UC Libraries’ Mark Konecny, scholarly communications library publishing coordinator, was selected by OhioLINK as one of seven member librarians, faculty, and staff to become the OhioLINK Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Leaders. As system leaders, Mark and his peers will coordinate OhioLINK OTN awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources and open textbooks as part of OhioLINK/Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.
We are pleased to announce that Kathleen (Kathi) Miniard joined the UC Libraries’ Administration Office on June 5 as the new executive staff assistant.
Kathi comes to the university from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and has over 20 years of executive administrative experience, which includes positions within Fifth/Third Bank, Great American Insurance, The Christ Hospital, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
As the executive staff assistant, Kathi will provide administrative support to the associate deans, the library chief technology officer, and to the University of Cincinnati Press director. Kathi sits at the front desk of the Library Administration Office where she keeps a candy jar to welcome all visitors.
Congrats to all the Bearcats who graduated and to those who celebrated surviving another semester! Now that it’s summer time, you might be looking for some fun things to do. I can tell you about one that’s right in your backyard…well, park. Once again the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will offer their free Shakespeare in the Park summer series. It opens July 14th and runs through September 4th. Each year Cincinnati Shakes prepares two shows for their various performances at parks around the city and Hamilton County. This year’s shows are Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Past years included A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing. The official schedule hasn’t been posted yet, but it will be coming soon! You can check their website for updates. Continue reading A Very Shakespeare Summer
All UC Libraries locations will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day, except for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, which will remain open 9am-5pm. This closing includes the Langsam Library 4th floor space, which will close Sunday, May 28 at 5pm and re-open Tuesday, May 30 at 8am.
Regular library hours for all locations will resume Tuesday, May 30.
The Clermont College Library will be relocated for 6 weeks this summer, from June 19th until August 1st. During this period, the building that houses our campus library, the Peters-Jones Building, will undergo extensive upgrades to its mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Clermont College Library
6 week relocation
June 19-August 1
to Snyder 164
For those 6 weeks, library services and staff offices will migrate to the Snyder Building. Our temporary service point (shared with the IT HelpDesk) will be located in Snyder 164. The open computer lab will be located in Snyder 162. Staff offices will relocate to Snyder 166. The library will maintain some group study and lounge space for students in S164 as well.
The majority of library services will remain available during the relocation, including:
Aside from our physical relocation, there are two major changes I want to make you aware of – library hours and library collections.Hours will adjust to Monday-Thursday 7:30-5 and Friday 7:30-4 during the relocation, but the lab in S162 will remain open until 7pm. We’ll also be unable to access collections during the closure. If you need an item, we can still order it from other UC or Ohio libraries.
Please contact me if you have any questions. Please know that we aim to do everything possible to make this temporary relocation as seamless as possible for our campus community.
Please see message from campus maintenance below. We will be closing Langsam completely on Wednesday night at 10pm and reopening on Thursday at 8am, due to the water being shutoff overnight for maintenance.
The University of Cincinnati will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. For more information and additional holiday closures, visit the UC Blue Ash Library Hours.
Ever wonder what people are playing while they are practicing the keyboards in Langsam and CCM Libraries? Jay Sinnard, manager of the Student Technology Resources Center, did so he asked one student if he could listen in.
I think we can all agree he is very talented. Another selection…
A collaboration between UC Libraries and the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), the keyboards are open to anyone wanting to play on a first come-first served basis, but bring your own headphone as they are required.