Connecting with UCBA Library Over the Years: Slideshow

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The American Library Association theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology, books and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with people and ideas. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to visit, engage with or advocate for their libraries.

The UCBA Library is a vital part of the UC Blue Ash and greater UC community. We take pride in the services we offer in the areas of research and teaching support and access to resources. We also enjoy working together alongside our UCBA faculty, staff and students for both work and play. This slideshow highlights the various ways the UCBA Library connects with our community.

Connect with the UCBA Library as we celebrate this week! Here are a few activities you can engage in, at the UCBA Library and online:

Spring Book Blooms: A good book can help you escape to another world or connect to this one in new ways. Find recently published novels, short stories, biographies, and more at this UCBA Library pop-up event in the hallway across from our entrance. We’ll supply the books and a few delicious sweets to help you finish this semester strong!  Note: UC ID is required to borrow books.

#UniteAgainstBookBans: Participate in the campaign to support diverse materials in public, school and university libraries. The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked an unprecedented number of book challenges in 2021 (the highest number since they began tracking over two decades ago), and many of these challenged books were by or about Black or LGBTQIA+ persons.

Show Your Library Love for a Chance to Win $100: Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Use the hashtag #MyLibrary.  All the entries will be gathered and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  The promotion ends on Saturday, April 9 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag or name your local (academic, public or school) library!

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Women’s History Month at the UCBA Library

by Lauren Wahman

display of books atop a table for women's history month

Featured books for Women’s History Month

For the month of March, the UCBA Library is featuring a multi-disciplinary selection of books highlighting the global contributions of women as part of Women’s History Month. These featured books are located on a table near the Library’s Information Desk. Visit the Women’s History Month virtual featured books to view a small selection. To view the full selection, stop by the UCBA Library during open hours, browse, and borrow a book. 

Celebrating UC Blue Ash Faculty Achievements: Life of the Mind’s Artists, Authors, Editors and Composers 

by Lauren Wahman and Heather Maloney 

The Life of the Mind lecture and Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers event took place on February 22, 2022. As part of the UCBA Library’s research-sharing efforts, we’re celebrating the selected works submitted this year from UCBA faculty. Visit Life of the Mind for the online exhibit, bibliography, and event recording. 

Cover of Revista Matemática Iberoamericana

David Freeman, Professor
Math, Physics, & Computer Science
Fun Fact: David presented this research topic at the UCBA Library’s 3rd Annual Faculty Research Lightning Talks event. 

 

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Upcoming changes to OhioLINK delivery provider

books on a shelfIn order to address ongoing delivery issues with OhioLINK materials, the University of Cincinnati Libraries, along with the other college, university and public libraries in Ohio, is changing the OhioLINK delivery provider.

There are three important points that impact OhioLINK borrowing immediately:

  • Between now and March 10, users should request any needed items from OhioLINK, SearchOhio and the SWORD/SW Depository as early as possible as delays are anticipated. University of Cincinnati librarians and staff are happy to discuss research needs and help locate alternate formats or other ways to secure materials such as using Interlibrary Loan, which does not rely on this intrastate delivery service.
  • From March 11 through the end of April, users will not be able to request materials through the OhioLINK Central Catalog, SearchOhio or SWORD/SW Depository. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition.
  • Currently checked-out materials can still be renewed and returned during this time.

Beginning April 18, we will return to working with the company that provided delivery prior to July 2021 and are confident that they will be able to deliver your library materials efficiently once again. As we transition from one company to another, however, there will be slower than usual delivery times.

We ask for patience as we implement this long-term solution.

Questions? (513) 556-1424 or https://libraries.uc.edu/about/contact.html. In addition, OhioLINK has created a FAQ.

Poetry Book Display at UCBA Library

by Christian Boyles and Casey Harloe

display of poetry books at UCBA LibraryAre you a fan of long-winded rambles? Do you want to feel seen? Looking for some quick reads? If so, check out the new display located right inside the front door at the UCBA Library where this month we feature a wide range of poetry curated by our very own resident poet, Casey Harloe.

From the works of Frank O’Hara, Ocean Vuong, and Maya Angelou, there is something for everyone here to enjoy. You can stop by the UCBA Library through the month of February to find your new favorite poem.

UCBA Library Hosts Upstander Campaign

by Heather Maloney

The UC Blue College Library is honored to be a host site for the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s Upstander Campaign “to inspire our community to be upstanders through a city-wide art campaign, monthly programs, museum tours, giveaways, and training opportunities.”

We invite you to learn more about Werner Coppel, his experience as a Holocaust survivor and his passionate message on standing up to hate and prejudice, as well as the important work of the Holocaust & Humanity Center: https://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/upstander-project/

Coppel window artwork

Coppel informational placard

Spring 2022 Library Labs

by Lauren Wahman

Spring 2022 Library Labs 

The UCBA Library labs are a great opportunity for students to get a head start on their research assignments. The sessions are open to all UCBA students, any individual or group research assignment, and take place online. Refer to flyer schedule for registration information. 

Get Started with Research: Prep & Planning
Thursday February 3 | 1:00-2:00 PM 
Meet with librarians for practical tips on using the UC Libraries website, tackling your assignment, and essential steps to beginning research. Bring your assignment, ask questions, and leave with a plan to move forward! 

Search & Cite
Thursday March 3 | 1:00-2:00 PM  
The UCBA Library and the Writing and Study Skills Center are here to help! Meet with librarians for essential tips on where to search and strategies for creating smart searches. Talk with writing tutors about how to cite those sources. Bring your assignment and leave with a solid start on your research! 

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