Spread the Warmth Drive 2017. We collected over 148 items and donated them this week to the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. Our donations will help make this winter and the holiday season a lot warmer for so many who are truly in need!
The Spread the Warmth Drive was sponsored and coordinated by the UCBA Library and Student Nursing Association.
As part of its community outreach, UCBA welcomed 5th and 6th grade students from Rockdale Academy to campus today for the UC Smiles program. The UCBA Library participates in this program by teaching library workshops to students during their day on campus. These workshops give students the opportunity to learn about a college library and tour the space.
The UCBA Library recently hosted its first faculty development event for the 2017-2018 academic year. Amy Koshoffer (UC Libraries Science Informationist) presented an information session on Data Management Plans on Monday, November 6. We had eight participants representing Allied Health, Biology, Dental Hygiene, Library, and Nursing. We appreciated Amy sharing her expertise and highlighting the valuable resources available for faculty.