UC Libraries resources in celebration of Juneteenth

juneteenthJuneteenth, a combination of June and nineteenth, commemorates June 19, 1865 when federal troops, led by General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas, and read General Order Number 3, freeing the quarter million enslaved people in Texas. This was two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation; however his edict could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. This day came to be celebrated as Juneteenth.

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in the University States. African American people have been commemorating it since 1865 with picnics, BBQs, church services and with some people traveling to Galveston to mark the day. In June 2021, President Biden proclaimed Juneteenth a federal holiday called Juneteenth Day of Observance. The University of Cincinnati, and UC Libraries, observes this holiday, and will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022 in its honor. 

To learn more about Juneteenth, check out these sources: 

UC Libraries Resources 

The following is a short list of items located in UC Libraries about Juneteenth. There are many more books, articles, videos, etc. that can be searched through the Articles tab on the Libraries’ homepage. 

  • “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon-Reed. Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, call number:  E185.93.T4 G67 2021
  • “Juneteenth : the story behind the celebration” by Edward T. Cotham, Jr. Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library Cohen Collection (on the white shelves in the front of the library), call number:  E185.93.T4 C684 2021
  • Juneteenth!: celebrating freedom in Texas by Anna Pearl Barrett.
  • Juneteenth:  fact sheet by Molly Higgins. Congressional Research Service – 

 General Resources: 

The University of Cincinnati Libraries Annual Progress Report, 2020-2021

Looking back as we plan our NEXT Directions.

This year’s Annual Progress Report covers July 2020 through June 2021. It was an exceptionally complicated time, during which we entered the second year of the pandemic, developed and adopted new digital resources to support remote learning and remote research and prepared for the transition back to campus for the 2021 fall semester.

In these unprecedented times, library faculty and staff continuously found ways to transform and elevate library services by bringing their experience, talents and dedication to the forefront so as to continue to fulfill our mission to “empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources.” Continue reading

Accessibility in Opera — Opera NextGen

Generation NOW: Accessibility in Opera
Sunday, January 23 at 4pm EST

How can our community work towards a more equitable and accessible environment? Join Opera NexGen for Generation NOW: Accessibility in Opera. This roundtable discussion will address the existing ableism in opera and offer insight into how the disabled community of both opera professionals and audiences can be actively included in the industry. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Panel members:
Ju Hyeon Han, soprano
Stephanie Ko, General Manager, Opera Mariposa
Hailey McAvoy, mezzo-soprano
Jaime Sharp, General Director, Opera NexGen

New “read and publish” agreement with Cambridge — now active!

The amazing new deal with Cambridge University Press is now active!

  • The UC community has access to current research from all CUP journals (over 400) for three years, 2022-24.
    (Note: Older research from CUP journals is often available through JSTOR.)
  • UC authors may publish open-access journal articles with author fees funded (with restrictions).
  • Link to more information from OhioLINK.

 

Spring Semester wks 1-2 @ CCM Library

Welcome back for Spring Semester!
You may wish to know about CCM Library hours and services during the initial weeks when classes are online. Here’s some information that may be useful for you to know:

CCM Library HOURS

  • 1/10-1/23: OPEN M-F, 9am-5pm
    • Exception: CLOSED Monday, 17 January — Martin Luther King Day
  • 1/10-1/23: CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays
    Continue reading

UC Libraries closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

turkeysThe University of Cincinnati Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving, with some locations closed the remainder of the holiday weekend and many library locations closing early on Wednesday, November 24 at 5pm. Check the listed hours for each library location’s specific hours.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall is back!

Access to Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall is restored, after a few days of unexpected interruption. They updated their website causing some technical issues that needed correction. Many thanks to the library’s subscription resources team for their prompt response and resolution!

If you like to enter the Berlin Phil Digital Concert Hall as follows, you should have no problem accessing the site after logging in (UCID + password and DUO authentication):

  • on the CCM Library home page, through “Top Resources” > “Online Video”
  • through the library’s A-Z list of databases

If you use another link, it’s possible it needs updating. Here’s the working URL address:
https://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.digitalconcerthall.com

As before, UC patrons have two options: 1) Direct Access or 2) Login by creating a personal account that will enable additional features like playlists and email notifications. BOTH OPTIONS WORK for UC patrons.

Any questions? Please contact Jenny Doctor (jenny.doctor@uc.edu).

Last Call for UC faculty and staff to submit work for inclusion in Life of the Mind bibliography and exhibit

display of booksCalling all UC Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers!

The annual Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with University of Cincinnati faculty, is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Once again, the event will celebrate the published or performed creative and scholarly works of UC’s artists, authors, editors & composers with an exhibit and bibliography.

To include creative and scholarly works, UC faculty and staff members are invited to self-submit via an online form. Include only those submitted works performed or published between Jan. 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Submissions are limited to three per category per artist, author, editor or composer. Categories may include: books, book chapters, journal articles, editing, artwork, photography, plays, musical scores, CDs or DVDs and more. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, November 12.

Contact melissa.norris@uc.edu with any questions.

The mission of Life of the Mind is to celebrate UC research, scholarship and creative output and to foster the free and open exchange of ideas and discourse. It is organized by UC Libraries, Faculty Senate and the Faculty Enrichment Center, and is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Life of the Mind supports the university’s Research2030 initiative, which focuses on two key objectives: Enhancing UC’s national reputation and emphasizing the impact of UC’s research enterprise. The Life of the Mind lecture creates a platform to exchange interdisciplinary research and foster intellectual conversation. The artists, authors, editors & composers exhibit and bibliography promotes faculty and staff research and creative outcomes.

For information on last year’s event, visit the Life of the Mind website.

Langsam Living Room opening Wednesday, Oct 13

Stop by the 4th floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library beginning at 10am on Wednesday, Oct 13 to check out the new Langsam Living Room space. The first 100 visitors will receive a water bottle.
 
The updated space features a variety of seating and work options ideal for studying or taking a break between classes.
langsam living room graphic