UC Libraries are closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day, except for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, which will be open 9am-5pm.
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Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with University of Cincinnati faculty, will return Tues, Sept. 22, at 2:30 p.m. with a lecture by John Lynch, professor of communication in the College of Arts and Sciences, who will speak on “Remembering When Medicine Went Wrong: Lessons for Medical Communication Today.” The lecture will be presented via Zoom with the link soon available at https://libraries.uc.edu/lifeofthemind.html.
Following Professor Lynch’s remarks, a panel of three will respond to the lecture:
- Charles R. Doarn, professor, environmental and public health sciences; program director, MPH; director of telemedicine
- Renee MaHaffey Harris, president and CEO, The Center for Closing the Health Gap
- Michelle McGowan, research associate professor in the Ethics Center and Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the College of Medicine; graduate program director, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Arts and Sciences.
The Life of the Mind lecture series has merged with the former Authors, Editors & Composers to create one event that will celebrate the achievements of UC’s artists, authors, editors and composers. A bibliography and exhibit of the 2019 creative and scholarly works of UC’s faculty and staff will accompany the lecture and be available online.
Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, and organized by the University of Cincinnati Libraries, Faculty Senate and the Faculty Enrichment Center, the mission of Life of the Mind is to celebrate UC faculty research, scholarship and creative output and to foster the free and open exchange of ideas and discourse. Life of the Mind is free and open to the public and attracts a broad audience including UC students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as people from the community.
More information about Life of the Mind is available online at www.libraries.uc.edu/lifeofthemind/.
Questions? Contact Melissa Cox Norris, (513)556-1558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for library print materials for research or study? The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service (now expanded to a daily service!) allows UC users to request printed library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations. Requests made daily Monday-Friday are typically available the next 1-2 business days. Users should wait for an e-mail pickup notice before coming to the library to pick up requested items. There is a limit of 10 items per request/25 a week.
Due dates have been automatically set for February 15, 2021. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Click & Collect” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location.
Click & Collect pickup locations and details per participating library are available on the Libraries web site.
Items requested from SWORD (Southwest Ohio Regional Depository) will be sent to Langsam Library only for pickup. Please note – SWORD will initially appear as the pickup location at the time of request, but will change to Langsam as the request is processed.
Updates to Click & Collect will continue to be posted online.
For other research and library service needs, the University of Cincinnati Libraries remains open and available online to provide users with access to library resources and services.
With the start of fall semester, UC Libraries will begin to re-open library facilities to the UC community in a limited, phased approach to ensure social distancing. Our priority remains to provide access to library resources to the extent possible while maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The availability and use of locations and spaces within the libraries will be reviewed on a continual basis and updates will be posted on the Libraries website.
Beginning August 10, the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) is open for fall semester with limited in-person accessibility to library spaces.
Beginning August 17, the UC Blue Ash College Library is open with services available in person, virtually or both.
Tues-Fri, August 18-21, the 400 level of the Walter C. Langsam Library will be open from 10am-4pm. No library services will be available during this time.
Beginning August 24, the Walter C. Langsam Library, Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library, John Miller Burnam Classics Library, Archives and Rare Books Library and UC Clermont College Library will open with limitations and protocols to ensure social distancing. Location specifics are listed at https://libraries.uc.edu/about/covid-19.html.
Other library locations remain closed at this time, but are under review for re-opening at a date to be announced. UC Libraries remains open and available online to provide users with access to library resources and services.
Users can request print library materials by 9am Wednesday for Thursday pickup.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries is expanding its Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service providing users with access to print collection materials in order to support UC teaching and research. Users may now request print items for pickup at the following additional library locations:
- College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library
- College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Library
- Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library
- Walter C. Langsam Library
Plans are underway to provide access to the John Miller Burnam Classics Library collection to Classics faculty and graduate students and details will be announced soon.
The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated library locations. Requests made by 9am Wednesdays will be available for pickup between noon-4pm on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. Continue reading UC Libraries Expands Click & Collect Retrieval Service to Additional Library Locations
The University of Cincinnati Libraries supports our colleagues from the American Library Association and the Association of Research Libraries in their statements and actions against racism and violence perpetrated against black men and women and all people of color. We agree with President Neville Pinto’s message “that the time to act is now.” As libraries, we provide access to resources and information professionals so that citizens can educate themselves on how to contribute to meaningful change and combat systemic racism.
Below is a short list of UC Libraries resources. While some do require UC affiliation, there are others that are open access. It contains a mix of current and historical perspectives as this is not a new issue our country is confronting, but the time to listen and to learn is now. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but a starting point for education and conversation.
