UCBA Fun Facts: 2016 Reading Goals

Question: Do you have any reading goals for the new year?

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Heather Maloney, Library Director: To read more – more specifically to finish more books! The stack on nightstand is embarrassing:-)

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: I’m taking up the Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge found at: http://bookriot.com/2014/12/15/book-riot-2015-read-harder-challenge/

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Stretch Goal: 150 books; Realistic Goal: 100 books

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianAh, yes.  I’m going to make another attempt at noting what books I read throughout the year.  I sometimes pick up a book only to find that I’ve already read it!

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: My goal is just to “read”.  

 

 

julierobinsonJulie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Hmmm, more time for reading!

 

 

pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: No!  No goals, no pressure when it comes to reading for pleasure.

 

 

 

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Revamped UC Libraries Article Linker

UC Libraries Article Linker has been updated with a cleaner interface to provide more streamlined access to full text articles. Users will also be presented with additional options for locating articles that are not available in full text via UC Libraries. View the video to learn more.

Tutorial created by Kellie Tilton, UCBA Library

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UCBA Fun Facts: What’s on your Christmas List?

Question: What books are on your Christmas list?

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Heather Maloney, Library Director: Giada De Laurentis’, Happy Cooking. I like to go to the bookstore during Xmas break and find a reading book more serendipitously.

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Looking forward to reading Sara Addison Allen’s latest book, First Frost. She’s one of my favorite authors. 

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell; Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling; Hawkeye Omnibus by Matt Fraction and David Aja

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianI’ve got quite a few eBooks that I’m waiting on from the public library!  A few that I’m looking forward to are Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, Michel Bussi’s After the Crash, and David Mitchell’s Slade House.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: I don’t have any books on my Christmas list.

 

 

 

julierobinsonJulie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Patricia Briggs, Fire Touched, Maria V. Snyder, Night Study, and Karen Marie Moning, Feverborn

 

 

pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes and Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides

 

 

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UCBA Fun Facts: Least Favorite Genres

Question: What genres do you rarely read?

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Heather Maloney, Library Director: Biographies. Weird because they interest me, I just don’t pick them up often.

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Horror, Hard Core Sci Fi

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Mystery. I don’t have the patience to wait to the big reveal at the end.

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: Romance and western.  These just aren’t my thing so I don’t ever read them.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: Books….LOL!.

 

 

 

julierobinson Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Western, Oprah’s Book Club (it should be a genre!), Self-Help

 

 

pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Sci Fi, and horror

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UCBA Library Research Guides Get a Makeover

Does the research guide you use regularly suddenly look different?  It is different – the research guides changed platforms and design this week!

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Click on the image to browse the redesigned UCBA guides.

In addition to the new look and feel, the UC Libraries Research Guides now have a responsive design, enhanced browsing functionality and are more user friendly for table and mobile phone users. These changes and more incorporate accessibility design features required for any University of Cincinnati web pages and 3rd party web based products.  Find out more about accessibility requirements at UC.

Check out the new Research Guides at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba and share your thoughts with us at http://www.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=12e35f407e155608c441d055474d4f9c

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UCBA Librarians Serving Our Community

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Lauren Wahman, Heather Maloney and Kellie Tilton

UCBA Librarians participated in the second annual UC Serves event held on Friday, May 8, 2015. This year’s activities began with the UC Serves Kick-Off event
where participants learned more about their projects, met team leaders and other team members and picked up t-shirts and goodie-bags.

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Heather Maloney and Kellie Tilton at Musekamp Family Hope Lodge. Photo credit: Katelyn Hainline

Library Director Heather Maloney and Instructional Technologies Librarian Kellie Tilton joined a team of 5 other UC faculty and staff to do some spring cleaning at Continue reading UCBA Librarians Serving Our Community

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Congrats Grads!

UC Blue Ash Library would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2015! UCBA Librarians participated in the Commencement ceremony held on May 2, 2015.

Librarians Lauren Wahman and Heather Maloney
Librarians Lauren Wahman and Heather Maloney
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UCBA Librarians Lauren Wahman and Michelle McKinney
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UCBA Library Learns About Student Vets

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Jill Cochran, Dave Frese and Marisa Oehlhof

Each semester, the UC Blue Ash Library Faculty and Staff take part in a diversity awareness session in order to learn how to better serve the our community and the unique needs of our users. On Friday, May 1st, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor Jill Cochran, UCBA Coordinator of Veteran Student Affairs Dave Frese and Assistant Professor and Rally Point rep Marissa Oehlhof shared useful information about our student veteran population and tips on how the library might provide better services to them.

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UCBA faculty and staff learn about student veterans

To learn more about student veterans at UC and UCBA check out these sources:

 

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