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 Budding Artists in the UCBA Library
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 UCBA Library Closed for Training on August 19th
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.
by Michelle McKinney
In honor of National Boss’s Day (October 16th), the UCBA Library faculty and staff celebrates Heather Maloney, UCBA Library Director. Continue reading Celebrating Heather Maloney on National Boss’s Day
by Michelle McKinney and Kellie Tilton
UC Blue Ash librarians, Michelle McKinney and Kellie Tilton set off for Albuquerque, NM to attend and present at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC). Continue reading UCBA Librarians Present at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
Congratulations to Pam Adler on her 20th anniversary at UC! Pam began her career at the GE Aircraft Engines Library in Evendale. She joined the UC Blue Ash Library team as Public Services Assistant in 2015. We are happy to have her as a colleague and friend.
Thank you for your service, Pam!