Curious about the library/information studies profession? UC Libraries seeks racially/ethnically under-represented candidates for paid internship.

library student workersUniversity of Cincinnati Libraries, in cooperation with OhioLINK, is seeking racially/ethnically under-represented candidates interested in an internship with UC Libraries. This position requires a full academic-year commitment (fall, spring and possibly summer semesters) and the ability to work 10-15 hours per week. The internship includes orientation, departmental rotations and working with a mentor. Interns will participate in professional development sessions coordinated throughout the internship.

These paid, resume-building positions offer student interns hands-on experience and a broad introduction to the information studies profession—its purpose, reach and expertise. Students are paired with a mentor to explore and gain valuable knowledge in the field and to develop marketable skills that are extendable to a variety of career disciplines. This program provides experiential learning, valuable training and professional support within a structured work environment. OhioLINK interns around the state will be given the opportunity to network and collaborate via an agreed-upon capstone project, if desired.

To apply for a library internship, complete the online application.

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‘CAN UC my mask’ canned food sculpture temporarily installed in Langsam Library

"CAN UC my mask" canned sculpture.

“CAN UC my mask” canned sculpture. Photo/Melissa Cox Norris

The masked Bearcat is showing school pride while reminding everyone to stay safe by wearing a mask

“CAN UC my mask,” a canned good sculpture currently on display on the fourth floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library, is the creation of students in UC’s Construction Student Association. The students spent the fall semester designing and preparing the sculpture with hopes to participate in Cincinnati CANstruction, an annual event where students and local businesses construct large structures out of cans of food, which are then displayed around Cincinnati before the cans are donated to a local food pantry. Due to the pandemic, the organizers of the 2021 Cincinnati CANstruction moved the event online. Looking for an opportunity to construct their design, and with the desire that their UC-themed sculpture could be seen on campus, the group’s faculty adviser, Mandy Albrecht, assistant dean of academics in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, reached out to UC Libraries to inquire if the Walter C. Langsam Library could play host to their canned sculpture. Of course, the answer was yes.

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“CAN UC my mask” under construction. Photo/Kaikou Uchiyama

On display now on the fourth floor of the library, “CAN UC my mask,” was assembled by a team of students led by Matthew Adkins, construction management major pursuing his MBA, and Blake Reinstedler, construction management major, and including Phillip Stoll, Blake Brower, Jacob Mitsch, Colby Sipos, Nicholas Bartholomew, Kaikou Uchiyama and Andrew Bush. Inspired by their Bearcat pride, and a desire to spread a message of being safe during the pandemic, the 6.5-foot cubed rendition of the UC Bearcat wearing a mask took 4,700 cans of food to create and 10 hours to construct.

“We really appreciate the opportunity to construct ‘CAN UC my mask’ in Langsam Library and are very grateful to the library for letting us display it in such a prominent location,” said Adkins. “We explored other potential locations on campus, but this one seemed the safest for the cans and social distancing and will allow for the most attention and publicity.”

The canned sculpture will remain in Langsam until mid-April when it will be dismantled and the cans of food donated to the UC Bearcats Pantry. “The messages we are spreading through the donation of canned goods and staying safe from Covid-19 are positive ones creatively expressed through art,” Adkins concluded.

Students from the Construction Student Association pose in front of their canned sculpture

Students from the Construction Student Association pose in front of their canned sculpture. Photo/Kaikou Uchiyama

“This project is always fun because it’s a great learning opportunity for the students, as well as a great way to encourage donations to local food pantries. It’s an especially great way for freshmen and sophomores to get involved in the Construction Student Association and to contribute to their community in a meaningful way,” said Albrecht. “Students who haven’t yet learned about construction estimating, scheduling and logistics can start flexing those muscles by designing, estimating, procuring and building a canned food structure like this.”

Help Config the Refig! Langsam 4th Floor East Remodel

4th floor reno graphicWhy do you come to the library? What kind of furniture do you want? What inspires you? These are some of the questions UC Libraries is asking users to consider as they provide input on possible changes to a large area within the library.

This summer, the Walter C. Langsam Library’s 4th floor east will be remodeled. UC Libraries is seeking input on what is desired for the space. The project encompasses approximately 13,000 square feet. One of the main objectives of the project is to add more user space (referred to as seats). Some library collections will remain, while others will be relocated. The project will begin in summer 2019 with completion during the fall semester.

To provide input, library visitors are encouraged to draw, write or tell their ideas on one of two large blackboards positioned at the entrance to the library as well as in the 4th floor east space. In addition, there is a handout(PDF) that can be filled out and either returned to the Desk@Langsam or emailed to libfacilityfeedback@uc.edu.

Get creative!

Pardon Our Dust… New Student Spaces, Coming Soon!

If you’ve been on the library’s first floor lately, you may notice power tools and construction crews — that’s because student-centered improvements are in the works!

Based on feedback from prior spring student surveys we’re proud to add two premium group study spaces on the library’s first floor this semester. Set to debut in early March 2019, the rooms will feature glass dry erase surfaces, wall-mounted flat screens, and modern finishes galore. We’ll also be adding additional soft seating all over the library’s first floor for meeting with groups or relaxing between classes.

