All University of Cincinnati Libraries locations are closed Monday, Sept. 4 for Labor Day. The Libraries will reopen as scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 5. Have a safe and relaxing holiday.
Today we officially welcome our new dean and university librarian Elizabeth Kiscaden on her first day at the University of Cincinnati Libraries.
Dean Kiscaden comes to UC from Creighton University where she was university librarian and assistant vice provost of library services. While at Creighton, she worked to modernize legacy library systems and infrastructure to support an anytime, anywhere, any device philosophy and oversaw the development of a single library enterprise, bringing together campus and health sciences libraries. She has extensive experience administering large grants and library services to support academic programs, faculty teaching and student learning. Her research largely focuses on consumer health information.
All University of Cincinnati Libraries locations will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular library hours for all locations will resume Tuesday, May 30. Have a safe holiday.
There is a power outage scheduled for the University of Cincinnati’s primary Data Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, and lasting as late as 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 14. Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) will be performing maintenance in the Data Center during this time. Many commonly used cloud-hosted services will remain available.
The UC Libraries website will remain up during the outage; however, some parts of the website will be unavailable, including:
- Browzine integration with Summon
- The staff directory
- The student employment application
- Some Contact Us forms
- The “Journals” and “Books” search tabs on homepage
- My Library Record
In addition, the following library sites/services will be down during the outage:
- uclid.uc.edu (Library Catalog)
- digital.libraries.uc.edu (including Luna)
- libapps.libraries.uc.edu (including the Source blog, LiBlog, Omeka S and Exhibits
More information, and a list of UC services that will be affected during the outage, can be found on DTS’s internal website (UC access only).
The University of Cincinnati Libraries empowers discover, stimulates learning and inspires the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. The University of Cincinnati Libraries comprises 10 locations that support the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. A new display on the 5th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library features the various libraries and encourages people to visit each one.
A handout, available at the exhibit and online, maps out each library location.
And while visiting each library, post and tag @uclibraries using #selfieforsticker, then visit the desk for a library sticker.
The display was curated and designed by communication design co-op student Jakob Elliott.
Thanks to the State Library of Ohio awarding OhioLINK the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) grant funded by IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services), we now have access to ‘Phase 1’ of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion electronic book collection (see complete Excel list) . OhioLINK’s goal was to bring better representation of diverse communities and perspectives to the library collections. Through the ProQuest platform’s curated librarian-selected collection that covers various subjects with diversity and representation in race, gender, religion, physical ability, age, political persuasion, and sexual orientation, that goal was met.
This dynamic digitally shared collection allows all OhioLINK member libraries to have an unlimited number of users and perpetual access to all 82 e-books. Books can be accessed through a search in the UC Library Catalog or by following the directions below. Check it out!
- Log in to UC Libraries’ proxy: https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.uc.idm.oclc.org/lib/uc/home.action
- Search for the book’s title (e.g., Setsuko’s Secret : Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration)
- A green “Available” indicator means we have access. Happy reading!
Most University of Cincinnati Libraries locations have reduced hours for Spring Break, March 11-19. Check the library website for a list of hours by location.
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break, Bearcats!
Did you know UC Libraries is comprised of 10 locations? In addition to the Walter C. Langsam Library, there are libraries located throughout campus with collections and resources customized to the various colleges and departments.
Recently, representatives from Student Government contacted us with the desire to increase awareness of the study spaces and resources available in the various college and departmental libraries (C&Ds). Coincidentally, communication design co-op students Norah Jenkins and Jakob Elliott had just created stickers representing each library; thus, a promotional plan was born.
The promotional plan encourages students to visit the various library locations, take a photo with/of the Bearcatalog foam cutout located near the entrance, post to social media tagging @UCLibraries with #selfieforsticker and then visit the help desk for a sticker of that library.
In addition to promoting the various C&D libraries, having students visit the desk is a friendly way for them to get introduced to the helpful people who work in the libraries so that when they have questions or need research help they are more comfortable seeking assistance.
We encourage everyone on campus to show your ♥️ for UC Libraries. Visit one of the UC Libraries 10 locations, take a photo with/of the Bearcatalog foam statue, post and tag @uclibraries using #selfieforsticker. Visit the desk for your library sticker. Hours vary per location, so be sure to check before heading out.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries and the Elliston Poetry Room announce the next roster of poets for Poetry Stacked, a semi-regular poetry reading series held in the 6th floor east stacks of the Walter C. Langsam Library.
At the next event, scheduled for Wednesday, March 8 at 4:30pm, three poets will read their work.
Felicia Zamora is the author of six books of poetry including, I Always Carry My Bones, winner of the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize (University of Iowa Press, 2021) and the 2022 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry, and Body of Render, Benjamin Saltman Award winner (Red Hen Press, 2020). She won the 2022 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize from The Georgia Review, a 2022 Tin House Next Book Residency, and a 2022 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, AGNI, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2022, Boston Review, Georgia Review, Guernica, Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Orion, Poetry Magazine, The Nation and others. She is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati and associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review.
Caroline Plasket’s work has been published or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including, Gulf Coast, Sycamore Review, Pleiades, Copper Nickel, The Cortland Review and Threadcount Magazine. She was a mentee in the AWP Writer to Writer Program. She currently teaches writing at Northern Kentucky University. She is working on three books and is fulfilled sharing her love of writing (and the power that lies within it) with others. She lives in Northern Kentucky.
Hussain Ahmed is a Nigerian poet and environmentalist. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Mississippi and is currently a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati. His poems are featured in AGNI, Poetry Magazine, The Kenyon Review, A Public Space, The American Poetry Review and elsewhere. He is a winner of the 2022 Orison Poetry Prize, 2022 finalist for the University of Wisconsin Press’s Brittingham Prize and Felix Pollak Prize poetry competition, 2021 Semi-finalist Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and several others. He is the author of a chapbook “Harp in a Fireplace” (Newfound, 2021) and a debut collection “Soliloquy with the Ghosts in Nile” (Black Ocean Press, 2022). He is currently an Editorial Assistant for Seneca Review and Cincinnati Review. Continue reading
Announcing the 2021-22 University of Cincinnati Libraries Annual Progress Report: A Year of New Beginnings…a year that saw the broad return of students, faculty and staff to campus for fall semester. The transition from virtual to in-person was an extensive process as library spaces were re-evaluated to allow for a safe return to working and studying on campus. We welcomed students, faculty and staff back to campus with refreshed spaces, enhanced safety protocols for social distancing and a revived appreciation for working together in person.
The year also saw the announcement of our renewed Strategic Framework: NEXT Directions. The University of Cincinnati’s NEXT Lives Here Strategic Directions focus on the core areas of Academic Excellence, Urban Impact and the Innovation Agenda in order to engage people and ideas – and to transform the world. The University of Cincinnati Libraries is key to what’s NEXT.
In this Annual Report, we look back at the top News & Events, applaud Staff Accomplishments & Milestones and look at the Libraries By the Numbers and Financially.
While we celebrate the accomplishments of the past academic year, we also continue to move forward in pursuit of our vision of being the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university – positioning ourselves as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus and beyond. I invite you to be a part of our journey – a journey led by our Guiding Principles of Investment in our People; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and Digital Transformation.
The Annual Progress Report is available online via Sway. Happy Reading!