by Heather Maloney
Beginning next week, the UCBA Library hours, services and support will be modified until spring semester begins on Monday, January 10th. Our website and signage will be updated this week to reflect the dates/hours below. Also, please read the important reminder about updating old library links before spring semester.
Winter Season Days, December 20 – January 2: Closed
Monday, December 13-Friday, December 17: Library Facility Closed; Virtual Support Only from 9a-4p.
- Staff will be on site answering the main phone line and providing virtual support from 9a-4p. Note: Any faculty or staff who need assistance can stop by the library staff area during these days/hours of support.
Monday, January 3 – Thursday, January 6: 12:00pm-5pm
Friday, January 7: 12:00pm-4pm
by Lauren Wahman
Looking for some good reads for winter break? Find recently published novels, short stories, biographies, and more at the UCBA Library’s Winter Book Crush. Stop by for a book and a winter treat!
Find us outside the UCBA Library front entrance (next to the Commons) on the following days/times:
- Tuesday November 30, 12:30-2:00 PM
- Wednesday December 1st, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Can’t make it during the above times?
The Winter Book Crush will move inside the UCBA Library from December 2 – 10. Please refer to the UCBA Library website for hours. Note: UC ID is required to borrow books.
The UCBA Library will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will reopen on Monday, November 29th at 7:30 a.m.
As we prepare for the holidays and the colder temperatures, please help those in need stay a little warmer this winter by donating to our Spread the Warmth Drive benefitting Blue Ash and Montgomery neighbors.
Look for our donation bins in Muntz, Walters and Progress halls or drop your donation at the UCBA Library Information Desk.
Please donate new or gently used Coats and Fleece Jackets (no sweaters or other kinds of sweatshirts) in any size from infant to adult.
Donations will be collected from November 1 – November 21, 2021.
Have Library Fines? Bring your donations to the UCBA Library Information Desk and each donated item will count toward waiving up to $20 in library fines ($10 per coat or fleece jacket).
By: Casey Harloe and Christian Boyles
Native American Heritage month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to address these challenge. To learn more, please visit our display, which was curated by our student worker Casey Harloe, located across from the Library’s service desk.
By Sarah Horton and Christian Boyles
Labor shortages. Strikes. Calls for a reassessment of how and where we work and are compensated. As contemporary labor movements continue to dominate the news cycle, UCBA library student worker, Sarah Horton, has pulled together a collection of titles that covers the history and recent events in US labor movements. To learn more about how we got from then to now, please visit our display located just inside the entrance to the library.
by Lauren Wahman
The new UCBA Library: Research Basics playlist in Kaltura contains four videos (less than 5 minutes each) that guide students through the research process. Continue reading
Get research help from UCBA librarians. In this one hour working session, you can ask specific questions about your research assignment. It’s open to all UCBA students and for any individual or group research assignments. Registration is required and you can join any time during the session. Be sure to bring your research assignment.
Dates and Times
- Tuesday, October 12, 10-11 am (Zoom)
- Wednesday, October 20, 2-3 pm (In-Person, Muntz Hall 117).
Reserve Your Spot
Register for these research labs by using this registration link. The Zoom link will be sent to the same email you used to register. For the in-person session, bring your device with you.
Are you new to UC Blue Ash? We invite you to learn more about the UCBA Library with this short video introducing you to the library’s space and services being offered for Fall 2021.
by Lauren Wahman
The UCBA Library is offering two Research Workshops for fall 2021 – Finding Your Research Sources and Evaluating Your Research Sources. These are one hour sessions offered online and in person and registration is required. The sessions are open to all UCBA students. Refer to the 2021 UCBA Library Workshops flyer for schedule and registration information.
Finding Your Research Sources
Need to find sources for your research assignment? Finding information can be frustrating and overwhelming, but the UCBA Library is here to help. Join librarians to discuss where to search, get some strategies for building better searches, and ask questions.
Evaluating Your Research Sources
Not sure if the sources you’ve found are high quality? Deciding if info is trustworthy and credible can be challenging, but the UCBA Library is here to help. Join librarians to discuss source evaluation, get strategies you can use for your research, and ask questions.