Man Qi joins RDS team as a student research consultant

Man QiMan Qi is joining UC Libraries’ Research and Data Services (RDS) team as a student research consultant where she will provide consultations in the Data & GIS Collab in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library.

Her expertise is GIS software, hydrological modeling, SWMM modeling, geographic data processing, spatial analysis, map design, Python and R.

Man Qi is a PhD candidate in Geography & GIS from UC’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is passionate about helping others with data visualization and spatial data analysis. Her main job is to provide support to our UC community in spatial data processing and analysis (e.g., location analysis, spatial interpolation), map design and making using GIS techniques and hydrological modeling using SWMM. In addition, she also works with UC RDS team to develop workshops according to the UC community’s needs in learning GIS techniques, such as ArcGIS StoryMaps workshop.

Welcome, Man!

UC Libraries commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week-long online learning event

martin luther king, jr.The UC Libraries Racial Equity, Support & Programming to Educate the Community Team (RESPECT) will be hosting an online asynchronous, interactive program to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Visit the online presentation beginning Jan.17 to read and listen to Dr. King’s speech, “The Other America,” then engage in conversation and learning throughout the week of Jan. 17-21.

 

Lexicomp online: New access codes for 2022

The Health Sciences Library subscribes to Lexicomp Online and with each annual renewal, the previous year’s app access expires and 50 new Lexicomp app access codes become available.
50 access codes for the 2022 Lexicomp app
• Lexicomp app registration is first come, first serve
• App accounts expire annually
Lexicomp Academic Discount Program
• When the 50 app access codes are gone, another option is to purchase a Lexicomp app at a reduced cost
• A link to the academic student discounts is available on the Lexicomp Online home page (located under Help & Training Resources, just below the search box)
Lexicomp Online
Lexicomp Online is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive medical library. It provides clear, concise, point-of-care adult and pediatric drug information as well as in-depth information on interactions, toxicology, and more. Lexicomp also includes support tools like drug ID, calculators, and patient education.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Health Sciences Library.

UC Libraries Closed Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. from LIFE Magazine

UC Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day . The libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Want to read up on Martin Luther King, Jr., his impact and legacy, and how you can make a difference? Check out these library resources and the Racial Justice Resources for Activists, Advocates and Allies Research Guide.

American Astronomical Society Journals Now Fully Open Access in 2022

Starting January 1st, 2022, the full journal portfolio of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are now completely open access. The journals include the Astronomical Journal (AJ), the Astrophysical journal (ApJ)Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), and the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ApJS). The Planetary Science Journal is not affected by this transition as it is already open access. These journals consistently feature some of the most read and highest impact scientific research results in the astronomical sciences.  The AAS views this transition to open access as directly impacting the quality of scientific research, as stated by Editor in Chief, Ethan Vishniac, “Science works best when it is as transparent and as accessible as possible.” They also view this move as supporting their diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the astronomical community, as referenced in the following statement from their press release.

“The transition to OA will allow everyone to access this high-quality and trusted research, and it will offer scientists low-cost fully OA options for publishing their research in astronomy and related disciplines. The new publishing policy aligns with ongoing efforts by the Society to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in its work within the astronomical community.”

Read the full press release here: https://aas.org/press/aas-journals-open-access

Spring 2022 Return to Campus Update for UC Libraries

With the university shifting to online learning until January 24 because of the increase in local, state, and national COVID-19 cases, and the high transmission rate of the Omicron variant, UC Libraries are making adjustments to operating hours. Library locations remain open with reduced hours, except for the Archives and Rare Books Library, which is not currently taking new research appointments, but is available to answer reference questions via phone and e-mail.

Hours by location are listed on the Libraries website, including those for UC Blue Ash, Clermont and Law, which vary from those for UC Libraries.

Current information on the Libraries Return to Campus plans, can be found online.

 

Rachel Hoople joins CECH Library as Operations Supervisor

rachel hoopleRachel Hoople has joined the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) Library team as operations supervisor.

Rachel began work at UC as a temporary staff member in the Walter C. Langsam Library this past March. Additionally, she has held the role of library associate at the Portsmouth Public Library and worked in a variety of positions at Shawnee State University, including writing tutor and adjunct professor. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Shawnee State University and grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio.

