P. Alfred Marchand was one of the first African American librarians in the United States and possibly the Midwest region. He worked at the Cincinnati Hospital from ~1873-1918. Although Marchand was highly valued by the medical staff at the Cincinnati Hospital, there was also controversy surrounding his unwarranted dismissal then reinstatement following protest by medical staff.
Please join Leah Everitt, research assistant in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL), on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Stanley J. Lucas, MD Board Room of the Winkler Center, to hear about archival materials that reveal much more about Marchand’s academic accomplishments and his time at the Cincinnati Hospital. Please note that lunch will be served.
The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library of the University of Cincinnati is promoting the National Institute of Health’s Minority Health Month.
2022’s theme is “Give Your Community a Boost.”
NIH Promotional poster of healthy looking people from various minority groups, one with a band-aid and one with a mask, and one working with an immunocompromised child to communicate the importance of receiving a booster shot for Covid-19.
For information on Covid-19 vaccines in our community, please visit:
Catherine Allen Latimer sitting in front of file cabinets at the New York Public Library
Celebrating Catherine Allen Latimer, NYPL’s first African-American Librarian.
Catherine Allen Latimer was New York Public Library’s first African American librarian. She was hired as a substitute in 1920 after being an assistant at Tuskegee Institute’s library for a year from 1919-1920. She stayed for her entire career until she retired in 1946. She founded the Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints at the 135th Street Branch of NYPL in 1925. This was a precursor to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Later, she was promoted to a curator of the same by Arturo Alfonso Schomburg.
Catherine was born in Nashville, TN in 1896. Her family eventually moved to NYC. She was educated during her early life in Germany and France. She spoke French fluently and read German. For high school, she attended public schools in Brooklyn, NY. Her undergraduate work and library training took place at Howard University and she completed some graduate work at Columbia University.
Over her career, she lectured to students of Wellesley College, Columbia University, Vassar College, Smith College, Hunter College and Pratt Institute. Continue reading →
The Health Sciences Library subscribes to Lexicomp Online and with each annual renewal, the previous year’s app access expires and 50 new Lexicomp app access codes become available. 50 access codes for the 2022 Lexicomp app • Lexicomp app registration is first come, first serve • App accounts expire annually Lexicomp Academic Discount Program • When the 50 app access codes are gone, another option is to purchase a Lexicomp app at a reduced cost • A link to the academic student discounts is available on the Lexicomp Online home page (located under Help & Training Resources, just below the search box) Lexicomp Online Lexicomp Online is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive medical library. It provides clear, concise, point-of-care adult and pediatric drug information as well as in-depth information on interactions, toxicology, and more. Lexicomp also includes support tools like drug ID, calculators, and patient education. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Health Sciences Library.
Please welcome Cade Stevens to DAAP. He is the NEW Student and Circulation Supervisor at The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlacter Library for Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP). Come in and say “Hi!”
FYI: He is the guy to see if you are a student interested in working at the DAAP library.
Students in Ashley Kubley’s FASH3020 Computer Aided Design for Fashion took part in a mini-trade show on April 19th, 2019 in the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library of DAAP. Representatives from Abercrombie & Fitch and Lectra Technologies were present to judge student work.
These students used the new Fashion Technology Center Lab resources (digital fabric printing and embroidery) and the Rapid Prototyping Center (laser cutting, etching, 3d printing) to complete their fabric samples, as well as, kaledo software. For those interested, there are more photos of work on Instagram @ #daapfashioncad
A reception in the library was enjoyed by all afterward.
Stop in at the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Art, Architecture & Planning (DAAP) to see a small exhibit of artists’ books that evoke summer. The selections all have either summer themes, colors or nod to summer activities.
A Garden of Artists’ Books: A Small Exhibit, by Andrea Chemero and Sara Mihaly.
“Not that Hungry” by Diane Stemper
“A Summer Garden” by Claire Lawson-Hall Illustrations by Muriel Mallows
Come see Assistant Professor of Design, Emil Robinson’s paintings in the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP). On display across from the circulation desk are: Tulips 1, Broken Bumper, Tulips 2–all three paintings are oil on panel and painted in 2019. He has paired them with books, which give clues to his technique/process. It’s a sneak peek of the spring we are all desiring.