• Vol 20, Issue 2

    NEXT Directions: Strategic Framework for the University of Cincinnati Libraries

    The University of Cincinnati’s NEXT Lives Here Strategic Directions focus on the core areas of Academic Excellence, Urban Impact and the Innovation Agenda in order to engage people and ideas – and to transform the world. The University of Cincinnati Libraries is key to what’s NEXT. UC Libraries fuels student success, research, scholarship and engagement with the community. We forge pathways to discovery and empower students, faculty and researchers to achieve academic success. Through fulfillment of our NEXT Directions, the University of Cincinnati Libraries aims to increase our impact by: creating paths to education innovation and student success; contributing to the university’s research, learning and teaching agendas; and by creating…

  • Vol 20, Issue 2

    Mikaila Corday Awarded the 2022 Marian Spencer Equity Ambassador Award for Staff

    Mikaila Corday, serials cataloger in the Electronic Resources Department at the University of Cincinnati Libraries, in a ceremony held April 12 was honored to receive the 2022 Marian Spencer Equity Ambassador Award for Staff. Named for the celebrated civil rights activist, this award is designed to showcase current campus-affiliated individuals and groups whose efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion have had a positive impact on the university.  Mikaila was nominated by her colleagues for her work to promote awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion; for exhibiting sensitivity to people of various cultures; facilitating growth among colleagues and peers; preparing students, faculty and staff to thrive in a diverse and global workforce; and for collaborating with colleagues to…

  • Vol 20, Issue 2,  Volume 20

    Student Spotlight: Marvin Jones

    This academic year, sophomore communications major Marvin Jones joined UC Libraries as an OhioLINK Luminaries intern. As part of the program, Marvin is working in various departments and units, including the Press, Archives and Rare Books and Content Services. As part of the OhioLINK Library Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative, the Luminaries Program offers students a unique, paid opportunity in academic libraries not available in traditional internships or part-time campus employment. As a resume-building position offering hands-on experience, the OhioLINK Luminaries students receive a broad introduction to the information studies profession—its purpose, value and expertise. Students are paired with a mentor to gain valuable knowledge in the Libraries and Information…