Spring Semester 2017 GIS Learning Community Meetings

If you have an interest in connecting with others using or learning about GIS, then please join the GIS Learning Community at an upcoming meeting.

Date: Feb 1st , March 8th , April 12th

Time: 3:15 pm to 4:25 pm

Venue: 462 Langsam

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems.  The goal of the community is to create a user-driven forum for novice and expert practitioners to come together and discuss tools, resources and solutions to questions and new projects that develop as researchers consider the spatial aspects of their data.   We invite interested individual across all of UC to join us in building this community.

Contact Amy Koshoffer at koshofae@ucmail.uc.edu with questions or to be added to the GIS LC mailing list.

Visit UC Libraries Research Data and GIS Services website for more information: http://libraries.uc.edu/digital-scholarship/data-services.html

Presenting Geoffrey Pinski to talk about intellectual property Feb 7th

Geoffrey Pinski

Geoffrey Pinski

Are you wondering about IP?

Join UC Libraries and UC Technology Accelerator for Commercialization 2pm Tuesday February 7, to learn about Intellectual Property (IP) and how it plays a role in your scholarship and research.

Geoffrey Pinski, director UC Technology Accelerator for Commercialization, will talk on IP and Research data.

Date: February 7, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue: 427 ERC

The talk is free and open to all.

Local History at the Clermont College Library

Elizabeth Terry’s ENGL 1001 students completed writing projects examining local cities, villages, and places during the fall 2016 term. The projects examined questions relating to a place’s relative growth or isolation.

Students spent a great deal of time using the local history collections of the Clermont College Library, the Clermont County Public Library, and local historical societies. They also snapped photos of their research subjects — now on display in the Peters-Jones hallway outside of the library.  The photographs represent an additional investigative method, capturing indefinable beauty in landmarks we often pass without a second thought.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Clermont College Library Director

Smoking Permitted and No Tipping Allowed!?! Hospital Information for Overnight Patients, 1958

The following post was written by Winkler Center assistant archivist, Nina Herzog.   All images courtesy of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

CGH  Informational Booklet, 1958.

 

Without a doubt, checking into and staying at hospitals is a lot different today than it was over a half century ago.  Computerized check-ins, televisions in rooms and bans on smoking, etc. have all improved the patient experience. The images below were taken from an informational booklet given to patients at the Cincinnati General Hospital (CGH) in 1958.

The instructive pamphlet titled, “Well Here I Am,” provides the incoming patient with information on subjects ranging from check in, dining hours, and visitor information to hospital maps, directions, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 13 (below ) informs the patient on smoking, telephones and keeping ‘suitably clothed’.  Patient rooms had no telephones; all calls were routed through nursing stations.

Smoking is permitted?!?!?! Only after obtaining permission of course.

Page 16 advises on how to obtain reading material and the next page discusses hair care service. Interestingly, a barber was provided, presumably for male patients, yet anyone desiring a hairdresser had to contact their personal stylist.

Why did women have to contact their own stylists? One guess is that in this day and age a woman never left home without looking, at the very least, presentable; this included perfectly coiffured hair. It’s also possible that women’s hairstyles were more intricate than a man’s cut and therefore women desired someone who was accustomed to working with their hair.  Also, apparently stylists were allowed into a patient’s  room to complete a haircut and a style

During this period nurses, orderlies, and other hospital staff wore different uniforms. Below is an overview of who wore what uniform so patients could identify who it was coming into their room. In today’s hospital stay, one experiences a number of doctors, nurses and other health professionals all dressed in scrubs.  Is there still a way in contemporary hospitals of identifying different personnel?

Visiting hours certainly are more relaxed now, though departure times have not changed greatly since the late 1950s. Patients are permitted to have family and visitors in the room throughout the day, but in most instances still need to depart at 8:00 pm. Finally, page 20 (below) shows a patient a general daily routine. Note the maternity ward has only one visiting hour.

 

 

 

Seeing the changes made over the last 59 years, one wonders how hospital stays will evolve over the next 50 years?

Welcome Back, Clermont Students!

Dear Students,

I’m so happy to welcome you all back to campus!

