Information regarding support, services and resources for UCBA faculty and staff can now be found on Bearcats Landing (UC login required). Please be sure to update your bookmarks.
Given the university’s shift to online operations, we wanted to provide you with updates to the UCBA Library’s services and support beginning today through Friday, January 21st. We will revert to regular spring semester operations on Monday, January 24th.
The UCBA Library facility is closed as of Wednesday, January 5th through Friday, January 21st; however, we do have drop-in hours from 9a-5p Monday-Friday as well as virtual support (see below for options). Hallway signage instructs visitors on how to contact us when they arrive, so that we can meet them at our library staff door (ex. laptop or materials pick-up/returns).
Laptops are available for UCBA students with an initial check-out until March 11th. Students can return and renew the laptop by that due date for the rest of the semester.
Calculators and Course Reserve Materials are available for check-out through January 25th. During this time, we will not be issuing short term loans (e.g. 4 hours, 3 days). Calculators and course reserve materials will be given a due date of Tuesday, January 25th. These items will revert to their designated short term loan period after their return.
Important Reminder: A Bearcat ID or acceptable alternative ID (e.g. driver’s license) is required to check out items.
Virtual Services/Support available Monday-Friday 9a-5p
- General Library Questions or Research Support available at https://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/ucba/ask-ucba.html. Questions that occur outside of service hours will be addressed the following business day.
- Teaching/Teaching Support available at our Teaching Information Literacy Guide. Find asynchronous information literacy content (e.g. videos, activities, worksheets) that can be easily added to Canvas and/or schedule a consultation to discuss course/assignment needs.
by Heather Maloney
Beginning next week, the UCBA Library hours, services and support will be modified until spring semester begins on Monday, January 10th. Our website and signage will be updated this week to reflect the dates/hours below. Also, please read the important reminder about updating old library links before spring semester.
Winter Season Days, December 20 – January 2: Closed
Monday, December 13-Friday, December 17: Library Facility Closed; Virtual Support Only from 9a-4p.
- Staff will be on site answering the main phone line and providing virtual support from 9a-4p. Note: Any faculty or staff who need assistance can stop by the library staff area during these days/hours of support.
Monday, January 3 – Thursday, January 6: 12:00pm-5pm
Friday, January 7: 12:00pm-4pm
by Lauren Wahman
Find us outside the UCBA Library front entrance (next to the Commons) on the following days/times:
- Tuesday November 30, 12:30-2:00 PM
- Wednesday December 1st, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Can’t make it during the above times?
The Winter Book Crush will move inside the UCBA Library from December 2 – 10. Please refer to the UCBA Library website for hours. Note: UC ID is required to borrow books.
The UCBA Library will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will reopen on Monday, November 29th at 7:30 a.m.
As we prepare for the holidays and the colder temperatures, please help those in need stay a little warmer this winter by donating to our Spread the Warmth Drive benefitting Blue Ash and Montgomery neighbors.
Look for our donation bins in Muntz, Walters and Progress halls or drop your donation at the UCBA Library Information Desk.
Please donate new or gently used Coats and Fleece Jackets (no sweaters or other kinds of sweatshirts) in any size from infant to adult.
Donations will be collected from November 1 – November 21, 2021.
Have Library Fines? Bring your donations to the UCBA Library Information Desk and each donated item will count toward waiving up to $20 in library fines ($10 per coat or fleece jacket).
By: Casey Harloe and Christian Boyles
Native American Heritage month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to address these challenge. To learn more, please visit our display, which was curated by our student worker Casey Harloe, located across from the Library’s service desk.
By Sarah Horton and Christian Boyles
Labor shortages. Strikes. Calls for a reassessment of how and where we work and are compensated. As contemporary labor movements continue to dominate the news cycle, UCBA library student worker, Sarah Horton, has pulled together a collection of titles that covers the history and recent events in US labor movements. To learn more about how we got from then to now, please visit our display located just inside the entrance to the library.
Get research help from UCBA librarians. In this one hour working session, you can ask specific questions about your research assignment. It’s open to all UCBA students and for any individual or group research assignments. Registration is required and you can join any time during the session. Be sure to bring your research assignment.
Dates and Times
- Tuesday, October 12, 10-11 am (Zoom)
- Wednesday, October 20, 2-3 pm (In-Person, Muntz Hall 117).
Reserve Your Spot
Register for these research labs by using this registration link. The Zoom link will be sent to the same email you used to register. For the in-person session, bring your device with you.