New and Returning Library Student Assistants Are Ready To Serve

The UCBA Library is pleased to welcome five new student assistants for the 2017-2018 school year. They are joined by five returning student assistants. Together, they assist students, staff and faculty by answering general questions about the library and its policies, checking materials in and out, facilitating study room usage, and providing instruction on how to use the various tools and resouces available in the library.

Group of library student assistants standing at the information desk.

UCBA Library Student Assistants

The student assistants all shared a few fun facts:

Photo of Angel V.

Angel – New

 

Favorite candy: Jolly Ranchers

 

 

 

 

Photo of Garrit C.

Garrit – New

 

Favorite book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

 

 

 

Photo of Hayden R.

Hayden – New

 

Favorite drink: Peach Iced Tea

 

 

 

 

Photo of Isabella J.

 Isabella – New

 

Favorite Animal: Elephant

 

 

 

 

Photo of Nikki H.

Nikki – Returning

 

Favorite movie: The Princess Bride

 

 

 

 

Photo of Rayden Q.

Raiden – Returning

 

Dream vacation: Bora Bora

 

 

 

 

Photo of Samuel O.

Samuel- Returning

 

Favorite activities: Driving on back roads.

 

 

 

 

Photo of Tiffany F.

Tiffany- Returning

 

Favorite food: Sushi

 

 

 

 

Photo of Tyasha G.

     Tyasha – New

 

Favorite color: Blue

 

 

 

 

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part 1

By Kellie Tilton

Kellie Tilton taking a photo in front of the Bean.

Paid a visit to The Bean while in Chicago!

Hi, all! Kellie Tilton, UCBA Librarian, here to tell you a bit about how I spent my summer vacation. As luck would have it, I was lucky enough to have two pretty major library-related trips this summer. This is all about the first one.

Back in February, I told you about my trip to the American Library Association’s MidWinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, my fellow committee members on the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Alex Award and myself were tasked with selecting ten winners of our award. It was so rewarding to see the amazing feedback based on the list we talked, debated and voted on.

At ALA’s Annual Conference this past June, the 2017 Committee gathered again to honor those award winners. We were lucky enough to have six of our ten authors in attendance and they were all charming, wonderful and hilarious in the speeches they gave. After that, there was a massive author signing. It was an amazing end to over a year of work.

People in line at the YALSA book signing.

Our fabulous authors signing their fabulous books!

Cover of Die Young With Me book.

One of our winners gives an Alex Award shout out in the new printing.

Simultaneously, I was also meeting with the 2018 Alex Award Committee. (Committee appointments are two years long!) Once again, we gathered in a hotel conference room to discuss the massive amount of books we’ve been reading, all with the aim to award the 10 best with the Alex Award next year. I’m looking forward to experiencing the entire whirlwind again!

If you’re interested in seeing the our ten winners, the list is here!

Welcome New Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

by Heather Maloney

The UCBA Library team welcomes Elizabeth Sullivan as the new Library Operations Manager. Elizabeth brings over 5 years of experience from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County including her role as a branch manager. She also comes directly to us from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden where she was the Manager of Member Experience and Fun (yes, she met Fiona!).

Elizabeth Sullivan

                        UCBA Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth will be managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality service and support for faculty, staff and students. We’re so excited to welcome Elizabeth to the UCBA Library Team!

Fun Facts: What is your favorite bookstore (online or in-person)?

UCBA Library Exam Hours

UCBA Library Hours

Exam Week 2017
Saturday, April 22 through Thursday, April 27

Sat. April 22 – noon-4p
Sun. April 23 – noon-4p
Mon. April 24 – 7:30a-9p
Tue. April 25 – 7:30a-9p
Wed. April 26 – 7:30a-9p
Thur. April 27 – 7:30a-9p

Remember – shuttle service starts at 7:15a Monday through Thursday! Visit the Shuttle Service page for more information.


Break Hours
Friday, April 28th through Sunday, May 7th

Monday – Thursday: noon – 5p
Friday: noon – 4p
Closed Saturdays and Sundays


Summer Semester Hours
Monday, May 8th through Saturday, August 5th

Monday – Thursday: 8a – 6p
Friday: 8a – 5p
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

For more information and additional holiday closures, visit the UC Blue Ash Library Hours.

UCBA Bullet Journaling 101 Workshop

bujo101

Please join UCBA Librarians Michelle McKinney and Kelllie Tilton for Bullet Journaling 101: An introduction to Bullet Journals, a customized planning system.

1p -2p, Friday, April 21, 2017
Muntz 117, Learning & Teaching Center

This workshop is open to UCBA faculty, staff and students and will include:

  • A brief overview of Bullet Journaling
  • Tips and tricks for setting up Bullet Journals
  • A BuJo Petting Zoo to try out supplies and tools
  • Hands-On time to work or start planning your Bullet Journal

Please register at http://uc.libsurveys.com/bujo101

Feel free to bring your own Bullet Journals and supplies to the workshop.

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