Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th to October 15th to honor the contributions and influences of Hispanic and Latinx cultures of America. A new exhibit on display on the 4th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library presents information about this month and features books from the collections of UC Libraries.
In 1968, President Johnson introduced National Hispanic Heritage Week in the United States. In 1988, President Regan expanded the celebration to last a month in the U.S.
Why is it Important?:
The celebration is designed to recognize the positive impact that Hispanic Americans have left on the country. As of 2020, the Hispanic population in the U.S. is 65.3 million—the largest minority group in the country—and is projected to reach 111 million by 2060, according to the U.S. Census.
The exhibit was curated by Madison Hershiser, resource sharing assistant in the Collection Development Services and Engagement Department. It was designed by Jakob Elliott, communication design co-op student. A bibliography of the books on display is available at the exhibit.
There is growing interest and development in Virtual Reality (VR) for use in immersive education and training, collaboration and communication, as well as for enhancing teaching and learning. Within the University of Cincinnati there are VR activities found throughout campus, including in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), the College of Medicine and in Game Design, as well as in UC’s Digital Futures facility.
To showcase some of these VR activities, UC Libraries is holding a series of open sessions with distinguished speakers from UC’s Digital Futures who will share their work, research and innovations in VR. There are three sessions open to all.
Hosted by the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the Elliston Poetry Room, the Data & Poetry | Poetry & Data Workshop: Attributes of the Code & the Line will explore how data and poetry inform and influence each other, the impact of emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs on poetry and literature, as well as the implications this presents for copyright.
Join us Tuesday, Sept. 12, 3-5pm in the Elliston Poetry Room (6th floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library) for a panel discussion and Q&A led by poets, data professionals, AI researchers and a legal expert. While you may not leave with answers, you will leave with thoughts, resources and more questions.
The panelists are:
Ben Kline is the assistant department head for research, teaching and services at UC Libraries. A poet in his non-library life, Ben believes poets should be empowered to harness data, data tools and our collective knowledge to create work that invigorates and challenges ideas about art and technology.
Amy Koshoffer – as the assistant director of research and data services, Amy promotes data literacy skills particularly data sharing and data management.
Kay Bancroft – a poet, editor, educator and artist, Kay merges creative writing with pre-existing structures, data and more.
Mark Chalmers – science and engineering librarian. Among his other areas of expertise, Mark manages the CEAS Library’s coding workshops and is an AI enthusiast.
Tim Armstrong – a lawyer and technologist, Professor Armstrong studies the intersection of advanced communications technologies and intellectual property law.
The workshop is part of Poetry Stacked programming and the Data and Computational Series. It is sponsored by a Universal Provider Award from the Provost Office.
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.
On display on the 4th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Graphic Novels exhibit celebrates and promotes the variety of graphic novels available in the library. From traditional novel adaptations, biographies and autobiographies to Manga and comic books, graphic novels take on different forms and subjects and are enjoyed by people of all ages.
The books on display in the exhibit include:
Byrne, Eugene, and Simon Gurr. Darwin: A Graphic Biography. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2013.
Garcia, Kami, et al. Teen Titans: Raven. Burbank, CA: DC Ink, 2019.
Hamilton, Tim. and Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation. First edition. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009.
Isayama, Hajime and Sheldon Drzka. Attack On Titan. New York, N.Y., Kodansha Comics, 2012.
Kishimoto, Masashi, et al. Naruto #1. Viz, 2003.
Macellari, Elisa. Kusama: The Graphic Novel. Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2020.
Moore, Alan. Watchmen. New York: DC Comics, 2005.
Stevenson, ND, and N. D. Stevenson. Nimona. HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
A table-top display is located on the 4th floor of the library with graphic novels that can be taken to the Desk@Langsam for check out:
Carré, Lilli. Heads or Tails. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2015.
Doran, Fionnuala. The Trial of Roger Casement. SelfMadeHero, 2016.
Duffy, Damian, et al. Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation. New York, Abrams Comicarts, 2017.
Gravett, Paul. Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life. Aurum, 2005.
Hickman, Jonathan, et al. The Manhattan Projects. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, Inc., 2016.
Jesse Reklaw. LOVF: An Illustrated Diary of a Man Literally Losing His Mind. Fantagraphics Books, 2016.
Moore, Alan, et al. V for Vendetta. New York, DC Comics, 1990.
Moore, Alan. Watchmen. New York: DC Comics, 2005.
Moore, Leah, et al. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. SelfMadeHero, 2016.
Otomo, Katsuhiro, et al. Akira. Dark Horse Manga, 2000.
Radtke, Kristen. Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness. First edition. New York, Pantheon Books, 2021.
Samura, Hiroaki, et al. Blade of the Immortal. Dark Horse Manga, 2017.
The Graphic Novels exhibit was designed and produced by Norah Jenkins, library communications co-op student.