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.
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 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.
The next From the Virtual Desk Of… tour brings you to my home office. I’m Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian, and I share an office with my husband, Keith, and two sons, Kam and Jameson. I’m usually stationed at the desk throughout the day while my coworkers come and go. It’s been really nice to get time back that was lost to commuting so our days get off to a much smoother start. It’s also nice to have windows and sunlight in the office (although I do daydream a bit more as I’m often watching squirrels, rabbits and neighbors moving about outside).
In response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 events and news, the UC Blue Ash Library has adjusted hours and services.
Virtual support will be available Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm. 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).
Please visit COVID-19 Updates: UCBA Library Services & Support for a full listing of library services, hours, and up-to-date news.
by Michelle McKinney
The National African American Read-In display represents a selection of “Must Read” books by African American authors available at UC Blue Ash Library. Books will be on display until February 28, 2020. Borrow a book and volunteer to read an excerpt from a book by an African American Author by visiting ucblueash.edu/readin. Rachelle Lawson, UC staff alumna and author of Girl, Get Yo’ Life is the special guest for this year’s National African American Read In on February 13, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Muntz Auditorium Lobby.
Study room reservations are changing starting Spring Semester 2020. During peak times, Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 2:00 pm, all study rooms are reserved in 30 minute increments for a maximum of 3 hours per day. Reservations can be extended online while in a study room, but this must be in advance of the reservation ending time. Staff at the Information Desk must be notified of the extended reservation.
After 2pm and until close, Monday – Friday, all rooms are open to students with no reservation required on a first come first serve basis, with no time limit.
Visit Study Rooms or stop by the Information Desk for more information.
Christian Boyles, Lauren Wahman and Michelle McKinney took advantage of the Spin Art opportunity Continue reading
The UC Blue Ash Library will be closed, Monday, August 19, 2019 for a staff training day. We will reopen on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Continue reading
Create the winning design for our National Library Week buttons and win UCBA swag, sweets and bragging rights! Design submissions will be accepted from March 18 – April 4, 2019. The winning design will be determined using a blind submission and voting process among the UCBA Library Team.
Visit libraries.uc.edu/ucba/button.html for more details and to download the button template.