The UCBA Library will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:30 am.
By Lauren Wahman
This display showcases a selection of books (print/electronic) and streaming media available through the UC Blue Ash Library and includes a range of topics and authors. The display will be available until January 29, 2021 with physical items available to request via Click and Collect. Be sure to visit the Celebrate Diversity online display.
The UCBA Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in honor of Veteran’s Day.
See the UCBA Library website for a complete list of hours and exceptions or call 513-745-5710 for more information.
by Lauren Wahman
Whether it’s discipline-specific, creative, or a classroom-based research project, we’re getting you started with a newly redesigned Faculty Research Guide. To help with specific research needs, schedule an online research consultation with your department’s library faculty liaison. Or, find research-focused online workshops through the UC Libraries Calendar and the Faculty Enrichment Center’s Program Calendar. Finally, watch for a special 4th Annual Faculty Research Lightning Talks blog post in the spring that will showcase faculty scholarship.
The UCBA Library has been assessing use of the library space since reopening on August 17th. As a result of this assessment, beginning Monday, October 5th, through November 25th, the UCBA Library hours for in-person and virtual services will be Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In addition to our physical library open hours change on October 5th, we will be expanding our live chat hours to match these open library hours from Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
by Lauren Wahman and Heather Maloney
The Life of the Mind lecture and Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers combined event took place on September 22, 2020. As a follow up, the UCBA Library celebrates selected works submitted this year from UCBA faculty and staff. In case you missed it, please visit Life of the Mind for the online exhibit, bibliography, and event recording.
David Hartz | Associate Professor | Electronic Media Communications Department
Description of My Creative Process: This new body of work is titled, “Drawing Water.” This series consists of drawings of various water sources I have seen in and around Ohio. I became interested in this subject matter after seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings depicting how water moves around various objects. I am fascinated as to how water moves and how I could add values and depth to drawing this formless element. I study martial arts and this quote by Bruce Lee inspired me as well, “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water.” Water forms to whatever contains it. My intention with these drawings is to give, not only shape, but also value, shadow, highlight and playfulness to moving water.
All of these drawings are created in Procreate on an iPad Pro. I love the portability of the iPad and use it with my Urban Sketching group as well. It has replaced my sketchbook and pencils in many situations. I have found that it has a feature that no traditional media has. In this digital arena, the ability to zoom way into a piece of work is remarkable. As long as the resolution is high, you can zoom way into the art and provide details that would be near impossible with traditional media. I am making use of this feature in my current drawings in this “Drawing Water” series. This is the reason that I include detail shots in the submission of these drawings. Normally a detail shot is unnecessary in a 2D drawing, however, it is quite necessary to show the full detail that are involved with these works. Each drawing has two views: one is the overall view of the water that, at first, has a photographic look. The second view is the detailed view of the work as you move in close to it and see the hieroglyphic mark making process. Continue reading
The UCBA Library will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2020. Continue reading
by Michelle McKinney and Kellie Tilton
Off Campus Access
UC Libraries have made a change to accessing resources from off campus this summer. Instead of the library login, you will now access resources through the standard UC login screen and DUO authentication. This means, if you’ve already logged into a UC resource, like Canvas, you’ll be able to seamlessly connect to library virtual resources.
For faculty and staff: to make sure links to library resources works with single sign on, please remember to use proxied links. Some databases generate a proxy link automatically with their permanent URL, but if you need to generate a proxy link of your own, UC Libraries has created a proxy link generator available at this page. More information on finding a resource’s permanent link and adding the proxy is available at this site.
Using the UCBA Library
Things look a bit different in the UCBA Library this semester. Here’s a quick video that covers the different ways to use the library this fall.
Chat with the UCBA Library!
Students, staff and faculty can now chat in real-time with the UCBA Library, Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm. Visit the UCBA Library website and click on Questions? Ask the UCBA Library! button.
Virtual research support is also available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We reply to email and form questions within one day. Questions that occur outside of service hours will be addressed the following business day (if Friday, responses will be addressed on Monday).
- Ask A Research Question about research assignments and information needs. Research support will be provided via email or online form during this time.
- Email the Library with questions about hours, services, support or library resource access issues.
- Embed library guides into your Canvas course to provide library support directly to your students.
UC faculty and researchers, are you creating your syllabi and course materials? As you prepare for fall semester and are either adding or updating links to articles, e-books and other library resources, changes to the UC VPN in March 2020 means that Off Campus Access for library resources has changed. Use the following tools to affix the library’s proxy link to the permanent URL for resources to ensure seamless use both on and off-campus. This will also provide accessibility options for students and help alleviate some copyright concerns.
- Libraries Off Campus Access Page
- Utilizing Permalinks in Canvas for Library Resources
- UC Libraries Proxy Link Generator
By Heather Maloney and Catie Carlson
Beginning July 6, the libraries at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College and Clermont College will join other UC Library locations offering Click & Collect services to provide users with access to print and media collections in order to support UC teaching and research.
The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print and media library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at the owning library location. Currently, deliveries between UC Libraries and OhioLINK requests are unavailable at this time. UCBA Library and UC Clermont Library materials requests made by 9:00 AM Wednesdays will be available for pickup between 12 PM – 4:00 PM on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10.
UC Blue Ash College Library Click & Collect
- Available print and media materials (excluding Reference and Course Reserves) can be requested through the library catalog
- Laptops and calculators can be requested (UCBA students only) by completing the UCBA Library Equipment Request Form. Specific appointment times will be set for equipment pick-ups.
- Requested materials and equipment are available for pick-up at the Community Commons patio outside entry/exit doors nearest to the UCBA Library front entrance. A valid student I.D. must be presented when picking up equipment.
UC Clermont College Library Click & Collect Details
- Materials can be requested through the catalog. can be requested by emailing email@example.com.
- To retrieve materials, enter Clermont College through the East entrance in the Snyder Building near public safety and sign in. Users then will be asked to show an ID prior to taking materials at the library near the front desk.
- If a limited number of requests have been made in a week, you may be contacted for an appointment time rather than utilizing the Thursday window. Appointments are always welcomed to retrieve materials. Clermont faculty/staff may request to have materials delivered to their campus mailbox as well.
For more details about Click and Collect services at other UC Libraries, please visit: https://libraries.uc.edu/about/covid-19.html.