Librarians Bookin’ It at the UCBA Dash


UCBA librarians Lauren Wahman, Michelle McKinney and Heather Maloney (accompanied by her family) showed up bright and early to represent the library at the 4th Annual UCBA Blue Ash Dash 5K for Scholarships. The rest of the library staff opted for the ‘sleep in’ option bringing the department to 100% participation. $52,000 was raised at this year’s event with proceeds going to scholarships for students at UC Blue Ash.

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From The Desk Of…Julie Robinson, UCBA Library Operations Manager

From the desk of Julie Robinson, UCBA’s Library Operations Manager. She has turned her cozy cubicle into a mini pop culture museum filled with the coolest items.

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UCBA Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


The UC Blue Ash Library, in collaboration the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a library display highlighting Hispanic/Latino books and culture. The books will be on display in the library from September 15, 2016 to October 14, 2016. The items are available for checkout with a valid UC ID. Browse the online guide of suggested reads at or stop by!

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From the Desk of…Heather Maloney, UCBA Library Director

The latest edition of the From The Desk Of… series gives us a closer look into the office space of UCBA Library Director, Heather Maloney.



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From The Desk Of….Kellie Tilton, UCBA Librarian

The UC Blue Ash Library is kicking off a new series called From The Desk Of… which gives you¬†a chance to peer into our work¬†spaces to see where the magic happens.

Instructional Technologies Librarian, Kellie Tilton has graciously opened her doors to share her workspace and favorite office items with us.


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Checking Out the Chicago Public Library: UCBA Librarian Visits the Harold Washington Library Center

One a recent July 4th holiday visit to Chicago, Michelle McKinney, UCBA Reference and Web Services librarian, made a brief stop at the Harold¬†Washington Library Center (HWLC) of the Chicago Pubic Library (CPL). The main branch of CPL¬†is located on 400 S. State Street,¬†Chicago, IL 60605 in the South Loop. The building is a site to behold. It is 10 stories high, 756,000 square feet, and takes up a full city block. Here are just a few photos from Michelle’s¬†all-too-brief visit. Follow the links at the end of the post to learn more about the Chicago Public Library and the Harold Washington Library Center. Continue reading Checking Out the Chicago Public Library: UCBA Librarian Visits the Harold Washington Library Center

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UCBA Library Swag

Our library staff have been known to collect and gather library themed items. We thought we’d share a few of our favorite items with you. Click on an image to learn more.

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UCBA Library’s Whiteboards and Wine Event Wraps up NLW 2016

The UCBA Library wrapped up National Library Week 2016 with Whiteboards & Wine. Faculty came out to¬†relax in the midst of end-of-semester activities with¬†light snacks and wine. Faculty enjoyed coloring with artwork from various library collections, answered some fun, reading related questions and viewed the library’s NLW #librarytransforms video.

Many thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate National Library Week!

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Heather Maloney Receives the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence

by Michelle McKinney

Dean Cady Short-Thompson and Heather Maloney

Dean Cady Short-Thompson selected UCBA Library Director, Heather Maloney¬†for the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence during the 2016 UC Blue Ash Silent Auction & Distinguished Awards.¬†The newly created award, just announced on April 7th, is intended to recognize outstanding faculty members in each college who represent excellence in all its forms. These awards are for those individuals who deans feel have done an exceptionally outstanding job for their college or department in the past year. Each college may select up to two faculty members who will be recognized as the inaugural group of recipients and¬†will receive $2,000 in discretionary funds to be used to support their teaching or research. These faculty development awards are meant to recognize their contributions to their respective colleges and to UC, as well as support their professional efforts.

It was a surprise to everyone last night at the awards ceremony as it was a recently created award and wasn‚Äôt listed on the program. Heather considers this a win for the UCBA Library and all of the¬†amazing library staff too. Upon receiving the award, she noted that “all the good that comes out of the library is a result of the collaboration and talents of the library team.”

Congratulations to Heather and all of her fellow award recipients!

Visit the UC Blue Ash Facebook album to see more photos from the 2016 UC Blue Ash Silent Auction & Distinguished Awards.

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