by Michelle McKinney
About the Conference
Hundreds of African-American librarians, library staffers, vendors and advocates from around the country gathered August 7-11, 2013 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to attend the 8th National Conference of African-American Librarians (NCAAL). The conference, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, provided attendees the opportunity to network, as well as to gain knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges faced by African-American librarians and the communities of color they serve.
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UC Libraries will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is the exception and will be open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday).
PLEASE NOTE: UC Libraries will be closing at 1PM today (Friday, December 06, 2013) in anticipation of severe weather this afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting snow beginning around noon, with heavy snowfall into the evening.
UC Libraries will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 30. A listing of library hours is available online.
UCit@Langsam, the 24/7 computer and study space, will remain open. Entrance is available via Langsam Library’s 5th floor lobby.
Langsam Library will offer extended hours until 2am from Sunday, December 1 through Thursday, December 12.
After the regular Langsam Library hours, library space only will be open for students to study until 2am during exams. To enter the library after the regular closing time, students must do so via the 5th floor UCit@Langsam card-swipe entrance (a valid UC ID is required).
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The next concert in the Music in the Gorno Library series will take place on Thursday, November 14 at 5 pm in the Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library Reading Room, 6th floor of Blegen Library. Presented by UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and UC Libraries, the concert will include works by Wagner and Schoenberg.
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The University of Cincinnati has embarked on a project to build a next-generation UC digital repository, and has joined two new consortia that will greatly advance the creation of this new repository. The initiative is being led by the University of Cincinnati Libraries in partnership with UCIT, the Office of Research, and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), the initial partners in what is expected to be a university-wide effort.
Continue reading New Digital Repository for Scholarly Works of Faculty and Students Will Enhance Teaching, Learning, and Research
NWSA: National Women’s Studies Association is holding its annual meeting in the Duke Energy Convention Center, November 7-10. Established in 1977 to promote and support research, teaching, and learning about women and gender, NWSA’s annual conference is the only meeting of its kind within the United States that exclusively features feminist scholarship. Continue reading National Womens Studies Associal Meeting, Nov. 7-10
On Saturday, October 12, the 7th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors.
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“…All flags shall here be seen…” – this line from Pushkin’s “The Bronze Horseman” describing the thoughts of Peter the Great as he was envisioning St. Petersburg, comes to mind as one enters Langsam Library this summer. Flags of dozens of countries adorn the Circulation and InfoCommons desks greeting the UC Community, including nearly 3,200 international students from 110 countries. “I feel as if I were at the United Nations [Headquarters],” a colleague remarked today passing by the InfoCommons desk.
The diverse international community of students, faculty, and staff is described in the UC Academic Master Plan as “one of our richest resources.” UC Libraries’ faculty and staff are proud to be part of this community and to contribute to UC’s global engagement initiatives.
The flags proudly displayed in the library represent the richness of our collection. To help you learn about the countries where the members of the UC family come from, we’ll be featuring library resources in a semi-weekly tweet. Please feel free to share your favorite resources in your responses!
Today’s featured country: Afghanistan.
Source: Europa World Plus.
Learn more about countries of the world from the Country Information CampusGuide.