UCBA RefWorks Workshop

by Lauren Wahman

​​​The UCBA Library and the UCBA Learning & Teaching Center sponsored a RefWorks workshop on Thursday February 9.  Randy Roberts (Langsam Library) brought his roadshow out to UCBA for the first time and we had 12 attendees representing a wide range of disciplines such as Nursing, Business, English, and Biology.  This was a great example of libraries collaborating to help faculty learn more about one of our many resources!  Thanks again Randy!

Roberts RefWorks

Randy Roberts (Langsam Library) introducing the NEW interface for RefWorks

 

Roberts Wahman RefWorks

Randy Roberts (Langsam Library) and Lauren Wahman (UCBA Library) providing help to attendees

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UC Blue Ash Holiday Food Drive Success!

by Heather Maloney

The UCBA Library and Student Nurses Association teamed up again this year to coordinate the UCBA Holiday food drive. We surpassed last year’s donations with over 400 pounds of food items collected to help our neighbors in need during the holiday season. All donations were delivered to the Freestore Foodbank. For more details, check out the UCBA College blog post at:

http://www.ucblueash.edu/now/2016/12/15/403-pounds-of-generosity-uc-blue-ash-holiday-food-drive

Winter Break Hours for UCBA Library

by Julie Robinson

 

The UCBA College Library will have the following hours during winter break:

Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15:  12p-5p

Friday, December 16:  12p-4p


Saturday, December 17 – Monday, January 2:  CLOSED


Tuesday, January 3 – Thursday, January 5:  12p-5p

Friday, January 6:  12p-4p


Regular Spring Semester Hours resume Monday, January 9th at 7:30a.

 

Please visit our hours webpage at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/cgi-bin/calcium/Calcium40.pl?CalendarName=UCBA&EventID=169&Date=2016%2F11%2F10 to view all our hours, including holidays and any exceptions to our regular schedule.

Check out the UCBA Faculty Research Guide!

by Lauren Wahman

ucba-fac-researchAs another fall semester gets underway, the UCBA librarians are ready to help faculty with their research needs.  Whether it’s discipline-specific, creative, or a classroom-based (e.g. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) research project, we’re getting you started with a newly updated Faculty Research Guide (guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-facultyresearch).  You still find those resources that you know and trust, but you’ll also find new grant and data management resources along with contact information for your go-to experts (including your library faculty liaison).  In addition, check out UC’s institutional repository – Scholar@UC – as well as OhioLINK’s Digital Resource Commons.  As the semester moves forward, we’ll continue to add more resources.

Bookmark the guide for quick and easy access: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-facultyresearch

Checking Out the Chicago Public Library: UCBA Librarian Visits the Harold Washington Library Center

One a recent July 4th holiday visit to Chicago, Michelle McKinney, UCBA Reference and Web Services librarian, made a brief stop at the Harold Washington Library Center (HWLC) of the Chicago Pubic Library (CPL). The main branch of CPL is located on 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605 in the South Loop. The building is a site to behold. It is 10 stories high, 756,000 square feet, and takes up a full city block. Here are just a few photos from Michelle’s all-too-brief visit. Follow the links at the end of the post to learn more about the Chicago Public Library and the Harold Washington Library Center. Continue reading

UCBA Library Celebrates National Library Week 2016

It’s National Library Week and the UCBA Library is celebrating! This year we are highlighting the ways libraries transform their communities. Check out our #librariestransform video to see some amazing UCBA faculty, staff, and students share their UCBA Library stories. Come into the library and celebrate this Thursday and Friday with Crayons and Candy. Relax a little with coloring therapy while enjoying an everlasting (and transforming) gobstopper. Want to capture your relaxation? Take a selfie in our #librariestransform selfie frame, or just stop by to check our new #librariestransform signs and celebrity READ posters.

We are proud and honored to be part of the UC Blue Ash community and look forward to celebrating with you this week!

UCBA Fun Facts: Personal Lending Policy

Question: What is your policy on book lending?

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Heather Maloney, Library Director: I share! Unless it’s a library book then I’m a little more protective. 😉

 

 

Michelle 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. 

 

KellieKellie 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. 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianNo policy. All of my books come from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 

 

 

julierobinsonJulie 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.

 

pamadler 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. 

 

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