Welcome New Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

by Heather Maloney

The UCBA Library team welcomes Elizabeth Sullivan as the new Library Operations Manager. Elizabeth brings over 5 years of experience from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County including her role as a branch manager. She also comes directly to us from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden where she was the Manager of Member Experience and Fun (yes, she met Fiona!).

Elizabeth Sullivan

UCBA Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth will be managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality service and support for faculty, staff and students. We’re so excited to welcome Elizabeth to the UCBA Library Team!

UCBA Library Welcomes New Collections Services Manager, Christian Boyles

by Heather Maloney


UCBA Collection Services Manager, Christian Boyles

Welcome, Christian Boyles!

The UCBA Library team welcomes Christian Boyles as the new Collection Services Manager. Christian has over 20 years experience in libraries and comes to us from the Xavier University Library where he was the Acquisitions and Preservation Assistant.

Christian’s primary responsibility will be managing UCBA Library collection services including acquiring and cataloging library materials. You will also see him at the Information Desk providing support to students, staff and faculty.

Welcome, Julie Robinson!

by Kellie Tilton

Julie Robinson is the newest member of the UC Blue Ash Library team and will be joining us as the Library Operations Manager. She comes to us from the Health Science Library at Marshall University. Julie has a Master’s in Library and Information Science and in Public Administration. She will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality provision of library services.

Julie enjoying time on a boat in the Cumberland Sound, Florida.

Julie enjoying time on the Cumberland Sound in Florida.

Here are a few fun questions Julie answered:

Bad Book Habit: Staying up until I’m bleary-eyed to finish a book even when I know I have to go to work the next morning. I’ve been guilty, more than I care to admit, of staying up until 3a or 4a just to finish a really good story because I just don’t know when to quit! But the books were always worth it….

Do you take books with you when you are out and about: I always have at least one book on me at any given time, not to mention the e-books on my Kindle app via my phone. I continually fight the urge to pull my book out of my purse in social situations!

Favorite book I’ve read this year: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. Hands down one of the funniest reads in a long time for me! As a fan of the movie, I was afraid the book would spoil the memory, but I was dead wrong. It made me enjoy remembering my favorite parts all over again.

Best reading-related memory: The year I received the complete set of the Nancy Drew mysteries. I think I was 10 or so. As my birthday is in early April, spring was just on the horizon. That spring and summer, my mother let me hide out in the trees and barn on my grandparents’ farm and read as much as I wanted.

Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them: I am a total book hoarder. If I buy a book, I can pretty much guarantee it’s mine forever. I love the public library and definitely return them, however, I’ve been guilty of going out and buying it after I’ve read a great one so I have a copy “just in case!”




Welcome, Chris Marshall! New Public Services Assistant


Chris, Mingo Falls, Cherokee, North Carolina.

Chris Marshall, our new Public Services Assistant, began Tuesday, November 12th. Chris comes to us with 15 years of public services and library aide experience with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Northwest Local School District. She is responsible for processing your OhioLINK, UC, and Interlibrary Loan holds as well as staffing the very busy Information Desk among many other responsibilities.

Here are a few fun facts about Chris:

  1. Favorite childhood book? My favorite childhood book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I fell in love with this book the first time I read it in the 8th grade and my feelings have never changed. Such a beautiful story about unconditional love.
  2. Most inspiration book you’ve read this year? Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. To me this was an incredible story about a little boy. Very uplifting. It is soon to be a movie. I’m very excited to see it. Always like to see how well they turn a book into a movie.
  3. Ever had a book autographed by the author? Yes, I have several books autographed by authors. They are all children books. While at my job with the Northwest Local District I was fortunate enough to have several authors come visit the children and talk with them about the books they wrote. I always made sure to get myself an autographed book. Some of the authors that I have autographed books by are: Ted Arnold, Andrea Cheng, Marcia Thorton Jones, Dandi Daley Mackall, Marcia Schonberg. That is just to name a few.
  4. Favorite reading snack? Pretzels. They are easy to grab as you are reading. Along with those pretzels on a cold winter day you can’t go wrong with a nice cup of hot chocolate, or a hot summer day a big glass of sweet tea.
  5. Favorite guilt free pleasure reading? I would have to say Danielle Steel books. They are a quick easy read that can be entertaining to read.