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    Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 1

    Library Spotlight: CCM Library

    For over 70 years, the Albino Gorno Memorial Library has served the research and instructional needs of the students and faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati. The CCM Library was founded in 1949, built on the personal collection of Professor Albino Gorno, dean of the Cincinnati College of Music for over 40 years. Today, the CCM Library collections focus on materials that support CCM-related areas of music, musical theater, dance, and some aspects of theater and drama, while the Walter C. Langsam Library holds materials that support theater and media productions. The CCM Library collections currently comprises over 208,600 physical items: 44,460 print volumes (books…

  • kretschmers
    Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 1

    Cheering from the stands and the stacks

    Kretschmers give to their UC passions By Julia Mace, UC Foundation Attend a Cincinnati Bearcats Women’s Basketball, Lacrosse or Volleyball game and that cheering you hear from the stands may likely be retired University of Cincinnati professors Laura and Richard Kretschmer. Loyal fans, the couple have been rooting for UC’s female student-athletes since the 1970s. This devotion doesn’t end with the season. Through philanthropic gifts, the Kretschmers support the college experience of student-athletes, knowing this will lead to bright futures. Their generosity includes a point guard scholarship for the women’s basketball team. They are just as steadfast and generous in their support of UC Libraries. While the thread between their…

  • hair exhibit
    Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 1

    An Exhibit on Hair: Books from the Collection of the DAAP Library

    By Andrea Chemero On display in the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) are selections from the library’s collection about hair. Come take a look and feel free to check out the books if your research needs demand it (please ask for staff assistance taking them out of case). “The meaning of hair for individuals within any given society varies according to their particular social position, gender, race, and age, just as the meaning of hair more generally in a particular society may differ in others, in both place and time. Thus, the meaning of the long hair of a Tamil…

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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 3

    New digital display for 1911 graduate Valentine Barker

    By Ivy O’Connell A collection donated to the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library is now a new digital exhibit. The Valentine Barker collection provides a snapshot of technical education and advertisement work in the early 20th century. The collection was recently digitized by the UC Libraries’ Digital Collections Team.  Valentine Barker was a 1911 graduate of the Ohio Mechanics Institute comprehensive art program.  The Ohio Mechanics Institute (OMI), founded in 1828, is one of CEAS’ source institutions and provided vital technical education during the early development of the city. Beginning in 1901, OMI served as a technical high school. Barker attended as a student of the technical high…

  • reading in the cech library
    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 3

    Library Spotlight: CECH Library

    The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Library provides print, electronic and mixed media resources, high-quality instruction and reference, access to excellent facilities and comprehensive library services in support of the entire college community. Collections The CECH Library’s dynamic collections support the study of education and include a robust curriculum materials center and a professional education collection. Collection highlights include: Children’s and Young Adult Books – fiction and non-fiction titles including easy picture books, juvenile and young-adult fiction, graphic novels and board books The CECH Library is the proud home of the Kretschmer Collection of Native American Children’s Literature, a unique special collection of children’s and young…

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    Vol 20, Issue 2,  Volume 20

    Oesper Museum Receives National Landmark Award

    By Ted Baldwin, Director, Science and Engineering Libraries On March 15, 2022, nearly 100 people representing the University of Cincinnati, the American Chemical Society and the regional community of scientific and museum professionals gathered to celebrate the recognition of the University of Cincinnati’s Ralph E. Oesper Museum and Collections in the History of Chemistry as an American Chemical Society National Historic Chemical Landmark.  The ACS National Landmark program recognizes seminal achievements in the chemical sciences in order to enhance public appreciation for contributions of the chemical sciences to modern life.  The Oesper Museum and Collections is the second ACS National Landmark awarded in Cincinnati, the first being the development of…

  • students working in the library
    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    Dean’s Note: Welcome Back!

    I am pleased to welcome all new and returning students to campus. This summer, following guidance from the state and the university, UC Libraries’ faculty and staff worked tirelessly to prepare for students to return. All 10 library locations reopened in time for the fall semester, a massive achievement for our small, but dedicated staff. The transition from virtual to in-person has been an extensive process. As dean, my priority is the safety of our faculty and staff and all library users. Library spaces needed to be evaluated to allow for social distancing under the university’s COVID-19 operation guidelines.  Also over the summer we undertook a transformational project with the…

  • house
    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    Special Collections in the DAAP Library

    The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) has growing special collections comprised of artists’ books, architectural drawings and archives, handmade and fragile pop-up books, rare elephant folios and Cincinnati urban planning materials. The artists’ books collection contains several hundred one-of-kind, limited-edition, rare and hand-crafted books and objects. Related to artists’ books is the entire limited-edition ten-year run of objects from “the Thing Quarterly,” a periodical in the form of objects designed by artists, writers, designers, filmmakers and musicians. There is a collection of Mail art – art sent through the mail meant to be participatory, democratic and with a purpose to…