This exciting project, made possible by a generous donor, is yet another example of the power of our supportive community. Thanks to everyone who worked tirelessly in support of this project.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Library Student Worker, Brianna Williams, Publishes Three New Poems

When she’s not providing reference service and fulfilling the needs and requests of library users, Brianna Williams, student worker in the Walter C. Langsam Library’s Research, Teaching and Services Department, is, among other things, a poet. She recently had three poems published in Call + Response, a student-run literary and arts journal providing a creative hub for new and emerging artists of color. You can read Bri’s poems online at https://callandresponsejou.wixsite.com/candr/art-lit/three-poems-by-brianna-williams.

Congrats, Bri!

Student Art in the Library

Summer semester the Clermont College Library is pleased to exhibit the art of Molly Newton, Lily Barnes, and Amanda Wittmer. Molly and Lily have created works in pencil and pen, while Amanda used oil pastel, acrylic, and collage.

A recent trip to Thailand influenced Amanda’s work. Her piece, Missing Home, received the Editor’s Choice Award in the East Fork Journal. In the fall, she will pursue a graduate degree in Art Therapy at Adler University in Chicago.

Come check out the student art in the library’s Student Art Spotlight throughout the summer, 2018.  As always, we thank Fine Arts faculty Kelly Frigard and Kim Taylor for their dedicated support of the Student Art Spotlight since 2015.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

 

Join Us Sept. 28 for the Next Langsam Connect: Fun, Food & Library Finds

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Technology Trivia Night

Join UC Libraries for the first “Langsam Connect: Fun, Food, and Library Finds” event of the year.

Wednesday, September 28th  ~ 5 pm @ the Triceracopter (4th floor)

Needed:  Students to join us for pizza and technology trivia. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1.    Bring a couple of friends to create a team.
2.    Show up on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. @ the
Triceracopter.
3.    Play 5 rounds of trivia, have fun & eat pizza.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be rewarded. Sponsored by UC Libraries & the Common Read Program. Questions? contact pamela.bach@uc.edu.

Student Art Spotlight: Samantha Padgett, Ellen Taylor, and Natalia Martinez

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The Clermont College Library is proud to present a trio of student artists and a trio of their works during the summer term — Samantha Padgett’s soulful still lifes in pencil, Ellen Taylor’s bold depictions of fire, water, earth, and spirit and Natalia Martinez’s manga-inspired meditations on love and death.

The exhibit will run through August. Thanks to Professors Kelly Frigard and Anthony Wolking for coordinating another fantastic collection of student art in our library.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

UC Libraries and National Library Week

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April 10-16 marks National Library Week. Show your support for UC Libraries by making a gift at uc.edu/give.

Read why students love UC Libraries…

aoakmanThe University of Cincinnati Library has provided me with a quiet learning environment and many resources to further my learning.  It is important to me that the university and its libraries care about my education.

Abby Oakman, senior, Lindner College of Business, marketing

 

 

efalerThe UC libraries are important to me because they provide a place for me to focus when I have tons of homework. On top of this, the libraries provide a great environment for group study when I want to work on homework with my friends.

Emily Faler, sophomore, DAAP, graphic communication design

 

 

boganThe library is important to me because it provides an easy, safe, reliable job that might be hard to find anywhere else.

Bailey Ogan, freshman, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, exploratory

 

 

 

 

agettlefingerUC libraries are important to me because they provide a nice, quiet space where I am able to concentrate on my work, especially between my classes. The library is also a great place to work, since it is so close to where I live.

Ashley Gettelfinger, sophomore, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, pre-pharmacy

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Support UC Libraries during National Library Week

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April 10-16 marks National Library Week. Show your support for UC Libraries by making a gift at uc.edu/give.

Read why students love UC Libraries…

jcovingtonUC Libraries is important to me because the library is considered my “get-away” spot where I can do my work with little distraction, and just also relax. I have made a few friends with being in the library and I also love my co-workers! The library also hosts nice programs and seems like they cater to the staff/faculty and students as much as they can.

Jazmine Covington, junior, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, organizational leadership

sscheidlerThe library is important to me for many reasons, however, I would have to say that the library supplies a quiet workspace with resources to databases, articles, journals and (of course) books. It provides all things that are necessary to complete an assignment (except motivation). I am current working as a communications design co-op in Langsam and it is providing me with real-world experience.

Sami Scheidler, sophomore, DAAP, communication design

 

 

tsnyderThe UC Libraries are important to me because they provide a place to efficiently get my school work done. There are many tools made available to students at the libraries such as printing, research databases and books that are required for our classes and if you need any help, there are plenty of employees to assist you.

Tate Snyder, junior, CECH, criminal justice and paralegal studies

 

 

svollmerWorking at the Archives and Rare Books Library has been one of the best experiences of my college career. Not only do I get to work with our collections–which contain so much of Cincinnati’s history, as well as pieces of the world’s history– but I get to work side-by-side with the people who bring that history to life each day.

Sydney Vollmer, junior, Lindner College of Business, marketing

 

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