Connecting with UCBA Library Over the Years: Slideshow

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The American Library Association theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology, books and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with people and ideas. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to visit, engage with or advocate for their libraries.

The UCBA Library is a vital part of the UC Blue Ash and greater UC community. We take pride in the services we offer in the areas of research and teaching support and access to resources. We also enjoy working together alongside our UCBA faculty, staff and students for both work and play. This slideshow highlights the various ways the UCBA Library connects with our community.

Connect with the UCBA Library as we celebrate this week! Here are a few activities you can engage in, at the UCBA Library and online:

Spring Book Blooms: A good book can help you escape to another world or connect to this one in new ways. Find recently published novels, short stories, biographies, and more at this UCBA Library pop-up event in the hallway across from our entrance. We’ll supply the books and a few delicious sweets to help you finish this semester strong!  Note: UC ID is required to borrow books.

#UniteAgainstBookBans: Participate in the campaign to support diverse materials in public, school and university libraries. The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked an unprecedented number of book challenges in 2021 (the highest number since they began tracking over two decades ago), and many of these challenged books were by or about Black or LGBTQIA+ persons.

Show Your Library Love for a Chance to Win $100: Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Use the hashtag #MyLibrary.  All the entries will be gathered and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  The promotion ends on Saturday, April 9 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag or name your local (academic, public or school) library!

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Women’s History Month at the UCBA Library

by Lauren Wahman

display of books atop a table for women's history month

Featured books for Women’s History Month

For the month of March, the UCBA Library is featuring a multi-disciplinary selection of books highlighting the global contributions of women as part of Women’s History Month. These featured books are located on a table near the Library’s Information Desk. Visit the Women’s History Month virtual featured books to view a small selection. To view the full selection, stop by the UCBA Library during open hours, browse, and borrow a book. 

Celebrating UC Blue Ash Faculty Achievements: Life of the Mind’s Artists, Authors, Editors and Composers 

by Lauren Wahman and Heather Maloney 

The Life of the Mind lecture and Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers event took place on February 22, 2022. As part of the UCBA Library’s research-sharing efforts, we’re celebrating the selected works submitted this year from UCBA faculty. Visit Life of the Mind for the online exhibit, bibliography, and event recording. 

Cover of Revista Matemática Iberoamericana

David Freeman, Professor
Math, Physics, & Computer Science
Fun Fact: David presented this research topic at the UCBA Library’s 3rd Annual Faculty Research Lightning Talks event. 

 

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Poetry Book Display at UCBA Library

by Christian Boyles and Casey Harloe

display of poetry books at UCBA LibraryAre you a fan of long-winded rambles? Do you want to feel seen? Looking for some quick reads? If so, check out the new display located right inside the front door at the UCBA Library where this month we feature a wide range of poetry curated by our very own resident poet, Casey Harloe.

From the works of Frank O’Hara, Ocean Vuong, and Maya Angelou, there is something for everyone here to enjoy. You can stop by the UCBA Library through the month of February to find your new favorite poem.

UCBA Library Hosts Upstander Campaign

by Heather Maloney

The UC Blue College Library is honored to be a host site for the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s Upstander Campaign “to inspire our community to be upstanders through a city-wide art campaign, monthly programs, museum tours, giveaways, and training opportunities.”

We invite you to learn more about Werner Coppel, his experience as a Holocaust survivor and his passionate message on standing up to hate and prejudice, as well as the important work of the Holocaust & Humanity Center: https://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/upstander-project/

Coppel window artwork

Coppel informational placard

Spring 2022 Library Labs

by Lauren Wahman

Spring 2022 Library Labs 

The UCBA Library labs are a great opportunity for students to get a head start on their research assignments. The sessions are open to all UCBA students, any individual or group research assignment, and take place online. Refer to flyer schedule for registration information. 

Get Started with Research: Prep & Planning
Thursday February 3 | 1:00-2:00 PM 
Meet with librarians for practical tips on using the UC Libraries website, tackling your assignment, and essential steps to beginning research. Bring your assignment, ask questions, and leave with a plan to move forward! 

Search & Cite
Thursday March 3 | 1:00-2:00 PM  
The UCBA Library and the Writing and Study Skills Center are here to help! Meet with librarians for essential tips on where to search and strategies for creating smart searches. Talk with writing tutors about how to cite those sources. Bring your assignment and leave with a solid start on your research! 

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UCBA Library Services During Spring 2022 Remote Start Period

Given the university’s shift to online operations, we wanted to provide you with updates to the UCBA Library’s services and support beginning today through Friday, January 21st. We will revert to regular spring semester operations on Monday, January 24th.

The UCBA Library facility is closed as of Wednesday, January 5th through Friday, January 21st; however, we do have drop-in hours from 9a-5p Monday-Friday as well as virtual support (see below for options). Hallway signage instructs visitors on how to contact us when they arrive, so that we can meet them at our library staff door (ex. laptop or materials pick-up/returns).

Laptops are available for UCBA students with an initial check-out until March 11th. Students can return and renew the laptop by that due date for the rest of the semester.

Calculators and Course Reserve Materials are available for check-out through January 25th. During this time, we will not be issuing short term loans (e.g. 4 hours, 3 days). Calculators and course reserve materials will be given a due date of Tuesday, January 25th. These items will revert to their designated short term loan period after their return.

Important Reminder: A Bearcat ID or acceptable alternative ID (e.g. driver’s license) is required to check out items.

Virtual Services/Support available Monday-Friday 9a-5p