Librarians are used to getting any kind of questions and requests at the InfoCommons. However we were pleasantly surprised when one day student Ashley Kraus approached us with a question about UC Libraries. She wanted to get all kinds of facts and numbers about libraries. Ashley explained that she needed to do a visual project for a class assignment. We were delighted that with any topic in the world to choose from, Ashley chose to demonstrate the value of libraries. Following is more about her work. Continue reading Student Project Shows Value of Libraries
Tag: Just Interesting
Katie Gottlieb, former design student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning (DAAP) and one-time library student worker, was selected by Boutique Design magazine as one of their 2013 Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers of hospitality interiors.
You can read about Katie, and the other 17 designers, in the magazine available online.
During the week of April 14-20 the University of Cincinnati Libraries will join other libraries on campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week. The University of Cincinnati Libraries will celebrate National Library Week by offering our users an opportunity to demonstrate their research skills and win prizes by taking a research skills contest.
Once again, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will celebrate the International Edible Books Festival with an event scheduled for Monday, April 1 from 12:30-1:30pm on the 5th floor lobby of Langsam Library.
At the event, nearly 20 participants will present their edible creations that represent a book in some form.
The Vol. 12, No 1. issue of Source, the UC Libraries newsletter for faculty, students, staff, and Friends, has published and is being distributed throughout the libraries and campus.
It can also be read online.
For the 11th year, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will celebrate the International Edible Books Festival with an event scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2013, from 12:30-1:30pm in the 5th floor lobby of Langsam Library. Continue reading Books Good Enough to Eat
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will once again recognize the publishing and creative accomplishments of UC’s faculty at the annual “Authors, Editors & Composers” event. Scheduled for 3:30pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center at UC, “Authors, Editors & Composers” will include a reception, presentation of selected works, a printed bibliography, and an exhibit. Continue reading UC Faculty & Library Staff: Submit Your 2012 Published Works to Authors, Editors & Composers
By: Suzanne Maggard
Some of our regular blog followers may have noticed that both the Archives and Rare Books Library and the Winkler Center are active contributors to the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository. This repository was designed to help researchers find special collections, manuscripts, and archival material throughout the state of Ohio. A total of 60 institutions are currently participating and the repository now holds more than 4000 finding aids. Researchers can find 330 of the Archives and Rare Books Library’s finding aids on the site. Although the repository is not yet comprehensive, it does allow researchers to find an important avenue to find collections within the state of Ohio.
The year 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the first publishing of Kinder und Hausmarchen (Children’s and Household Tales), a collection of German folk tales published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and commonly referred to as Grimms’ Fairy Tales. In celebration of this monumental book, an exhibit is currently on display on Langsam Library’s 4th and 5th floor lobbies celebrating the Brothers Grimm and their many contributions to the world of fairy tales. Continue reading A Grimm Exhibit
By Kevin Grace
This week I’m reading Pete Townshend’s recently published autobiography, Who I Am, and it brought to mind how we document part of his life here in the Archives & Rare Books Library. It was nearly 33 years ago that The Who played Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati on December 3, 1979 and eleven people were killed in a stampede for festival seating.