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    Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 1

    Students in the library…the Walter C. Langsam Library is proving very popular this fall semester

    Enter the Walter C. Langsam Library on any given school day and you will find it teeming with students studying, working in groups, searching library collections, printing a paper or grabbing a coffee. While always a popular destination on campus, this academic year has seen a resurgence of students in Langsam Library. In August, the University of Cincinnati welcomed a record 48,300 students — a 3% increase over last year — to begin fall semester. This growth in the number of students on campus, a trend the last 10 years, can be seen in the libraries as well. Since August 22, 155,194 people have entered Langsam Library. On September 13…

  • Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Working with Library Student Workers in a Remote Environment

    When UC Libraries closed its physical locations in mid-March in response to COVID-19, student supervisors transitioned quickly not just their own work online, but that of their library student workers. All interested and available library student workers were given the opportunity to finish spring semester working remotely. This provided them the opportunity to continue to earn an income, remain engaged with coworkers and to provide essential library services while they and learned new skills. The tasks the library student workers performed varied across departments depending on unit needs, priorities and opportunities. From shelving books to repairing books to helping users find the right books in the collection, library student work…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Supporting Students and Faculty in a Time of Crisis

    Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and organizations worldwide have sought new and innovative ways to continue to cater to their users and provide the best possible services in a truly unprecedented situation. The University of Cincinnati Libraries is no exception. Over the last three months library faculty and staff, in collaboration with university partners such as Student Government and IT@UC, and in conversation with faculty from across campus, have made a swift transition to remote online services. All the while, the Libraries has stayed committed to their mission to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to…

  • Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    UC Libraries’ Click & Collect Service Offers Access to Library Print Materials

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is providing users with access to print collection materials in order to support UC teaching and research. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated library locations. Requests made by 9am Wednesdays will be available for pickup between noon-4pm on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. Click & Collect started…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 3

    Staff News

    Appointments Eira Tansey, digital archivist/records manager in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was appointed to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Committee on Public Policy, a national committee that does the legwork behind virtually all SAA public policy statements and press releases regarding “record keeping issues in the news” – including recent statements on law enforcement body-camera footage, violations of FOIA and other matters of public record keeping interest. Awards On April 13th two UC Libraries employees were honored at the UC Celebration of Black Excellence 2018 awards ceremony. Don Jason, health informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, was awarded a Maendeleo Award, Promotion Award for…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    Digital Scholarship Center Awarded $900,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the University of Cincinnati a $900,000 grant in support of the Digital Scholarship Center’s research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines in the humanities and beyond. Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is a joint venture of UC Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Launched in September 2016 as an academic center, the DSC provides faculty and students across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. “As a Research 1 university, the University of Cincinnati must be equipped to support the highest level of research activity. Digital scholarship plays…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Uncovering a Paleontologist and Philosopher in Langsam Library

    By Kevin Grace, University Archivist and Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library He has wandered the stacks and niches of the libraries for decades, placed here and then there by librarians and deans, wherever there was a shelf sturdy enough to hold him. In the previous Main Library (now Blegen), he took up residence in a reference room and then near the circulation desk. When the new Central Library (now called Langsam) was constructed on the north end of campus in 1978, the movers crated him up and delivered him to a new shelf on the fourth floor. And now, he is on the fifth floor in the…