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

UC Librarian Suzanne Reller Receives Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Suzanne Reller, reference/collections librarian in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was among 32 archivists who earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) after completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination in February.

SAA’s DAS certificate program was developed by experts in the field of digital archives and provides archivists with the information and tools needed to manage the demands of born-digital records. Continue reading UC Librarian Suzanne Reller Receives Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Nathan Tallman to Attend ILEAD USA

Nathan Tallman
Nathan Tallman

Nathan Tallman, digital content strategist and assistant librarian for digital collections and repositories at the University of Cincinnati Libraries, has been selected as one of 13 future library leaders to participate in ILEAD USA – Ohio 2015.

Sponsored by The State Library of Ohio, ILEAD USA is a multi-state program designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools. Ohio participants will join others from Wisconsin, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Dakota, New York, Maine, Illinois and Utah in this national initiative. Participants are organized into teams, mentors and instructors for the year-long program. Tallman and his team members, Jillian Carney (Ohio History Connection), Shannon Kupfer (State Library of Ohio) and Elizabeth Allen (Bexley Public Library), successfully submitted a proposal for a team focused on digital preservation of Ohio cultural heritage materials. Continue reading Nathan Tallman to Attend ILEAD USA

Don Jason Named Alumnus of the Year

djasonCongratulations to UC Libraries’ Don Jason for being named Alumnus of the Year from the Information Architecture Knowledge Management program at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. We are proud to have you among our ranks!

Don is the Clinical Informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library. Read more about Don and the work of his fellow UC Libraries’ informationists in a recent Source article.

UC Libraries’ Tiffany Grant to Attend Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

tjgphotoTiffany Grant, research informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, has been accepted into the Georgia Biomedical Informatics course to be held April 12-18, 2015.

Organized by the National Library of Medicine, this week-long survey course is designed to familiarize individuals with the application of computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health science. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer exercises, participants will be introduced to the conceptual and technical components of biomedical informatics. Acceptance into the course is a competitive process. Kristen Burgess, UC Libraries’ assistant director for research and informatics, attended previously.

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UCBA Fun Facts: Are you a quitter?

Question: What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Sleep and kids….I love both dearly.

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: f I can’t connect with the characters or plot or if it’s taking too long to get moving. I normally give a book 3 chapters to catch my attention.

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Dragging plots. Or if I’m not in the right frame of mind for a certain genre. Sometimes I’m just suddenly not in the mood for a sobfest.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianIf the book isn’t catching/keeping my interest.  I used to give a book the first 100 pages, now, it’s more like the first 25-50.

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: Setting my book down and starting another project.  I do it ALL the time.

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Can’t relate to the characters.

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite villain?

Question: Who’s your favorite fictional villain?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: So many, but I’ll go with the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe….Tilda Swinton really brought her to life in the movie!

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Hilly Holbrook in The Help by Kathryn Stockett or Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Can I say “The Man?” Like, when a group of scrappy friends go up against The Man/Authority? Okay, probably not. In that case, I currently really love President Snow from The Hunger Games. I won’t say too much – spoilers! – but he is creepy in the best way.

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianHmm…hard to just pick one, but I’ll go with Dexter Morgan in the Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay.  I guess he’s considered a villian, but he has a good side too.

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: Miranda Priestly in A Devil Wears Prada. You can consider her a villain but it depends on the day.

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Miss Breakbone from the children’s book “The Dunderheads” by Paul Fleischmen

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Best Reading Related Memory

Question: What’s your best reading related memory?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: I read a book about Helen Keller’s life over and over when I was a kid — I was amazed by her grit and determination. I also loved learning the alphabet in sign language in the back of the book.

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: My high-school best friend had the entire Sweet Valley High book collection and would let me borrow each book until I read the entire series.

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Oh, man. I loved the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release night. I was in a wedding the night the book came out. We all went and got a copy in our bridesmaids dresses (including one for the bride). I stayed up all night reading and finished just in time to make the morning brunch.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianVisiting the used bookstore in Raleigh, NC right on Hillsborough Street, close to NC State University.  I walked there every summer when I would visit my grandparents.  I usually made multiple trips during my visit and would stock up on the Nancy Drew mysteries.

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: My Aunt use to read to me when I was little during the time she lived with my family.  My favorite book was the Bernstein Bears.

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Reading bedtime stories to my 3 kids when they were little.  I miss it so much!

 

UC Libraries Launch Source Online

Newsletter, first published in 2002, contains the latest news and happenings from UC Libraries.

sourceUC Libraries is transforming  technology, people, space and information resources to “become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university – positioning ourselves as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus.”

It is in this spirit of transformation that we are changing the way in which we deliver Source to our readers. The online newsletter will still contain the latest information about the organization, people, places and happenings in UC Libraries, but will no longer be produced in print. By moving Source online, we are able to reach a greater number of readers on various devices – computers, phones, tablets and more.

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UCBA Fun Facts: Audiobooks?

Question: Do you listen to audiobooks?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Nope but keep meaning to get some. I’m usually listening to music, NPR, or my 4 year old in the car.

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Yes! I love audiobooks. I started listening to them when I had an one-way, hour-long commute years ago and have been hooked ever since. Jim Dale (Harry Potter) is one of my favorite readers.

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Sometimes. I’m pretty bad about paying attention to them, so that can be problematic.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianOnly on road trips.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No.

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Yes, but have not in awhile.  Use to listen to them more when my kids were younger.  Helped travel time go faster.