Celebrating UC Blue Ash’s Artists, Authors, Editors and Composers

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

UCBA Library To Host An Introduction to Records Management Workshop

Introduction to Records Management Workshop

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Presented by Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist/Records Manager, UC Libraries
Wednesday, March 13 from 2p-3p
Muntz 117 (Learning & Teaching Center)

During this workshop, we will discuss the University’s records policy and requirements, benefits you will receive from managing your records, your responsibilities as an employee, and the proper means of records disposal and archiving.

Please RSVP at https://uc.libsurveys.com/workshop-registration by Monday, March 11th.

UCBA Library Participates in a Successful Spread the Warmth Drive

by Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney (left), Director of the UCBA Library and Jen Ellis, Associate Professor of Nursing, pose with items collected for the Spread the Warmth Drive.

Thank you to all who generously donated new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and even blankets to support our UCBA Cares – Spread the Warmth Drive 2017. We collected over 148 items and donated them this week to the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. Our donations will help make this winter and the holiday season a lot warmer for so many who are truly in need!

The Spread the Warmth Drive was sponsored and coordinated by the UCBA Library and Student Nursing Association.

UCBA Library 50th Anniversary Display

by Heather Maloney

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UC Blue Ash 50th Anniversary Display

The UCBA Library welcomes a Cincinnati Museum Center exhibit honoring our college’s 50th Anniversary. The display includes 1960’s era consumer products, a brief overview of major events and statistics of 1967, and a monitor running historic video entitled “Outlook 67”, produced by National  Television featuring an overview of the economy for the then upcoming year 1967. Take a break from exams to stop by and check it out!

Curate My Community is a series of exhibits at various locations that lets the Cincinnati Museum Center’s share its rich collections and the region’s incredible natural and man-made history with lifelong Members and new audiences. Together with partner organizations throughout the community we’ll continue to spark curiosity, educate people about the science and history of the region, and inspire lifelong learners. Read more at http://www.cincymuseum.org/curate-my-community

 

Welcome New Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

by Heather Maloney

The UCBA Library team welcomes Elizabeth Sullivan as the new Library Operations Manager. Elizabeth brings over 5 years of experience from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County including her role as a branch manager. She also comes directly to us from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden where she was the Manager of Member Experience and Fun (yes, she met Fiona!).

Elizabeth Sullivan

UCBA Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth will be managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality service and support for faculty, staff and students. We’re so excited to welcome Elizabeth to the UCBA Library Team!

UC Blue Ash Holiday Food Drive Success!

by Heather Maloney

The UCBA Library and Student Nurses Association teamed up again this year to coordinate the UCBA Holiday food drive. We surpassed last year’s donations with over 400 pounds of food items collected to help our neighbors in need during the holiday season. All donations were delivered to the Freestore Foodbank. For more details, check out the UCBA College blog post at:

http://www.ucblueash.edu/now/2016/12/15/403-pounds-of-generosity-uc-blue-ash-holiday-food-drive

UCBA Library Hosts November Faculty Social

by Heather Maloney

whiteboardThe UCBA Library faculty hosted the UCBA November Faculty Social on Tuesday, November 15th as a follow-up to our first “Whiteboards and Wine” spring faculty social event. We indulged in excellent refreshments and conversation in the Learning & Teaching Center and also had the pleasure of introducing a special guest and new colleague from UC Libraries, Mark Konecny, Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing Strategist.

It was a perfect excuse to gather and relax with colleagues as we approach the last weeks of the semester!

UCan Help! UCBA Holiday Food Drive

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by Heather Maloney

UCan Help! UCBA Holiday Food Drive

The UCBA Library and the UCBA Student Nurses Association are teaming up again this year to sponsor the UCBA Holiday Food Drive from Monday, November 14th through Friday, December 9th. Look for donation bins in Muntz Hall Lobby and Commons, and Walters Hall Lobby. Have library fines? For each non-perishable food item brought to the UCBA Library Information Desk, $1 will be subtracted from library fines (up to $5).

Not sure what to donate? Check out the Freestore Foodbank web site for a list of accepted and most needed food items: http://freestorefoodbank.org/take-action/make-donation/donate-food/, and don’t forget to check those expiration dates!

For more Food Drive details including Donation Day on December 1st when you can also receive UCBA swag for your donation (monetary or non-perishable food items), check out the latest on UCBANow: http://www.ucblueash.edu/now/2016/11/14/ucba-holiday-food-drive-through-dec-9/.

Let’s work together to help end hunger in our community this holiday season.