UCBA Librarians Serving Our Community


Lauren Wahman, Heather Maloney and Kellie Tilton

UCBA Librarians participated in the second annual UC Serves event held on Friday, May 8, 2015. This year’s activities began with the UC Serves Kick-Off event
where participants learned more about their projects, met team leaders and other team members and picked up t-shirts and goodie-bags.


Heather Maloney and Kellie Tilton at Musekamp Family Hope Lodge. Photo credit: Katelyn Hainline

Library Director Heather Maloney and Instructional Technologies Librarian Kellie Tilton joined a team of 5 other UC faculty and staff to do some spring cleaning at the American Cancer Society of Cincinnati Musekamp Family Hope Lodge. The team had the honor of shampooing carpet, cleaning and sorting kitchenettes and dusting and polishing beautiful, historic woodwork in this facility where cancer patients and their caregiver(s) can find a “home away from home”. For more information about the Musekamp Family Hope Lodge, visit http://goo.gl/fMJ20B.


Lauren Wahman with the Summerside Elementary team. Photo Credit: UC Magazine

Instruction Program Coordinator Lauren Wahman joined a team of 13 other UC faculty and staff to do some spring gardening at Summerside Elementary School (part of the West Clermont Local School District).  This hard-working team had the opportunity to mow, weed, and do some general outdoor cleanup of the school’s courtyard and front entrance.  Visit here to learn more about the school!


Michelle McKinney’s team began building a tool shed at the Concord Garden.

Reference and Web Services Librarian Michelle McKinney served as a Team Leader for one of the Walnut Hills Concord Garden teams. The Concord Garden is located at the corner of Concord and Morgan Streets in Walnut Hills and is coordinated by the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. Michelle’s team of 4 began constructing a tool bin made of repurposed doors. The structure will be completed in the following weeks by additional volunteers from other organizations. The garden contains garden boxes (built by another UC Serves team) and a retention pond. The garden is available for use by members of the community along. View Michelle’s Concord Garden photos at https://www.flickr.com/gp/mschelmck/pRF13t.

The library faculty enjoyed spending the day helping others and look forward to next year’s projects.