On a personal note, Rachel is an avid reader and appreciator of literature for young people. Her favorite YA fiction genres include fantasy, thriller and rom-com. Some of her favorite books include The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune, and Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. Her 1st favorite author was Patricia Polacco and her favorite book in the Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Rachel’s skill sets in readers’ advisory and YA literature will be well-utilize in the CECH Library.

Welcome back, Rachel!

Winter Break hours for UC Libraries

Winter Break Hours for the University of Cincinnati Libraries begin Saturday, Dec. 18. All library locations will be closed Dec. 18-Jan. 2, except for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL), which will be open noon-5pm, Dec. 20-23 and closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2.

winter sceneIn addition, all library locations except for Langsam Library and HSL will close at noon, Friday, Dec. 17. The Desk@Langsam will also close at noon, Friday, Dec. 17.

A listing of all hours is available on the Libraries website.

Have a relaxing and safe Winter Break.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library introduces Andrea Chemero and Jessica Heys

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is pleased to welcome two new faces to its ranks.

Andrea Chemero

Andrea Chemero

Andrea Chemero

Andrea Chemero has joined the Health Sciences Library in the role of temporary health sciences librarian. She comes to the library with over 10 years of experience as a librarian, having worked in libraries at both the community college and academic levels. Andrea may be a familiar face to some as she also spent time working in the Karl J. Schlachter and Robert A. Deshon Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).

Andrea brings to her position at the Health Sciences Library experience in reference and instruction, customizing online finding aides and providing research workshops. She has made frequent use of custom online finding aides, such as LibGuides, to support students’ research needs and has extensive experience helping students with medical reference questions and databases such as CINAHL, Medline and Ovid.

Upon moving to Cincinnati in 2012, Andrea took a break from being a librarian to pursue art, which led to her earning an M.F.A. from DAAP in 2020. Andrea states that she was “unable to keep away,” and took a one-year break from her studies at DAAP to work as a librarian at the DAAP Library.

Jessica Heys

Jessica Heys

Jessica Heys

Jessica Heys has joined the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Jessica works directly with Gino Pasi, Winkler Center archivist, to help create a series of exhibits corresponding to a lecture series focused on Renaissance doctor and anatomist, Andreas Vesalius. In addition, she is processing the papers of environmental and occupational health pioneer Eula Bingham, PhD.

Jessica has been the archives contractor for The Charles F. Kettering Foundation in Dayton for several years and was formerly the archivist for the National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce. A Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists, Jessica holds an M.A. in history with public history emphasis, focus on museum studies and archives and records management from Wright State University, a B.A. in art history from the University of Cincinnati College of DAAP, and an A.A. in art with emphases in painting and life drawing and anatomy from Sinclair Community College. In addition to having been invited to the Cincinnati Women Leadership Conference, she is a member of numerous academic and professional organizations, and is looking forward to her time working here at UC.

Welcome, Andrea and Jessica!

Next lecture in The Illustrated Human series to examine the impact of Andreas Vesalius’s “Fabrica” publication

fabrica

The Fabrica

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Medicine are hosting a series of lectures and exhibits exploring the Renaissance anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius (December 1514 – June 1564). Vesalius revolutionized the study and practice of medicine with his careful descriptions and anatomical studies of the human body published in “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem” (“On the Fabric of the Human Body in Seven Books”).

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 12:00 p.m. online via Zoom for the third lecture in the six-part series – “The Impact of Vesalius: Short-Term and Long-Term Perspectives.” Award-winning cultural historian Dániel Margócsy, PhD, University of Cambridge, will discuss the book he co-authored with Mark Samos, PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow and senior research affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and Stephen Joffe, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, “The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius. A Worldwide Descriptive Census, Ownership and Annotations of the 1543 and 1555 Editions.”

The initial reception of the 1543 edition was highly controversial and Vesalius encountered a great deal of criticism and attack by his former teachers and contemporaries. Slowly over time, the validity of his introduction of the scientific approach to teaching and learning human anatomy firsthand took hold and by the time of the second edition in 1555, the truths contained in the “Fabrica” were diffusing into medical schools across Europe.

Register to attend to the lecture.

More information about The Illustrated Human lecture series and accompanying exhibits is available on the Vesalius website.

The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius is sponsored by Stephen and Sandra Joffe.