- Stamped from the beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America / Ibram X. Kendi [electronic resource – requires login with UC Credentials]
- White fragility : why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism Robin DiAngelo [temporary electronic resource through Hathi Trust – requires login with UC credentials]
- Between the World and Me [temporary electronic resource through Hathi Trust – requires login with UC credentials] / Ta-Nehisi Coates –
- The night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union : A Transatlantic Story of Antiracist Protest / Stephen Tuck with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- The Souls of Black Folk [temporary electronic resource through Hathi Trust – requires login with UC credentials] / W.E.B. Du Bois
- Mourning in America [electronic resource] : race and the politics of loss / David W. McIvor
- 1919, the year of racial violence [electronic resource] : how African Americans fought back / David F. Krugler, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
- Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
- TEDTalks: Kimberlé Crenshaw: The Urgency of Intersectionality
- Moyers & Company: Incarceration Nation (Michelle Alexander, the author of “The New Jim Crow” being interviewed)
Current exhibit on display in the Walter C. Langsam Library
- Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights (with link to PDF that gives short bios of the women featured in the exhibit) – http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/BHMhandout_onlineversion.pdf
The Urban Studies Collection of the Archives and Rare Books Library holds information on two of the women featured in the exhibit, Louise Shropshire, originator of the Civil Rights anthem “We Shall Overcome,” and Marian Spencer, local Civil Rights icon, as well as Theodore “Ted” Berry, the first African American mayor of Cincinnati.
The University of Cincinnati Press
- Issues in Race and Society, biannual journal distinguishes itself as an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and global examination of the increasingly racial and racialized world that connects us all.
While all UC Libraries’ physical locations remain closed until further notice, we are finalizing plans to provide users with access to print collection materials in order to support UC teaching and research.
A print collection retrieval and pickup service is being planned to begin soon after June 8. Once all preparatory activities are completed, we will announce an official start date of the service. Library users will not be allowed inside library spaces, but will be able to request and pick up library materials in designated locations.
Details on exact timing and how to utilize the retrieval and pickup service will be forthcoming. For updated information, please visit https://libraries.uc.edu/about/covid-19.html.
In the meantime, the University of Cincinnati Libraries remains open and available online to provide users with access to library resources and services.
In observance of Memorial Day, UC Libraries’ Chat reference service will not be available on Monday, May 25. We will resume normal hours, 10am-3pm, on Tuesday, May 26. Users seeking library resources on Monday, May 25, are encouraged to visit the Libraries website or Online Library for direct access to essential resources and services to enable online research and scholarly work.
Call for submissions from UC faculty and staff of 2019 creative and scholarly works by June 30.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries is collaborating with the Faculty Senate, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Enrichment Center to bring back the popular Authors, Editors & Composers event and exhibit last held in 2013 and incorporate it into the Life of the Mind lecture series.
The re-imagined Life of the Mind will create one event that will celebrate the achievements of UC’s artists, authors, editors and composers together with a presentation by a distinguished faculty member and panel discussion to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on an emergent theme.
Still named Life of the Mind, the event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in the Faculty Enrichment Center. An exhibit of faculty and staff submitted works and compositions will be on display at the event and then moved the following day for public display in the Walter C. Langsam Library’s fourth and fifth floor lobbies. The organizers are prepared to move the event and exhibit fully online if circumstances dictate the necessity to do so.
To include 2019 creative and scholarly works, UC faculty and staff are invited to submit via an online form by June 30. Include only those works performed or published between January 2019 and December 2019. Submissions are limited to three per category per artist, author, editor or composer. Categories may include: books, book chapters, journal articles, editing, artwork, photography, plays, musical scores, CDs or DVDs.
It is from the submitted works that the Life of the Mind Steering Committee will select the featured faculty speaker to give the Life of the Mind lecture.
The mission of Life of the Mind remains to celebrate UC research, scholarship and creative output and to foster the free and open exchange of ideas and discourse.
Questions? Contact Melissa Cox Norris, (513)556-1558 or email@example.com.
To speed response efforts for the COVID-19 global health crisis, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is providing free access to a group of key ISO international standards.
These 31 standards, from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), concern medical / PPE equipment and devices including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.
(Note: These standards are accessible in read-only format. Download/printing is not available.)
These free ISO standards build upon UC Libraries’ existing subscriptions to all standards from ASTM, IEEE, NFPA and other organizations. Access all online sources at http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ceasstandards .
For help accessing these or other standards, Ask a Science & Engineering Librarian.