With help from generous donors, we’ve worked hard during the winter break to make the library a better place for you to study, hang out, and get assistance with research. The big changes  include an upgraded service point and new front doors. We’ve also relocated some furniture and the printer-scanner combo in order to serve you better. Stay tuned for more improvements coming soon this term, including electric access for more first floor study tables and for the circular couches in the library atrium.

Let me know what you think of all of the changes!

Best wishes for a productive and happy spring semester,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Clermont College Library Director

Dean’s Corner: Welcome Back!

This fall, UC Libraries continued the pursuit of our mission to become the “globally engaged intellectual commons of the university.”

We began the semester with the announcement of Langsam Library’s transformation to a 24×7 space, and the opening of its new Starbucks cafe. We celebrated a number of new hires, including the director of the University of Cincinnati Press, Liz Scarpelli and the head of the CCM Library, Jenny Doctor. We featured new displays, such as Big Bone Lick: A Place of Discovery at the Geography-Mathematics-Physics Library, physical and online exhibits  celebrating Native American Heritage found at Langsam Library and on our library website, and a Halloween exhibit of creepy medical artifacts at the Winkler Center. We also celebrated at the Winkler Center the 100th birthday of Dr. Henry R. Winkler.

At the 10th Annual Books by the Banks Festival. From left to right, my wife Wendy, Director of Communications Melissa Cox Norris, and Interim Associate Dean for Public Services Dan Gottlieb

UC Libraries sponsored numerous events, including ones for Hispanic Heritage Month and the bi-annual Life of the Mind.* I held my third bi-annual Dean’s Advisory Council meeting.

All of these visible and publicized changes and events don’t account for the hard work done behind the scenes by UC Libraries’ excellent faculty and staff.

This spring will be a time of re-calibration. We will continue to serve the students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the University of Cincinnati community while examining the best way forward. On this blog, I plan to dig deeper into the initiatives, departments and personnel that make up UC Libraries.

Thank you for reading and welcome back!

Xuemao Wang
Dean and University Librarian

 

 

*For more highlights, check out the recently released 2015/2016 Progress Report: Transforming Our Spaces and UC Libraries’ Newsletter Source.

Costuming a King

By: Sydney Vollmer, ARB Intern

Since the beginning of theater, costumes have played a crucial role to the understanding and enjoyment of the stories.  Over time, they have developed both in design and technique.  It was the Greeks who first invented costumes, using them to differentiate between characters of different class.  They were often ornate, with patterns and masks.   Romans continued the tradition of costuming, but no major changes were made for hundreds of years.  By the time Shakespeare came about, costuming had evolved so that actors would don whatever their character would wear in real life. Continue reading

From the Desk of…Lauren Wahman, Instruction Program Coordinator

The next stop on our tour of offices finds us at the doorstep of Lauren Wahman, Instruction Program Coordinator at UCBA Library.

Welcome, Craig Person, New Operations Manager & Student Supervisor for the Science & Engineering Libraries

UC Libraries is pleased to welcome Craig Person as the operations manager and student supervisor for the Science and Engineering Libraries.

craig person

Craig comes to the university from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Libraries where he was the head of access services since 2008, and was previously the circulation and reserves supervisor and the evening circulation supervisor.  Craig may be a familiar face to some as he was a temporary staff member at Langsam Library from September 1996 – June 1997.  He is also active as a continuing education instructor for programs at NKU and with the American Library Association (ALA).

As operations manager and student supervisor, Craig will manage daily operations and service points at both the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library and the Chemistry-Biology Library.  His major duties include supervising the student workforce, overseeing interlibrary services and collections maintenance, assisting with facilities and technology initiatives, providing reference and training support and assisting with unit-wide planning.

Welcome to UC Libraries, Craig!

Free Writing Assistance at the HSL During Spring Semester!

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Free Writing Assistance During Spring Semester!

Visit the Health Sciences Library and sign up for a same-day appointment with a writing tutor. 

Receive free writing assistance on all documents, including:

  • Personal Statements
  • Grant Applications
  • Reports
  • Articles

Writing Tutor available in the HSL Informatics Lab from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on these dates:

January 18th
February 1st
February 15th
March 1st
March 22nd
April 5th
April 19th

This service is open to all.  If you would like to make an appointment during these hours (reserve time in advance) please email AWC Coordinator, Dr. Joseph Cunningham, at joseph.cunningham@uc.edu

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