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.

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite book turned movie?

Question: What is your favorite movie based on a book?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: For fun? Clueless — as if. Action? Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. On the more dramatic side, Empire of the Sun…I saw it when I was a teenager, and I’ve been a Christian Bale fan ever since.

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I hate to be repetitive and all too recent, but Catching Fire keeps coming to mind. There quite a few more, though… 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianTo name a few…Shutter Island and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: The Hobbit

 

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: The Notebook, love that movie, and love that book!

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Reading Distractions?

Question: What easily distracts you when you’re reading?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Sleepiness….yawn.

 

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: People who interrupt me with questions or ignore the fact that I’m reading.

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Cats. They don’t seem to like when the world does not revolve around them.

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianIt doesn’t take much these days…tv, laundry, pie, etc.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite, but The Joy of Cooking is an essential and classic cookbook.  I normally give it as wedding gifts.

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: Anything can distract me…very frustrating!

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: My kids, my hubby, my dog,  and a busy life!

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite Fictional Character?

Question: Who is your favorite fictional character?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: I think Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Doug Swieteck in Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

 

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Anne Shirley (when she’s not being annoying). More up-to-date? Hermione Granger.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianHard to narrow down to one, but a couple of faves are both Scout and Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Bone in Bastard Out of Carolina, and Katniss in The Hunger Games

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite, but The Joy of Cooking is an essential and classic cookbook.  I normally give it as wedding gifts.

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I don’t think I have a favorite.

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffanys

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite Cookbook?

Question: What’s your favorite cookbook?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Any of Ina Garten’s books…haven’t come across a bad recipe yet!

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: The Cake Mix Magic series…all the recipes start with a box of cake mix.

 

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: America’s Test Kitchen! (And anything that shows step-by-step with photos. I am an awful cook.)

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianCan’t remember the last time I read a biography…

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite, but The Joy of Cooking is an essential and classic cookbook.  I normally give it as wedding gifts.

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: Gooseberry Patch Cookbook “Super-Fast Slow Cooking”. I love this book…simple and fast!

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Campbell’s Soup cookbook.  “Best Loved recipes”

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite biography?

Question: What’s your favorite biography?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: The Stranger Wilde: Interpreting Oscar

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Finding Fish by Antwone Fisher  (technically an autobiography).

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Um. I’m not sure the last time I read a straight biography. Memoirs and autobiographies are another story….

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianCan’t remember the last time I read a biography…

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: I’m going to piggy back off of Chris.  I did enjoy Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

 

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I really enjoyed reading about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I was a fan of Little House on the Prairie.

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite reading place?

Question: What’s your Favorite place to read?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: On vacation….anywhere.

 

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: I like to read in bed or in my favorite lounge chair.

 

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I prefer to read on vacation (a random dream vacation is one dedicated JUST to reading), but more often than not, I read in bed.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianVacation, couch, bed…just about anywhere except the car.

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite place, but I tend to read in my bed before I fall asleep.

 

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I like to read in bed. That’s why I can’t make it through more than two pages.

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Poolside in the summer is the best!

 

UCBA Fun Facts: One book or several?

Question: Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Several at once and lately not so much luck with finishing….

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Accidentally re-reading books. I’ll borrow a book from the library and realize a few chapters in that I’ve read it before.

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I TRY to read one at a time, but I’m easily enticed by new, shiny books.

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianI’ve got a better shot at finishing it if I stick with one.

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: If I am in the mood for reading it will only be one book at a time.

 

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I read one book at time. Otherwise I tend to get lost and find myself looking back in the book to figure out what I’ve already read.

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: I usually read just one book at time.  I can enjoy the characters more reading just one at a time.

 

NLW Day 3: Do not be an Air Head, be a Nerd!

Library visitors enjoyed a sweet, nerdy treat (Air Heads and Nerds) when they stopped by the desk.

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Library faculty and staff pulled showed off their bookish fashion with library/reading themed t-shirts and buttons.

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The Question of the Day continued with asking visitors about their favorite biographies/autobiographies.

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The trivia board noted the recent ranking of UC’s Health Sciences Library as one of the Top 25 Health Science Libraries in the U.S.

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UCBA Library Fun Facts: Favorite Apps

Question: What’s your favorite app?

Heather

Heather Maloney, Library Director:
The PLCH (Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County) app of course!

 

Lauren

Lauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian:
PLCH (Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)

 

 

Kellie

Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian:
As a twitter addict, I have to say the Twitter app is one of my 4faves. But I also love the 30/30 productivity app. And there are some AMAZING travel apps I love to use.

 

Michelle

Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: PhotoCircle. Create a “circle”; invite other people to join it and everyone can upload and see photos instantly. Great when you want to share a photo with a specific group of people.

 

Tammy

Tammy Manger, Public Services Manager:
My phone is ancient…never used one.

 

 

Chris

Chris Marshall, Public Services Assistant:
Not an APP user.  🙁

 

 

Rachel

Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager:
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